UK Citizens Encouraged To Ditch The Pump And Plug-In
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UK Citizens Encouraged To Ditch The Pump And Plug-In

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new government-backed app will help drivers to see which electric vehicles best suit their lifestyle. Drivers up and down the UK can explore making the switch to an electric vehicle this World Electric Vehicle (EV) day with a new government-backed app the Transport Secretary has set out today. As the UK prepares to host the COP26 climate summit Read More…

UN Security Council Sets Expectations Of Taliban Controlled Afghanistan
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UN Security Council Sets Expectations Of Taliban Controlled Afghanistan

Reading Time: 2 minutes UN Security Council adopted resolution 2593, setting out the Council’s expectations of the Taliban With all US personnel and other foreign diplomats and citizens evacuated from Afghanistan, the Taliban are now in firm control of the country. A country that is rich in minerals and natural resources, but lacks the knowledge and skills to extract Read More…

UK Government Takes Major Step To End Puppy Cruelty & Illegal Smuggling
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UK Government Takes Major Step To End Puppy Cruelty & Illegal Smuggling

Reading Time: 3 minutes UK Government seeks public and industry views on plans to safeguard welfare of imported puppies and dogs. New plans to crack down on puppy smuggling and ban the import of dogs with cropped ears or docked tails have been set out by the UK Government today. The new powers, which also include raising the minimum Read More…

UK Sends 16 Air Assault Brigade To Evacuate Embassy In Afghanistan
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UK Sends 16 Air Assault Brigade To Evacuate Embassy In Afghanistan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Military operation established to support the drawdown of British nationals from Afghanistan As a result of recent events within Afghanistan, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has agreed the use of military support to facilitate the next phase of drawing down British Nationals from the country, including the use of the Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft Read More…

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UK Launches Study To Evaluate COVID-19 Vaccine Given To Pregnant Women

Reading Time: 4 minutes Extensive real-world data shows vaccines are safe and highly effective for pregnant women The UK’s largest clinical trial investigating the best gap between first and second COVID-19 vaccine doses for pregnant women is being launched in England today. Following 130,000 pregnant women being vaccinated in the US and no safety concerns being raised, the Pfizer/BioNTech Read More…

UK Surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 Genomically Sequenced Tests
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UK Surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 Genomically Sequenced Tests

Reading Time: 2 minutes More than half a million positive COVID-19 samples have been genomically sequenced, cementing the UK’s status as a world leader in genomics. The UK has today (Sunday 27 June) surpassed over half a million genomically sequenced positive coronavirus (COVID-19) tests, as the UK’s testing programme continues to ramp up. The strength of the UK’s genomics Read More…

UK Prime Minister Kicks Off Major New Science Initiative With Visit To Vaccine Laboratory
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UK Prime Minister Kicks Off Major New Science Initiative With Visit To Vaccine Laboratory

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Prime Minister was able to see first-hand the pivotal role NIBSC has played in getting safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to the UK public during the pandemic. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) world-leading National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) in Hertfordshire was the Prime Minister’s chosen launchpad for a new initiative Read More…

UK Government Awards £20 For Next Generation Of Electric Vehicles
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UK Government Awards £20 For Next Generation Of Electric Vehicles

Reading Time: 2 minutes Promising electric vehicle technology innovations are a step closer to becoming reality as winners of zero-emission vehicle competition are announced. Projects to power up the electric vehicle (EV) revolution have received a boost through the government’s £20 million research and development competition, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced today (17 June 2021). Among the winning Read More…

UK Sets Stage For New Trade Agreements With Canada & Mexico
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UK Sets Stage For New Trade Agreements With Canada & Mexico

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK is racing to put trade agreements in place post Brexit With the UK’s messy exit from the European Union (BREXIT), there is a massive void of trade agreements with global partners that still needs to be in place. That being said, priority goes to securing favourable trade agreements with Canada, The United States Read More…

US President Biden Commits $125 Billion To Bolster America's Cybersecurity
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US President Biden Commits $125 Billion To Bolster America’s Cybersecurity

Reading Time: 2 minutes Biden’s cybersecurity investment is a part of his strategy to rebuild America and prevent it from slipping further into a recession. Just a couple of weeks ago, Prime Minister Trudeau committed $80 million dollars to bolster Canada’s cybersecurity presence. This commitment is the largest pre-emptive investment by any Canadian government to ensure Canada’s infrastructure remains Read More…

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Obesity Cost The UK Health System Over £6.1 Billion Annually

Reading Time: < 1 minute New UK program aims at tackling mental health and increases security Obesity in the UK has been a problem. And without the lack of proper education and resources to assist youths, both their mental and physical health are at risk. “Regulations will be laid in parliament tomorrow that will require large businesses with 250 or Read More…

