January, 2018

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Historic new GP contract agreed

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Improved patient care and workload support for Scotland’s GPs (January 18th). A new GP contract has been formally accepted by the profession. The agreement, jointly designed and agreed between the Scottish Government and the British Medical Association (BMA), will bring... (Continue reading)

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Mayor delivers £1.1m grants to help transform & create green spaces

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has awarded £1.1 million to community projects across the capital to help them improve and create new local green spaces (January 18th). After unprecedented demand from local groups, Sadiq has provided almost three times... (Continue reading)

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Digital Infrastructure Plan Announced for Liverpool City Region

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A specialist consortium has been appointed to deliver Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram’s pledge to make the city region the most digitally connected in the UK. This week, on 15 January 2018, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority announced the appointment of... (Continue reading)

£5m EU funding boost for Bangor University

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A world-leading scientific facility will be developed at following a £5m EU funding boost the Energy and Rural Affairs Secretary, Lesley Griffiths, will announce today (January 18th). The funding will help create the Centre for Environmental Biotechnology, which will position... (Continue reading)

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NI Water invests £10m in Bangor’s infrastructure

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Northern Ireland Water (NI Water) is undertaking a “major capital” works programme to improve the sewerage infrastructure and key pumping stations in the Bangor area (January 16th). The overall project represents an investment of £10 million in the local infrastructure... (Continue reading)

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New battery technologies for electric vehicles: apply for funding

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Businesses can apply for a share of £25 million in the latest Faraday Battery Challenge opportunity, part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (January 17th). Innovate UK has up to £25 million to invest in new automotive battery technologies that... (Continue reading)

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£10m boost for South of Scotland

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Partnership and funding announcement (January 17th). A new partnership will devise a fresh approach to economic development in the south of Scotland, with a £10million injection for enterprise in the area. The Scottish Government has revealed the public and private... (Continue reading)

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Protecting the environment

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New funding round for Agri-Environment Climate Change Scheme (January 17th). The next round of applications for the Agri-Environment Climate Change scheme is now open. The scheme supports environmentally friendly land management practices that aim to safeguard and improve Scotland’s natural... (Continue reading)

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Northern leaders publish plan to transform the region

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Civic and business leaders from across the North have come together to publish Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan (January 16th). The thirty year plan is the first of its kind and outlines how transport connections across the... (Continue reading)

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TUI to create 175 jobs in Swansea with Welsh Government assistance

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The world’s largest travel company TUI is set to create 175 jobs in Swansea, boosting its presence in the city, thanks to a Welsh Government Business Finance grant of £525,000 (January 17th). Their customer services centre has grown from 48... (Continue reading)

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