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Council to bolster winter maintenance programme for 2018/19

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Investment in community grit bins, a review of pavement treatment and plans for the greater use of technology are all part of the preparations for the year ahead as Aberdeen City Council bolsters its winter maintenance programme (May 30th). Members... (Continue reading)

Homes Building Fund accelerates delivery of 1,300 homes for Cambridge

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Ten year funding deal worth £22.4 million secured from Homes England (June 1st). Fund will accelerate the delivery of 1,300 new homes at Wing in Cambridge. Funding will allow accelerated start on build, saving up to 18 months. Hill Marshall... (Continue reading)

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Tunnelling under railway underway as Scottish Water progresses £120m water supply investment

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Scottish Water has tunnelled under a railway line near Kilmarnock as a project to install a major new water main and improve services to more than 200,000 people progresses (June 1st). Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA), Scottish Water’s alliance partner, used... (Continue reading)

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Record number of student medical places

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Support for innovative courses to train more GPs and enable existing healthcare professionals to enter medicine (June 1st). More medical students will be encouraged into general practice through innovative new undergraduate courses. The Scottish Government will fund deliver 85 additional... (Continue reading)

Scottish Green’s leader calls on government to invest in renewables and decommissioning

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Investment in the jobs of the future and devolution of tax powers to local level are ever more vital, according to Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP (June 1st). The party’s finance and economy spokesperson was responding to Finance Secretary... (Continue reading)

Strengthening local places and regions: apply for funding

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UK Research and Innovation has up to £50 million each for place-based consortia to work together, build on existing research and innovation capabilities and grow the local economy (May 31st). Businesses and research organisations that are located closely together can... (Continue reading)

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