May, 2018

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Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass given go-ahead

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First Minister Carwyn Jones and Transport Secretary Ken Skates visited Bontnewydd today to announce that the proposed bypass to Caernarfon will go ahead (May 24th). The £135 million project is a significant development in North West Wales and will be... (Continue reading)

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Rutland County Council approves funds to operate bus service

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Rutland County Council has approved additional funding for local transport in order to continue operating the Rutland Flyer 1 (RF1) bus service (May 24th). The RF1 service runs from Melton to Corby via Oakham and Uppingham and is one of... (Continue reading)

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Planning permission granted for hundreds of new homes on South Lambeth estate

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Councillors have given the go-ahead to Lambeth’s ambitious plans to rebuild the South Lambeth estate (May 23rd). 51 brand-new replacement homes for existing secure tenants on the estate An additional 34 genuinely affordable homes rented at our tenancy strategy rent... (Continue reading)

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Next wave of roads to be fixed in Highways Investment Programme announced

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Manchester City Council has announced the second wave of roads and pavements to be repaired through its five-year, £100m Highways Investment Programme (May 24th). In the first phase of the programme, nearly 700 roads were repaired. Now, a further list... (Continue reading)

Aberdeen district heating network to be expanded to new sites

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Proposals for a £606,000 investment in the expansion of the Torry district heating network are to be progressed after backing from councillors (May 23rd). The Capital Programme Committee considered the plans today (May 23) and gave its approval to add... (Continue reading)

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UK to lead global challenge to clean up carbon

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Energy Minister Claire Perry has (Wednesday 23 May) announced the UK is to lead an international challenge with Saudi Arabia and Mexico to remove carbon from emissions. It will be a unique opportunity to enable an up and coming technology... (Continue reading)

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Taking care of water supply in Greenock

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Scottish Water will begin essential work to upgrade its water network infrastructure in Greenock (May 24th). The £81K investment project is due to begin on Monday 4 June and involves upgrades to pipework in Patrick Street. Work will be carried... (Continue reading)

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Philip Hammond promises full fibre connections for 15m premises

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Chancellor Philip Hammond has pledged to install “full-fibre” superfast broadband connections for the majority of the UK – including homes and businesses – by 2025. Hammond made the announcement at the annual CBI dinner earlier in the week, saying the... (Continue reading)

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Develop future aircraft technologies: apply for funding

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The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Innovate UK are inviting organisations to come forward with innovative aerospace projects that could attract funding support (May 23rd). The invitation is under the UK Aerospace Research... (Continue reading)

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Commitment to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions

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New legislation set to be ‘toughest in the world’ (May 24th). Scotland will become one of the first countries to achieve a 100% reduction in carbon emissions, Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has said. The new Climate Change Bill will... (Continue reading)

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