April, 2018


UK To Work With Michigan On Driverless Cars

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The British government is to collaborate with the US state of Michigan – home to the country’s top three automakers – on the development of autonomous vehicles and smart roads (April 23rd). A memorandum of understanding signed by Michigan Governor... (Continue reading)

Low emission transport for the city

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A new pilot scheme to increase the number of vehicle electrical charging points in the Welsh Capital has been agreed by Cardiff Council’s Cabinet. The Cabinet has also approved a range of other measures through an action plan to reduce... (Continue reading)

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Social Security Scotland local services


Recruitment commences for jobs to provide support in communities (April 24th). The first of at least 400 jobs, created to deliver devolved social security support within local communities across Scotland, are now open for applications. The new Social Security Scotland... (Continue reading)

Glasgow bids for £100m from UK Government to become UK’s smartest city

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Glasgow is bidding for £100m from a UK Government funding pot to become the UK’s smartest city (April 23rd). Earlier this month, the Department for Digital, Cultural, Media and Sport (DCMS) announced that it is looking for a UK city... (Continue reading)

New MRI scanners will benefit patients


Investment to meet increasing demand (April 24th). Around 10,000 more Scots will receive MRI scans every year thanks to two new Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners funded by the Scottish Government. The £2.4 million awarded to the Golden Jubilee National... (Continue reading)

Powering the vehicles of the future: apply for business funding

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Businesses can apply for a share of up to £30 million to develop vehicle technologies that significantly reduce CO2 emissions and improve air quality. The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has up to £30 million to invest in technologies that support... (Continue reading)

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Germany hub opens for business

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Scotland’s economic ties with Europe’s largest economy have been boosted following the opening of a Scottish Government hub in Berlin. The new Germany Innovation and Investment Hub will: Promote investment between German and Scottish businesses and organisations Increase Scottish Government... (Continue reading)

Liverpool Council to borrow £185m for road investment plan


Liverpool City Council will invest £200m to improve the condition of roads across the city. The council has agreed to borrow £185m over a 25-year period at low interest rates to fund the majority of the programme. It plans to... (Continue reading)

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NHS Bursary to continue in Wales – Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething


Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019. The bursary, for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, was scrapped in England in 2017. In... (Continue reading)

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Defence Secretary announces £80m Guardian to protect the skies

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The Ministry of Defence will invest up to £80 million in a new computer system to boost the RAF’s speed and accuracy in protecting the skies, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced. Known as Project Guardian, the new Air Command... (Continue reading)

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