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A very cluttered country (not Wales)
Published : 01 July 2010

CPRE 1 is calling for action to reduce the proliferation of man-made clutter that is choking the landscape. The charity argues that our 'Green ... read more

Action plan announced to end excessive regulation
Published : 01 July 2010

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced an action plan to bring an end to the excessive regulation that is stifling business growth. He ... read more

Allotments - from the benefit of the labouring poor
Published : 01 July 2010

THERE is no fixed definition of an allotment. The technical definition is a piece of land allocated or allotted to a person as the result of ... read more

An open & comprehensive offer from local government to the new coalition government
Published : 01 July 2010

Local government is ready to work with the new coalition government to reduce spending and reform the state. Councils are ready to strike a deal ... read more

Better not bigger - Hammond creates South East Airports task force (not Wales)
Published : 01 July 2010

A drive to reduce long queues and the number of delayed flights has been announced by Transport Secretary Philip Hammond, who has established ... read more

Caroline Spelman highlights Defra priorities
Published : 01 July 2010

Defra Secretary of State Caroline Spelman has outlined to Parliament some of the key priorities facing the department and has reaffirmed the ... read more

Culture Secretary launches rural broadband projects to kick start revolution in digital economy
Published : 01 July 2010

The first steps towards delivering a revolution in the UK's digital economy and in local media have been set out by Secretary of State for Culture, ... read more

Decentralisation & Localism Bill
Published : 01 July 2010

In the Queen's Speech the government promised to introduceA Bill that will devolve greater powers to councils and neighbourhoods and give local ... read more

English Heritage publishes guidance to help protect small to medium sized towns, suburbs (not Wales)
Published : 01 July 2010

Small and medium-sized towns, suburbs, villages and hamlets, historic town centres, and other local areas will benefit from undertaking historic ... read more

Environment Agency announces bathing water quality improvement plans
Published : 01 July 2010

Swimmers, surfers and holidaymakers will benefit from plans to tackle sources of pollution and further improve water quality at over 160 bathing ... read more

Government data to be opened up to the public
Published : 01 July 2010

The Prime Minister has launched a radical plan to open up Government data to the public. In a letter sent to all Government departments, David ... read more

Government sets out further detail on local government savings
Published : 01 July 2010

The Government has published details of the £1.166 billion Local Government contribution to the £6.2 billion cross government savings ... read more

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