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Using new technology to monitor house building: apply for funding

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Organisations can apply for a share of £1.25 million to devise new ways to monitor house building using satellite imagery and council and other data. Local authorities in the UK are looking at ways to use new technologies to help... (Continue reading)

HS2 reveals designs for Automated People Mover

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New driver-less transport system will connect the Interchange Station with new stops at Birmingham Airport, Birmingham International Station, and the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). HS2 today (Tuesdday 16 July 2019) unveiled the visuals for its new people mover at the... (Continue reading)

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LGiU calls on next PM to set out funding plans for local government in first 100 days

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Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) launches the final report of the Local Finance Taskforce and calls on the next Prime Minister to address local government funding in his first 100 days in office. The final report, a roadmap for the... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Government soon to release multi-million pound funding for ambitious Swansea Bay City Deal programme

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Economy Minister Ken Skates has announced that the Welsh Government will soon be able to release an £18 million funding boost to Swansea Bay City Deal partners to begin funding a number of transformational projects in South West Wales. The... (Continue reading)

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£200k TEC funding boost for Midlothian Frailty project

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Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership has been announced as a recipient of a significant funding boost from the Technology Enabled Care (TEC) ‘Pathfinders’ Programme. Funding boost Following a highly competitive bidding process, the Partnership has been awarded almost £200k... (Continue reading)

Jeremy Corbyn promises billions in investments to ‘Power Up The North’ at Durham Miners Gala

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promises billions of pounds of investment and resources to ‘Power Up The North’ as part of Labour’s Green Industrial Revolution. In an article for the Northern Echo to mark his speech to the Durham Miners... (Continue reading)

John Tizard: Summer reflections

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It has been another challenging six months for those working in the public sector, as it has in other sectors too, but the accumulative effect of over ten years of austerity is taking its toll. Local authorities are reporting that... (Continue reading)

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New inquiry launched looking into if increased devolution could boost England’s cities and regions

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Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee has launched a new inquiry into progress on devolution in England. The inquiry will scrutinise the impact of recently agreed devolution agreements and ask if the transfer of further powers to England’s cities and... (Continue reading)

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Scottish Government publishes draft vision for Housing to 2040

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A draft vision of how Scotland’s housing system should look and feel in 2040 has been published by the Scottish Government ahead of a formal consultation in the autumn. Since making a commitment for a new approach to homes and... (Continue reading)

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New £3million care facility to progress

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West Lothian Council is proposing to build a new complex care housing development at Cawburn Road, Pumpherston. The Council Executive has approved plans to seek the necessary consents for the proposed new £3million project which will allow the project to... (Continue reading)

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