Action on liquefied petroleum gas safety

Measures to strengthen the safe operation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in small bulk installations have been announced

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Scotland's water rescue capability

An independent review of Scotland's water rescue capability has concluded that there is no requirement for new legislation or wholesale change in current statutory arrangements and protocols.

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Key role of LGA in emergency planning

At times of national crisis, officers and members of the LGA are on standby to represent local government at high-level emergency response meetings

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Better flood warnings

Further action to give communities better protection from the increased risk of flooding was announced today.

New research will examine the best way to present flood warnings to the public, local authorities and emergency services. Communities in Aberdeenshire and Glasgow are likely to be used as case studies.

The move is the latest by the Scottish Government to improve flood prevention and protection measures and follows recent flooding across parts of Scotland.

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Homelessness figures down 32 per cent

National statistics now released show that the number of households accepted as being owed a main homelessness duty is down 32 per cent from the same time last year

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£20 million invested to kickstart The Learning Revolution

Creative music master classes for people out of work or education, learning adventures for isolated older people and access to digital technologies in a Tyneside Cinema are more...

New controls help protect jobs for British workforce

A raft of new government measures will ensure that resident workers can have every opportunity to fill vacancies before they are offered to workers abroad, the Home Secreta more...

200th Academy opens a year early - with new plans for sponsors

Ministers celebrated the opening of more than 400 new or refurbished schools around the country, as Schools Secretary, Ed Balls, announced moves to open up the flagship Ac more...

Primary school children in deprived areas get free school lunches

All primary school children in two areas will get a free, healthy lunch every day throughout the school year as part of the Government’s action to reduce childhood obesit more...

New stamps showcase the work of firefighters

Searching a collapsed building, offering fire safety advice, cutting a person out of a crashed car - these are just some of the incidents tackled every day by the men and w more...

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Editor's Feature
John Alker
Head of Advocacy,
UK Green Building Council

Time and again studies show that one of the key barriers to the uptake of home energy efficiency and low carb...


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Green by name, green by nature
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CRC10 Programme
Once again, a great conference with some excellent speakers and a very well coreographed event.
The 80/80 challenge
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The 80/80 challenge
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