February, 2020

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Period products reach half a million people

Free period products are now available to more than half a million people across Scotland. The Scottish Government has invested £15 million in its world-leading action to widen provision and tackle the stigma surrounding periods. Later this year, an app... (Continue reading)

£2 million new funding allocated to support local airfields

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Aviation Minister, Paul Maynard launched the Airfield Development Fund, on Tuesday, 12 April 2020, which will increase support for airfield owners, operators, local councils and associated businesses, helping them upskill, thrive and grow. Airfields are an integral part of the... (Continue reading)

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Second phase of Northstowe and one of the UK’s largest modular neighbourhoods gets the green light

It is being brought forward by the innovative modern house builder ‘House by Urban Splash’, a new company backed by regeneration specialists Urban Splash, Homes England and Japan’s biggest house builder, Sekisui House. Inholm comprises a total of 406 modular... (Continue reading)

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Discussions to take place on budget proposals

Proposals for a transformative three-year Budget designed to make people’s lives better will be considered by Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz and Newham Council’s Cabinet next week (Tuesday 18 February, Newham Town Hall, East Ham, 6pm). ​ ​At the heart of the... (Continue reading)

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Multi-million pound investment to deliver road safety and environmental improvements in Kingston

The council‘s Environmental and Sustainable Transport Committee (11 February), has agreed to invest £4.72million to further improve the borough’s road and transport network. Members of the committee gave the go-ahead to the next stage of the Kingston Local Implementation Plan... (Continue reading)

Mayor to invest £55.5m to tackle complex causes of violent crime

Announcement brings total invested in tackling violence this year to more than £100m New money to be invested in tackling consequences of school exclusions and providing positive opportunities for thousands of young Londoners The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has... (Continue reading)

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More money needed for Big Ben Conservation Project

The discovery of extensive Second World War bomb damage, pollution and asbestos in the Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben has pushed up the repair bill by an additional £18.6m, parliamentary authorities have been told. The full scale of the... (Continue reading)

Additional £500,000 to support Town and Community Councils in Wales

The Community and Town Council sector in Wales is set to receive up to £500,000 in additional Welsh Government funding to help strengthen their financial management and governance, Local Government Minister Julie James has announced today. The funding will allow... (Continue reading)

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

A progress report released today (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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Budget heralds landmark in social security powers

£3.4 billion will go directly to people in Scotland who need it the most. The creation of a new social security system for Scotland has reached a new landmark with a £3.4 billion allocation for benefit spend in the latest... (Continue reading)

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