January, 2020

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Let’s call periods, periods

Campaign launched to tackle the stigma around periods. A new groundbreaking campaign has been launched to challenge the stigma around periods and encourage more people to talk openly about them. Aimed at 16-24 year olds, the ‘Let’s Call Periods, Periods’... (Continue reading)

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Billions of pounds worth of commercial deals signed at Summit

27 deals worth over £6.5bn from across the African markets were signed today at the UK-Africa Investment Summit. British and African firms have announced over £6.5 billion worth of commercial deals today, at the opening of the UK-Africa Investment Summit... (Continue reading)

Funding for on-street chargepoints doubled to help charge up electric vehicle revolution

Residential street chargepoint funding doubled and plans increasing access to real-time information released. funding for chargepoints on residential streets doubled again to ensure postcode plays no part in how easy it is to use an electric car real-time information could... (Continue reading)

£4 million proposed to help tackle climate change

Proposals to set aside more than £4 million to help tackle climate change will be considered by our Cabinet members on Thursday (23 January 2020). If plans are approved as part of the council’s budget, the cash will be used... (Continue reading)

Med-tech firm receives £2.5m grant to further develop orthopaedic sensors

Med-tech firm EnMovi has selected Glasgow as the location to advance its development of cutting-edge orthopaedic sensors and data analytics after receiving a £2.5m research and development (R&D) grant from Scottish Enterprise. The newly-established company is the latest venture from... (Continue reading)

All new homes in Wales to be heated and powered from clean energy sources from 2025

Ambitious new proposals which would lead to all new homes in Wales being heated and powered only from clean energy sources from 2025, making them more energy efficient and cheaper to run, have been set out by the Welsh Government.... (Continue reading)

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Vulnerable Witnesses Act

New legislation ensuring that any child witness in the most serious criminal cases will have their evidence pre-recorded comes into force today (20 January 2020). The change, which will apply to certain cases in the High Court, will spare under... (Continue reading)

Applying for the 2020 Clinical Excellence Awards

ACCEA announces details of the timetable for applying for new awards and renewals in 2020. The 2020 national Clinical Excellence Awards competition will open on Thursday 13 February and close at 5pm on Thursday 9 April. The Advisory Committee on... (Continue reading)

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Vital Industries to benefit from post-Brexit Britain

International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, on Friday, 17 January, set out how vital industries will benefit from free trade after Brexit. Ms Truss met with key industry figures including the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) in Stoke-On-Trent to discuss how the UK ceramics... (Continue reading)

Free period products for all schools and colleges

The new scheme is set to give pupils easy access to period products at school or college, helping to break down stigmas and ensure no young person’s education is disrupted by their period. From Monday 20 January, schools and colleges... (Continue reading)

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