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£11.5 million fund to tackle loneliness across England

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Tens of thousands of people will be given greater access to befriending services, community arts groups and support schemes through a new £11.5 million fund to tackle loneliness in England, Minister for Loneliness Mims Davies announced. The 126 organisations to... (Continue reading)

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New strategy sets ambitions for a cyber security workforce fit for the future

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A new UK Cyber Security Council will help develop a skilled workforce for the future and give talented youngsters a clear career pathway in cyber security, Digital Minister Margot James announced today (Friday 21 Dec 2018). The move is part... (Continue reading)

Council secures quarter of a million pounds investment for popular city centre destination

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Leeds City Council has secured a £250,000 contribution from a number of local businesses towards a scheme to improve Greek Street in Leeds city centre. The popular social spot has been pedestrianised since 2016, and has seen a number of... (Continue reading)

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Over £1.34m to tackle rough sleeping this winter

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Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James has announced more than £1.34m to tackle rough sleeping in Wales this winter, including £25,000 for every local authority in Wales to assist with winter pressures and deliver support to rough sleepers.... (Continue reading)

£2.4m boost for tackling substance misuse in Wales

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Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, has announced an extra £2.4m for tackling substance misuse in Wales. The money will go to the seven Area Planning Boards to deliver frontline services to support the Welsh Government’s objectives for... (Continue reading)

The Welsh Government invests a note-worthy £3m in musical education

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The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, confirmed £3m for improving music services in schools across Wales over the next two years. The fund aims to increase access and opportunities for children and young people in Wales to learn new instruments... (Continue reading)

£28.6 million contract awarded to upgrade Bahrain water treatment plant with HM Government support

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UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided Bahrain’s Ministry of Works with a loan of £27.9 million under its direct lending facility to upgrade a waste water plant in Bahrain. Bluewater Bio’s enhancements follow previous successful work by the company on... (Continue reading)

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EIC pilot: €173.4 million for top-class innovators to bring their innovations faster to market

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The European Commission will support 283 innovative projects under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. 278 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 27 countries have been selected for funding in the latest... (Continue reading)

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Network Rail awards multi-billion-pound contracts to deliver work on some of Britain’s busiest routes

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Network Rail has announced the award of three multi-billion-pound contracts for the South of England, worth up to £7bn for Control Period 6 (2019-2024). The framework to deliver renewals and enhancements in Anglia, South East and Wessex has been awarded... (Continue reading)

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€2 million investment in Cavan Sewer Rehabilitation Project

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Irish Water, working in partnership with Cavan County Council, is investing over €2 million in rehabilitating the sewer network in Cavan Town and surrounding areas. Works are progressing using non-dig technology to minimise impacts to residents, road users, the general... (Continue reading)

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