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Prisoner escort contracts awarded

New prisoner escort contracts have been awarded which will see the introduction of a modern fleet of vehicles and innovative monitoring technology. The revised contracts for the Prisoner Escort and Custody Service (PECS) will build on the current arrangements within England and Wales – introducing an updated fleet of escort vehicles with enhanced safety and […]

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Kent biotech business set to make £1m thanks to Japan exports

A Kent bio-tech company that supplies blood plasma for lab testing is set to hit sales of £1million in 2020 after securing new deals with customers in Japan. This news comes as the International Trade Secretary Liz Truss returned from a visit to Tokyo last month where she launched her ‘call for input’ to underline […]

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Woking Beer Festival to Feature a Gin Bar & Wine Bar for 2019

CAMRA and Woking Leisure Centre will be hosting the annual Woking Beer Festival on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th November 2019. There will be over 60 Real Ales from a variety of local & national brewers as well as Ciders and Perries plus a selection of other imported beers. Live bands playing in the main hall at all sessions with a […]

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REVIEW: Venerdi Restuarant, Hackney

by Dan Bryans As a keen foodie, I was delighted to be invited to dine at Venerdi last weekend. This east London restaurant was the perfect spot for a Friday night dinner. Its industrial chic interior includes walls made of glass paneled doors, thrown open to let in the breeze on a gloriously warm evening. […]

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Construction firms fined £36 million for breaking competition law

Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Northern Ireland-based firm FP McCann Ltd is facing a fine of more than £25 million for its part in the scheme. Derbyshire-based Stanton Bonna Concrete Ltd and Somerset-based CPM Group Ltd are due to pay more than £7 million and £4 million respectively. The […]

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Major A12 upgrade to speed up journeys and improve safety

Plans announced today (Monday 21 October) by Highways England will reduce congestion and accidents on the route – a key link between the East of England and London – by widening a 15-mile section of the road between Chelmsford and Marks Tey. Today’s announcement confirms a preferred option for widening the A12 between junctions 19 […]

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Lewisham GP Practice for trailblazing programme for LGBT patients

Today Minister for Equalities, Baroness Williams, congratulated Woolstone Medical Centre, based in Lewisham, for spearheading a new programme which trains GPs and staff in primary care organisations to fully support LGBT patients. The Practice was presented with a Gold Award in the  Pride in Practice (PiP) programme which has been developed by the LGBT Foundation; […]

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The Chancellor has announced date he will hold first Budget post-Brexit

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, has announced he is planning to hold a Budget on Wednesday 6 November 2019. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, said: This will be the first Budget after leaving the EU. I will be setting out our plan to shape the economy for the future and triggering […]

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Information sought following sexual assault on woman in Brighton

Police in Brighton are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a young woman on her way home. They also believe the same man could be responsible for a similar assault in the city in July. The 19-year-old victim was walking east along the north pavement in Marine Parade, Brighton, at about 5.30am on Sunday […]

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Scrap Car Comparison chooses Cats Protection as its Charity of the Month

Vehicle price comparison site, Scrap Car Comparison are delighted to announce that Cats Protection based in Sussex are to be working in partnership with them throughout the month of October. Cats Protection is the UK’s leading cat charity, aiming to ensure all cats are treated with kindness and an understanding of their needs.  Their network […]