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Council agrees to £86 million investment in Fife’s council homes

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A massive £86 million is to be invested in Fife’s council homes over the next two years. A further £42 million will fund the new build affordable housing programme in 2019 (March 29th). £6 million will be spent on installing... (Continue reading)

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Ayrshire Growth Deal moves ahead as UK Government signals early support

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The team behind bold multi-million plans for the regeneration of Ayrshire say UK Government support is a major step forward for their ambitious proposals (March 29th). The Ayrshire Growth Deal aims to take forward a number of transformational projects across... (Continue reading)

Search begins for a UK 5G ‘city of the future’

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The government will create a ‘5G city’ in a multi million pound trial of new high speed connectivity to pave the way for a future rollout of 5G across the UK (March 30th). The Urban Connected Communities Project, a key... (Continue reading)

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Funding boost to improve and expand school buildings

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Over £500 million has been announced (Thursday 29 March) to improve and expand school buildings across the country and create more good school places. The announcement builds on the 825,000 new school places created since 2010, with 1.9 million more... (Continue reading)

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Government delivers on manifesto pledge with £6 billion package to help end ‘fuel poverty’ and drive innovation in energy efficiency

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Government announces £6 billion package to help end ‘fuel poverty’ (March 30th). Nearly a million more low-income households are set to benefit from innovative energy saving measures under new plans outlined today by the Minister for Energy and Clean Growth... (Continue reading)

Innovators across the North East get a multi-million pound Industrial Strategy boost

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The Business Secretary Greg Clark MP has today (29 March 2018) announced that, as part of the Industrial Strategy, 3 projects across the North East of England have been awarded almost £15 million to help improve local universities, businesses and... (Continue reading)

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Five-year capital plan announced

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A near £214 million investment programme for the next five years has been approved by North Lanarkshire Council (March 28th). The capital plan takes in projects including street lighting, roads improvements, new sports pitches, town centre regeneration and new fleet... (Continue reading)

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Funding approval for Penicuik improvements

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Funding has been approved for street improvements in Penicuik as part of the planned town centre regeneration project (March 28th), due to begin this August. Midlothian Council has agreed to allocate £460,000 over the next two years for improvements to... (Continue reading)

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£800 million agreed for defence

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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) will benefit from an extra £800 million in the next financial year, the Chancellor and Defence Secretary have confirmed (March 29th). This includes access to £600 million from the Dreadnought contingency, announced in 2015, and... (Continue reading)

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Multi-million pound fund for adult learning announced

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A new £11.7 million fund investing in a range of projects to help more adults back into the classroom and learning new skills has been announced by Skills Minister Anne Milton MP today (29 March). The Flexible Learning Fund will... (Continue reading)

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