UK to host G7 Summit in Cornwall
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G7 Leaders Agree To Ambitious Online Safety Resolutions

Reading Time: 2 minutes The ambitious resolutions are a direct cause of the global pandemic The global pandemic has changed the way the world does business and highlighted the need for new technology. With the rise of video conferencing networks such as Zoom and Facebook’s Video rooms, these tools for communicating in a pandemic have all become essential. Today Read More…

UK Exposes Russian Involvement In SolarWinds Cyber Compromise
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UK Exposes Russian Involvement In SolarWinds Cyber Compromise

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK government has for the first time today exposed details of the SVR’s cyber program The SVR is Russia’s civilian foreign intelligence service and is the successor organization to the KGB’s First Chief Directorate. It predominantly targets overseas governmental, diplomatic, think-tank, healthcare and energy targets for intelligence purposes. It is technologically advanced, developing capabilities Read More…

Flags To Be Flown At Half Mast For Passing Of The Duke of Edinburgh
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Flags To Be Flown At Half Mast For Passing Of The Duke of Edinburgh

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flag flying guidance for UK government buildings. It is with great regret that we note the announcement today, Friday 9 April 2021 from Buckingham Palace of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. All official flags, including the Union Flag, are to be half-masted on all UK government buildings as soon as Read More…

Massive Drop In British Passport Application Due To The Pandemic
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Massive Drop In British Passport Application Due To The Pandemic

Reading Time: < 1 minute UK residence are encouraged to not leave their application to the last minute During the pandemic, Her Majesty’s Passport Office has seen a significant drop in the number of people applying for passports. In a normal year it processes around seven million passport applications, however in 2020 just over 4 million people applied for their passport. While Read More…

UK Government Rewards Businesses For Employing Veterans
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UK Government Rewards Businesses For Employing Veterans

Reading Time: 2 minutes A National Insurance contributions holiday for businesses who employ armed forces veterans comes into force on 6 April 2021 The new policy delivers on the UK government’s manifesto commitment, allows employers to claim National Insurance contributions relief for veterans they have hired during their first year of civilian employment after leaving the armed forces. The Read More…

Free Rapid Testing Twice Weekly For Everyone In England
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Free Rapid Testing Twice Weekly For Everyone In England

Reading Time: 2 minutes Everyone in England will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing from 9 April, the Government has announced. In a significant step forward, which paves the way for businesses and society reopening, anyone will be able to access free, rapid lateral flow tests (LFDs) for themselves and their families to use twice Read More…

UK Authorizes AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use
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UK’s Vaccination Roll Out Is Efficient & Impressive

Reading Time: 2 minutes 5 Million People In The UK Receive Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Health services across the UK have now administered over 36.6 million vaccines between 8 December and 02 April, including over 31.4 million people with their first dose and over 5.2 million with their second. The milestone means nearly 1 in 10 of all UK Read More…

UK Announces Sanctions On Myanmar Military-Linked Companies
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UK Announces Sanctions On Myanmar Military-Linked Companies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sanctions target the Myanmar regime and a boost to funding for evidence gathering of violations The sanctions against MEC will be enforced immediately for its involvement in serious human rights violations by making funds available to the military, as well as its association with senior military figures. Designating MEC will prohibit funds and economic resources Read More…

New UK Study Confirms COVID-19 Vaccination Strengthens Immune System
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New UK Study Confirms COVID-19 Vaccination Strengthens Immune System

Reading Time: 3 minutes 99% of people have robust immune response against COVID-19 after one dose of Pfizer vaccine TDS News – A new study led by Sheffield and Oxford Universities with support from the UK Coronavirus Immunology Consortium has found that 99% of people generate a robust immune response against COVID-19 after just one dose of the Pfizer Read More…

UK Invest £2B In "Tempest" Air Combat System
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UK Invest £2B In “Tempest” Air Combat System

Reading Time: 2 minutes Defence Minister Jeremy Quin has warned that the ‘freedom of the air cannot be taken for granted’ TDS News – UK Defence Minister Jeremy Quin has outlined how more than £2bn of investment in the Tempest program will power the next phase to build a world-leading new combat air system in a keynote speech at Read More…

Northern Ireland One Step Closer To Abortion Regulations
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Northern Ireland One Step Closer To Abortion Regulations

Reading Time: < 1 minute UK Government takes further steps to deliver on its legal obligations and uphold the rights of women and girls in Northern Ireland TDS News – Today, the UK Government has taken a further step to ensure women and girls have access to high-quality service provision for abortion and post-abortion care locally in Northern Ireland. Secretary Read More…