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Mayor launches new taskforce to expand electric vehicle infrastructure

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will today launch a new taskforce dedicated to boosting the infrastructure needed to increase the take-up of electric vehicles across the capital (May 31st). He will also encourage the boroughs, Government and all those... (Continue reading)

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Wave Energy Scotland to be partner in €8m EU Ocean Energy project

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Scotland’s wave energy body, Wave Energy Scotland (WES), has become a partner in the €8 million, EU-funded project, ‘DTOcean+’ (May 31st). This new project will create advanced open source software to optimise the efficiency and effectiveness of wave and tidal... (Continue reading)

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£5 million additional funding for Stirling and Clackmannanshire

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City Region to receive £50.1 million in total from the Scottish Government (May 31st). Additional investment of £5 million will be made by the Scottish Government in the Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region. The extra funding, which is in addition... (Continue reading)

Sharc Energy Systems reaches funding goal

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The innovative district heating scheme at the Clyde Gateway regeneration project in Glasgow has reached a crucial landmark with £3.7 million funding now in place (May 31st). Construction is expected to begin “in a few weeks”, according to Sharc Energy... (Continue reading)

Ferry company CalMac says it wants to take over Scotland’s trains

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CalmMac has told MSPs it would like to take over Scotland’s trains (May 31st). The firm’s chairman David McGibbon told Holyrood’s Economy and Communities Committee that the company had indicated to Transport Scotland it was interested in the possibility of... (Continue reading)

Section of Thistle Street to close for sewer work to stop flooding

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A section of the Capital’s Thistle Street will be closed to traffic for up to ten days to enable Scottish Water to carry out repairs to the local sewer network (May 30th). From Tuesday June 5 it will close from... (Continue reading)

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Hampshire council kicks off £400m framework

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Hampshire County Council is planning to launch a new £400m construction framework (May 30th). Up to six contractors are expected to be appointed to the deal, which will be used mainly for extension, refurbishment and alteration work on existing schools.... (Continue reading)

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Investing in screen success

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Production Growth Fund unlocks £60m in wider economic benefits (May 31st). Scotland’s screen sector is benefiting from £3.7 million from the Production Growth Fund (PGF) – helping deliver more than £60 million estimated spend in the wider economy. The new... (Continue reading)

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£90.2 million City Region Deal for Stirling and Clackmannanshire

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Economic growth plan announced (May 31st). The UK and Scottish Government are investing over £90 million in Stirling and Clackmannanshire through an ambitious City Region Deal, which will drive economic growth across the region. Working in partnership with both Stirling... (Continue reading)

Bidding opens on UK government’s reshaped £320m public sector legal panel

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The UK government’s bid to trim legal costs for the public sector has taken another step after firms were invited to pitch for a multitude of spots on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new £320m panel (May 30th). Procurement agency... (Continue reading)

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