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Zero Waste Scotland on the government’s drinks containers return scheme

Zero Waste Scotland reveals their thoughts on the Scottish Government’s plans for a drinks containers deposit-return scheme
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How the Scottish Government is taking responsibility for global issues

In an exclusive interview, a spokesperson from the Scottish Government speaks to Open Access Government about how Scotland is fighting climate change
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The importance of cities as partners in successful governance

Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general, EUROCITIES shares her reflections on the growing importance of cities as agenda setters
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Time to support ‘non-statutory’ economic development practitioners

The Institute of Economic Development (IED) puts forward the case for supporting economic development practitioners in local government
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How local councils can improve their community leisure centre

Cheryl Hersey from Action PR explains how local councils can make the most of their community leisure centre through investment and marketing
Investment in public parks

Government announces £500,000 investment in public parks

The Ministry of Parks and Green Spaces has announced a new action group dedicated to improving green spaces and investment in public parks
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Theresa May in Canada for post-Brexit trade talks

Prime Minister Theresa May has kicked off post-Brexit trade negotiations in Canada, advocating the 'shared values' of both countries
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UK offers military deal with the EU post Brexit

The UK government is forging a military deal with the EU that will allow them to share military assets and collaborate on operations after Brexit

Xenophobia fears rise in the face of Brexit negotiations

The government is investigating accusations of EU nationals facing xenophobia in applying for jobs and housing as Brexit negotiations continue
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Ministers seek ambitious British science funding deal post-Brexit

UK ministers are aiming to negotiate an ambitious deal which will afford British science funding programmes special status after Brexit
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Government pledges £40 million to boost the British coast

Towns across the British coast are set to receive a share of the £40 million Coastal Communities fund from the government to boost local economies
Northern Ireland could receive ‘special status’ after Brexit

Northern Ireland could receive ‘special status’ after Brexit

The EU has said that a 'standalone' deal may have to be negotiated for Northern Ireland to allow a 'frictionless' border crossing to the...

Theresa May assures public of Japan trade agreement after Brexit

Theresa May has announced a trade agreement with Japanese leader Shinzo Abe set to replace EU trading after Britain cuts ties with Europe

UK food industry warns of shortage of workers post-brexit

The UK food industry has warned that Brexit will lead to a shortage of migrant workers, many of whom work in food processing or farming

Brexit vote sees fall in net migration

Latest estimates suggest that the UK has seen an overall decline in net migration since the country voted to leave the EU last June...

Building success at the Agile Business Conference

Mary Henson from the Agile Business Consortium highlights how the Agile Business Conference on the 4 & 5 October aims to support businesses at an unpredictable time

Stability and instability in the Caucasus: social cohesion

A consortium coordinated by the University of St. Gallen looks at the Caucasus and the importance of social cohesion for stability in the region

Government promises ‘innovative’ approach to customs after Brexit

The UK is proposing an alternative ‘untested’ approach to trade customs which would mean no extra checks at UK/EU borders

Supporting the urban Aboriginal population in Canada

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada explain how the organisation is working to better the lives of the urban Aboriginal population in Canada

Why local government should embrace technology

Andrew Cowling at Fujitsu Scanners outlines how local government could benefit from document management for efficiency gains and a reduction in costs

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