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Repayment of £2.6 billion historical debt to be completed by government

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is today (27 March 2015) announcing that the government will redeem the last four undated bonds in the government’s portfolio, completing the repayment of £2.6 billion of historical debt.
Following the passage of the Finance Act 2015, the remaining four undated gilts – 2¾% Annuities, 2½% Annuities, 2½% Consolidated

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Burnley Hospital allocated £15.6 million by government

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

The government has agreed in principle to allocating £15.6 million to refurbish Burnley General Hospital, subject to a normal business case assessment, Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has announced.
The funding will be used to greatly improve the hospital’s surgical centre, as well as create a new outpatients unit and ophthalmology centre.
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£5.75 million driver information improvements near completion

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Improvements worth more than £5.75 million – with extended CCTV coverage of the region’s motorways and new electronic variable message signs (VMS) – are being delivered by the Highways Agency as part of the Government’ £317 million pinch point programme.
Work on installing new electronic signs and CCTV cameras – which will give Highways Agency traffic

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£32 million boost for UK biomedical projects

Comments Off | 04-3-2015

38 universities and companies from Aberdeen to Somerset will receive funding awards through the seventh round of the Biomedical Catalyst, a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and Innovate UK.
Life changing ideas
Among the projects supported in this round are:

the first human trial of a drug that targets one of the defects in the brain linked

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Biotechnology: £20 million funding boost for UK projects

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The Catalyst was set up in January 2014 to support UK researchers and companies to work together to bring their biotechnology innovations to market and to help cement the UK’s position as a world leader in this sector.
It is funded by Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research

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Northumbrian Water Ltd fined £30,000 over pollution incidents

Comments Off | 04-24-2014

Northumbrian Water Ltd has been fined a total of £30,000 for two sewage pollution incidents that happened last year.
In two separate cases that were both heard before Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on 22 April, the water company admitted and was sentenced for two offences of discharging polluted matter into watercourses.
Chris Bunting, prosecuting for the Environment Agency,

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