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‘Hundreds and hundreds’ of redundancies are being made in Cornwall

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce President Toby Parkins said that there was a need to provide more skills and training opportunities to help those made redundant get back into work PM: ‘SECOND WAVE’ COULD MEAN FURTHER QUARANTINE ORDERS The President of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce has raised concerns about the impact coronavirus is having on businesses in Cornwall and rising job ...

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Call not to neglect Dalton as Barrow bids for £52m funding

CONCERN: Cllr Ben Shirley hopes place such as Dalton are not left outNIGHTCLUBS — Nightclubs in Barrow Town Centre which have been closed for many years // Pictured: Club M on Cornwallis Street Friday 11th August 2017 LINDSEY DICKINGS. CONCERNS have been raised that areas not included in a council bid for £52m in government funding could be left neglected. Barrow Council ...

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Government approves extra places on engineering courses

Over 1,000 extra university places for engineering courses are being made available from September as the government seeks to boost services and support the economy. Universities Minister Michelle Donelan has confirmed that the government has approved over 9,000 additional places at UK universities for courses – including science and nursing -that are of ‘strategic importance’. As part of the government’s ...

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Minister’s visit to hear schools’ funding bids

Schools Minister Nick Gibb will be paying a visit to Sleaford’s grammar schools when they return in September to consider funding their plans for a co-educational facility on a new, edge-of-town site. Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State at the Department for Education, will be paying a visit to Carre’s Grammar School and Kesteven and Sleaford High School when they ...

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Millions of people in care homes have been abandoned to their fate after government dumps pledge for testing

Castle View care home in Dumbarton where eight residents are understood to have died of Covid-19 in less than a month MILLIONS of care home residents and staff have been abandoned to their fate after the government dumped its pledge to carry out comprehensive testing for coronavirus over the summer. Labour accused the government of “negligence” today after the decision ...

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ISO-New England Selects Ready Path Solution to Maintain Grid Reliability

Cost-effective solution to ensure reliability when Mystic Generating Station retires in 2024. ISO-New England (ISO-NE) recently selected the Ready Path Solution, a collaboration between Eversource and National Grid, as a cost-effective solution to maintain grid reliability following the retirement of the Mystic Generating Station in 2024. According to the ISO-NE, the closing of the Mystic Generating Station could create significant ...

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Seven ways Swindon town centre could be improved by £25m bid for government cash

A £25 MILLION plan which would help transform the town centre has taken a step forward. Seven projects have been identified by experts from the public, private and voluntary sector in Swindon as the council bids for a share of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund. Should it succeed, it would spend the money on making land ready for new homes and offices ...

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GSK Taps Publicis, TAG For Production Partnership

GSK is forming a global partnership with Publicis Production and Tag to create an end-to-end globally scalable production capability. This move consolidates production that was formerly handled by individual agencies under one centrally governed service layer that integrates production and media. A key focus of this new model is to better leverage data to optimize content effectiveness. “They want to ...

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Travelodge owners’ group launches action to allow landlords to rebrand under Accor’s Ibis brand

The Travelodge Owners Action Group, a coalition of landlords of more than 400 Travelodge hotels, has launched AGO Hotels, a platform to allow landlords to exercise their break clause and instead rebrand under Accor’s Ibis brand. The group has set up the option for property owners seeking to exercise their break option from Travelodge following last month’s CVA deal. The break ...

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Owner’s engineer sought for 32-MWp solar project in Chad

Solar panels. UK-based Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) is seeking to award an owner’s engineer contract for a 32-MWp solar project in Chad through a competitive tender round. The company has opened a Request for Proposal (RfP) for what will be the first phase of the 60-MW Djermaya solar project, according to official documents. Interested candidates will be able to ...

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City searching for recruiter for administrator

Lori Rich stands beside her door at City Hall just after taking the position of city administrator in 2011. By March 15, 2021, Ripon will have a new city administrator. The Ripon Common Council outlined its first steps toward replacing City Administrator Lori Rich, who will be retiring next spring. To accomplish this feat — a process it rarely goes ...

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Elgin BID in national push for town-centre recovery

MORAY shoppers are being urged to think local and put safety first in a campaign launched today to help town centres in their Covid fightback. Elgin Business Improvement District (Elgin BID – Embrace Elgin) is backing a national rallying cry from Scotland’s Towns Partnership to help safely reignite the economy. The partnership’s Scotland Loves Local initiative, in association with the ...

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Clean sweep for Pennine Trust schools in CIF bids

Lea Hough’s school building consultants have achieved a clean sweep in government funding for a multi academy trust in Lancashire. Six bids were submitted by Lea Hough on behalf of Pennine Trust, with three schools applying for two bids each. The results of the funding round were announced on 29th June and all six bids were approved! Pennine Trust is ...

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Car parks, motor home facilities and toilets are top priorities in bids for tourism infrastructure funding

The Old Man o Storr rock outcrop on The Storr with the Loch Fada and Loch Leathan, together knows as the Storr Lochs in the foreground. Car parks, motor home facilities and toilets dominate the growing list of community projects looking for support from the Scottish Government’s rural tourism infrastructure fund (RTIF). Highland Council has put forward 18 projects to ...

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Town’s economic recovery schemes progress to key bidding stage

An artist’s impression of how a new marina village might look A SERIES of regeneration projects aimed at helping Barrow’s economic recovery are due to progress to a key bidding stage. At the next meeting of Barrow Council’s executive committee, councillors are set to approve a number of schemes, for which they will now request government funding. The proposals include: a Barrow ...

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£700,000 for school improvements

Dr Rob Petrie head of Cockermouth School Cockermouth School has been successful in securing capital funding from the government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) to carry out thousands of pounds of improvements to their heating system. Head Dr Petrie said: “Approximately one third of the submitted bids were approved in this funding round, and I am delighted that our bid was ...

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Once-in-a-generation bids for combined £55 million transformational funding for Barrow to be submitted to government

Barrow BIDS for a combined £55 million in funding to transform Barrow for the future are set to be submitted to the government this month. The #BrilliantBarrow initiative calls for £30 million from the Towns Fund for a series of innovative projects to ensure the borough thrives as a great place to live, work and visit. A further £25 million ...

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Blast furnaces could be scrapped at Tata Port Talbot steelworks, unions fear

Workers’ leaders and the local MP pledged to fight any moves to replace the furnaces with green equivalents Tata could replace the famous blast furnaces at the steelworks Unions tonight vowed to fight plans which could see blast furnaces at Britain’s biggest steelworks closed and replaced with more environmentally-friendly substitutes. Tata is exploring the option for the Port Talbot plant ...

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Request for Proposals

Request For Bids The Town of Braintree is seeking bids for Braintree TH4 Thayer Brook Road Culvert Header Repair. Bid packets are available at the Braintree Town Office: 728-9787, 932 Vermont Route 12A . Sealed bids must be received at the Braintree Town Office by 3:00 p.m., Monday, July 27, 2020. Please contact Jeff Masterson the Braintree Highway Foreman with ...

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A ‘Peterborough bid’ launched to protect city’s cultural offering

A “Peterborough bid” to ensure the city gets a fair share of the Government’s recently announced £1.57bn support package for the arts – relative to its overall cultural offering – has been launched. Paul Bristow MP with Selladoor CEO David Hutchinson, CFO Phillip Rowntree and New Theatre theatre director Richie Ross. MP Paul Bristow met with  city councillors – who ...

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