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UK Humanitarian Experts Deployed To Nepal
The UK has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent humanitarian support for people affected by the earthquake, International Development Secretary Justine Greening…
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Foreign Secretary Confirms Embassy Support To British Nationals In…
UK Humanitarian Experts Deployed To Nepal
PM Meeting With Prime Minister Sharif Of Pakistan, 25 April 2015
Without Inheritance Children Will Never Own A Home
Foreign Secretary Statement on Nepal earthquake
Nepal Earthquake - 'The Environment Is Filled With Fear'
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Foreign Secretary Confirms Embassy Support To British Nationals In Nepal


Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

"There are several hundred British nationals in Nepal at this time of year and we expect that almost certainly some will have been caught up in the…

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Sun 26th Apr, 2015 | 10:00pm

Foreign Secretary Statement on Nepal earthquake


The Foreign Secretary said:

"My thoughts are with the people of Nepal and everyone affected by the terrible loss of life and widespread damage caused by the earthquake.

"We are in close…

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Sat 25th Apr, 2015 | 6:18pm

Red Arrows And Historic Buildings Lit Up To Mark VE Day 70

photo - Archangel12
photo - Archangel12
With just two weeks to go until the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, new details of the weekend are announced including the news that the world famous Red Arrows of the Royal Air…

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Sat 25th Apr, 2015 | 8:00am

Planned Roadworks In Yorkshire And The Humber - Summary For Monday 27 April To Sunday 3 May

photo - Highways Agency
photo - Highways Agency
The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 24 April and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen…

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Fri 24th Apr, 2015 | 3:22pm

Star Line-Up For First Ever Women's Tour de Yorkshire

photo courtesy of the Pearl Izumi team
photo courtesy of the Pearl Izumi team
Yorkshire will welcome a stellar cast of racing talent as the first ever Women's Tour de Yorkshire sees over 100 of the UK's most exciting riders take part.

Olympian and Paralympian riders include…

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Fri 24th Apr, 2015 | 8:00am

EU Must Restore Search And Rescue To Stop Mediterranean Migrant Deaths


The TUC is calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to work with other EU leaders at the extraordinary summit being held tomorrow (Thursday) to extend search and rescue operations for migrants in…

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Wed 22nd Apr, 2015 | 4:30pm

Ten Years Of Support For Nepali Children

Julie Cawood presents cheque to Arthur Benbow
Julie Cawood presents cheque to Arthur Benbow
Local Settle Based Charity, Kids at School in Nepal, (kasin.org.uk) celebrated their 10th Anniversary on Friday 10th April, with a fundraising dinner at the newly refurbished Falcon Manor Hotel in…

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Wed 22nd Apr, 2015 | 9:23am

Birthday Celebration For Pennine Way

View from Pennine Way - photo Andrew Bowden
View from Pennine Way - photo Andrew Bowden
April 24 will be a special date in the calendar of thousands of walkers countrywide as it marks the day the Pennine Way was officially opened in the Yorkshire Dales National Park 50 years ago.

The…

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Wed 22nd Apr, 2015 | 8:00am

Unique Bike Icon Giveaway To Mark First Ever Tour de Yorkshire


Cycling fans will have the chance to win one of 40 unique bikes that have been specially made by Yorkshire metal suppliers Metals4U to celebrate the first ever Tour de Yorkshire.

The yellow bikes,…

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Tue 21st Apr, 2015 | 5:20pm

Scarborough Celebrates The Tour de Yorkshire

Strictly Cycling, The Bicycle Ballet Company - photo Raysto Images
Strictly Cycling, The Bicycle Ballet Company - photo Raysto Images
A day of festivities, including a spectacular bicycle ballet, a lifelike animatronic dinosaur and an international class racing powerboat will mark the ending of Stage 1 of the inaugural Tour de…

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Tue 21st Apr, 2015 | 8:15am

PM Meeting With Prime Minister Sharif Of Pakistan, 25 April 2015


A Downing Street spokesperson said:

"The Prime Minister welcomed Prime Minister Sharif of Pakistan to Downing Street following their attendance at the Gallipoli commemorations at the Cenotaph…

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Sat 25th Apr, 2015 | 8:27pm

Nepal Earthquake - 'The Environment Is Filled With Fear'

A collapsed building in Kathmandu. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
A collapsed building in Kathmandu. Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA
As details emerge of this morning's 7.8 magnitude (classified 'Major') earthquake between the cities of Pokhara and Kathmandu in Nepal, Cornwall-based disaster relief charity has been in touch…

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Sat 25th Apr, 2015 | 5:30pm

Compensate Rana Plaza Victims' Orphan Children


GMB endorse the call made by Amirul Haque Amin, President, National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) in Bangladesh on the second anniversary of Rana Plaza disaster that companies yet to pay into…

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Fri 24th Apr, 2015 | 8:00pm

TUC Calls For Urgent Action On The Second Rana Plaza Anniversary

photo - rijans
photo - rijans
On the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the TUC is today (Friday) calling for urgent action on widespread violence against trade unions in Bangladesh and unpaid…

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Fri 24th Apr, 2015 | 9:09am

Sale Of Iconic Tour de France Mural Raises 50,000 For Yorkshire Charities


Yorkshire's helicopter heroes are flying high after a £25,000 donation from the sale of a giant mural depicting some of cycling's super heroes.

Eight, 2.5m x 2.5m art pieces were…

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Thu 23rd Apr, 2015 | 9:22am

Drivers Advised Of Slip Road Closure On The A1 In North Yorkshire


The southbound slip road of the A1 at Catterick North junction with the A6136 Gatherley Road will be closed for 6 weeks from Saturday 2 May.

The work is being carried out as part of the A1 Leeming…

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Wed 22nd Apr, 2015 | 3:59pm

Funding Announced For Veterans To Attend VE Day 70 Commemorations


Funding will be provided for Second World War veterans to go towards the cost of travel to attend events in London for the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

Veterans are invited to…

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Wed 22nd Apr, 2015 | 8:15am

Minister For Africa Condemns Al Shabaab Attack On UN


Mr Duddridge said:

"I utterly condemn yesterday's brutal attack by Al Shabaab on a United Nations vehicle in Garowe, Puntland, which killed and injured a number of people, some of Somali…

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Tue 21st Apr, 2015 | 10:00pm

TUC Calls On Companies To Pay-Up By Second Rana Plaza Anniversary

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phot - rijans
The TUC is today (Tuesday) calling for all clothing companies that source from Bangladesh to make an adequate contribution to the Rana Plaza Fund.

Full compensation for the victims should be…

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Tue 21st Apr, 2015 | 11:42am

Troika Statement On Elections In Sudan


The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) regret the Government of Sudan's failure to create a free, fair, and conducive elections environment. Restrictions on…

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Mon 20th Apr, 2015 | 9:48pm

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jibberperson who gives up easily in the face of difficulties
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