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  1. United Kingdom-Colombia Trade Dialogue: A new relationship for a new world

    Minister Jayawardena met with Minister José Manuel Restrepo, Minister of Commerce, Tourism and Industry in Colombia, for the first UK-Colombia Trade Dialogue.

  2. Trade and Agriculture Commission membership announced

    The Commission represents farmers, retailers and consumers in the UK, advising Government on trade policies to adopt to secure opportunities for UK farmers

  3. HM The Queen recognises Nova Scotian volunteer with Commonwealth Points of Light award

    Rebeccah Raphael, founder of The Halifax Helpers, recognised by Her Majesty The Queen with the Commonwealth Points of Light award for service during COVID-19 pandemic

  4. Social Mobility Commission: interim chairs appointment

    Sandra Wallace and Steven Cooper appointed as interim chairs of the Social Mobility Commission.

  5. Reflecting on the genocide in Srebrenica, 25 years on

    Statement by Ambassador James Roscoe, UK Acting Deputy Permanent Representative at the UN, at the commemoration of the genocide in Srebrenica

  6. Armed Forces lead tributes to Dame Vera Lynn at her funeral

    The Armed Forces led the nation in saying farewell to the Forces' Sweetheart with a series of ceremonial tributes at the funeral of Dame Vera Lynn today.

  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines: letter to the European Commission

    Letter from Sir Tim Barrow, UK Ambassador to EU, to the European Commission about COVID-19 vaccines procurement.

  8. Incredibly rare maps of the defeat of the Spanish Armada at risk of export

    Culture Minister stops export of ten hand-drawn maps depicting the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588

  9. Certification Annual Report 2019-20

    Annual Reports to the Secretary of State for BEIS and the Chair of ACAS on the activities of the Certification Officer

  10. Webinar: Why do laboratories get it wrong?

    Michael Walker will talk in detail about the process involved in the resolution of technical disputes in the UK official food control system after an introduction by Julian Braybrook

  11. United Kingdom and Canada mark the one-year anniversary of the first Global Conference for Media Freedom

    The Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement to mark the one-year anniversary of the first Global Conference for Media Freedom.

  12. Cowden Beach closed for safety reasons

    A section of Cowden Sands beach has been closed to protect the public from the risk of unexploded ordnance.

  13. UN Human Rights Council 44: Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

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

  14. £40 million to kick start next-gen nuclear technology

    This funding will unlock thousands of green jobs by developing the next generation of nuclear energy technology.

  15. Companies House to restart the voluntary strike off process

    From 10 September 2020, we’ll restart the process for companies that have applied for voluntary strike off.

  16. Richard Irvine appointed as UK’s Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer

    Richard Irvine has been named as the new Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer (DCVO) for the United Kingdom.

  17. Information and events for British citizens in Belgium

    The British Embassy in Brussels has been holding meetings across Belgium to update UK citizens working and living in the country regarding the UK's departure from the European Union.

  18. UK Cabinet Ministers out in force to endorse India ties

    The inaugural address for the annual conference, held virtually this year from 9-11 July, was delivered by Prime Minister Modi.

  19. International Labour Organisation Virtual Global Summit

    The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions participated in the International Labour Organisation Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work.

  20. UK stands by Iraq during coronavirus pandemic

    International Development Secretary sees how UK aid is helping the Government of Iraq to deliver critical economic reforms and tackle coronavirus in the country.