November, 2020

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Temporary visitor ‘pods’ for care homes to be rolled-out

Temporary ‘pods’ are being provided to care homes across Wales to better facilitate visits over Christmas and the winter months, the Health Minister has announced today [Monday 23]. The £3million pilot will cover the procurement, installation and lease of 100... (Continue reading)

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New UK Government Covid testing site opens in Glasgow

The UK Government, Saturday 21 November, opened a new walk-through coronavirus testing centre at St Francis Community Centre in the Gorbals in Glasgow. The centre is easily accessible for people without a car. The new facility at 405 Cumberland Street... (Continue reading)

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UK secures vital rollover trade deal with Canada and agrees to start negotiating more advanced deal next year

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has today secured an agreement for a continuity trade deal with “friend and ally” Canada. The agreement paves the way for negotiations to begin in 2021 on a new tailor-made UK-Canada trade deal, with the... (Continue reading)

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UK Government-supported mass Covid-19 testing begins in Merthyr

UK Military provides logistical support for county-wide programme of testing. Wales’s first mass testing programme is being rolled out in Merthyr Tydfil Borough. Merthyr is the first county in Wales to take part in the UK’s mass testing scheme following... (Continue reading)

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Mayor invests £10m in Green New Deal to secure thousands of green jobs

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the first part of London’s Green New Deal fund with £10 million invested in projects to boost green jobs, tackle the climate emergency and address inequalities. This sits alongside the investment he is... (Continue reading)

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Greater well-being support pledged for social care workers during the pandemic

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Social care workers in the independent sector in Wales are to be given greater support to protect their well-being during the pandemic. The emotional support, including one-to-one counselling with the same counsellor, aims to provide easy access to well-being support... (Continue reading)

Government announces £300 million Sport Winter Survival Package to help spectator sports in England

Major spectator sports in England will receive a combined £300 million cash injection to protect their immediate futures over the winter period, the Government has announced. The Sports Winter Survival Package will support sports – from national governing bodies through... (Continue reading)

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PM to announce largest military investment in 30 years

The biggest programme of investment in British defence since the end of the Cold War was announced yesterday [Thursday] by the Prime Minister. In a speech to the House of Commons he set out a £16.5 billion increase above the... (Continue reading)

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£251 million Ayrshire Growth Deal signed

The transformational Ayrshire Growth Deal reached a major milestone yesterday (19th November 2020) when partners ratified the implementation and financial arrangements for the £251 million investment in the region. Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, joined the three Council... (Continue reading)

UK fusion energy ambitions underlined in Government’s 10-point green plan

UKAEA has welcomed the Government’s endorsement for fusion energy in its new plan for combatting climate change. The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution includes fusion on the UK’s pathway for transforming the country’s energy provision by 2050, alongside renewables,... (Continue reading)

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