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GLOS CRICKET THANKS BRISTOL NHS AND EMERGENCY SERVICE WORKERS WITH ENGLAND WOMEN ODI TICKET GIVEAWAY

International cricket is returning to the Bristol County Ground this summer and Gloucestershire Cricket is taking the opportunity to thank the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic by giving away tickets to blue light workers.

In a rerun of the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final, England will take on India in Bristol on Sunday

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Investing in Nature: An Emerging Institutional Asset Class

The Green Purposes Company, in partnership with Finance Earth, has today published a ground-breaking report on the urgent need to accelerate and scale up investment in nature. This report is published at a critical time: we are facing an environmental crisis with global wildlife populations plummeting and the impacts of climate change increasingly being felt

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REESINK OFFERING 10 PERCENT OFF TORO ROTARY BLADES IN MAY

Reesink Turfcare is offering 10 percent off genuine Toro rotary blades in May to ensure there’s nothing holding you back from delivering in the busiest season of the year.

Never underestimate the importance of your rotary blades. If blunt or unbalanced, you can expect a poor cut and poor after-cut appearance, but also your

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YPO LOOKS TOWARDS POST-PANDEMIC SUCCESS WITH THREE SENIOR APPOINTMENTS

YPO, one of the UK’s largest public sector buying organisations, has made three appointments across its board and senior leadership teams, as part of a wider focus on stability and pandemic recovery for the organisation.

Julie Hawley will be taking the role of executive director of finance, Jacquie Lightfoot will be joining YPO as executive

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What next for social care?

Highland Marketing’s advisory board welcomed Jane Brightman, social care lead at Institute of Health and Social Care Management, to discuss the sector and its technology needs. A lot of hope is being pinned on integrated care systems, but when it comes to joining up health and care systems and putting the underpinning IT in place,

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Unemployment during COVID: Kingston leads effort to boost local economy as unemployment triples

Kingston Council has outlined its work to boost the local economy as new figures reveal that the pandemic saw local unemployment almost tripled last year.

A report for the council’s Response and Recovery Committee this evening shows the number of local people claiming unemployment benefits shot up from 2,115 to 6,090 in the year to

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First acts of new Government must be to establish a Wales-wide Covid inquiry – Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS

First acts of new Government must be to establish a Wales-wide Covid inquiry – Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS

Responding to Boris Johnson’s announcement that a UK wide Covid inquiry will take place in Spring 2022, Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price MS said,

“One of the first acts of this Labour Welsh Government should

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence: Cyber security concerns drive digital transformation in UK public sector

Digital transformation pushed to the top of the priority list for central Government

An estimated 60% of UK central government departments have an IT modernisation strategy in place and even more want to upgrade legacy systems due to security vulnerabilities, according to a new study from BAE Systems Applied Intelligence.

The recent research

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Readers’ reactions to the Queen’s Speech

Irwin Mitchell: An extremely brief Queens Speech – but does it tell us anything new for planning/environment?

Stuart Tym, Senior Associate in the Planning Team points out to GPSJ the inconsistencies in what was announced today

Baroness Jones spoke to the BBC prior to the Speech with particular concern about the relaxation of planning laws

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Government is holding the industrial sector back with ineffective planning policy, says Turley

“Ineffective” national planning policy, which “has no teeth” is holding the industrial sector back from supporting the UK’s economic recovery from COVID-19, according to planning and development consultancy Turley.

Despite the radical reforms promised in the 2020 Planning White Paper, there is scant regard to the role of industry and logistics, in spite of the

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Top tips to save running costs and reach green goals

This year has already seen an increase in interest and focus on sustainability goals and reducing impacts organisations have on the environment.

As hot water can cost between 2 to 4 times as much as cold water, once energy costs are taken into account, it means even small steps to increase water efficiency and cut

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New school designed to meet the needs of young people aged 11-18 with a primary diagnosis of autism opens in Epping, Essex

The Tower School, part of Options Autism – a new provision designed to meet the needs of young people aged 11-18 with a primary diagnosis of autism – has opened in Epping, Essex. Situated in the heart of the community in what was formerly the town’s historic 1920’s Blue Star car showroom and next to

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Laying down the digital tracks for hybrid working

By Evan Wienburg, CEO at Bath-based Truespeed, a full fibre infrastructure provider and ISP

Hybrid Nirvana. It sounds like a chart-topping music album, and it is certainly top of the pops at the moment for organisations of all shapes and sizes. Working from home, aka WFH, has become the norm for huge numbers of employees

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Leading Coventry businesswoman urges other businesses to ‘think outside the box’ and provide remote work experience for school pupils during lockdown

Fleur Sexton

“Giving the next generation of our workforce an insider view of how our world works is absolute gold”

With the pandemic sabotaging so many key experiences that should be shaping young people’s lives and aspirations, work experience is one area where businesses can step up their game and provide invaluable support

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