February, 2020


Multi-million pound support package to boost the FE workforce

£24 million package will strengthen the FE workforce and help to level up skills and opportunities up and down the country. Further education providers across the country are to benefit from a package of support, worth up to £24 million,... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Government invests £950,000 to develop Newtown’s Riverside Venue

The Welsh Government has awarded £950,000 to develop a new riverside venue in Newtown, Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government Hannah Blythyn has announced. The £1.5 million project – to build an iconic, two-story building on the site of... (Continue reading)

£6.5m for new digital service for cancer care in Wales

On World Cancer Day, Health Minister Vaughan Gething has announced £6.5m for a new digital service for cancer care in Wales. The new system will replace the one currently used by cancer centres in Wales. By integrating with local and... (Continue reading)

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£2 million work begins on Brislington flood defence

Repairing channel walls and making a maintenance platform and track will make big differences to reducing flood risk to more than 100 properties in Bristol. A flood defence which protects more than 100 properties in Bristol is getting improved to... (Continue reading)

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Coronavirus public information campaign launched across the UK

A UK-wide public information campaign has been launched to advise the public on how to slow the spread of coronavirus and reduce the impact on NHS services. The government-funded campaign will include public health advice on how people can protect... (Continue reading)

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Fake PayPal emails lead to over £1 million in losses


Action Fraud is warning people selling items online to be on the lookout for fraudsters sending fake PayPal emails. Between October 2019 and December 2019, 3,059 crime reports were made to Action Fraud about fake PayPal emails. Victims reported losing... (Continue reading)

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Boost for pensioners in the EU

UK state pensioners currently living in the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will continue to have their pensions increased annually.   Under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, UK state pensioners living in the EEA or Switzerland by 31... (Continue reading)

£20m announced to fund vaccines for coronavirus and other infectious diseases

Government has pledged £20 million to develop a new vaccine for coronavirus and other infectious diseases The Government has today pledged £20 million to develop new vaccines to combat the world’s deadliest diseases, amid concerns over the ongoing novel coronavirus... (Continue reading)

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