June, 2020

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New tech to tackle leaves on the line and de-ice platforms set to revolutionise British rail travel

National competition awards £9.4 million funding to innovative projects that will make railways cleaner, greener and more passenger-friendly. twenty-five projects across Great Britain win share of £9.4 million in fourth round of First of a Kind competition projects including innovative... (Continue reading)

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Places of Worship Protective Security Fund open for applications

A £3.2 million fund to improve security at places of worship at risk from hate crime attacks has opened for applications. The Places of Worship Protective Security Scheme, now in its 5th year, allows places of worship such as churches,... (Continue reading)

Funding for Dorset communities

Magnox and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority have announced a £25,000 cash boost to help support vulnerable groups in Dorset. The money has been granted to Dorset Council to support the community near to the Winfrith site during the coronavirus pandemic.... (Continue reading)

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£70 million funding to secure UK position as a world-leader in quantum technology

The government has announced 38 new UK projects that will benefit from more than £70 million government investment to help mark the start of Quantum Tech Digital Week. 38 new projects to benefit from over £70 million government funding to... (Continue reading)

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Primary schools to be given flexibility to bring back more pupils

Primary schools in England are to be given greater flexibility to invite back more pupils, but only if the school has capacity within existing guidelines and if protective measures are in place. Children in early years, Reception, Year 1 and... (Continue reading)

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100 places move a step closer to multi-million pound Towns Fund investment

Guidance published for local leaders of the 100 selected towns to prepare for a Town Deal and develop proposals. The 100 places selected for the government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund will now be able to draw up their proposals for... (Continue reading)

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Government-funded Imperial College COVID-19 vaccine moves into first human trials

Clinical researchers will begin human trials of a new coronavirus vaccine developed by researchers at Imperial College London. Beginning this week, the study will be the first time the vaccine has been trialled in humans and will test whether it... (Continue reading)

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New COVID-19 Funding to Assist the Vulnerable Elderly

The British Consulate in Jerusalem has a small amount of programme funding to support an NGO in providing assistance to vulnerable elderly people in the OPTs. The British Consulate in Jerusalem is working closely with the Palestinian Authority, International Humanitarian... (Continue reading)

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John Tizard: Probation outsourcing – lessons must be learnt

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The recent announcement by the Justice Secretary, Robert Buckland, that the outsourcing of the probation service is to end next year was welcome news to those who have long campaigned against Chris Grayling’s original decision to outsource. It has also... (Continue reading)

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£62 million fund for energy sector

Support package to help deliver net zero future. A multi-million pound fund has been set up to help the energy sector recover from the dual economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the oil and gas price crash. The £62 million... (Continue reading)

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