Improvements include improvements to the canopies and streetscene in the town centre.

Schemes in Merthyr include an enhanced highway system and development of a major new public square in the town centre.

Councils will be able to borrow against future business rates increases

Indications the government will slim down commitments to sustainable technology in the comprehensive spending review.

12 authorities have signed up, including Glasgow City Council and East Lothian Council.

Regeneration project to include new office spaces, parking access and high quality retail units.

Money will go towards a feasibility study to develop DeltaStream technology.

New community plot can be used by school groups, families and young and older members of the community.

WATERS fund also to assist in development of new technologies to prototype stage.

Studies part of competition to build CCS demonstration plant.

Councils with Adult Social Care responsibility awarded £20,000 each to develop or update housing strategy.

36 rural councils to share funding.

Directors of adult social care have warned that the ability of councils to provide dignified care for the elderly and disabled is at risk unless urgent steps are taken to increase social care funding.

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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.