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Building flood resilience: minister visits innovative projects in Sheffield

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In his role as chair of the National Flood Resilience Review, Oliver Letwin saw first hand how these projects are delivering huge benefits in the area through better flood protection.
Representatives from the Environment Agency, Natural England and Sheffield Council accompanied the minister as part of a wider fact-finding mission in Yorkshire.

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Britain’s choice: economic security with the EU, or a leap into the dark

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Imagine a world where a British airline wasn’t allowed to fly between Rome and Paris; where British farmers were slapped with a tariff if they wanted to export more beef to Europe; and where great British telecoms companies and car manufacturers faced new barriers when trying to sell their goods and

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Electric company to pay £21,000 for release of F-gas

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Schneider Electric Ltd has today (Fri 1 April) been fined £3,000 for failing to recover a greenhouse gas that was released to the air at Stanford-le-Hope, Essex in 2013.
Basildon Magistrates’ Court also ordered the company to pay £18,368 costs.
The case concerned the release of sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) gas from high voltage switchgear

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New £1.5 million funding to bring communities together

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The Near Neighbours programme – that brings together diverse communities and different faiths through a range of activities – has been awarded an additional £1.5 million of funding, Baroness Williams of Trafford announced today (4 April 2016).
Using the infrastructure of the Church of England, Near Neighbours provides small grants and support to

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UK risks losing £1.5m Florentine table tops

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A pair of ornate Florentine pietre dure table tops are at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £1,500,000. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on the pair so a buyer can be found to keep

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