October, 2019


EU funding to help Law Lab deliver universal access to justice

The Counsel General and Brexit Minister, Jeremy Miles, today announced £4 million EU funding towards the new £5.6 million Legal Innovation Lab for Wales, which will be developed as part of the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea... (Continue reading)

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Low income families helped

Nearly £210 million has been paid to 347,045 low income households by the Scottish Welfare Fund since it was established in 2013, latest figures show. Crisis grant applications to the fund for basic essentials such as food and heating increased... (Continue reading)

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Robots on the rise and heading for Cumbria

A range of innovative robotic systems will be on display at an event in Cumbria next month as an £8.5 million competition moves to the next stage. The showcase event, at Energus in Workington on 12 November, will feature the... (Continue reading)

78 NHS trusts to receive new cancer screening machines

The trusts will receive funding for new machines that will improve patient experience and lead to earlier diagnosis. The 78 trusts that will benefit from funding for new cancer testing and detection technology have been announced. The new machines will... (Continue reading)

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£22 million awarded to farmers to boost productivity

More than 3,600 farmers are set to benefit from £22 million in productivity-boosting equipment from round two of the government’s Countryside Productivity Small Grants scheme. Under the scheme, farmers can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £12,000 to invest... (Continue reading)

New fund to provide sports prosthetics for children and young people in Wales

Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced a new fund to provide specialist sport prosthetics for children and young people in Wales. Whilst a range of prosthetic equipment is already provided on the NHS, specialist sports prosthetics, like running blades, have... (Continue reading)

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£2.8 million awarded to fund projects by British and Israeli scientists

The British Council and the British Embassy, Israel, have given the go-ahead to seven, new, three-year bilateral scientific projects in the field of research on ageing. The work will be carried out by top institutions in the UK and Israel.... (Continue reading)

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Audio and visual funding for buses will make journeys accessible for all

Buses around Great Britain will become more accessible for disabled passengers thanks to a new partnership with the Real Time Information Group (RTIG), announced today (29 October 2019). The group, which supports good practice in the use of communications technology... (Continue reading)

Agricultural support outlined

Active farmers and crofters will benefit from the first instalment of convergence funding that the Scottish Government has long campaigned for. The initial £80 million will be distributed to support active farming, with a focus on those who farm in... (Continue reading)

UK technology headlines at CEBIT Australia

A British delegation of innovative technology companies and leading tech experts have arrived in Australia for the UK’s flagship showcase at CEBIT in Sydney. The UK will feature as the lead partner country for Australia’s annual tech exhibition, CEBIT this week. 2018... (Continue reading)

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