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Scottish Greens: Transport Bill must deliver better buses

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Scottish Greens Transport Spokesperson John Finnie MSP will call on the Scottish Government to back his plans for the Transport Bill to deliver better buses for communities across Scotland. The Scottish Parliament will debate the bill at stage 1 and... (Continue reading)

Rail stations in line for £300 million funding boost to improve disabled access

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Disabled rail passengers across Britain will benefit from better access at stations thanks to a £300 million government investment. Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani has announced that over the next 5 years journeys will be opened up across Britain as upgrades,... (Continue reading)

NDA cash will boost economy around Scrabster Harbour

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The NDA has pledged £5 million towards a project to upgrade Scrabster Harbour, close to the Dounreay nuclear site in the north of Scotland, improving its capacity to receive cruise ships and vessels working in the offshore oil and gas... (Continue reading)

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Making a Fair Work Nation: Wales TUC plans unveiled at Senedd

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Wales TUC’s plans for a Fair Work Wales were launched at the Senedd to an audience of members of the Welsh Assembly, including First Minister Mark Drakeford. The trade union organisation set out how raising collective bargaining coverage – the... (Continue reading)

Plans on track to deliver a fully fledged university for Peterborough

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A thorough review of progress made so far to establish a dedicated university for Peterborough has concluded that there is a robust plan in place. The review has also recommended that Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority... (Continue reading)

LGA responds to HCLG Committee Report on support for councils to prepare for ‘Brexit’

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Responding to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee report on support for councils to prepare for ‘Brexit’, Cllr Kevin Bentley, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s ‘Brexit’ Taskforce, said: “Councils are taking a lead on preparations for ‘Brexit’... (Continue reading)

Committee: Government failing to fully support local authorities to prepare for ‘Brexit’ – urgent action needed

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The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has called on the Government to take urgent action to enable local authorities to prepare for the consequences of ‘Brexit’. In their report published today, the Committee sets out urgent priorities to improve... (Continue reading)

Four leading edge demonstrators to jumpstart energy revolution

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Four smart energy systems demonstrator projects across the UK have been announced by Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry. From charging electric vehicles and managing heating and power through machine learning to storing power with lithium ion batteries and... (Continue reading)

Triple bill of better compensation, new trains and faster services on Greater Anglia

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Greater Anglia passengers will soon benefit from faster connections on brand new trains — with improved compensation in the event of disruption — Rail Minister Andrew Jones has announced. Visiting Norwich, Ipswich and Witham, the minister met with Greater Anglia... (Continue reading)

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Zero carbon operation of Great Britain’s electricity system by 2025

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National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) has announced it will be able to fully operate Great Britain’s electricity system with zero carbon by 2025. ESO – a legally separate business within the National Grid Group – relies on a mix... (Continue reading)

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