Archive for November, 2015

Derby residents show overwhelming backing for £220m A38 junction improvements

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More than 80% of residents responding to a Highways England consultation agreed that the Little Eaton, Markeaton and Kingsway islands need improvements.
Project manager Monica Corso-Griffiths explained:
We had a phenomenal response to this consultation. More than 1,200 people came to see us at the event, and 739 of those responded in writing.
A huge 81% backed improvements

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Army Reserve Centre undergoes £1.275 million refurbishment

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The building, home to Headquarters Company and 118 Recovery Company of 104 Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), required refurbishment to improve the operational and training capability of the battalion.
The work has included refurbishing offices, the conference room and officers’ and sergeants’ messes; converting rooms to provide additional offices; providing new classroom facilities; reflooring

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Top business leaders from UK and India agree to reinvigorate trade, investment and collaboration at UK/India CEO Forum

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Business leaders from the UK and India today (13 November 2015) signalled their commitment to improving trade, investment and economic collaboration as they met at the UK/India CEO Forum.
During the meeting at Downing Street, the Prime Minister encouraged company chairs and chief executives to identify the best ways to build new trade partnerships and investment opportunities

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Investigation into finances at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Monitor will examine the causes of the deterioration and what steps can be taken to ensure improvements are made on behalf of patients.
The trust, which provides services to around 550,000 people in Bournemouth, Christchurch, East Dorset and part of the New Forest, has forecast a deficit of over £10 million for the current financial year.
While

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Enterprise Nation government exchange event: Matt Hancock speech

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It’s a pleasure to be back in front of a small business audience.
Before I got into politics I worked for my family’s own small business, a software firm near Chester, employing just under 40 people. That’s why I’m so passionate about making Britain the best place to start and grow a business.
Now I help run

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New funds to help tackle causes of migration

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The UK is providing a further £200 million in bilateral aid to Africa to tackle the root causes of migration, the Prime Minister announced, as European and African leaders gathered in Malta to develop a coordinated approach to address the migrant and refugee crisis.
The UN estimates there are almost 15 million forcibly displaced people in

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Measures to introduce mandatory right to work checks on taxi and private hire drivers

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The proposals mean licensing authorities must conduct checks on applicants to ensure they are in the UK lawfully, and that they have permission to work before granting a licence.
Under the plans, driver and operator licences can’t be issued for a period any longer than the length of a person’s permission to live and work in

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Government creates new body to help manage and deliver major projects for UK economy

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The government has today announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) are to merge, bringing the government’s expertise, knowledge and skills at managing and delivering major economic projects under one roof for the first time.
The new organisation, which will be called the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, will bring together government expertise in the

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Telford man handed £6,229 penalty for operating an illegal waste site

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The 37-year-old was fined £3,200, ordered to pay £2,909 in costs, along with a £120 victim surcharge.
The charge was brought by the Environment Agency contrary to Regulation 12 and 38 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010.
Environment Agency officers visited Hill Top Farm, Telford in 2013 where they met with Mr Wellings. He

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Better by design: strengthening UK business and boosting growth

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A new strategy on design in innovation sets out to accelerate UK economic growth through a wider take-up of the benefits of good design across industry.
Innovate UK’s ‘Design in innovation strategy 2015-2019’ was launched at the Innovate 2015 event in London.
Design mentor Sebastian Conran endorses new strategy
He said:
It’s a really meaty document. It explains the

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