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Timpson says a locally-driven approach needed to rejuvenate high streets

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Retail industry experts have called for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and town centres. Retail industry experts, including Sir John Timpson, have called for a community-focused approach to tackling the challenges facing high streets and... (Continue reading)

Scottish Water submits plans for Gobhaig and Huisinis

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Scottish Water has submitted plans for a new Water Treatment Works (WTW) and water storage tank to serve customers in Gobhaig and Huisinis, North Harris. The plans are part of a £3.6 million investment in the area’s water supply, which... (Continue reading)

Merton backs local voluntary groups with funding of £9.9 million

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Merton Council is supporting the borough’s voluntary sector with £9.9 million of funding to more than 150 local organisations, community groups, charities and projects in 2018/19. Funding is highlighted in the Voluntary Sector Funding Database, which is published annually and... (Continue reading)

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Success for South Norwood’s £1million Good Growth Fund bid

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A project to improve the high streets and public spaces of South Norwood has been successful in receiving more than £1million in funding from the Greater London Authority. Re-imagining the Everyday Spaces in South Norwood was awarded £1.16m from the... (Continue reading)

Mayor announces scrappage scheme for most polluting vans

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The Mayor of London has announced a bold new £23 million scrappage scheme to help tackle London’s air quality crisis and support micro-businesses to prepare for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). The scheme will initially help London’s micro-businesses –... (Continue reading)

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DfE to launch £2bn offsite schools framework

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The Department for Education is to pitch plans to contractors for a radical overhaul of its latest schools framework as it presses to deliver a £2bn pipeline through offsite methods of construction. The move follows Government’s commitment in the last... (Continue reading)

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Extra funding to boost skills and tackle child poverty in final Budget

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Programmes to help tackle child poverty and boost skills will receive extra funding in the final Budget, Finance Minister Rebecca Evans said. An extra £12 million will fund measures to create apprenticeships across Wales and a further £2 million will... (Continue reading)

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More than £2 billion Brexit preparation funding awarded to departments for a successful EU exit

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The government is continuing to ramp up its plans for Brexit and has yesterday (Tuesday December 2018) allocated more than £2 billion for projects across departments. The money will support vital preparations including getting new border and customs operations ready,... (Continue reading)

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James Brokenshire announces £5m for new network of rough sleeping hubs

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Thousands of vulnerable people will be able to get the specialist support they need to recover from life on the streets through the creation of new rough sleeping centres, announced today (Tuesday 18 December 2018) by Communities Secretary Rt Hon... (Continue reading)

£15m government funding to fix court buildings

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Work to improve the condition of court buildings is underway thanks to an additional £15 million set aside for much needed security and maintenance work. The extra money, announced by the Chancellor in this year’s Budget, will ensure more than... (Continue reading)

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