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Final tenders invited as Wales nears decision on next rail service

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Economy Secretary Ken Skates has today confirmed final tenders have been invited for the next Wales and Borders Rail Service, the Welsh Government’s first (September 29th). The new rail service will deliver a step-change in the quality of rail travel... (Continue reading)

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Mayor unveils plans for new cycle superhighway

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced plans to introduce the first high-quality segregated cycle route to south-east London (September 28th). ‘Cycle Superhighway 4′ will bring safer cycling to the area as it connects Tower Bridge to Greenwich... (Continue reading)

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NHS England to help tackle rising costs of GP indemnity with £10 million boost

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NHS England yesterday (September 28th 2017) announced at its Board meeting plans to help strengthen out-of-hours GP services during the winter period by making £10 million available for indemnity costs. Last winter an extra 80,000 GP sessions took place thanks... (Continue reading)

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Ipswich council bids for government cash to help northern fringe bridges

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Government cash could help finance two new bridges and the creation of a new country park as part of the Ipswich Garden Suburb on the northern fringe of the town (September 28th). The borough council is applying for support from... (Continue reading)

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£2m bid for government cash to bring more shops, restaurants & affordable homes to Cambourne

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A bid for £2million of Government funding has been made to help develop the High Street in Cambourne and deliver new affordable homes. South Cambridgeshire District Council lodged the bid today (Thursday 28 September) with the Department for Communities and... (Continue reading)

Scottish Land Fund brings benefits for older people

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A project helping older people to continue living in their own communities is amongst those benefiting from the latest round of awards from the Scottish Land Fund (September 28th). Across the country, five community land initiatives yesterday shared in funding... (Continue reading)

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£2.6m to help rough sleepers and increase the capacity of emergency night provision

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Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children, Carl Sargeant has announced a further £500,000 to tackle youth homelessness and rough sleeping (September 28th). The funding is in addition to the £2.1 million announced in the summer, bringing the additional funding to... (Continue reading)

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Thousands of jobs could be created with backing for North East, thinktank says

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Report by ‘Northern Powerhouse Partnership’ singles out schemes in the North East for potential Government funding (September 29th). Major investment in cutting edge projects in the North East will create hundreds of thousands of new jobs and transform the region’s... (Continue reading)

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Lothian introduce the first all-electric buses to Edinburgh

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Today, 28 September 2017, Lothian Buses launched a fleet of six brand new fully electric vehicles. At an investment of over £2.7million, the new Wrightbus Street Air single deck buses will operate on the Service 1 route which carrries around... (Continue reading)

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£250m funding bid to support housing growth

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A bid for government forward funding to support growth around Aylesbury has been approved by Buckinghamshire County Council Cabinet (September 25th). The £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund, launched by the Government in July to unlock 100,000 new homes across the country,... (Continue reading)

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