August, 2019


New measure for cancer services in Wales is a UK first

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For the first time, all cancer patients in Wales are having their waiting time measured from when their cancer is first suspected rather than from when their referral is received in hospital. The new measure, a first in the UK,... (Continue reading)

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Advancing aerospace designs: funding for projects

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Innovative projects delivering smart, energy-efficient technologies that could bolster the UK aerospace industry are invited to a regular call for ideas. The UK’s aerospace sector is among the best in the world, with a turnover of £35 billion and hosting... (Continue reading)

Innovative funding models and technologies to drive investment in new wave of low carbon energy


New nuclear power and new technologies to cut emissions across the economy could be rolled out under a new financing model and government investment to decarbonise the UK’s energy sector. The government set out proposals to explore the use of... (Continue reading)

London’s Violence Reduction Unit funds community groups

Sadiq Khan

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that London’s Violence Reduction Unit will be investing £1.4 million in local community groups that specialise in early intervention to tackle knife crime. The Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), which was set up... (Continue reading)

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UK-China trade relations championed by investment minister visit

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International Trade Minister Graham Stuart MP travelled to China yesterday, Wednesday 21 Aug 2019, to bolster the trade relationship between the UK and China post-Brexit. Beginning his visit in the Chinese capital Beijing, the Minister will meet with key representatives... (Continue reading)

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£1 million project to reduce flood risk in Earby is complete


Essential work to reduce the risk of flooding to 91 homes and 17 businesses in Earby is now complete. A £1 million culvert repair project started in the Lancashire town in July 2018 to make Victoria Clough structurally sound. Culverts... (Continue reading)

UK and Korea to sign trade continuity deal to ensure businesses are ready to trade post-Brexit

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The UK and Korea will today (Thursday 22 August) sign a continuity Free Trade Agreement that will allow businesses to keep trading freely after Brexit on Thursday 31 October. Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss and the Korean... (Continue reading)

£1.5 million EU investment to boost North Wales enterprise unit

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A new commercial site near the A55 in Conwy, North Wales is to benefit from £1.5 million EU funds. The new development at Penmaen Road, Conwy will be built on 2.4 hectares of land owned by Conwy County Borough Council,... (Continue reading)

Scotland’s revenues grow by £3 billion


Scotland’s notional deficit is falling faster than the UK’s, with onshore revenues increasing by 5.1% to reach £61.3 billion in 2018-19 as a result of continued economic growth. According to the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) figures published today,... (Continue reading)

Projects to tackle youth homelessness announced by Julie James

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Housing Minister Julie James has announced 26 projects to tackle homelessness among young people with £3.4 million of Welsh Government funding. Projects across Wales are set to benefit. Projects to be funded include: over £88,000 for a Youth Housing First... (Continue reading)

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