March, 2019

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£23 million government funding boost to cycling and walking nationwide

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Communities are set to benefit from a £23 million investment to rejuvenate cycling and walking across the UK. In the Department for Transport’s latest step to drive down emissions and improve safety, Cycling Minister Jesse Norman has announced £21 million... (Continue reading)

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Eighth quarter of continued economic growth

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Construction and the services sector boost the economy. The Scottish economy grew for the eighth consecutive quarter according to official statistics. The latest GDP figures show the Scottish economy grew by 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2018, higher than... (Continue reading)

Nottinghamshire County Council launches first of its kind interactive broadband mapping tool

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The launch of a new interactive mapping tool means every home and business in Nottinghamshire can now check instantly if they have access to superfast broadband at their property – and if not, whether they are part of future roll-out... (Continue reading)

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Additional £22 million to boost Welsh food and drink industry

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The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs made the announcement at the Blas Cymru/TasteWales event – an event which brings global buyers and Welsh producers together to showcase our quality products and help open new markets and international trade... (Continue reading)

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Addressing Scotland’s pattern of land ownership can unlock economic and community opportunities

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A new report published finds that concentrated land ownership is having significant impacts on communities across rural Scotland. The Scottish Land Commission report, titled Investigation into the issues associated with Large Scale and Concentrated Land Ownership in Scotland. It is... (Continue reading)

Transport laws to be reviewed to improve everyday journeys

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The biggest review into transport in a generation will pave the way for transforming the way people and goods move around our cities, the government has announced in its Future of mobility: urban strategy. The review will explore regulations around... (Continue reading)

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Homes England agrees £3.4million funding for Havant Civic Campus site

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Homes England has agreed a £3.4million funding deal with Havant Borough Council. The funding has been awarded through the Government’s £450 million Local Authority Accelerated Construction Programme and will enable development of new homes on the Council’s surface car parks... (Continue reading)

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£12m programme to transform delivery of health, care and support in West Wales

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Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething has announced £12m for an ambitious programme to modernise and improve health and social care in West Wales. The money will support a range of initiatives that shift services from hospital to people’s homes and communities... (Continue reading)

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Progress on raising people’s qualifications and skills has stalled in pre- “Brexit” Britain

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Rapid increases in people’s qualifications and skill levels have stalled since the mid-2000s, and both policy makers and employers must restart this progress, according to a new Resolution Foundation report. ‘Pick up the pace’ – a comprehensive audit of skills... (Continue reading)

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World-leading UK aerospace designs: get funding for projects

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The UK’s aerospace sector is among the best in the world, with a turnover of £35 billion and hosting 123,000 direct employees in 2017. To remain at its peak, the UK needs to explore emerging opportunities and markets. Organisations are... (Continue reading)

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