EU ministers have agreed to a new EU space programme for the years 2021-2027, including setting up a new EU Agency for the Space Programme based on the existing European GNSS Agency, that deals with Europe's satellite navigation systems. The agreement does not include a budget, which will form part of overall EU budget talks. The council's position must now be agreed with the European parliament. Read and decide Support quality EU news Get instant access to all articles — and 18 year's of archives. 30 days free trial. … [Read more...] about [Ticker] EU council approves space programme and new space agency
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PUBLISHED: 12:48 30 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:48 30 August 2018 The College of West Anglia Picture: Ian Burt Archant 2018 A college has been banned from entering into new deals with sub-contractors after an investigation revealed it did not know where 19 of its students were for six months. Principal David Pomfret says the college has now ended its association with GEMEC and reviewed its procedures Picture: Ian BurtThe College of West Anglia contracted a company called GEMEG to provide a sports academy at Worksop Town Football Club in Derbyshire.As well as football training, it would offer maths and english studies to 16 - 19-year-olds.But the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) was called in after a number of allegations were made about the running of the programme.GEMEG told the college training was being delivered in Nottingham for six months when it was, in fact, being delivered in Worksop.When the college carried out a QA (quality assurance) visit to observe a maths … [Read more...] about College banned from new deals with sub-contractors after football academy probe
Updated 1722 GMT (0122 HKT) June 29, 2018 Graphic warning: This story includes extremely graphic photographs of dead children. The lifeless bodies of three babies, dressed in bright colored clothing and looking almost as if they were sleeping, were carried carefully ashore Friday in Libya. Held in the outstretched arms of three men close to the water's edge, one of the babies was still wearing sneakers, fastened shut with pink Velcro straps, another with red socks that matched a pair of red and white dotted pants and the third barefoot, partially wrapped with a makeshift covering. The three babies were among dozens of people on a rubber boat. They were the latest victims of the migrant crisis, their young lives lost as a rubber boat carrying desperate migrants seeking a better life capsized off the north Africa nation's coast. A hundred or more people are dead, a spokesman for the UN migration agency, the International Organization for Migration, said in a tweet. … [Read more...] about 3 babies among 100 dead off Libya as Europe hails new deal
Europe By Adam Fleming BBC News, Brussels 24 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-44578811 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Related TopicsEurope migrant crisis Most of the EU's leaders will meet on Sunday to tackle the complex dispute over undocumented migrants.The hastily arranged informal talks in … [Read more...] about Can the EU reach a new deal on migrants?
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told tens of thousands of protesters today it was time for “a fundamental shift of power” in Britain. Public sector workers, pensioners, students, families with children in pushchairs and people with disabilities were among more than 25,000 protesters who marched through central London calling for an end to Tory spending cuts and “poverty” pay. Waving placards and blowing whistles, they packed the streets and brought parts of the capital to a standstill at the TUC’s A New Deal for Working People demonstration. Addressing the rain soaked crowds in London’s Hyde Park, Mr Corbyn said: “Our whole movement exists to challenge the powerful and stand up for the powerless. "That’s why in government, we will give workers and employees more power at work, by strengthening their rights and freedoms to organise together to improve their lives.” To huge cheers, he promised a future Labour government would launch a … [Read more...] about Thousands of people demand new deal for workers as wages hit an all-time low