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Cambridge £1.7bn metro plans ‘could provide lifeline for buses’

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A possible £1.7bn underground ‘metro’ for Cambridge will be designed to support the area’s bus services and discourage car use, the region’s mayor has said (August 9th). Conservative James Palmer referred to a review of bus services that the authority... (Continue reading)

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New funding for active travel and low carbon hubs

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A second round of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund has resulted in nine successful bids across Scotland (August 8th). Just over £5.3m from the European Regional Development Fund and Transport Scotland has... (Continue reading)

Network Rail Scotland launches one of their biggest recruitment drives ever

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Network Rail Scotland will be creating approximately 200 jobs during summer 2018 in one of the biggest recruitment drives in its history. The jobs will be based in the North East, Highlands, Perthshire and the South West, as well as... (Continue reading)

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Minister Humphreys launches €1 million in start-up funding for overseas entrepreneurs and experienced business professionals

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The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, today (August 7th) announced two new Competitive Start Funds (CSF) totalling up to €1 million to support overseas entrepreneurs and start-ups led by experienced business professionals. The funds, which will... (Continue reading)

Salford based Safeway on track for success with £200k NPIF funding boost from FW Capital

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A company which provides recruitment and infrastructure support to the railway industry is expanding following a £200k investment from NPIF (August 6th) – FW Capital Debt Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF). Salford based Safeway Contractors Limited... (Continue reading)

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PM confirms Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal

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Hundreds of millions of pounds of investment for the South East of Scotland will be formally signed off by the Prime Minister and First Minister, during the Prime Minister’s visit to the Edinburgh festival today (August 7th). The UK and... (Continue reading)

Lower Otter Restoration Project now applying for funding

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The Environment Agency has today (August 7th) confirmed its commitment to the Lower Otter Restoration Project while applications for funding grants are made. This assurance means that work to manage the estuary can press ahead and avoid delays on delivering... (Continue reading)

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Techniquest set to receive £3m in UK Government funding to develop STEM hub

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Six science Centres across the UK today received a £13 million injection of funding to help attract thousands of new visitors (August 7th). Catalyst in Widnes, Dundee Science Centre, Eureka! Mersey, Glasgow Science Centre, The National Space Centre in Leicester,... (Continue reading)

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New technology to spearhead classroom revolution

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Education Secretary Damian Hinds has challenged the tech industry to launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities (August 7th). In some schools state-of-the-art technology is bringing education to life by helping children take virtual trips through the Amazon... (Continue reading)

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Affordable healthcare in India: apply for funding

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UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 million to work with partners on projects to provide affordable and accessible healthcare in India. Innovate UK has up to £1 million for UK businesses to collaborate with partners... (Continue reading)

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