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Lamprey return to England’s rivers
Published : 24 September 2015

A prehistoric fish, that was around 200 million years before dinosaurs, has been seen in English rivers for the first time since the 1800s. ... read more

Litter groups and business plead for government lead
Published : 24 September 2015

In a letter to the Secretaries of State and Ministers at Defra and the DCLG the 25 signatories ask the Government to form an Advisory Committee ... read more

Ending the scourge of pointless road signs
Published : 24 September 2015

The next steps towards obliterating pointless road signs have been announced by the Department for Transport. A taskforce overseen by Sir Alan ... read more

Project aims to help great crested newts and builders
Published : 24 September 2015

An innovative new approach to protecting great crested newts could enhance their population and reduce delays to major building projects. Natural ... read more

Village SOS launches new phone app
Published : 24 September 2015

A new Mobile App which aims to help community groups with their project planning has been launched by Village SOS, a UK wide campaign funded ... read more

Charities ‘under-report’ charitable expenditure
Published : 24 September 2015

A report by the Charity Commission suggests that many larger charities are understating their charitable expenditure in their public annual returns ... read more

All children to be enrolled at local library
Published : 24 September 2015

All children over the age of 8 will automatically be enrolled at their local library, in a bid to improve literacy and stop the closure of public ... read more

CONSULTATIONS: Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2016
Published : 24 September 2015

This consultation concerns the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2016. The Department for Transport is seeking feedback ... read more

CONSULTATION: Wales: “Shared Purpose: Shared Future Draft Statutory Guidance for the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015
Published : 24 September 2015

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act is about improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of Wales, now ... read more

APPOINTMENTS: Peerages, Privy Council, Shadow Cabinet Labour Frontbench
Published : 24 September 2015

Peerages Three prominent elected members are to be honoured with peerages for services to local government. Councillor Gary Porter, chairman ... read more

Home Office Minister responsible for Syrian refugees
Published : 24 September 2015

Richard Harrington will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering work across government to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees in the UK, ... read more

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