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New scheme to help people in Wales build their own home

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A new £210 million scheme to assist people build their own home, helping to increase the supply of housing while also boosting the Welsh construction industry was launched yesterday (Tues March 3 2020) Self Build Wales, which is financed by... (Continue reading)

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CivTech 4.0 Demo Day

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Technology to help plant more trees and reduce the public’s carbon footprint are among the projects that will be unveiled at the CivTech 4.0 Demo Day. The event, now in its fourth year, is an annual showcase of the CivTech... (Continue reading)

Public information campaign focuses on handwashing

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Washing hands for 20 seconds is central to the expanded public awareness campaign to prevent and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This phase of the campaign focuses on the importance of washing your hands more often, especially: when you... (Continue reading)

Reducing class sizes grant is ‘making a real difference’ to Welsh schools

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A progress report released yesterday (Monday, January 13) has shown how a £36m Welsh Government grant to reduce infant class sizes is ‘making a real difference’ to schools across Wales. The report reveals how the Welsh Government has made progress... (Continue reading)

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Funding to build homes for social rent

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Over £770,000 awarded for affordable island homes. Funding of more than £770,00 has been awarded to the Mull and Iona Community Trust to build family homes for social rent in Ulva Ferry on the Island of Mull. The money comes... (Continue reading)

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PM to set out Government’s action plan on the coronavirus outbreak

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out the Government’s action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will today (Tuesday 3 March) set out the Government’s action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus. He will... (Continue reading)

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68 new parks to inject green space into urban areas

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Communities Secretary announces dozens of community groups will receive funding to transform neglected urban spaces into thriving green spaces. On World Wildlife Day, Communities Secretary announces winners of £1.35 million fund to create 68 new Pocket Parks Community groups in... (Continue reading)

National recruitment campaign for paramedics, radiographers and nurses begins

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The campaign will help get 50,000 more nurses and 26,000 more primary care professionals working in the NHS in the next 5 years. The Department of Health and Social Care campaign is aimed at: teenagers preparing to apply for university... (Continue reading)

Mayor calls for ‘water-only’ schools to help reduce childhood obesity

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The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has urged all London’s primary schools to become ‘water only’ in a bid to tackle childhood obesity across the capital. Sadiq called on boroughs to follow Southwark’s example and increase access to water in... (Continue reading)

John Tizard: Let’s be very cautious before abandoning the EU public procurement regulations.

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At the end of this year, the UK is almost certainly going to be outside the formal structures and membership of the European Union. At present no one knows what any final deal will contain, or indeed whether there will... (Continue reading)

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