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We invited three police officers at different stages of their careers to discuss their experiences and talk about why they joined the force.

If you think you could make a difference and would like to know more about a career in the police, visit: http://www.joiningthepolice.co.uk

If you're eligible for the monkeypox vaccine, the NHS will contact you to come forward and receive it 💉

Watch @ChelwestFT sexual health consultant Dr Rachael Jones explain who will be offered the vaccine, how people will be contacted and why it is important to get vaccinated 🔻

There is help for every household this year to support people with the cost of living.

Here’s what support is available and when you will receive it.

Find out what other support you’re entitled to: http://costoflivingsupport.campaign.gov.uk

Earlier this year the UK and our allies pledged to address Putin’s threat to food security and end the grain blockade of Ukraine.

This is a welcome first step towards that outcome. I want to thank the @UN and Turkey for securing this agreement. https://twitter.com/JamWaterhouse/status/1554000039386746881

James Waterhouse @JamWaterhouse

A moment: The Razoni making her way out of the port of Odesa with 26,000 tonnes of Ukrainian grain.

A small but significant start .

Football has come home! A stunning victory by the @Lionesses.

Huge congratulations to Sarina, Leah and the whole team. Football pitches across the country will be filled as never before by girls and women inspired by your triumph.

#WEURO2022

There are lots of different support schemes available to help people with the rising cost of living.

Find out what you’re entitled to today: http://gov.uk/helpforhouseholds

The Commonwealth Business Forum showcased the best of the UK to international businesses & government officials at the #B2022 Games, developing trade & investment ties with Commonwealth partners 🎥

#UKHouse22 @beisgovuk @DCMS @10DowningStreet @FCDOGovUK @WMGrowth @CWEICofficial

Households will start receiving £400 off their energy bills from October.

This non-repayable government discount will be made in six instalments to help families through winter.

Find out more about the Energy Bills Support Scheme 👇

Thank you to everyone who has helped to welcome more than 100,000 people from Ukraine. 

Today the Homes for Ukraine Scheme will open up to allow new applications from children and minors under the age of 18 to come to the UK without a parent or guardian.

13,790 new officers have been recruited👮👮‍♀️
 
Keeping the public and our streets safe 🚔
 
If you’d like to join them visit: http://Joiningthepolice.co.uk

On to Wembley! A fantastic result for Captain @leahcwilliamson and the @Lionesses tonight against Sweden.

Come on England, bring it home 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

#WEURO2022

It was an honour to present my friend President @ZelenskyyUa with the Winston Churchill Leadership Award today.

Volodymyr’s courage, defiance and dignity – all Churchillian qualities – have moved the hearts of millions and stirred a global wave of solidarity.

Today Prime Minister @BorisJohnson presented President @ZelenskyyUa with the Sir Winston Churchill Leadership Award for incredible courage, defiance and dignity in the face of Putin’s barbaric invasion.

The UK will always #StandWithUkraine 🇬🇧🇺🇦

#ChurchillAward

Last week President @ZelenskyyUa and I agreed that wherever Eurovision 2023 is held, it must celebrate the country and people of Ukraine.

As we are now hosts, the UK will honour that pledge directly – and put on a fantastic contest on behalf of our Ukrainian friends.

Blood stocks are critically low, please keep donating so @GiveBloodNHS can get lifesaving blood to patients in need.

You can donate at many town and city venues and help save up to three lives an hour.

Book your appointment here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3B7Rjgq

#GiveBlood 🩸

We're providing £37 billion of support to help families with the cost of living.

Businesses are also helping with our Help for Households campaign, offering new deals and discounts that will provide much needed respite at the checkout.

Are you READY?!! Just ONE WEEK to go 🎉

The Birmingham #B2022 Commonwealth Games are almost here...

Some tickets are still on sale, so don’t miss out - visit http://birmingham2022.com

Last year we asked you to #TalkWomensHealth.

We listened and took your views into consideration when drafting our #WomensHealthStrategy.

Women's Health Ambassador @lregan7 outlines our ambitious plan which will help improve health & care for women.

▶️ https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/womens-health-strategy-for-england

The UK has the second highest female employment rate in the G7

Since 2010:

- over 2 million more women are in work
- almost 25% more women are in top management jobs
- 38.5% more women are in high-skilled jobs

Find out more http://ow.ly/774i50JYSaA

"It’s fantastic news that today there are 2 million more women in work compared to 2010" – Minister for Employment @JulieMarsonMP

We're helping people get into work, boost their hours, improve their skills and boost their earnings http://ow.ly/UYAv50JYRjy

Today Prime Minister @BorisJohnson opened @FIAFarnborough Airshow – an exciting display of the new technologies that are transforming the aerospace industry, creating jobs and growth across the UK ✈️

The British aerospace industry is surging ahead on all fronts, creating jobs and driving innovation and economic growth.

