Category Archives: England

Fake Remembrance Merchandise Seized by Border Force

Border Force officers have seized fake poppy branded jewellery, key rings and scarves estimated to be worth approximately £150,000. The goods, some of which were also branded with the words ‘Lest we Forget’, were later confirmed to have infringed the … Continue reading

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Call for Women to Get Life-Saving Smear Test

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a fresh appeal to young women to take up the invitation of a cervical cancer test as new figures published today show a fall in the number of 25 to 29-year-old women being tested. … Continue reading

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Tyre Safety Blitz to Drive down Road Incidents

Highways England is marking the end of Tyre Safety Month by revealing a series of initiatives it is developing or already delivering to help drive down the number of people killed and injured on the country’s motorways and major A … Continue reading

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Single-Sex English Classes Introduced at Southampton School

A head teacher who introduced single-sex GCSE English classes in September in a bid to improve exam results has said he is “very impressed” with the way it has been working. Redbridge Community School in Southampton, Hampshire, introduced the new … Continue reading

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Government backs Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been officially backed by the Government. The cost of staging the event is expected to be at least £750m – which would be the most expensive sports event in Britain since … Continue reading

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New Funding for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Grant funding of £600,000 has been awarded to four charities to help victims of child sexual abuse. The funding, awarded to the National Association of People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC), Barnardo’s, Rape Crisis England & Wales, and Safeline Warwick, will … Continue reading

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New Government Rules Could See Councillors and Mayors Removed from Office

New rules being laid out by the Government could see Councillors and Mayors found guilty of serious crimes removed from office and barred from restanding for election in England. Local Government Minister Marcus Jones has set out plans to strengthen … Continue reading

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