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  1. NPIF – Maven Equity Finance leads £1m investment in Airtime Rewards

    Posted: June 5, 2018 - 8:12 am

    NPIF – Maven Equity Finance, part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, managed by Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active SME investors has invested £750,000, as part of a £1m investment round, in Airtime Rewards Ltd (“Airtime”). Manchester based Airtime is an innovative digital customer loyalty programme which enables shoppers to […]

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  2. Defence Secretary outlines plans for Indo-Pacific security at global summit

    Posted: June 5, 2018 - 7:45 am

    The Defence Secretary was among several high-profile speakers at the 17th annual Shangri-La Dialogue Asia Security Summit, in Singapore, where he emphasised the need for partners to come together to tackle shared and increasing challenges. Before heading to the summit, the Defence Secretary travelled to Malaysia, where he met with his new counterpart, Mohamad bin […]

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  3. Healthier school food

    Posted: June 4, 2018 - 11:04 am

    Expert recommendations to make school food and drink even healthier are being consulted on by the Scottish Government. Strict rules already apply to the nutritional content of meals, drinks and snacks served in schools. Following a review by health, nutrition and education experts, views are being sought on proposals to further reduce sugar and other […]

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  4. £5 billion investment to transform rail services across Wales

    Posted: June 4, 2018 - 9:58 am

    Rail passengers across Wales and its borders can look forward to the transformation of their rail services thanks to a £5 billion investment that will fund significant improvements to the frequency and quality of Wales and Borders services, as well as the creation of the South Wales Metro. Following a rigorous procurement process under the […]

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  5. Improving energy efficiency

    Posted: June 4, 2018 - 9:50 am

    More homeowners will be able to carry out energy efficiency work and improvements on their properties as a pilot scheme expands. The HEEPS (Home Energy Efficiency Programme Scotland) scheme lets homeowners on low incomes borrow up to £40,000 for energy efficiency improvements and essential repairs, including the installation of a new boiler, double glazing or […]

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  6. New £63 million defence scheme is turning the tide against floods in Rossall

    Posted: June 4, 2018 - 9:26 am

    A multi-million pound coastal defence scheme to shore up Rossall’s sea defences while reducing flood risk to 7,500 homes ws officially opened on Friday (1st June 2018). It is one of the single biggest investments in a single coastal flood scheme to date. Led by Wyre Council, in partnership with the Environment Agency and main […]

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  7. £2.5m to develop new ways to tackle respiratory disease in Wales

    Posted: June 4, 2018 - 8:17 am

    Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced £2.5m of funding to develop new ways to prevent and treat respiratory disease. The money will be used to create a Respiratory Innovation Centre, bringing together health professionals, academic and business people to more quickly develop, test and implement innovative methods to tackle respiratory illness. By helping to make […]

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