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Union Chain Bridge receives £3.14m National Lottery funding

18.09.19:   The oldest operational suspension bridge in the world has received £3.14m in lottery funding, securing its future. The Union Chain Bridge, or Union Suspension Bridge as it is also known, has been providing a crucial transp... more >

North Oxford looks set for £500m development plan

18.09.19: A £500m development plan for North Oxford looks likely to get the green light from Oxford City Council officers. The proposal includes 480 new homes and offices with a 4,500-job capacity and an 18-bedroom hotel, to be located near the... more >

Councils urged to apply for £120k local road improvement fund

18.09.19: Local authorities across the UK are being urged to apply for a new grant fund, delivered by the Road Safety Trust, aimed towards improving safety on local roads. The Small Grants Funding Programme has an estimated £120,000 budget... more >

Government awards £2m to prevent illegal greenbelt development

18.09.19: Housing minister Esther McVey has announced £2m funding to “ensure the UK greenbelt remains untouched and protected” by preventing illegal greenbelt development. The funding will be shared across 37 areas of the UK, w... more >

West Midlands Combined Authority to deliver 4,000 new homes

17.09.19: A pioneering partnership between the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Lovell Partnerships provides opportunity to pave the way for over 4,000 new homes. Confirmed by mayor Andy Street today (Tuesday 17 Sept), the partnership will... more >

Council re-think scrapping meals in the community

17.09.19: Subsidised meals in the community could be kept for some residents depending on senior councillor consideration. Over the summer, East Sussex County Council considered plans to remove the meals in the community subsidy in a bid to make almo... more >

Details of £95m high street investments revealed

16.09.19: The government will provide 69 towns across the UK with a share of a £95m heritage boost. Specific locations and their respective portions have been confirmed by culture secretary Nicky Morgan. The cash injection will be overseen by H... more >

Boris Johnson vows to give more power to the Northern Powerhouse regions

13.09.19: Boris Johnson has pledged his support for the Northern Powerhouse and for further devolution deals, alongside announcing the creation of a new growth body with powers to bring together major organisations in the region. Giving a speech in S... more >

Government pledges £62m funding to improve flood defences

12.09.19: Government has pledged £62m funding to improve flood defences across England, with more than 9,000 homes set to benefit from the improvements. Environment secretary Theresa Villiers announced the new round of investment into flood def... more >

Dorset County public sector pension fund valued at more than £3bn

12.09.19: A public sector pension fund in the county of Dorset has risen to a value of £3bn for the first time, having seen a 5% rise from the start of the previous financial year. The Dorset County Pension Fund serves more than 71,000 public s... more >

Cornwall Council outlines £12m spend on spaceport

12.09.19: Cornwall Council have outlined their proposals to go before councillors, asking for approval of £12m funding to support Spaceport Cornwall – the project to build the UK’s first horizontal launch site at Newquay Airport. Th... more >

Three Tyneside councils set to finalise their plan to improve air quality

11.09.19: Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside councils are set to submit their plan to tackle the air quality of the region following government direction. Cabinet meetings are to be held this month in order to seek the approval of councillors regardi... more >

Debbie Wilcox stepping down after being named in Theresa May’s Honours list

11.09.19: Councillor Debbie Wilcox, leader of Newport City Council and the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), will step down as leader. This comes after being recognised in former Prime Minister Theresa May’s Resignation Honours List. W... more >

Northern Powerhouse Partner aims to connect the North once again

02.09.19: In February this year, official Northern Powerhouse Partner, Cognitive Publishing, delivered EvoNorth 2019.  The two day event was designed to amplify and highlight future developments the region has to offer - uniting leaders responsible f... more >

Greater Manchester unveils digital technology plans to transform care

29.08.19: NHS and councils within Greater Manchester have come together to develop and test new advanced technologies that look to join up vital information across public services and help empower people to live well, integrate care and save lives. ... more >

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Northern Powerhouse Partner aims to connect the North once again

02/09/2019Northern Powerhouse Partner aims to connect the North once again

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25/10/2017Take a moment to celebrate

Devolution, restructuring and widespread service reform: from a journalist’s perspective, it’s never been a more exciting time to report on the public sector. That’s why I could not be more thrilled to be taking over the reins at PSE at this key juncture. There could not be a feature that more perfectly encapsulates this feeling of imminent change than the article James Palmer, mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has penned for us on p28. In it, he highlights... read more >