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UK government funding to further international work of Scottish medics

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Skilled health professionals within the NHS in Scotland are to benefit from UK government funding to help them teach and offer practical assistance to their counterparts in developing countries.
International Development Minister, Desmond Swayne, announced the support for two Scottish projects as he hosted a meeting in Glasgow today with Scottish medics and volunteers involved in

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Don’t let this beautiful bird bowl fly the nest: Rare £92k Hans Coper bowl at risk of leaving UK

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A rare bowl by one of the most celebrated ceramic artists of the 20th century is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £92,291.14.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the bowl made by renowned ceramicist Hans Coper,

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Thames Tideway Tunnel to bring benefits worth up to almost £13bn

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The new state-of-the-art Thames Tideway Tunnel is set to bring environmental benefits worth up to almost £13bn, the Environment Minister Rory Stewart has announced.
New figures show the benefits of the tunnel, which include preventing millions of tonnes of sewage flowing into the river every year, improving water quality to better protect our precious marine wildlife

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Chance to find out more about £7 million roundabout upgrade near Silverstone this weekend

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Highways England is carrying out the £7 million scheme to improve capacity and journey times by widening the roundabout junction, upgrading the layout, approaches, signals and crossing facilities.
The scheme will also give the roundabout the capacity it needs for the future, supporting thousands of new homes and jobs in the area and an expected increase

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Picketing code to be updated to tackle intimidation

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A series of proposals, including a new criminal offence for unlawful picketing, were consulted on over the summer.
The 8-week consultation, ‘Tackling intimidation of non-striking workers’, found evidence of people being intimidated by individuals on picket lines and as well as use of social media to intimidate workers who have chosen not to strike.
Having analysed almost

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Home Secretary: Publication of draft Investigatory Powers Bill

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With permission Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the draft Investigatory Powers Bill and our commitment to providing a new law consolidating and updating our investigatory powers, strengthening the safeguards, and establishing a world-leading oversight regime.
We live in a digital age. Technology is having a profound effect on society. Computers are

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Minister for Asia, Hugo Swire, expresses concern at recent developments in the Maldives

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Mr Swire said:
I am deeply worried by recent developments in the Maldives. The State of Emergency announced today will impinge on the basic human rights of the people of the Maldives and further undermines confidence in the country’s democracy.
I am particularly concerned by the impact of the State of Emergency on the fundamental freedoms enshrined

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Benefits of being a medical assessor at MHRA

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Today MHRA launched a campaign highlighting what medical assessors do and the difference they make to public health. The campaign aims to attract people with a medical background considering a career move.
Medical assessors play a key role in medicines licensing and post marketing surveillance ensuring medicines are as safe as possible for patients and deliver

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Equitable Life Payments Scheme payouts approach £1.08 billion

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The scheme was set up by the government in 2011 to make fair and transparent payments to policyholders who suffered financial losses as a result of government maladministration which occurred in the regulation of Equitable Life.
Since the last progress report in June 2015, the scheme has issued payments to a further 13,000 policyholders, meaning that over 915,000

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Financial Secretary’s speech to the ABI biennial conference

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Good morning – I’m very pleased to be here with you today.
UK insurance has a long and proud history, stretching back to the London coffee houses of the 17th century. But there is nothing old-fashioned about today’s industry. It is a great UK strength and an industry we are proud of.
It is good news for

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