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Brexit becoming too big for cross-border businesses to ignore

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New research commissioned by InterTradeIreland underlines that while Brexit is looming large in the background for businesses, most firms are opting to pay no attention to its potential impact. The startling figures from InterTradeIreland’s fresh survey reveal just six per... (Continue reading)

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British Ambassador inaugurates new project to help vulnerable children in Honduras

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UK charity Street Kids Direct has collaborated with other partners to help fund a new programme for vulnerable children in Honduras. British Ambassador to Honduras, Tom Carter, inaugurated today the project “Alas” in Talanga, Honduras (32 miles away from the... (Continue reading)

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John Tizard: Resetting the default as ‘in-house’ public services

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In July the Labour party launched its new policy for local government services – ‘Democratising Local Public Services: A Plan for Twenty-First Century Insourcing’ is both radical and timely (http://labour.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Democratising-Local-Public-Services.pdf). As the title suggests, the policy advocates that local authorities... (Continue reading)

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Children’s care crisis: councils forced to overspend almost £800m on children’s social care

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Councils are in a unique position of being able to make the real and effective change needed locally that will ultimately help to solve some of the biggest problems the nation is facing and changing the lives of their communities.... (Continue reading)

Britannia Protects the Waves: £7m extra funding to protect UK marine life

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UK commits to extend its Blue Belt scheme as PM tells world leaders: Act now before it’s too late Millions of square kilometres of ocean around the world will be cleaner and more sustainable thanks to the UK’s commitment to... (Continue reading)

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£30m to spark rollout of next generation 5G in rural areas and help countryside capitalise on tech revolution

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New competition launched to test groundbreaking 5G applications in rural areas, alongside proposed planning reforms to improve and extend mobile coverage Digital Secretary Nicky Morgan has launched a £30 million UK-wide competition to spark a tech revolution in countryside communities... (Continue reading)

£1 billion Future High Streets Fund expanded to 50 more areas

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An additional 50 towns will benefit from the £1 billion Future High Streets Fund, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed today. Towns across England – from Dudley to Dover and Scarborough to Stockport – will join 50 successful areas already shortlisted... (Continue reading)

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PM steps up UK efforts to protect the Amazon rainforest

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PM Boris Johnson will announce new funding to tackle deforestation in the Amazon at the G7 Summit. Boris Johnson will today announce new UK funding to help tackle deforestation in the Amazon, as part of a package of announcements to... (Continue reading)

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UK set to miss R&D investment target by £19 billion in 2027 – CBI

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Turbo charging the current research and development (R&D) tax credit could help the UK meet its investment target, according to a new report by the CBI. At the current pace of investment, the UK will miss its 2.4% R&D target... (Continue reading)

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New Park and Ride to boost industrial park

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Deeside Industrial Park is to have a purpose-built bus based Park & Ride site to better connect the surrounding communities with the 9,000 jobs it provides, thanks to a grant of more than £2m from the Welsh Government. Delivering key... (Continue reading)

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