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Kirsty Williams announces £14 million for school repairs

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Schools are to receive £14 million for small scale repairs and maintenance under plans announced on Saturday (March 3 2018) by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams. The funding will be spent on areas such as boilers and plumbing works to school... (Continue reading)

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Two additional universities to offer Teacher Education

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Queen Margaret University and Edinburgh Napier University will offer Initial Teacher Education courses for the first time next year, Deputy First Minister, John Swinney has announced. Supported by a £1.3 million investment from the Scottish Government, the courses will start... (Continue reading)

Government announces £1.5 million fund to help tackle the gender pay gap

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Minister for Women and Equalities Amber Rudd has announced a £1.5 million fund to support people back into work after time out caring. The fund, which will launch on Monday 5 March, will offer grants to projects which help people... (Continue reading)

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Scottish Government gives go ahead for bridge linking Northern Ireland and Scotland

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The Scottish Government has said that it is ready to begin talks with Belfast and Dublin about the feasibility of building a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland (March 2nd). A spokesman for the Scottish Government told BBC Northern Ireland’s... (Continue reading)

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First Minister officially opens Montreal office

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First Minister Carwyn Jones has officially opened the Welsh Government’s new office in Montreal (March 2nd). The new office in Canada is part of the Welsh Government’s expansion of its overseas operations, which is aimed at boosting trade and inward... (Continue reading)

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£127m investment in Valero’s Pembrokeshire site supported by Welsh Government

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Major investment signals confidence in the Welsh economy (March 1st). First Minister Carwyn Jones, who met with Valero while in Washington this week, has welcomed the news, describing it as a vote of confidence in the Pembrokeshire site and the... (Continue reading)

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Rural tourism support

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Island projects first to be backed under new £6m fund (March 1st). Three sites on Skye and in Orkney are being given support to help them prepare for the tourist season, thanks to a new Scottish Government fund. Plans for... (Continue reading)

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Welsh rail services set to be devolved following historic agreement

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The transfer of rail services to the Welsh government has taken a significant step forward with the laying of a draft order in Parliament. The draft order was laid before Parliament today (28 February 2018) and will, subject to approval... (Continue reading)

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