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£50 million armoured vehicles fleet support contract awarded

Comments Off | 01-23-2015

The 5-year contract will safeguard 100 jobs, and covers an array of design services including safety advice and elements of operational effectiveness for light, medium and heavy armoured vehicles.
It also combines a number of existing support contracts into a more efficient and effective contracting agreement, saving taxpayers’ money.
Philip Dunne MP, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support

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£13 million school rebuild starts in Withernsea, Yorkshire

Comments Off | 12-13-2014

Withernsea High School in East Yorkshire, a 1,000-place secondary school, hosted an official turf cutting ceremony on 10 December 2014 to mark the start of the construction work to replace its old dilapidated school building.
The school is 1 of 9 projects in the region to get underway as part of the government’s £2.4 billion Priority School

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New financial levels set for operator licensing

Comments Off | 11-20-2014

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has today (20 November 2014) confirmed that operator licence applications and continuations will be processed at new financial levels from 1 December 2014.
Applicants and existing operators will be asked to produce evidence meeting the revised criteria in preparation for the 1 January 2015 deadline, when the new financial standing

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£3.2 billion naval base investment sustains thousands of UK jobs

Comments Off | 10-1-2014

The contracts will also cover the maintenance and repair of the Royal Navy’s warships and submarines, directly sustaining more than 7,500 jobs across the UK.
Babcock, which manages Her Majesty’s Naval Bases at Devonport and Clyde, has been awarded a £2.6 billion contract, while BAE Systems, which manages Portsmouth Naval Base, has been awarded a £600

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£30 million project set to reduce flood risk in Kent

Comments Off | 08-22-2014

The Environment Agency has appointed Team Van Oord to construct the scheme, which will cover 2.4km of beach from The Suttons, Camber to the western boundary of Lydd Ranges and will include:

a new 1.7km rock revetment and tidal wave wall
increasing the amount of shingle along 700 metres of the beach
the replacement of a number of

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£2.6 million funding for volunteers that support hospitals

Comments Off | 08-9-2014

The funding boost will go to up to 14 projects that will provide extra help to hospitals by supporting older people during the busy winter months:

up to 8 groups will share £2 million to run projects that help older people stay healthy and recover quicker from illnesses through the Reducing Winter Pressures Fund
£600,000 will be

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£100m RB plc research and development investment in the North of England welcomed by Chancellor

Comments Off | 07-24-2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, today (24 July 2014) welcomed the announcement by RB (Reckitt Benckiser) to invest £100 million in its consumer health R&D (research and development) operations, with the creation of a state of the art Centre of Scientific Excellence to be based in the UK.
The announcement, which will secure over

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Vince Cable announces £16 million of funding to develop skills in creative industries

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced £16 million of funding to match industry investment to boost skills in the creative industries and help develop the filmmakers and fashion designers of the future. The funding supports the new creative industries strategy which will help maintain the UK’s position as a world leader in the sector.
Government will

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Cadets aim to raise £1 million for tree project honouring war dead

Comments Off | 06-30-2014

The aim of the Woodland Trust’s First World War centenary woods project is to create 4 centenary woods, one in each of the 4 home nations, where thousands of trees will be planted. Many of these will be dedicated by the public in honour of their ancestors who fought in the Great War, and those

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Scottish government’s decision on a Scottish Independent Living Fund

Comments Off | 04-18-2014

The UK government announced on 6 March that the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will close on 30 June 2015, with the funding and responsibility for ILFrecipients being transferred to local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
The Scottish government has announced that, from 1 July 2015, it will establish a Scottish Independent

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