Prime Minister @BorisJohnson visited Farnborough Airshow to meet the people behind exciting new technologies that will transform aviation.

Today, as @FIAFarnborough takes flight, we're backing #aerospace innovation with £273 million government and industry funding. #FIA2022

That means new opportunities, jobs and growth in a sector that's thriving across the UK🛫

👉http://gov.uk/government/news/new-aerospace-innovation-to-propel-uk-to-growth-and-greener-skies-backed-by-273-million

If you’re planning to travel during the #heatwave, be sure to take extra precautions. 
Remember to take water with you to stay hydrated and try to avoid travelling during the hottest hours of the day if you can. 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/heatwave-plan-for-england/beat-the-heat-staying-safe-in-hot-weather
#SummerTravel 🌞

⚠️ A @MetOffice Red Extreme Heat warning is in place for parts of England today ⚠️

🔴 Keep out of the sun during the hottest part of the day
🔴 Be aware of symptoms of heat exhaustion
🔴 Drink plenty of fluids and avoid excess alcohol

More #heatwave tips 👇

We're urging the public to take three simple steps to protect themselves, and their family and friends, during the upcoming high temperatures:

💧Drink plenty of water
⛱️ Seek shade
🧢 Cover up

We’re also putting in extra capacity in the coming days to support the NHS.

Health Secretary @stevebarclay met with ambulance trust chief executives and NHSE leaders today to discuss what additional support will be put in place during the hot weather forecast for next week.

☀️ With the #heatwave continuing this weekend, it's important to know the signs of heat exhaustion:

➡️ headache
➡️ dizziness or confusion
➡️ loss of appetite
➡️ excessive sweating
➡️ cramps
➡️ excessive thirst
➡️ temperature
➡️ fast pulse or breathing

🌡️ Temperatures are predicted to rise over the next few days so make sure you're able to #BeatTheHeat.

🥤 Drink plenty of water and avoid excess alcohol
🧢 Dress appropriately for the weather
🚶‍♀️ Slow down when it is hot

More tips: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-health/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/

#Heatwave

Our vaccination programme has been one of the fastest and most successful in the world, protecting lives and livelihoods.

Today we've confirmed the next phase in our booster programme to keep our defences strong over autumn and winter.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-50s-to-be-offered-covid-19-booster-and-flu-jab-this-autumn

🆕 An autumn booster of the #COVID19 vaccine will be offered to people at higher risk to extend their protection against getting seriously ill.

This follows the latest advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination & Immunisation (JCVI).

More: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-50s-to-be-offered-covid-19-booster-and-flu-jab-this-autumn

⚠️⚠️🔴 Red Extreme heat warning issued 🔴⚠️⚠️

Parts of England on Monday and Tuesday

Latest info 👉 http://bit.ly/WxWarning

Stay #WeatherAware ⚠️

Let's look out for each other during the hot weather - the heat can affect anyone, but for some it can have serious effects on their health.

Find out more 👇

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-health/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/ #WeatherAware

We are taking direct action help families with rising costs.

The first £326 instalment of a £650 Cost of Living payment will start to be distributed automatically to 8 million vulnerable households from today – part of a £1,200 of support this year.

➡️ https://bit.ly/3OerLkI

#Kickstart has given over 160,000 young people a foot on the careers ladder – bringing new talent, enthusiasm and energy to businesses across the country.

Yesterday Prime Minister @BorisJohnson attended the Kickstart Awards to hear about how the scheme has transformed lives.

Expressed my deepest condolences to Prime Minister @kishida230 this morning following the shocking and senseless assassination of former Prime Minister Abe.

Shinzo Abe was a true friend to the UK, helping to build the warm and thriving relationship our countries share today.

As the #heatwave continues, it's important to keep safe and look after yourself and others in the hot weather.

Check out our top tips for coping 👇

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/seasonal-health/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/

🎬 Meet the Ukrainian soldiers who took part in training exercises earlier this year, operating armoured vehicles.

The UK-led programme allows Ukrainian Forces to scale-up their resistance as they continue to defend their nation against the Kremlin.

🇺🇦 #StandWithUkraine 🇺🇦

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