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Britain's Ebola Response Has Saved Thousands Of Lives But Mission Not Over Yet
Britain's plan to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone is working but will not be completed until every case has been tackled, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said today (27 February)…
Laundry that helps to saves lives in the fight against Ebola. Picture: Jessica Seldon/DFID
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Challenging High Streets Get A Helping Hand
PM Statement On The Murder Of Boris Nemtsov
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Challenging High Streets Get A Helping Hand


Experts are jumpstarting revival work on some of the most challenging high streets and making sure other communities have the tools to increase footfall on their own shopping streets.

Some retail…

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Sat 28th Feb, 2015 | 12:07pm

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And The Humber: Weekly Summary For Monday 2 March To Sunday 8 March

photo - Highways Agency
photo - Highways Agency
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 26 February but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Fri 27th Feb, 2015 | 3:40pm

British Surgeons Saving Lives In Gaza 6 Months After Ceasefire

Photo -  Abbie Trayler-Smith
Photo - Abbie Trayler-Smith
A group of UK-funded NHS surgeons has just returned from treating war-wounded patients in Gaza, 6 months after the temporary ceasefire was agreed.

The volunteer doctors have visited the region…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 6:00pm

PM Call With Prime Minister Renzi, 25 February 2015


A Downing Street spokesperson said:

"The Prime Minister spoke to Prime Minister Renzi of Italy this afternoon about the situation in Ukraine. They agreed on the importance of the EU and US sending…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 8:30pm

New Healthcare Worker With Potential Exposure To Ebola Brought To UK For Precautionary Monitoring


Public Health England (PHE) can confirm that a UK healthcare worker who has had potential contact with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been transported to the UK for assessment…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 3:59pm

Limited Edition Tour De France Charity Blankets Now Available


Cycling fans have the chance to get their hands on a limited edition woolly souvenir of the Tour de France Grand Départ and help raise funds for Oxfam.

Last year, knitters from across the globe…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 8:37am

Canine Spartan Finds Forever Home

Spartan, wearing his new coat, and owner Ian Thomas
Spartan, wearing his new coat, and owner Ian Thomas
A successful greyhound who took part in more than 200 races during his career is enjoying his retirement at a new home thanks to a loving Barnsley family.

Spartan is now living with the Thomas…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 5:11pm

Mercy Mission For Skipton Optician

Dr Chris Davey
Dr Chris Davey
Skipton Optometrist Dr Chris Davey is about to embark on a life-changing experience. Life-changing for the people he is about to help! He is joining a group of fellow Opticians who are all part…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 6:06pm

Celebrate Your Historic Coastline!

Whitby beach huts - photo - John W Schulze
Whitby beach huts - photo - John W Schulze
Coastal Communities Minister Penny Mordaunt said the competition was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate England's historic seafronts which are awash with striking icons, atmospheric arcades,…

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Sat 21st Feb, 2015 | 6:00pm

Defence Secretary Praises UK Military For Sierra Leonean Efforts

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon greets His Excellency, President Ernst Bai Koromo, with an 'Ebola handshake'
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon greets His Excellency, President Ernst Bai Koromo, with an 'Ebola handshake'
Arriving in the West African state, Mr Fallon met with the President, His Excellency, President Ernst Bai Koromo, at the State House in Freetown. Their meeting began with an 'Ebola handshake'.…

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Sat 21st Feb, 2015 | 11:17am

PM Statement On The Murder Of Boris Nemtsov


Responding to the news, Prime Minister David Cameron said:

"I am shocked and sickened by the callous murder of Boris Nemtsov as he walked in the heart of Moscow last night. This despicable act…

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Sat 28th Feb, 2015 | 12:02pm


Thu 26th Feb, 2015

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It's Time For London Fashion Week To Ramp Up On Diversity And Accessibility

London Fashion Week (LFW) drew to a close on Tuesday following a week of catwalk fashionistas displaying the latest designs that will inevitably hit the high street in one form or another in the near…

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Pension Saving At Record High


Pension membership is rising across all age groups, according to new data published today by the Office for National Statistics.

The figures underline the success of automatic enrolment - where…

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Thu 26th Feb, 2015 | 4:43pm

Over 100 Bird And Bat Boxes Now Erected

photo - morebyless
photo - morebyless
Members and volunteers from the Pinewoods Conservation Group (PCG) were joined by 20th Harrogate Scouts and staff from RHS Garden Harlow Carr as part of a National Nest Box Week.

Bat boxes built…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 4:40pm

Whistle-Stop Tour In First Ever Drive To Find And Register One Million Missing Voters


NoVoteNoVoice - on the road, 1-15 March 2015

With under 70 days to go until the May general election, the first bus tour to convert the growing number of unregistered voters in England and Wales…

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Wed 25th Feb, 2015 | 3:32pm

Hanley Backs The 'Blast' At William Merritt Centre

Jamie Hanley with the Gameblast15 participants
Jamie Hanley with the Gameblast15 participants
Jamie Hanley, Parliamentary Candidate for Pudsey, joined in with Gameblast15 on Saturday at the William Merritt Disabled Living Centre after being invited by two participants who he joined on…

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Tue 24th Feb, 2015 | 9:00pm

£15m British Boost For Humanitarian Efforts In Ukraine

Unloading potatoes - photo - Teun Voeten/Panos
Unloading potatoes - photo - Teun Voeten/Panos
There are now more than one million people in Ukraine who have been forced from their homes and five million living in conflict-affected areas. The capacity of host communities to provide shelter…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 6:26pm

Foreign Office Minister Urges South Sudan Leaders To Reach Peace Agreement


Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay said:

"At the last round of peace talks South Sudan's leaders committed to conclude negotiations on all issues, sign a peace agreement before 5 March and…

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Mon 23rd Feb, 2015 | 3:44pm

Another Ebola Healthcare Worker Back In UK For Precautionary Monitoring


Public Health England (PHE) can confirm as a highly precautionary measure, an Australian healthcare worker who had potential contact with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, has been…

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Sat 21st Feb, 2015 | 11:28am

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And The Humber: Weekly Summary For Monday 23 February To Sunday 1 March

photo - Highways Agency
photo - Highways Agency
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 20 February but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Sat 21st Feb, 2015 | 10:34am

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