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...

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...

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...

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...

Investing in Newport’s infrastructure

12.09.19: With £1bn available to solve the area's traffic issues, Debbie Wilcox, leader of Newport City Council, discusses balancing improvements to the M4 motorway with the interests of Newport itself. Newport occupies a critical position as t...