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Mayor invests £1m in power of sport to tackle serious youth violence

Sadiq Khan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today (Tuesday 30 July) announced that more than £1m of funding will be made available to sports groups supporting young Londoners at risk of exclusion or getting involved in violence and criminal activity.... (Continue reading)

£3m fund for virtual brain bank to help MS and Parkinson’s research

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A £3 million charity fund will allow scientists across the world to access stored brains virtually by helping digitise part of Europe’s largest brain and tissue bank. The digital brain bank, funded by the MS Society and Parkinson’s UK, will... (Continue reading)

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Cardiff bus station gets go-ahead as part of 500,000 sq ft development

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Cardiff’s much anticipated bus interchange has today been confirmed as part of a deal between Welsh Government, financial giant Legal & General and Central Square developer, Rightacres Property. The bus interchange, to be operated by Transport for Wales, will have... (Continue reading)

Timely access to GP services a priority for Welsh public

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New research published yesterday (Monday 29 July 2019) shows people want better access to GP services and highlights the importance of securing change through the new GP contract for Wales. The research, commissioned by the Welsh Government, also found people... (Continue reading)

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The First Minister’s TED Talk

Nicola Sturgeon

In a speech to the TED Summit in Edinburgh, the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon argued that a focus on policies that promote wellbeing, and not just economic growth, could help address the rise of alienation and disaffection from politics. The... (Continue reading)

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UK’s future is bright, PM to tell farmers in Wales

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Farmers and food producers will continue to thrive in post-Brexit Britain, the PM will say in a visit to Wales today (Tuesday 30 July 2019). Boris Johnson will visit a farm in South Wales to meet farmers and workers and... (Continue reading)

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EuroHPC Joint Undertaking launches first research and innovation calls

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€190 million will fund research and innovation in supercomputing in Europe. European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC) has launched calls for proposals to fund research and innovation activities that will help Europe to remain globally competitive in the field... (Continue reading)

Huge stride forward in upgrade of M6 junction

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Contractor John Sisk & Son has been appointed to design and build the new junction at Walsall which will replace the bridges over the motorway, increasing capacity at the traffic bottleneck and improving safety. Preparation work is expected to get... (Continue reading)

European funding for low carbon and active travel

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A third round for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund is now open and available for applications. Public, community and third sector organisations can now apply for £13.25 million of available ERDF and... (Continue reading)

One Yorkshire Leaders set out new devolution proposals

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One Yorkshire Leaders have set out new proposals to urgently unlock the benefits of devolution to all parts of the region while creating a pathway to a full One Yorkshire devolution deal in 2022. Interim deals The proposals, which have... (Continue reading)

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