Posts Tagged ‘encourage’

New £5 million school bike training programme to create safe and confident young riders

Comments Off | 03-10-2016

New cycle training with £5 million Department for Transport (DfT) funding to teach safe riding early, provide maintenance education and encourage family cycling has been announced by Cycling Minister Robert Goodwill today (Sunday 6 March 2016).
Pilots of the Bikeability Plus scheme in 18 areas across England have shown that the number of

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Middle-aged men rate their health as more important than their money or career

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

There may be a discrepancy between how much men value their health and what they do to look after it, according to new research from Public Health England:

three quarters (74%) of men in England aged 40 to 60 place their health in the top three most important things in their life
only a third (35%) feel

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Review of publicly funded digital skills qualifications

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

In response to a request from the Skills Minister Nick Boles and Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey, the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) conducted a review of publicly funded digital skills in further education.
The review looked at how relevant and up to date the qualifications the SFA currently funds are, both in terms

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Yorkshire’s financial services to be promoted worldwide

Comments Off | 02-11-2016

UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the government’s international business development department, is to launch Yorkshire as part of the Financial Centres of Excellence initiative.
The initiative, supported by local financial services businesses, Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) as well as financial services body,TheCityUK, will encourage potential investors to think of establishing offices in Yorkshire rather than just

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Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 19 October to Sunday 25 October

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

M1 junction 2 Holloway, Greater London: structure maintenance/lighting work
Work to improve journeys by carrying out structure maintenance will start this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Thursday 22 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41. Work to improve

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PM: New counter-extremism strategy is a clear signal of the choice we make today

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

Parents concerned that their 16 and 17 year old children are at risk of travelling abroad under the influence of extremists will be able to apply to have their passports removed, the Prime Minister has announced as he launches the government’s new Counter-Extremism Strategy. He has also announced that anyone with a conviction for terrorist offences

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UK armoured battle group takes part in Poland exercise

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

Exercise Dragon has brought together armed forces from several NATO allies to practice and test multinational, joint combined arms manoeuvres at the Divisional level, and the UK’s contribution predominately involves the Army.
The UK has committed around 800 troops to the exercise, and more than 130 vehicles, including Challenger 2 main battle tanks and Warrior infantry

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Overnight closure on A1 in Gateshead this weekend

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The northbound A1 will be closed from junction 68 (Lobley Hill) to junction 69 (A184 Gateshead Quays) from 8pm on Friday 14 August to 9am the following day.
The southbound A1 from junction 69 to junction 68 and the A184 westbound will be closed during the same times.
Highways England project manager, Lynne Biddles, said:
This work is

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Opportunity to influence management of England’s inshore fisheries

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

The MMO is looking to recruit members for the North Western, North Eastern and Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities (IFCA).
Each IFCA needs members who will take a balanced approach to caring for the seas, assessing the priority and importance of all users and stakeholders. This vacancy is an opportunity for someone who wants to

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Michelle Mone OBE to lead government review on supporting business start-ups

Comments Off | 08-13-2015

Leading entrepreneur and businesswomen, Michelle Mone OBE, has been appointed to conduct an independent review to encourage further business start-ups and entrepreneurship in disadvantaged communities, including areas of high unemployment.
The UK is rated as the best place in Europe and one of the best places in the world to start a business. And as part

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