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What’s On in September

Over on the Parliamentary Intranet you can now view the electronic version of What’s On in September. Look out for the monthly posters displayed across the estate for events, exhibitions and courses running throughout the month of September. If you would like to submit an event for inclusion in the October 2015 edition of What’s On, please use the submission form available on the intranet. The deadline for this is Friday 4 September. For more information contact Central Communications by email (centralcommunications@parliament.uk) or on x1707.

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Constituency Open Day 11 September

The House of Commons Service regularly holds regional open days for constituency staff throughout the United Kingdom – the next one is in London on 11 September. Further details on the open days page. To book your place at an event or for further information please contact the Central Communications Team by email (constituencystaffopenday@parliament.uk) or on x4801.

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Hotlines List Update

The Hotlines List was updated on 7 August 2015.  Please go here to see the new information.

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Football Players wanted for successful Sunday Club in South London

Westminster Wanderers are an established and successful Sunday League Club playing in and around Wandsworth and Merton. They’ve asked us to post the following: We are looking for new players for the 2015-16 season. We were born out of the Conservative Central Office side of the 1990s but now have Labour, Liberal and Tory staffers on the side as well as civil servants and PR and PA professionals. We welcome new players and the growth of the club, from one to four sides in a…

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Recess Reminder

2015-16 session Recess House rises House returns Summer 21 July 2015 7 September 2015 Conference 17 September 2015 12 October 2015 November 10 November 2015 16 November 2015 Christmas 17 December 2015 5 January 2016 February 11 February 2016 22 February 2016 The exact pattern of recesses can change and is normally slightly different for the two Houses. The State Opening for the 2015-16 session took place on Wednesday 27 May 2015.

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Legal Ombudsman

The Legal Ombudsman for England and Wales was set up by the Office for Legal Complaints under the Legal Services Act 2007. It can now  deal with complaints about lawyers of claims management companies – see the w4mp note.  

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Technology and Innovation Futures: GO-Science and POST survey

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology is working with the Government Office for Science on a Foresight project to identify emerging technologies that have the potential to give the UK a competitive edge and to improve the delivery of public services. As part of this review, they are asking researchers, developers, investors, analysts and others who work with emerging technologies for their perspectives. Please help POST to identify the important technologies of the next decade and beyond, by taking part in their survey:  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/technology-and-innovation-futures.

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Fantasy Football League: Lords, MPs and Staff

Anyone wishing to join this season’s Official Fantasy Premier League must pick their team and join before the start of the first game of the season by 11.45am on 8th August 2015. Joining the league couldn’t be easier. Simply use this link and you’ll be added automatically after you’ve entered the game: http://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-leagues/269029/join/?autojoin-code=1042189-269029. You shouldn’t need the league code, but just in case here it is: 1042189-269029. Enjoy the game and good luck!   Shueb Salar

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Hotlines List link has been fixed

Thank you to everyone who let us know that the link to the Hotlines list wasn’t working.  This has now been fixed.

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Conservative Football Team looking for players

CONSERVATIVE FOOTBALL TEAMS Based in Westminster and fancy playing in a Conservative 11-a-side or 5-a-side football team? We are looking for players to take part in regular matches at across South London. If you are interested please email us and let us know! Email Hudson at – afcbluebirds@gmail.com.

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