May, 2020


Construction begins on DIO’s new Whittington headquarters

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and Kier have marked the start of construction work to create a new headquarters at the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Whittington site with a turf-cutting ceremony. DIO awarded a contract to Kier in February 2020 to... (Continue reading)

Sheffield’s River Sheaf screen gets £3m upgrade

Work has started on a £3 million project to improve the screen and replace the mechanical arm used to clear it. The upgrade work is being done while adhering to strict Government guidelines on social distancing and is expected to... (Continue reading)

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New funding for Defence Innovation Priorities

£1m of Defence Innovation funding has been set aside for civil sector support for the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) innovation priorities. Industry and academia are being urged to submit their ideas to help MOD with its most pressing problems to... (Continue reading)

COVID-19 budget revision

Spending on measures to counter the COVID-19 pandemic has reached just over £4 billion, Scottish Government figures reveal. The total includes a comprehensive £2.3 billion package of support for business, a £620 million boost for health services and £358 million... (Continue reading)

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New £150,000 fund to help digital firms develop technology to combat coronavirus

The Welsh Government has announced a £150,000 fund for healthcare firms to find new ways to use digital technology to combat coronavirus. The challenge fund aims to quickly trial solutions in health and care to improve remote diagnostics, data collection... (Continue reading)

£640 million reaches businesses in £2.4 billion Welsh Government COVID-19 response

The Finance Minister Rebecca Evans will set out the extraordinary steps the Welsh Government has taken to dedicate more than £2.4 billion to the coronavirus (COVID-19)crisis when the supplementary budget is to be published. This significant financial effort has not... (Continue reading)

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Welsh Government announce new £20 million fund to transform homelessness services and ensure no-one need return to rough sleeping

Housing and Local Government Minister Julie James has announced new funding of up to £20 million to help ensure that no-one in emergency shelter during the coronavirus crisis has to return to the streets or unsuitable accommodation. The Welsh Government’s... (Continue reading)

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Seeing salmon leaping in the Yorkshire Dales is a step closer thanks to a major river restoration project tackling its next hurdle.

The Developing the Natural Aire (DNAire) project will see fish passes installed at the last four major obstructions blocking access up the river to the Dales. Work to install a fish pass at Kirkstall weir has got under way with... (Continue reading)

Government launches NHS Test and Trace service

The new NHS Test and Trace service will launch today (Thursday 28 May) across England, the government announced. The service will help identify, contain and control coronavirus, reduce the spread of the virus and save lives. From today, anyone who... (Continue reading)

Mayor launches £9m boost to help learners access training

Londoners who have been unable to access training because of the restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 are set to benefit from new funding from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The Mayor is making up... (Continue reading)

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