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New £2 million scheme to unite communities

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Communities Secretary opens new grant scheme to promote inter-faith and community work, and build bridges between people of all backgrounds. Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick today (6 March 2020) opened a new grant scheme to promote inter-faith and community... (Continue reading)

Funding awarded to move freight from road to rail

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The Scottish Government has allocated £1.49 million to Tarmac in a Freight Facilities Grant. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson announced the funding at the Rail Freight Group’s Annual Scottish Conference 2020 in Bellshill, on Wednesday, March The... (Continue reading)

Additional support for publishing sector in Wales

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Welsh Government has announced additional capital funding for the Books Council of Wales to invest in information technology systems which will support the growth of the publishing industry in Wales. The additional £750,000 has been secured from the 2020-21 budget... (Continue reading)

Agricultural support underway

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More than 17,400 active farmers and crofters have now received their individual allocation of convergence funding.   These initial convergence payments are the first tranche of a £160 million package the UK Government has agreed to pay to rectify a... (Continue reading)

£2.5m investment in XL autonomous submarine development

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The first extra-large autonomous test submarine will be developed for the Royal Navy following a new contract by the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). An initial £1 million contract has been awarded to Plymouth-based MSubs Ltd to build a test... (Continue reading)

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Multi-million government investment in the future of UK science

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The next generation of world-leading scientists across the UK will benefit from a multi-million-pound government package of investment, the government announced today (Friday 6 March). Marking the start of British Science Week, Business Secretary Alok Sharma and Education Secretary Gavin Williamson... (Continue reading)

Windrush Day 2020 launches with £500,000 for communities

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The nation will pay tribute to the outstanding and ongoing contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants on 22 June 2020. Community groups and local authorities across England to receive share of £500,000 to host events to honour the... (Continue reading)

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DASA seeks innovative ideas to mitigate radar risk of windfarms

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£2m innovation competition to reduce and remove impact windfarms have on UK’s Air Defence systems to boost green energy growth New technology to ensure future windfarms will not affect the UK’s Air Defence radar system will be developed as part... (Continue reading)

Flybe: information for employees, passengers and suppliers

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Information for employees and passengers of Flybe in administration. Appointment of administrators On 5 March 2020 Flybe Limited (company number 02769768) entered administration. Alan Michael Hudson, Joanne Robinson, Lucy Winterborne and Simon Jamie Edel of EY have been appointed as... (Continue reading)

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New era of green fuel set to clean up Britain’s roads

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The government is consulting on the introduction of E10 – a lower carbon fuel – at filling stations across the UK. Drivers across the UK could soon be filling up their cars with a greener, lower emission fuel, Transport Secretary... (Continue reading)

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