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Former chancellor urges ‘HS3’ rail for northern England

George Osborne, former chancellor, has urged Theresa May to commit to building high-speed rail lines across the north of England.

Thousands of new jobs and homes three years into Lancashire City deal

The city deal has already helped to create more than 11,489 new jobs and deliver more than 2,614 new homes.

Flood committee to spend £22 million for next year

The NRFCC will oversee spending of almost £22 million to protect hundreds of homes across the north east.

Latest large-scale government fire safety test completed

The latest in the government’s series of fire safety tests of cladding and insulation combinations has been completed by the BRE.

Councils face having social care money withdrawn

County authorities could face having social care funding withdrawn, unless ‘undeliverable’ delayed transfers of care targets are met.

UK outspends rest of the EU on large procurement contracts

New research has highlighted that the UK is spending almost double the rest of the EU combined on large procurement contracts.

Local road strategy needs to tackle congestion crisis

Congestion is not just damaging the environment and air quality, but also harming UK economy and productivity, says the LGA.

General Election shows high electoral volatility

The 2017 ‘hold your nose’ General Election showed that the current First Past the Post voting system is failing, says the ERS.

 GB Features

How should cities respond to urban vehicular attacks?

Martin Coward, of the University of Manchester, discusses the upturn in vehicle related attacks and how cities can respond to them

Breathe life into your events with expert knowledge

Andrew Harrison, director of the Event Supplier and Services Association, explores how event suppliers can help make public sector meetings a success

Providing insight into a World of Learning

World-renowned learning and development professionals are to provide insight at this year’s World of Learning Conference & Exhibition.

Winter road maintenance is a seasonal pursuit

The maxim ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ could not be more appropriate when it comes to road winter maintenance, writes Howard Robinson

RWM 2017 – where policy-makers meet

Bigger, better and more collaborative, RWM is tailor-made for policymakers from central and local government. Event director Nicola Meadows previews the show

Innovative ideas to combat the threat of flooding

Running on the 27-28 September, the he largest flood exhibition and conference in the world will showcase the innovative products and infrastructure reinventing the way that flooding across the globe is predicted, prevented and managed. GB looks ahead to the Flood Expo

Are you ready to lead the ULEV charge?

With UK ULEV registrations topping 100,000, perhaps now is the best time for public fleets to take the plunge, says Andy Eastlake

Procurement contingency plans beginning to form

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply expand upon the findings of its recent survey, which looks at business supplier trends amid Brexit talks

 Events

27/09/2017 to 28/09/2017

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

20/09/2017 to 21/09/2017

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

17/10/2017 to 18/10/2017

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.

Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.