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  1. NHS volunteers extend support to frontline health and social care staff

    Frontline health and care staff will be able to access support from the hundreds of thousands of NHS volunteer responders, Minister for Care Helen Whately announced today.

  2. More than 17,000 helped to get home from across Africa

    UK Government charter flights have now flown over 150,000 miles enabling over 8,400 stranded travellers to return home from across Africa

  3. New UK deals will bring millions more PPE items to frontline healthcare staff

    Millions more visors, aprons and gowns will be delivered to frontline health and social care workers treating coronavirus patients, manufactured in response to the UK government’s call to arms.

  4. Pursuing peace in the Sahel

    Statement by Ambassador James Roscoe, UK Acting Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on G5 Sahel

  5. Reforming UN peacekeeping to best respond to global challenges

    Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Chargé d’Affaires to the UN, at the Security Council briefing on UN Peacekeeping Operations

  6. UK seeks to boost ties with Southeast Asia through ASEAN

    The UK has put itself forward to become a Dialogue Partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

  7. David Noakes: Judge orders seizure of £1.4 million

    A convicted fugitive faces the confiscation of £1.4 million in prime assets by the Crown, following a hearing at Southwark Crown Court today.

  8. Health and Social Care Secretary's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 5 June 2020

    Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock gave the 5 June 2020 daily press briefing on the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

  9. Face masks and coverings to be worn by all NHS hospital staff and visitors

    All staff in hospitals in England will be provided with surgical masks which they will be expected to wear from 15 June.

  10. Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Call for Bids 2020

    New call for bids for regional journalists to undertake activity to tackle illicit economies, serious and organised crime and corruption in Colombia, Peru and Panama.

  11. Ban on evictions extended by 2 months to further protect renters

    Renters across England and Wales will receive greater protection after the government extended the suspension of new evictions until 23 August.

  12. Universities Minister sets out support for international students

    International Education Champion appointed to support international students and the higher education sector during Covid-19

  13. Destination UK: Supporting international learners through coronavirus

    Universities Minister Michelle Donelan delivered a speech at the Going Global summit hosted by the British Council, outlining support for international students

  14. National Drought Group - June 2020 statement

    The National Drought Group met on Friday 5 June 2020, chaired by EA executive director for environment and business, Harvey Bradshaw.

  15. COP26 President speech at Race to Zero campaign launch

    COP26 President Alok Sharma spoke at the launch of the Race to Zero campaign on World Environment Day.

  16. Homeowners need to check before starting work near flood defences

    The Environment Agency is reminding riverside residents in the East Midlands they may need a permit to carry out improvements to their homes.

  17. Coronavirus (COVID-19): scientific evidence supporting the UK government response

    The national and global response to the spread of COVID-19 continues to develop quickly and our collective knowledge of the virus is growing by the second.

  18. Over 100 frontline domestic abuse charities given government funding

    Over 1,500 bed spaces will be provided to support survivors of domestic abuse at risk during the pandemic backed by £8.1 million government support.

  19. Households urged to play their part in preventing waste crime

    Don't become a victim of dodgy waste carriers

  20. The Global Vaccine Summit, hosted by the UK, raises US$ 8.8 billion for immunisation

    The Global Vaccine Summit, hosted by the UK, raises US$ 8.8 billion to immunise 300m children and support the global fight against COVID-19.