Archive for January, 2015

£1.9 million pounds of improvements continue at A38 at Dry Bridge, Rattery

Comments Off | 01-31-2015

Dry Bridge spans the A38 trunk road between Marley Head and Lower Dean junctions. The old bridge suffered from alkali silica reaction, commonly known as ‘concrete cancer’. It was demolished last year to make way for a new structure.
The steel beams and concrete slabs for the new bridge will be installed across the A38 over

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£1.9 Million resurfacing investment on M5 between Junction 13 and 14

Comments Off | 01-31-2015

The work, starting on the night of Tuesday, 3 February, will take place along approximately a three and a half mile stretch of the motorway. It will be carried out at night between 8.00pm and 6.00am and will require various lane closures. The work will be completed by the end of March.
Project sponsor Dave Frampton

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Midlands based company wound up for operating as vehicle for a £1.56m fraud

Comments Off | 01-31-2015

The petition to wind-up the company was presented by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills and followed an investigation by the Insolvency Service Investigations showed that AMA was initially incorporated as AMA Electronics Limited in June 2012 and remained dormant until purchased by its current director in March 2014, and the name

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£5 million boost for water rescue charities

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Charities across the country who will get funding for state of the art rescue equipment from a new £5 million fund were announced today (29 January 2015) by Shipping Minister John Hayes.
The minister announced the first 20 projects who will receive funding from the inshore and inland lifeboat scheme during a visit to the Royal

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Welsh search and rescue charities awarded £230k by UK Government

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Two Welsh search and rescue charities have been awarded almost £230,000 in funding from the UK government to improve safety across Wales’s waterways, coastlines and mountains, it was announced today (29 January).
The Severn Area Rescue Association in Monmouthshire and the North Wales Mountain Rescue Association in Conwy were awarded £221,046 and £6,000 respectively to purchase

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Schools given £5 million to work with local nurseries

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Young children across the country are set to benefit from the best possible start in life thanks to a brand-new initiative backed by £5 million of government funding to boost the quality of early years education.
The funding announced today (29 January 2015) will be awarded to more than 60 teaching schools across the country who

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£250,000 funding announced for more than 1,500 new training opportunities

Comments Off | 01-30-2015

Communities Minister Stephen Williams yesterday (26 January 2015) announced new investment to help more social housing tenants play a greater role in the way their homes and wider community are managed.
Over 90,000 social housing tenants across England are benefiting from the government’s tenant empowerment programme, which supports social housing tenants to engage in, manage or control

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£2.3 million of improvements for the A36 near Bath

Comments Off | 01-30-2015

The £2.3 million scheme, on a three mile section of the A36 between Brassknocker Hill and Hantone Hill, is being carried out to correct geotechnical faults in the bank underneath the road that are resulting in damage to the road surface.
While the work is taking place it will be necessary to close the road completely

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World can cut carbon emissions and live well

Comments Off | 01-28-2015

Cutting carbon emissions to limit global temperatures to a 2°C rise can be achieved while improving living standards, a new online tool shows.
The world can eat well, travel more, live in more comfortable homes, and meet international carbon reduction commitments according to the Global Calculator tool, a project led by the UK’s Department of Energy and

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More than 6 million searches of new wills archive

Comments Off | 01-27-2015

Tens of thousands of people have gone online to buy copies of the wills of family members, famous names and historical figures by using the new digital service.
The archive contains more than 41 million wills held by the Probate Registry since 1858 when the documents became public records.
It includes the last wishes of leaders and

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