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UK Government protects funding for Welsh broadcaster S4C

Comments Off | 02-3-2016

Welsh language broadcaster S4C received £400,000 today as Culture Secretary John Whittingdale confirmed new Exchequer funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for 2016/17.
This means that the S4C budget in 2016/17 will be maintained at the levels set out in 2015/16.
S4C in Wales has a specific remit around Welsh language programming, with the

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A556 pond marks £192 million project’s environmental credentials

Comments Off | 02-3-2016

Work on a series of ponds being provided as an integral feature of the new A556 Knutsford to Bowdon dual carriageway, is underlining the environmental credentials of the £192 million Highways England project.
In all, 4 ponds are being provided along the length of the 4.5 mile new road. They are designed to deal with rain

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Millions given freedom over their pension as government outlines new secondary annuity market

Comments Off | 12-15-2015

Economic Secretary to the Treasury Harriett Baldwin, today (15 December) announced that more than five million people will be able to sell their annuity from 6 April 2017, as the government outlined plans to extend its landmark pension freedoms and create a new secondary annuity market.
In the government’s response to the recent consultation into the introduction

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CMA provisionally clears foundation trust hospitals merger

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASP) and Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RSC) provide clinical services from their sites in Ashford, Chertsey and Guildford.
The proposed merger was referred for an in-depth phase 2 inquiry in February after an initial Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation found that the proposed acquisition might

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M6 speed limit returns to 70mph near Sandbach

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

Contractors for Highways England began work on the bridges in January this year and a 50mph limit was introduced for safety reasons, due to the temporary narrow lanes on the motorway.
The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 18 August between junction 16 at Crewe and junction 18 at Middlewich

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Derailment of a container train, Washwood Heath – Update

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

At 08:03 hrs, the failure of signalling equipment in the vicinity of Washwood Heath West Junction, following the passage of train 4O14, alerted the Network Rail signaller to a possible problem with that train. It was subsequently discovered that the train had derailed and then re-railed when crossing from the Up Derby Slow line to

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County Durham directors receive lengthy bans after overstating sales by over £1bn

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

John and Carmel Billany were disqualified as directors for nine years and three years six months respectively after they had inflated the company’s turnover from around £3 million, to an annual turnover of £1.2 billion in order to obtain finance.
The company, which supplied hydraulic components, became insolvent in September 2013 after owing money to a

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River Thames boaters to carry on cruising thanks to £1 million investment from Environment Agency

Comments Off | 08-14-2015

The Environment Agency confirmed yesterday (Tuesday 11 August) which of its 45 locks on the non-tidal River Thames are in line for improvement works during the remainder of this financial year.
In all, 8 lock sites will have a total of more than £1 million spent on them. The seven-figure investment will ensure the locks and

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Foreign Secretary attends Egypt Economic Development conference in Sharm el-Sheikh

Comments Off | 03-18-2015

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond led a British delegation to Sharm el-Sheikh for the ‘Egypt the Future’ conference on Friday 13th March. A large range of British investors were represented including, BP, Vodafone, Barclays and BG Group.
BP will tomorrow sign a $12 billion investment deal in the West Nile Delta, the single largest investment deal in

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Schools given £5 million to work with local nurseries

Comments Off | 03-18-2015

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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