December, 2019

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Less favoured area support

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Loan scheme for remote rural areas confirmed. Loans have been offered to hill and upland farmers and crofters to provide them with financial support and certainty in the New Year. Under the national Less Favoured Areas Support Loan Scheme (LFASS)... (Continue reading)

Highland police show support for breastfeeding

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Police stations across the Highlands are showing their support for breastfeeding by displaying the national breastfeeding friendly sticker making them the first stations in Scotland to do this. The Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland scheme, which was launched earlier this year by... (Continue reading)

Families to apply for nursery places in January

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Parents should submit applications for their preferred choices between 6 and 31 January 2020. To find out more about all funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) in Fife go to www.fife.gov.uk/earlyyears or contact your local nursery. Families will soon have... (Continue reading)

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Know your rights and take care when buying online, warns Trading Standards Service

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The Department for the Economy’s Trading Standards Service is advising consumers to take extra precautions and know their rights when buying goods from an online marketplace or social media platform. We all love a bargain and many consumers will have... (Continue reading)

Oxfordshire councils win cold weather funding to help people experiencing homelessness

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Five Oxfordshire councils have won more than £92,000 in government funding to support homeless people this winter. The £92,708 award from the Cold Weather Fund will help the county’s city and district councils provide services for people experiencing homelessness. These... (Continue reading)

General Election 2019

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Vote on 12 December Make sure you use your vote and have your say in the General Election on Thursday 12 December 2019. Polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm. Your poll card will tell you where your... (Continue reading)

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Tomorrow we go to the polls ….

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.. Or if you are watching this on catch up, then we have already been to the polls! Obviously, the outcome will have far bigger issues to consider and address than our own waste and resource world, but at some... (Continue reading)

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£200k NPIF loan helps fast-growing metals firm to bridge the funding gap

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A fast-growing specialist metals supplier has secured a £200,000 loan from NPIF – Mercia Debt Finance which is managed by Mercia and part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. Hempel Firmus Metals, which is based in Dewsbury, stocks materials such... (Continue reading)

Current Health closes £9 Million series A funding round

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Current Health, which offers the leading FDA-cleared, artificial intelligence (AI)-powered patient management platform, today announced it has closed a £9 million series A funding round led by MMC Ventures. Legal & General, the FTSE 100 life insurer and asset manager,... (Continue reading)

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Highland invests in combatting climate change

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Councillors today approved a £145,000 investment to ensure Highland Council meets its commitment to tackle climate change. Members at today’s full meeting of Highland Council were today asked to agree the resource requirements, which will provide a platform for the... (Continue reading)

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