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Two new doors to home ownership open in Wales

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Two new initiatives to help more people to buy their own homes will be launched by Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans AM this morning (February 28th). ‘Your Home in Wales’ will provide people with information on the ‘Rent to... (Continue reading)

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Boost for UK auto sector as Toyota confirms new Auris will be built in the UK

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International confidence in the UK’s automotive sector was bolstered today (Wednesday 28 February) as Toyota announced it will build its new generation Auris model at its Burnaston factory in Derbyshire. In a further vote of confidence for UK engineering expertise,... (Continue reading)

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A publicly-owned investment bank for Scotland

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Plans take shape as recommendations published (February 28th). A Scottish National Investment Bank is one step closer, following the publication of the implementation plan. Developed by Benny Higgins, CEO of Tesco Bank, the plan has recommendations covering the remit, governance,... (Continue reading)

Mayor presents bold strategy for the future of London’s transport

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today set out his ambitious plans to improve transport in London over the next 25 years, presenting his Transport Strategy to the London Assembly for consideration before final publication in the coming weeks... (Continue reading)

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Dutch fintech Company expands its R&D operations in Cardiff

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As a leading software development company, Backbase has offices in Europe, the US and Asia. It is the market leader in omni-channel banking software and offers a secure platform that empowers banks and other financial institutions to accelerate their digital... (Continue reading)

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EU approval unlocks major funding boost for Carmarthenshire

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Tourism Minister, Lord Elis Thomas, visited Pendine yesterday to announce that an initiative has taken another step forward after receiving the green light for £3 million EU funds as part of a £7m investment programme for the area (February 27th).... (Continue reading)

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Council agrees site for new £30m Armagh Leisure Village

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council has agreed the Lisanally area as its preferred location to deliver an exciting vision for shared sport and leisure facilities in the heart of Armagh City to provide a new era of better... (Continue reading)

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Funding boost for Highland & Moray Fishing Communities

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Over £220,000 has been awarded to projects in the latest round of funding through the Highland & Moray Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) to boost the marine economy and create employment opportunities in fishing communities (February 26th). Ullapool Harbour Trust... (Continue reading)

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£1.8 billion allocated to universities & colleges next year

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Indicative allocations to individual institutions published (February 27th). The allocation of £1.8 billion of public funding to individual universities and colleges has been announced for the next academic year. Universities will share over £1.1 billion of funding while the revenue... (Continue reading)

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Hannah Blythyn delivers £7.5m boost for recycling services

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Just days after Wales was, once again, confirmed as the UK’s best recycling nation, Minister for Environment Hannah Blythyn has underlined the Welsh Government’s ambition to become a zero waste nation by approving over £7.5m to help local authorities continue... (Continue reading)

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