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Oldham Council welcome Transport for Greater Manchester green bus proposal

Oldham Council welcome Transport for Greater Manchester proposal to switch to new battery powered buses in the future.

The Leader of the Opposition and of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has welcomed the announcement earlier this week that officials from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have met with the

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SWANSEA COUNCIL ENHANCES AICO FIRE & CO ALARM INSTALLATION PROGRAMME

Aico Ei2110 multi sensor

Following its specification of Aico as its sole supplier of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarms for its housing stock in 2010, Swansea City Council has now fitted more than 9,000 properties with Aico mains powered Multi-Sensor Fire alarms, Optical smoke alarms and CO alarms. When completed, 14,000 homes

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Research demonstrates the UK has a positive perception of the Tees Valley economy

The UK has a positive perception of the Tees Valley economy and the area’s business opportunities according to research undertaken at the country’s largest housing conference.

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MYTIME ACTIVE SHOWS FUTURE FACE OF UK COMMUNITY HEALTH PROVISION

As the demise of Primary Care Trusts approaches, the future face of community health provision was demonstrated in West Midlands town Sandwell this week, when social enterprise Mytime Active showed how it can effectively deliver 23 integrated health services in the local community.

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Huddle continues to drive UK government's shift to the cloud through G-Cloud Services Framework

UK public sector organisations can now procure cloud collaboration and content management technology quickly and easily as Huddle today announced its inclusion on the G-Cloud Services Framework. Removing the need for single tender justification, both the secure public version of Huddle, which can be used for collaboration on data up to IL2, and Huddle IL3, for collaboration on RESTRICTED data, can now be purchased via the Framework.

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GOVERNMENT BIG SOCIETY FUNDING ENABLES TRANSITION OF AWARD-WINNING BEATBULLYING INTO NEW SOCIAL ACTION ORGANISATION

LONDON January 25th, 2012 – TODAY the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP, announces that £1.3 million from The Social Action Fund has been awarded to enable the creation of new not-for-profit organisation, We’re Altogether Better, formed to tackle social issues digitally.

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GMP HORSES PUT OUT TO PASTURE

Four brave police horses who worked for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are hanging up their horseshoes and retiring to The Horse Trust’s sanctuary2 in Speen, Buckinghamshire.

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The new City of Westminster Courts is nearing completion.

The building’s striking stone facades were revealed earlier this month and completion scheduled for the end of July. The building was designed by the Hurd Rolland Partnership and delivered by Laing O Rourke Plc for Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service.

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DRS sponsor ACEEEO Conference to highlight the role of Electoral Management Bodies across Europe

Earlier this month DRS Data Services Ltd was one of the key sponsors joining The Association of European Election Officials (ACEEEO) at its 20th anniversary conference in Budapest, Hungary, the country where the Association was founded.

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Press releases about court stories

Many public authorities, charities and businesses issue press releases, or post stories online, about court cases they have won.

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Why We Need a Greater Diversity of Experts for Effective Public Dialogue

One of the key outcomes from the ‘Use of Experts’ workstream report was for the role of experts to be more carefully considered in the planning and delivery of public dialogues. This article looks at one aspect of that report – to advocate bringing in a greater number and diversity of experts in public dialogue and why that is becoming even more pertinent.In the public dialogues Sciencewise-ERC has funded and advised on, a sample of members of the public is asked to deliberate on an issue, exploring their hopes, fears and aspirations so that policy can be better informed by those views.

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COAST & COUNTRY'S RECORD NUMBERS FOR LEARNING

A record number of Coast & Country Housing employees have been working towards qualifications in the last 12 months.

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Firearms of historical interest found

Firearms belonging to World War II hero Geoffrey Hallowes have been found in Surrey and donated to The Gordon Highlanders Museum. In March 2008 a local Surrey resident reported to police that she had found six firearms while clearing out a property in Surrey. It is not uncommon for people to come across firearms about which they had no knowledge when clearing out a property.

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@Tweeting to the masses

Social media has taken the world by storm. More specifically, Twitter, with its simplicity and powerful outreach, has rapidly grown in popularity and usage. With the general election looming and public sector budgets tighter than ever, Adrian Moss, head of Web 2.0 at Parity, discusses the benefits of social media and how new communication mediums can be used effectively to engage voters, disseminate information and create an affinity with communities further and wider than previously possible.

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