June, 2018

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£1.3m for electric bike revolution in Scotland

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Two new funds have been announced to encourage more people to start using electric bicycles, particularly for shorter journeys (June 14th). The Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund will have £500,000 available for interest-free loans of up to £3,000 to help... (Continue reading)

Europe leads the global clean energy transition: Commission welcomes ambitious agreement on further renewable energy development in the EU

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An ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy use in Europe was reached today between negotiators from the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council (June 14th). Today’s deal means that two out of the 8 legislative proposals in the... (Continue reading)

Building links with China

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New strategy to bolster trade, investment and exports (June 14th). Stronger trade links and exports to the world’s largest economy are at the heart of a new China Strategy. The document follows on from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s successful visit... (Continue reading)

Scottish Heathrow expansion site comes a step closer as search for ‘Logistics Hubs’ ramps up

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This week (13th June), Scotland will get one step closer to helping deliver an expanded Heathrow, as representatives from the UK’s only hub airport tour the remaining six longlisted ‘Logistics Hubs’ in the running to potentially become off-site construction centres... (Continue reading)

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‘Tunnelling Towards the Future’ with £5 million Project

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NI Water is currently tunnelling, working on a £5 million project to improve the sewerage infrastructure in the Ormeau Avenue, Bruce Street and Sandy Row areas of the city, bringing Belfast into the 21st Century (June 13th). Some of the... (Continue reading)

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Sewer Improvement Work Continues – Antrim Street Area Lisburn

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NI Water is investing approximately £500K to upgrade the sewerage infrastructure in the Antrim Street area of Lisburn (June 13th). This is a continuation of the work completed previously in 2016/17. Work will commence in early July and we anticipate... (Continue reading)

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New Lochmaddy Water Treatment Works set for journey west

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New Lochmaddy Water Treatment Works set for journey west (June 12th). The key element of a £15 million investment in the future water supply for North Uist and Berneray is set to start its journey west next week. The new... (Continue reading)

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£2.5bn British patient capital programme launched to enable long-term investment in innovative companies across the UK

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The British Business Bank is launching British Patient Capital, a new £2.5bn programme designed to enable long-term investment in high growth potential companies across the UK led by ambitious entrepreneurs who want to build successful, world-class businesses (June 13th). The... (Continue reading)

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EU Budget: €4.8 billion in security funding for a Europe that protects

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For the next long-term EU budget for 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to substantially increase the current security funding – from €3.5 billion to €4.8 billion (June 13th). With threats increasingly complex and international in nature, EU funds can help... (Continue reading)

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New centres to speed up patient diagnosis: apply for funding

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Up to £50 million is available to build a network of centres for digital pathology and medical imaging, via the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (June 13th). UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £50 million through a... (Continue reading)

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