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  1. Port of Montrose grant to cut thousands of lorry journeys

    Posted: May 29, 2018 - 1:56 pm

    Montrose Port Authority lands £1.5m Scottish Government grant (May 29th). More freight will be taken off Scotland’s roads and transported by sea thanks to a £1.5m Ports Mode Shift Grant from the Scottish Government to Montrose Port Authority (MPA). The money will be added to a £5.9m investment by MPA to introduce a series of […]

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  2. Fife forges ahead with basic income pilot following successful joint funding bid

    Posted: May 29, 2018 - 12:53 pm

    Fife will help shape a basic income pilot following a successful joint bid to the Scottish Government for £250,000 (May 29th). Fife, North Ayrshire, City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City Councils are working together with NHS Health Scotland and the Improvement Service to explore the feasibility of pilots in their areas. The aim of the […]

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  3. Plastic-free shopping range launched in Glasgow

    Posted: May 29, 2018 - 10:57 am

    Zero Waste Scotland announces £1m fund for proposals to cut packaging (May 28th). Everything from locally-made herbal shampoo, to a dazzling array of herbs for cooking is available at Locavore, an innovative new ‘super’ market in Glasgow’s Southside – the difference is, customers can come in and buy these items without also picking up the […]

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  4. Homes England partnership to deliver more affordable homes

    Posted: May 29, 2018 - 10:03 am

    A total of four developments – two in the North East, one in Yorkshire and one in the East Midlands – will see much-needed new homes delivered thanks to the partnership (May 29th). Three of the schemes, Brookvale, Dominion and Sedgeletch, are part of the Homes England Accelerated Construction Programme. In the East Midlands, 200 […]

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  5. Businesses Call on PM to Hold Expansion Vote Urgently

    Posted: May 29, 2018 - 9:35 am

    Business groups representing over 500,000 companies have called on the Prime Minister to table a vote on Heathrow expansion (May 27th). Their letter to the Prime Minister, which has been sent to Heathrow and the text copied below, follows an Open Letter sent by the 5 leaders of the UK’s biggest trade unions urging Parliament […]

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  6. Multi-million pound investment in state of the art facilities for children with special educational needs

    Posted: May 29, 2018 - 8:22 am

    Councils are set to benefit from a £50 million funding boost to create additional school places and state-of-the-art facilities for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), giving families more choice and helping to meet increasing demand. Alongside this, the Government has provided £680 million to create 40,000 more good school places in primary […]

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  7. New pipeline connects water to North Uist villages

    Posted: May 29, 2018 - 7:49 am

    Three villages in a corner of North Uist could be connected to the mains water supply for the first time thanks to a new project (May 29th). A proposal for planning consent has now been submitted to Comhairle nan Eilean Siar for a four mile plus pipeline to serve the villages of Lochportain, Cheesebay and […]

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