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Government announces ‘root and branch’ review of rail

A sweeping review to transform Britain’s railways has been launched today (20 September 2018) by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

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Regional winners from across the country are announced

North West regional ceremony – Wednesday, 19 September Today (19 September) Manchester Mariott Victoria and Albert Hotel was the venue for the 6th regional ceremony, with 17 winners and highly commended employers and apprentices from across a range of industries – including retail, schools, local authorities and nuclear energy – being awarded.

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British companies get green light to press ahead with new Army vehicle plans, Defence Minister announces

The Army intends to make an initial purchase of over 500 Boxer vehicles, and the Defence Minister has today announced that British suppliers have been given the green light to bring forward concrete plans for the project, which is set to support at least 1,000 UK jobs.

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One person quits smoking every 80 seconds in England

Last year, nearly 400,000 smokers in England quit successfully, which is the equivalent to 1,069 smokers each day. Despite new smokers starting and ex-smokers relapsing, there are now 1 million fewer smokers in England since 2014.

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UK thanks Turkey for longstanding role in tackling North West Syria crisis

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt has thanked the people and Government of Turkey for their role in responding to the Syrian refugee crisis and maintaining regional security.

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Harry Rich appointed Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists

The Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP, has appointed Harry Rich as the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists.

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22nd International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation Conference

Dstl is hosting the 22nd annual International Chemical Weapons Demilitarisation (CWD) Conference. The two-day event on 22 to 24 May 2019 is at the Park Plaza Hotel Victoria London along with an informal networking session at the hotel on the eve of the conference.

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Innovative ideas to transform UK rail in line to bid for millions in government grants

Innovative ideas to transform rail travel for passengers could be in line for a slice of up to £3.5 million funding, Rail Minister Jo Johnson announced today (19 September 2018).

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High tech system promotes wildlife around Devon and Cornwall roads

Images from space and computer wizardry have helped Highways England develop a ground breaking approach to promoting wildlife habitat along trunk roads in Devon and Cornwall. Satellite photos and earth observation techniques have been combined with Highways England wildlife data in a software system that can predict areas where biodiversity schemes will pack the biggest […]

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Investigation shuts down ‘emergency services’ book publisher

MP (NW) Limited (MPNW) was incorporated in September 2015. Its business was listed as ‘other publishing activities’, with a registered office in Chester. The Insolvency Service launched an investigation following complaints about the company’s activities. On 28 August 2018, the High Court sitting in Manchester heard the petition presented on behalf of the Secretary of […]

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