Friday, September 22, 2017

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Open Access Government August 2017

Open Access Government August 2017 highlights key topics such as health and social care, research and innovation, the environment, energy, education, ICT and cyber security. A selection is detailed below: Fighting against antimicrobial resistance Antimicrobial resistance is a global problem that requires commitment to tackle it, shares EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis...
research deal

UK strikes research deal with the US

A new research deal struck by the UK and the US aims to make it easier for scientists to travel, share resources, and collaborate
new mental health figures

New mental health figures show a rise in depression among teenage...

New mental health figures revealed by a study show that a quarter of teenage girls and 1 in 10 teenage boys have suffered from depression
Investment in public parks

Government announces £500,000 investment in public parks

The Ministry of Parks and Green Spaces has announced a new action group dedicated to improving green spaces and investment in public parks
microplastics

New images show the worrying reach of microplastics

New images from Thomson Ecology show how far microplastics have reached into our food chain, affecting organisms on a microscopic scale
cheaper energy

Offshore wind now cheaper energy source than nuclear power

Offshore wind is set to become a cheaper energy source than nuclear power for the first time ever according to new government figures
education

Improving education in Scotland

Standardised assessments will help empower schools to tackle the attainment gap and drive improvements in education, the Scottish Government’s Deputy First Minister (DFM) John Swinney underlines
public inquiry

Public inquiry needed into debt crisis, insist senior MPs

Senior MPs have urged the government to open up a public inquiry into the £200 billion worth of debt burdening households across the country Two...
library

Shared solution enables library systems management savings

Black Country Libraries in Partnership sets innovative plans in motion to improve customers’ experience, by signing a joint deal with Capita Libraries to supply...

Over 3 million more people in work since 2010

New figures released today reveal that there are now over 3 million more people in work, in the UK, compared to 2010
railway

Plans for Britain’s first digital intercity railway

The UK government is developing plans for Britain’s first digital intercity railway in the north, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today