July, 2020


Councils awarded £800,000 to build on digital advances made during pandemic

Communities across the country are set to benefit from better local services as councils receive a share of £800,000 for innovative digital projects. Up to £120,000 given to 11 innovative council-led projects to better serve residents The Local Digital Fund... (Continue reading)

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PM kickstarts £2bn cycling and walking revolution

PM launches government’s most ambitious plans yet to boost cycling and walking Vision commits to thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for any child or adult, and first ever zero-emission transport city Launch comes alongside the... (Continue reading)

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UK and India join forces on new £8 million research

Britain and India are deepening their existing scientific research collaboration with five new projects to tackle anti-microbial resistance (AMR) that could lead to important advances in the global fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria and genes. The funding awards were announced by... (Continue reading)

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Safer Streets Fund to tackle burglary and theft

Thirty-five police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are to receive funding from a £25 million scheme to crack down on burglary and theft in crime hotspots. The Safer Streets Fund aims to stop offences that blight communities and cause misery to... (Continue reading)

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Supporting events

New funding to keep Scotland centre stage. A funding package of £10 million has been established to help the events sector recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding streams will be set up to provide direct support to organisers of... (Continue reading)

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Excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19

Supporting people to move towards and maintain a healthier weight may reduce the serious effects of COVID-19 on the population, PHE report finds. Being obese or excessively overweight increases the risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, a new... (Continue reading)

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New obesity strategy unveiled as country urged to lose weight to beat coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect the NHS

New package of measures and ‘Better Health’ campaign announced to help people lose weight. Ban on TV and online adverts for food high in fat, sugar and salt before 9pm End of deals like ‘buy one get one free’ on... (Continue reading)

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£200,000 boost for better mobile connections on rail network

New funding for antenna prototype will help avoid internet blackouts on train journeys. Transport Secretary announces £200,000 towards research into developing an innovative antenna prototype for rail gantries, helping to make internet blackouts on the commute a thing of the past... (Continue reading)

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Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland receive additional coronavirus funding guarantee from UK Government

UK Government guarantees the devolved administrations will receive a minimum of £3.7 billion in additional funding this year. the move gives Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland the certainty to ensure they can plan for coronavirus response in the months ahead... (Continue reading)

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UK aid funding available for innovative energy projects


The UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, is offering £20m of UK aid funding to develop and demonstrate innovative solutions for clean, affordable and secure energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia or South East Asia. The competition, Energy Catalyst round... (Continue reading)

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