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Hundreds of North Sea jobs to be cut

Hundreds of North Sea jobs to be cut

Oil companies Shell and Taqa have revealed plans to cut hundreds of jobs from operations in the North Sea... Shell UK will cut 250 jobs...
Working together for cleaner air

Working together for cleaner air

Christian Friis Bach, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe details the importance of renewing efforts...
Coventry taxi plant will create 1,000 jobs

Coventry taxi plant will create 1,000 jobs

A new taxi plant set to be built on the outskirts of Coventry will create up to 1,000 new jobs... Plans have been revealed by...
Poverty impacts young adults in Scotland

Poverty impacts young adults in Scotland

A new report has revealed that young adults in Scotland are more likely to experience poverty than any other age group... Research conducted by the...
Planning permission scrapped for click and collect

Planning permission scrapped for click and collect

High street shops will be able to install 'click and collect' lockers without gaining planning permission under new government measures... From the 15 April retailers...
The Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities

The Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities

Victoria Bankes Price, Planning Advisor at the Woodland Trust examines the Biodiversity Duty for Public Authorities and highlights how guidance is lacking in useful...
Electric van grant extended

Electric van grant extended

The government has announced an extension of the electric van grant and an additional £4m to help refuel gas-powered trucks... Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has...
Essex takes action to solve housing challenges

Essex takes action to solve housing challenges

Public sector organisations in Essex have joined forces to free up land and assets to enable the development of affordable and specialist housing... The Housing...
Online map reveals the scope of renewable heat

Online map reveals the scope of renewable heat

A new interactive online map has shown the potential heat energy available in over 4,000 rivers, estuaries, canals, and coastal sites... According to the government...
Committee calls government on £50bn HS2 cost

Committee raises concerns on the cost of HS2

A report published by the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has revealed the government has no convincing case to spend £50bn building the...
Managing wellbeing in the workplace

Managing wellbeing in the workplace

Louise Aston, Workwell Director, Business in the Community, gives her views on why a positive culture of wellbeing is vital for all organisations…  Supporting employees...
Council launches quit smoking campaign

Council launches quit smoking campaign

Cumbria County Council has launched a new campaign aimed at stopping young pregnant women from smoking... Support will be available for young mums-to-be between 16-...
Councils doubtful of superfast broadband target

Councils doubtful of superfast broadband target

A new survey has revealed that almost half of county councils do not think the government target to implement superfast broadband can be met... By...
Promoting research in Norway

Promoting research in Norway

AG highlights how the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research is ensuring their commitment to research and development over the coming year…   The EU’s significant investment...
Poor families in Liverpool are relying on charity

Poor families in Liverpool are relying on charity

A new report from the city council has revealed the plight of many of Liverpool's poorest families... The 'Getting By?' report collated evidence from 30...
Council proposes own adult social care firm

Council proposes own adult social care firm

Staff at Salford City Council are looking to set up their own company in a bid to protect adult social care services from further...
Business group warns of post-election power vacuum

CBI warns of post-election power vacuum

Business group CBI has warned if no party wins outright during the General Election in May it could impact the UK economy... The Confederation of...
Great Western rail deal with FirstGroup extended

Great Western rail deal with FirstGroup extended

FirstGroup has been granted an extension on its deal with the government to run services along the Great Western network.... Rail and transport company FirstGroup...
Committee MPs should get £10,000 pay rise

Committee MPs should get £10,000 pay rise

According to the think tank Reform, MPs who sit on Commons select committees should receive a £10,000 pay increase... Committees responsible for debating and amending...
Geothermal energy: a low carbon resource for the UK

Geothermal energy: a renewable, low carbon resource for the UK

Jon Busby, Team Leader Renewables, Energy Storage and Clean Coal at the British Geological Survey details the benefits of deep geothermal heat sources in...

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