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Boost for regional food and drink sector

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Applications are now being accepted for grants of up to £5,000, as part of a new initiative to help drive projects that celebrate and promote locally sourced and produced food and drink. A total of £250,000 is available for the... (Continue reading)

World-leading Blue Belt expands as new marine protections revealed

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Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today (Friday June 8 2018) set out plans to create more than 40 new Marine Conservation Zones across the country – safeguarding almost 12,000 square kilometres of marine habitats and marking the most significant expansion... (Continue reading)

Liam Fox: no doom and gloom as goods exports boom across UK

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Every part of the UK has seen their goods exports increase thanks to increasing global opportunities, new data shows. The positive analysis released by HMRC yesterday (Thursday, 7 June) found the number of VAT-registered businesses exporting goods in England, Scotland,... (Continue reading)

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Scotland’s space expertise key to gravitational waves study

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Scientists in Scotland will work on the world’s first ever Gravitational Wave Space Observatory, which will study ripples in space and time, thanks to an initial £1.7 million of funding from the UK Space Agency. The UK, through the work... (Continue reading)

Developing the next generation of services: apply for funding

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Organisations can apply for a share of £12 million to transform accountancy, insurance and legal services, under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. UK Research and Innovation has up to £12 million to invest in projects that look at ways of... (Continue reading)

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£3.2m environmental investment project for Glasgow Southside

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Work on a project to improve Scottish Water’s waste water infrastructure in the southside of Glasgow will begin later this month.  Scottish Water’s £3.2m investment project begins on Monday 18 June and will be carried out by the utility’s contractor... (Continue reading)

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Welsh and UK Governments host key Brexit meeting with farmers, the fishing industry and business

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Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths and Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns yesterday (Wednesday June 6 2018) jointly hosted a key Brexit meeting with farmers, the fishing industry and business. During the meeting, the... (Continue reading)

Smart tracking of waste across the UK: apply for funding

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Organisations can apply for a share of up to £400,000 to develop new digital solutions for tracking waste from its source to its treatment or destination. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is to invest up to... (Continue reading)

Trade growth top of the agenda on Teesside tour

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, visited Teesside to highlight a growing export industry and hear from local businesses about their future plans. The government is committed to giving Teesside every opportunity to expand its trade with the rest... (Continue reading)

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Empowering communities

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Communities will be able to decide how best they can tackle poverty and inequalities in their own area backed by a £20 million fund. Since 2015 the Empowering Communities Fund (ECF) has supported hundreds of projects, giving communities more control... (Continue reading)

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