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“The protection of journalists, both in conflict or in peace, is an essential tenet of any functioning society”

Comments Off | 05-31-2015

Thank you Minister, Mr President, for convening this open debate.
I welcome the adoption of Resolution 2222, the first in nine years on this important issue, and congratulate you on the leadership Lithuania has shown in moving the issue forward.
I would like to thank the Deputy Secretary-General for his insightful briefing, and Secretary-General Deloire and Ms.

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Household income increases in Wales

Comments Off | 05-31-2015

Wales saw the biggest increase in disposable household income of any region of the UK between 2010–13, according to newly-released figures published today (27 May).
Disposable income per head in Wales grew by 7% over the period, ONS statistics show.
Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb said:
Rewarding work by helping people keep more of the money

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Casting the net on illegal fishing in Yorkshire

Comments Off | 05-31-2015

Anglers in Yorkshire are being reminded to ensure they abide by national and local byelaws as enforcement officers crack down on illegal fishing.
During the Bank Holiday weekend, from 23 to 25 May, Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officers checked 473 anglers at 29 separate locations across Yorkshire using local knowledge and intelligence to catch offenders.
During these

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Drivers set to save £150 million over the next ten years as driving licence fees fall

Comments Off | 10-28-2014

Driving licence fees will fall by up to 32% as part of the government’s commitment to deliver savings to the taxpayer.
The changes, which follow a recent public consultation, come into force from 31 October 2014. Drivers applying online will see the fee for a provisional driving licence fall from £50 to £34 and online renewals

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£8.5 million issued for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in first two weeks

Comments Off | 06-30-2014

£8.5 million has been issued for the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund during the scheme’s first two weeks, according to industry estimates.
The figure represents a £6 million surge from the first week, during which £2.6 million was issued to households in England and Wales.
A total 2821 applications have been made for the Green Deal

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More than £2.6 million issued for new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in first week

Comments Off | 06-24-2014

1,736 applications were made for the fund which offers households in England and Wales up to £7600 cash back for making energy efficient home improvements.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said:
“We’ve changed the Green Deal to make it simpler and faster for people to make their homes more energy efficient – you could get

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