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  1. Scottish Government backs Paisley 2021 bid

    Posted: September 19, 2017 - 2:53 pm

    Culture Secretary gives financial commitment (September 19th). The Scottish Government has given its financial backing to Scotland’s bid if Paisley is named ‘UK City of Culture 2021′. The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, made the announcement while attending the first of a series of culture conversation events which took […]

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  2. Government pledges £500,000 for new action group to grow future of public parks

    Posted: September 19, 2017 - 12:21 pm

    Parks and Green Spaces Minister Marcus Jones today (19 September 2017) launched a new Parks Action Group to help England’s public parks and green spaces meet the needs of communities now and in the future. The new Parks Action Group will include experts from the world of horticulture, leisure, heritage and tourism, and will be […]

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  3. New £33m tenant-designed repairs service rolled out across Wheatley communities

    Posted: September 19, 2017 - 10:39 am

    A new improved £33 million repairs service is being rolled out to thousands of tenants and factored homeowners across Wheatley communities in the west of Scotland (September 18th). It follows Wheatley, Scotland’s leading housing, care and property management group, becoming earlier this year the joint owner with Glasgow City Council of City Building (Glasgow). The […]

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  4. Five Scottish projects successful in multi-million pound active travel design competition ‘Community Links PLUS’

    Posted: September 19, 2017 - 10:07 am

    The Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf MSP, today announced that the five ambitious active travel proposals from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Inverness have all been successful in the final judging of the Sustrans Scotland’s ‘Community Links PLUS’ (CLPLUS) competition (September 18th). Run by Sustrans and funded by the Scottish Government, the competition […]

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  5. Birmingham Curzon HS2 regeneration plans boosted by funding for new Midland Metro stop

    Posted: September 19, 2017 - 9:54 am

    A £27.5 million funding package by the WMCA and GBSLEP has been committed to support the construction of a new Midland Metro stop at the proposed HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon. The work marks an important next stage in the delivery of Birmingham City Council’s Curzon Masterplan (2015) and Curzon Investment Plan (2016). The documents […]

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  6. UK government launches plan to accelerate growth of green finance

    Posted: September 19, 2017 - 8:13 am

    New measures to accelerate investment in clean growth by building on the UK’s strength in green finance will be set out later today by Climate Change Minister Claire Perry at the opening ceremony of Climate Week in New York (September 18th). Green finance includes private sector investments in technologies, infrastructure and innovative start-ups that can […]

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  7. Social security agency

    Posted: September 19, 2017 - 7:21 am

    FM confirms locations in Dundee and Glasgow. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced (18th September) that Scotland’s new social security agency will be headquartered in Dundee, bringing hundreds of jobs to the city. The new agency will also have a site in Glasgow, with the two locations together creating at least 1,500 jobs split evenly between […]

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  8. Building bonanza for local firms in city

    Posted: September 18, 2017 - 11:14 am

    Construction firms in Liverpool are inviting 200 local subcontractors to bid for a slice of the £1 billion of regeneration work taking place in the city (September 15th). Major contractors involved in major regeneration projects are holding a special event at Liverpool Town Hall on Tuesday 19 September, at which they will inform local businesses […]

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