England

Bidding starts in New Year for £4bn levelling up fund

Councils will be able to bid for project funding early next year from the Government’s new levelling up fund announced in the spending review. The Government has committed £4bn to a new cross-departmental Fund for England. This will invest in local infrastructure that has a visible impact on people and their communities and will support economic recovery. It has committed to ...

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BTN’s 2020 Innovate Conference

Winner: Thrust Carbon The BTN Group’s Innovator of the Year London-based green-tech travel startup Thrust Carbon last month captured The BTN Group’s Innovator of the Year award. By simplifying the path toward sustainable travel programs, Thrust Carbon beat out fierce competition from nine other entrants. The Thrust Carbon platform includes several tools, centered around the Thrust Calculator, which crunches complex ...

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Unisys On Hunt For New UK Agency & European Hub

Incumbent Octopus Group has decided not to take part in the technology giant’s competitive review. LONDON — Technology giant Unisys has issued an RFP for a new UK agency and European hub on a two-year contract, PRovoke has learned. As well as leading PR in the UK, the account involves co-ordinating local agencies in France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and ...

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Online only auctions in Wales and Ireland as virus ‘fire breaks’ begin

Auction houses in Wales, Ireland, and Northern Ireland are adjusting their sales calendars to accommodate the latest set of Covid-19 restrictions. Prime minister Boris Johnson announced a three-tier coronavirus lockdown system for England while other regions have different restrictions and measures in place. A coronavirus ‘firebreak’ will run in Wales, set to end on November 9. A Welsh Government spokesperson ...

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Council Only Scheduled For Closed Session Meeting on Monday

Negotiations on YWCA proposals on agenda Although the City Council is not scheduled to meet in open session on Monday, there will be a packed closed session meeting starting at 2 p.m which includes property negotiations on a Summitt property, negotiations with two Pasadena Fire Department unions, potential litigation and price and payment negotiations related to the YWCA and the ...

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Social landlord applications still to be added to oversubscribed cladding safety fund

Applications for funding to cover the costs of “tens of thousands” of trapped leaseholders in social housing blocks with dangerous cladding are yet to be added to the vastly oversubscribed Building Safety Fund, the government has confirmed. Last week, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government revealed that nearly 2,784 buildings had already registered for the fund to remove non-aluminium ...

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Soccer-Bain and CVC revise Serie A bids as clubs delay decision – sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN – Two private equity groups have revised their final bids to Italy’s top-flight soccer league as they vie to secure a slice of Serie A’s lucrative broadcasting rights business for the next 10 seasons, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The two offers will be reviewed by Serie A club presidents on Oct. 13, after an initial Oct. 9 deadline ...

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£200million Brexit pot could boost Felixstowe and Harwich

The Port of Felixstowe could bid for cash from a £200m government pot to help with the Brexit transition The government is ramping up its preparations for the end of the Brexit transition period with the launch of a £200million fund for ports to build new facilities, including potential new infrastructure at Harwich and Felixstowe. Ministers say new infrastructure at ...

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Five municipalities say ‘yes’ to regional sewer authority, want deal with York City

Five municipalities surrounding York City have approved the creation of a regional sewer authority with the hope of buying the city’s wastewater treatment plant and keeping sewer rates under local government control. This past week, boards in Manchester, West Manchester, Spring Garden and York townships and North York borough all unanimously adopted ordinances to establish and join the York Area Regional ...

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Ambitious plans for Darlington in a series of redevelopments

Victoria Road conception DARLINGTON could be transformed in coming years if two council bids for Government funding are successful, announced as separate work on routes between the station and town centre begins. Darlington Council, as one one of 100 councils invited to, has submitted plans to Government in a bid for £25m of regeneration funding. The Town Fund is a national pot of ...

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Downtown Salisbury ‘moving swiftly’ with developers interested in Empire Hotel

SALISBURY — Following discussions with at least four interested developers, Downtown Salisbury Inc. will create a task force this week to begin reviewing and evaluating proposals. The city announced earlier this month it would end exclusive negotiations with Black Point Investments and form a task force to broaden its search of developers after Black Point didn’t accept a city’s second ...

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LSE picks Euronext as preferred bidder for Borsa Italiana

LONDON/MILAN/PARIS – London Stock Exchange entered exclusive talks to sell Borsa Italiana to Euronext on Friday, with the French operator seeing off Deutsche Boerse and Switzerland’s Six as it bids to add another bourse to its pan-European network. The logo of stock market operator Euronext is seen on a building in the financial district of la Defense in Courbevoie, near ...

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Arcadia Group Wants to Develop a Coffee Shop & More

If you’ve ever stopped in Arcadia Township on M-22, you know that there’s only one thing missing after Lake Michigan, Old Baldy, the Mott Preserve, the Mile Long Marsh Walk, the Lake Michigan beach and the fish and wildlife that abound in this secluded valley: A place to gather together over a really good cup of coffee! And that’s what ...

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Under Review: City council looking at events coordinator contact

City councilors are discussing whether to continue with Tina Curry’s contract, amend it, or go out for a new Request For Proposal (RFP). The City of St. Helens event coordinator Tina Curry during a city meeting in January. As it currently stands, Tina Curry, the principal contractor for the business E2C Corp., is still on an automatically-renewed contract with the ...

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Proper Web Designer Interview Questions to Hire the Best Expert

Not only does a web designer have to be well-prepared for a job interview with a potential employer, but an employer also needs to know what questions to ask to figure out if a particular candidate has what it takes to become a part of the team. As a software development company that deals with interviewing job applicants all the ...

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Sudbury council puts off road pilot project

Could be re-tendered next year A seemingly simple decision about an asphalt remediation program spurred a lengthy discussion at Tuesday’s council meeting. Staff was recommending council approve a $1.4 million pilot project that could transform pothole-patching and road work, and could ease the burden on Sudbury’s beleaguered streets. In the end, council voted to kill the project. “Funding provided for ...

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Government pledges to increase number of affordable homes

The government has announced new measures to help more people get onto the property ladder, as part of a £12.2bn investment in increasing affordable housing. A new shared ownership model would see the minimum initial share to buy in a property reduced from 25% to 10%. People would also be able to buy additional shares in their home in 1% ...

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Labour bids to amend Fire Safety Bill in wake of “shameful” failure to remove unsafe cladding

THE LABOUR Party will try to amend the Government’s Fire Safety Bill this week after it emerged that over 80% of private sector accommodation with Grenfell Tower-style flammable cladding has not had the dangerous material removed. Labour will try to amend the legislation due before Parliament and force the Government to implement the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry’s Phase One ...

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Next UK lottery operator will have to give share of profits to charity

‘Radical shift’ after incumbent Camelot criticised for not raising sum donated to good causes Camelot’s contributions to charities rose 2 per cent between 2010 and 2017 while profits grew 122 per cent to £71m The next operator of the UK’s National Lottery will have to give a share of its profits to good causes after the incumbent came under fire ...

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Wind and solar are 30-50% cheaper than thought, admits UK government

Electricity generated from wind and solar is 30-50% cheaper than previously thought, according to newly published UK government figures. The new estimates of the “levelised cost” of electricity, published this week by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), show that renewables are much cheaper than expected in the previous iteration of the report, published in 2016. The previously published version had, in ...

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India to Hire Deloitte, SBI Caps to Help LIC Prepare for IPO

India is poised to hire Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Ltd. and SBI Capital Markets Ltd. to help Life Insurance Corp. of India prepare for an initial share sale, people with knowledge of the matter said. The advisers will help evaluate the capital structure of India’s biggest insurer as well as aid the company in reworking its financial statement, according to a tender ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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