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14/9/2021
Science Fiction Becomes Reality - £72.5m Investment For Laser And Radio Frequency WeaponsThumbnail for article : Science Fiction Becomes Reality - £72.5m Investment For Laser And Radio Frequency Weapons
Three contracts awarded to produce new Directed Energy Weapons advanced demonstrators for British Army vehicles and Royal Navy frigate.   The MOD has awarded three contracts worth around £72.5 million to UK industry to produce advanced laser and radio frequency demonstrators as part of the Novel Weapons Programme (NWP).  
14/9/2021
Official Data Reveals Industry with The Least Loyal EmployeesThumbnail for article : Official Data Reveals Industry with The Least Loyal Employees
According to the Office for National Statistics, 90.9% of Brits remain in the same job each year.  With alternative career paths so readily available to us, SavoyStewart.co.uk wanted to find out how many people are staying loyal to their industry, and how many are leaving for a new line of work.  
14/9/2021
1,402 Suspected Drug Deaths In Scotland Over The 12 Months To June 2021
A publication of statistics on the number of suspected drug deaths during the first half of 2021 shows a small decrease (1%) on the same period last year, though the Minister for Drugs Policy has made clear the figure of 722 remains unacceptably high.   This first report covers January to June this year after which they will show statistics for each subsequent three month period.  
14/9/2021
Supporting Children In The Justice System
Transformational change is to be brought about in the way children are treated by the justice system.   The Scottish Government will work to ensure that all eligible children who are victims or witnesses to abuse or violence will have access to a ‘Bairns' Hoose' by 2025.  
14/9/2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19): daily data for Scotland - 14 September 2021
3,375 new cases of COVID-19 reported.   31,837* new tests for COVID-19 that reported results 11.4*% of these were positive.  
14/9/2021
Government Backs Entrepreneurs Across The UK With £600 Million Of Start Up Loans Outside London
Milestone for government-backed loans provided to businesses outside capital, helping them to create jobs, expand and level up.   Lending to small businesses outside London through the government-backed Start Up Loans scheme has passed the £600 million milestone.  
14/9/2021
Quarterly Housing Statistics, September 2021
The latest quarterly statistics on housebuilding and affordable housing supply have been published by Scotland's Chief Statistician.   There were 15,852 new-build homes completed across all sectors in Scotland in the year to end September 2020.  
14/9/2021
Scottish Government Workforce Statistics June 2021
The latest quarterly Scottish Government Workforce Information statistics have been published today by Scotland's Chief Statistician.  These statistics cover the numbers of workers, staff sickness rates, and the diversity of staff up to the most recent quarter ending June 2021.  
14/9/2021
Funding For Child And Adolescent Mental Health Services
Support for children and young people with mental health issues, and those with neurodevelopmental support needs.   Funding of £10.83 million has been allocated for the remainder of this year to help improve access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).  
14/9/2021
Public Opinion Sought On Draft Gambling Policy Statement
Members of the public are being invited to comment on a Draft Gambling Policy Statement for the coming years 2022-25.   The Highland Council is consulting on the draft policy statement on behalf of The Highland Licensing Board under the Gambling Act 2005.  
14/9/2021
Highland Confucius HubThumbnail for article : Highland Confucius Hub
At the meeting of The Highland Council, Members heard a presentation on the Highland Confucius Hub by Ann MacKintosh, Principle Teacher of Languages at Grantown Grammar School.  The presentation highlighted the key work within the school and key moments from the school's trip to China in 2019.  
14/9/2021
School Safety - Mitigations Extended
Safety mitigations to keep children, young people and staff safe in schools will be extended until at least the October holidays.   Education Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville confirmed that all current mitigations, including the use of face coverings by pupils in secondary school classrooms, will still be required to help keep schools as safe as possible.  
14/9/2021
Most Vulnerable To Be Offered Covid-19 Booster Vaccines From Next Week
From The UK Government.   Millions of the UK's most vulnerable are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week.  
14/9/2021
MHRA Statement On Covid-19 Booster Vaccines
Regulatory updates by the MHRA today on the COVID-19 booster vaccine programme for winter 2021 to 2022.   Dr June Raine, MHRA Chief Executive said: We are committed to getting safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to the UK public.  
14/9/2021
PM statement at coronavirus press conference: 14 September 2021
Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement at the coronavirus press conference.   Good afternoon everybody.  
14/9/2021
Prime Minister Sets Out Autumn And Winter Covid Plan For England
The Prime Minister has today set out the government's plan to manage Covid throughout autumn and winter.   Boosters, testing and refreshed public health advice will help keep the virus under control in the coming months.  
14/9/2021
Scottish Secretary Responds To September Labour Market Statistics
As the latest employment figures are published, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack says the UK Government will continue to do all it can to get the economy back on track.   Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said:Today's labour market figures have encouraging signs and, as we recover from the pandemic, we will continue to do all we can to get people back into work, support businesses and see the economy flourish again.  
14/9/2021
Most Vulnerable To Be Offered Covid-19 Booster Vaccines From Next Week
Millions of the UK's most vulnerable are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week.   UK accepts advice from the independent JCVI on who to prioritise for a booster dose' Further details on deployment to be set out in due course' Millions of vulnerable people are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine from next week as the government confirms it has accepted the final advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).  
14/9/2021
Vaccinations For 12 -15 Year Olds In Scotland
Health Secretary accepts CMO advice to proceed.   Children and young people aged 12 -15 years old will be offered a dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination from Monday 20 September after Scottish Ministers accepted advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs).  
14/9/2021
Coronavirus (covid-19) Update: First Minister's Statement - 14 September 2021
Statement given by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh on Tuesday 14 September 2021.   Thanks, Presiding Officer, I will give an update today on the latest COVID situation.