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  1. EU budget: Commission proposes to increase funding to support the environment and climate action

    Posted: June 1, 2018 - 11:00 am

    For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission is proposing to increase funding by almost 60% for ‘LIFE’, the EU programme for the environment and climate action (June 1st). The ‘LIFE’ programme is among the EU funding programmes for which the Commission is proposing the largest proportional increase, with a budget of €1.95 billion […]

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  2. Council to bolster winter maintenance programme for 2018/19

    Posted: June 1, 2018 - 10:52 am

    Investment in community grit bins, a review of pavement treatment and plans for the greater use of technology are all part of the preparations for the year ahead as Aberdeen City Council bolsters its winter maintenance programme (May 30th). Members of the Operational Delivery Committee yesterday (May 29) agreed to the measures as part of […]

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  3. Homes Building Fund accelerates delivery of 1,300 homes for Cambridge

    Posted: June 1, 2018 - 9:59 am

    Ten year funding deal worth £22.4 million secured from Homes England (June 1st). Fund will accelerate the delivery of 1,300 new homes at Wing in Cambridge. Funding will allow accelerated start on build, saving up to 18 months. Hill Marshall LLP, a joint venture between two of Cambridge’s leading family-owned businesses, Marshall Group Properties, part […]

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  4. Tunnelling under railway underway as Scottish Water progresses £120m water supply investment

    Posted: June 1, 2018 - 9:42 am

    Scottish Water has tunnelled under a railway line near Kilmarnock as a project to install a major new water main and improve services to more than 200,000 people progresses (June 1st). Caledonia Water Alliance (CWA), Scottish Water’s alliance partner, used a state-of-the-art Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) to install a 132-metre-long 1500mm diameter concrete tunnel beneath […]

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  5. Record number of student medical places

    Posted: June 1, 2018 - 9:15 am

    Support for innovative courses to train more GPs and enable existing healthcare professionals to enter medicine (June 1st). More medical students will be encouraged into general practice through innovative new undergraduate courses. The Scottish Government will fund deliver 85 additional places at the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. The new courses will focus on […]

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  6. Scottish Green’s leader calls on government to invest in renewables and decommissioning

    Posted: June 1, 2018 - 8:44 am

    Investment in the jobs of the future and devolution of tax powers to local level are ever more vital, according to Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie MSP (June 1st). The party’s finance and economy spokesperson was responding to Finance Secretary Derek Mackay’s inaugural statement on the government’s medium-term financial strategy, and the latest forecasts from […]

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  7. Strengthening local places and regions: apply for funding

    Posted: June 1, 2018 - 7:35 am

    UK Research and Innovation has up to £50 million each for place-based consortia to work together, build on existing research and innovation capabilities and grow the local economy (May 31st).gov Businesses and research organisations that are located closely together can collaborate with local partners on research and innovation projects that create an economic improvement in […]

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  8. Mayor launches new taskforce to expand electric vehicle infrastructure

    Posted: May 31, 2018 - 2:24 pm

    The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will today launch a new taskforce dedicated to boosting the infrastructure needed to increase the take-up of electric vehicles across the capital (May 31st). He will also encourage the boroughs, Government and all those involved in the taskforce to work together and redouble efforts to install vital rapid charging […]

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