February, 2020


Longer trains and more seats for passengers across the Midlands

Thousands of passengers will benefit from improvements on CrossCountry trains including over 20,000 extra seats a week, thanks to a £2.5 million government investment announced by the Rail Minister today (24 February 2020). Passengers travelling from Birmingham to Nottingham, Leicester... (Continue reading)

Improvements in emergency waiting times and Ambulance Service hits target for January

Welsh Government response to the latest NHS Wales performance statistics. A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “It is testament to the hard work of front line staff and robust winter planning that the Welsh Ambulance Service met its target for the... (Continue reading)

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£10 million boost to improve patient care with new technologies

A new £10 million scheme will give leading researchers and businesses, based in the UK, the chance to work together to develop treatments and cures for those facing life-threatening conditions like cancer and dementia. The UK is home to one... (Continue reading)

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Rural Wales set to benefit from slice of £65 million 5G trials package

Rural areas will benefit from a series of UK Government-funded trials to help them seize the potential of modern technology, the Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden announced yesterday, Thursday Feb 20 2020. CoCore, a 5G testbed in south east Wales will... (Continue reading)

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One of the oldest Search and Rescue teams in the UK among winners of vital £1 million funding boost

Fifty charities will receive funding for essential search and rescue equipment, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced yesterday (20 February 2020). From rescuing people stranded by raging floodwaters to helping locate high risk missing persons, search and rescue teams across... (Continue reading)

Plans for major expansion of dormant assets scheme to benefit good causes

The dormant assets scheme could be expanded to include a range of financial assets, in a move which could unlock hundreds of millions of pounds for good causes across the UK. The Government has today (Friday 20th Feb 2020) signaled its... (Continue reading)

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Early years apps approved to help families kick start learning at home

Parents are set to benefit from new technology to support their children learning at home, with 6 new apps available to improve reading, writing and speaking. Following a competition to find the best educational apps for parents to engage young... (Continue reading)

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Prosperity Fund’s Future Cities Programme launches in South Africa

The UK Prosperity Fund, in partnership with Future Cities South Africa is launching their Future Cities Programme in three of South Africa’s major city municipalities: Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The Global Future Cities Programme is an £80 million programme,... (Continue reading)

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Digital form quicker and easier for separated parents applying to see children

It will be quicker and easier for separated parents to apply to see their children thanks to a new online service launched by HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS). Quicker, less stressful process for parents trying to see children More... (Continue reading)

UK Biodiverse Landscapes Fund 2021-2026

The UK Prime Minister announced at the 2019 UN General Assembly a £100 million Biodiverse Landscapes Fund. Biodiversity is declining worldwide faster than at any other time in human history. In the last 50 years, human pressures have increased, while... (Continue reading)

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