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£3 billion pledge to help end Malaria deaths

Comments Off | 01-25-2016

Deaths from Malaria could be nearly eliminated in the next 15 years thanks in part to a landmark £3 billion funding commitment announced today by the Chancellor and Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Speaking at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, George Osborne, Bill Gates and International Development Secretary, Justine Greening revealed a

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The Magna Carta Fund for Human Rights and Democracy

Comments Off | 01-25-2016

The Fund is launched on 18 January 2016 by FCO Minister Baroness Anelay which aims to further British interests overseas by tackling the root causes of human rights violations, strengthening institutions and governance, promoting and protecting human rights, and supporting democracy and the rule of law.
The Fund has three priority themes:

Democratic values and the rule

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£40 million to drive green car revolution across UK cities

Comments Off | 01-25-2016

Four cities have been awarded significant funds today (25 January 2016) to promote green vehicle technology after successfully bidding for a share of a multi-million pot created to support the take-up of plug-in electric cars across the UK.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced the winners of the Go Ultra Low City Scheme, after the successful cities proposed a

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Employment rises in Scotland

Comments Off | 06-18-2015

Unemployment in Scotland increased marginally by 1,000, to 163,000 in the period February to April 2015, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data released today. The Scottish unemployment rate is 5.9 per cent, which is above the rate of 5.5 per cent for the whole of the UK.
The labour market statistics also show employment

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UK wins a record number of investment projects and maintains position as top investment destination in Europe

Comments Off | 06-18-2015

The UK has maintained its position as the number one destination for FDI in Europe after attracting a record number of FDI projects, bringing in the largest financial value and associated jobs over the past year.

2014-15 foreign direct investment (FDI) has resulted in over 100,000 new and safeguarded jobs in the UK
Attractiveness of UK as

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Economic Secretary on restoring trust in the financial system

Comments Off | 06-18-2015

Good afternoon – and thank you, (Martin), for that kind introduction.
I’m delighted to be speaking at such a prestigious occasion – and I would like to welcome all delegates here to Westminster and London.
It’s great to see so many financial regulators, and representatives of financial services firms, together here from all over the world.
I’d like

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£1.4 Million resurfacing investment on M5 between Junction 9 and 10

Comments Off | 02-7-2015

The work, starting on the night of Monday, 9 February, will take place along approximately a three mile stretch of the sothbound motorway. It will be carried out at night between 8.00pm and 6.00am and will require various lane closures. The southbound entry sliproad at Junction 9 will also need to be closed on occasion.

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