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Press release: Government pledge £16 million to tackle drug dependency and support children in care

Projects that combat drug and alcohol dependency and support children in care will receive more than £16 million, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.

The money is the first round of investment from the £80 million Life Chances Fund and will:

The rise in fuel poverty is simply not good enough - Rebecca Long-Bailey

Long-Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and
Industrial Strategy,
on a report from the Committee on Fuel Poverty, said:

“The rise
in fuel poverty is simply not good enough – we are going backwards. As the
report points out, in 2019 there will...Read More »

News story: PM’s call with Prime Minister Gentiloni: 17 Oct 2017

A Downing Street spokesperson said

This afternoon the Prime Minister spoke to Prime Minister Gentiloni of Italy ahead of Thursday’s European Council.

Prime Minister Gentiloni expressed his appreciation for the choice of Florence for the Prime Minister’s speech and the spirit in which it was conducted.

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Speech: How team with cardboard boxes for desks saved taxpayer £60 million

Just over five years ago, a group of people using cardboard boxes for desks came together in an office in Waterloo. Their central idea was that citizens shouldn’t need to understand the structure of government to interact with it. Their mission was to turn 1,884 separate websites into...Read More »

News story: F-35 jet and new batch of UK pilots cleared for Carrier take-off, Defence Minister tells Select Committee

The UK's F-35s have been successfully tested on the ski ramp design at Pax Rivers, Maryland, in the US.

A new group of UK pilots are trained and ready to fly the UK’s cutting-edge F-35 fighter jet which is now cleared for take-off from HMS Queen Elizabeth following successful trials using the ski-ramp design featured on the UK flagship, Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced at the...Read More »

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