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  1. Sentences increased for 63 offenders

    New statistics for 2019 show 63 offenders had their sentences increased, after the Law Officers thought their original sentences were too low

  2. £62 million to help discharge people with learning disabilities or autism into the community

    People with learning disabilities or autism who could be better supported in their community will have their discharges from hospital accelerated.

  3. Government advances plans to boost security of smart products

    New details on proposals to bring security requirements for smart devices into law.

  4. Stena Superfast VII and Royal Navy submarine report published

    Near miss between a ro-ro ferry and a submerged submarine in the North Channel between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Cairnryan, Scotland.

  5. Update on Randox test kits

    Notification of issue relating to test kits produced by Randox laboratories

  6. Government acts to protect jobs in every part of the UK

    Measures will protect the UK’s economy by preventing new burdens on business and provide certainty to support coronavirus recovery.

  7. Preventing catastrophic risks from SAFER oil tanker leak

    Press Elements on the UN Security Council on the situation in Yemen

  8. UK warns of “catastrophic environmental threat” from hazardous Yemeni oil tanker

    The UK has called on the Houthis in Yemen to give UN experts access to an oil tanker off its west coast, in a bid to prevent an environmental catastrophe.

  9. Driving lessons, theory tests and driving tests to restart in Wales

    Driver and rider training will restart on Monday 27 July in Wales, with theory tests restarting on Monday 3 August, and car driving tests on Monday 17 August.

  10. Driving lessons, theory tests and driving tests to restart in England

    Driving lessons and theory tests will restart on Saturday 4 July 2020 in England, and car driving tests will restart from Wednesday 22 July 2020.

  11. Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey MP: The Ministry of Defence Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

    The Minister for the Armed Forces discusses the role of the Ministry of Defence in mitigating the Covid-19 crisis and how the pandemic will shape the Armed Forces of the future.

  12. UN Human Rights Council 44: Interactive Dialogue with the SR on Contemporary Forms of Racism

    The UK's International Ambassador for Human Rights, Rita French, delivered this statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism.

  13. Prvt Hammond receives letter from HRH The Prince of Wales

    HRH The Prince of Wales has honoured 95-year-old World War Two veteran Private Joseph Hammond for his contribution to Ghana’s coronavirus recovery.

  14. Mapping recovery through environmental sustainability

    Statement by Lord Goldsmith at WWF Side Event at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals

  15. Civil news: transfer of court assessed claims to Legal Aid Agency

    17 August transfer date from HM Courts and Tribunals Service to bring assessments of court assessed bill into the Legal Aid Agency.

  16. Commander Strategic Command, General Sir Patrick Sanders’ Speech at the Air and Space Power Conference

    General Sir Patrick Sanders discussed multi-domain integration at this year’s Air and Space Power Conference

  17. New focus on babies' and children's health as review launches

    A major new review into improving health outcomes in babies and young children has launched today.

  18. UKEF support helps secure £10 million worth of orders for Welsh tech exporter

    We provided innovative finance for the delivery of major incident command vehicles to the Middle East.

  19. Landmark Pension Schemes Bill proceeds to House of Commons

    Measures to protect savers and the climate are at the heart of the government’s Bill.

  20. ESFA Update: 15 July 2020

    Latest information and actions from the Education and Skills Funding Agency for academies, schools, colleges, local authorities and further education providers