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PM unveils plans to mark 75 years since VE Day

Hundreds of veterans will take part in commemorations across the UK to mark 75 years since VE Day Churchill’s famous victory speech will be broadcast across the country The Red Arrows and the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will perform a fly past over Buckingham Palace Veterans encouraged to register for The Royal British Legion’s […]

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Vigilance advised ahead of further impacts from Storm Dennis

The Environment Agency is urging people to check the latest safety advice as flooding impacts continue to be felt. Further heavy rain is expected to fall on areas already affected by the wet weather today and later in the week. Today (Wednesday 19 February) there is a heightened flood risk mainly in parts of the […]

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Moveable barrier to keep Kent’s road network moving

government and Highways England develop long-term solution to handle traffic disruption in Kent new moveable barrier could be deployed using a specialist vehicle within hours less disruption than Operation Brock which required a month of overnight closures or Operation Stack closing the M20 this new permanent contingency arrangement will be in place from December 2020 […]

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Rye road repairs put on hold

RESURFACING work due to start next week on a town centre road in Rye has been delayed. With scaffolding around The George Hotel needing to stay in place longer than anticipated, work on Rye High Street – due to start on Monday, February 17, cannot go ahead. The work, expected to take two weeks with […]

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Spacecraft launches to explore the Sun

The UK-built Solar Orbiter spacecraft successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida shortly after 4am today (Monday, 10 February). The mission will take the most detailed images ever of the Sun and provide crucial information about how our star’s volatile activity affects its atmosphere. This knowledge will help improve predictions of space weather events, which […]

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£20m announced to fund vaccines for coronavirus and other infectious diseases

The Government has today pledged £20 million to develop new vaccines to combat the world’s deadliest diseases, amid concerns over the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak in China. When visiting the Public Health England’s Porton Down laboratory last week, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the UK will ramp up efforts to fund ground-breaking research into vaccines, […]

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2.23m women screened for breast cancer in 2018-19

2.23m women aged 45 and over were screened for breast cancer in 2018-19, a 4.5% increase on 2017-18 (2.14m), and a 26.0% increase since 2008-09 (1.77m). The greatest increases are in the over-70 age range, where 218,000 women were screened for breast cancer in 2018-19, a 51.2% increase on 2017-18 (144,000) due, at least in […]

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£183 million boost for military helicopter training

The MOD’s UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) has signed a £183 million contract to boost training services for new Rotary Wing pilots. The contract amendment includes: An uplift of four new Airbus H145 helicopters A state-of-the-art simulator and infrastructure improvements Support in attracting and training personnel to meet the increased helicopter demand from the […]

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Prepare for flooding to reduce impacts on mental health

Environment Agency launches campaign to highlight the impact flood damage has on mental health, advising people on the importance of signing up to flood alerts. xperiencing damage caused by extreme weather such as storms or flooding can increase the chance of facing mental health problems such as stress and depression by 50% while a quarter […]

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Village halls boosted by £1.2 million to rejuvenate community hubs

Village halls in England have received £1.2 million through a government funding scheme, helping these community hubs make vital refurbishments to continue the invaluable role they play in rural communities. So far, grants for 21 projects have been approved as part of the £3 million Village Halls Improvement Grant Scheme launched in April 2019. Improvements include repairs […]