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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, (November 16th) has today called on the capital's boroughs and public sector bodies to use their huge buying power to create as many jobs, apprenticeship and skills training opportunities as possible

Today the Children’s Rights Director, Dr Roger Morgan, publishes the 100 days in care report which documents 100 personal diary entries about children’s experience of being in care, leaving care, and living in boarding schools or residential special schools

More than 50 MPs pledged their support for the future funding of the Citizens Advice service at an event to re-launch the All Party Parliamentary Group on Citizens Advice. The Group's new Chair, Stephen Lloyd MP, hosted the event held at Parliament


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Arts Council England and the Local Government Association (LGA), have announced the Libraries Development Initiative, a £200,000 fund that will build on the MLA and LGA's Future Libraries Programme to ensure libraries are at the heart of society, valued by local communities and providing access to information, life-long learning and culture in a shared and trusted place


The winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony at HM Treasury. The ceremony was run in partnership by Compact Voice and the Office for Civil Society


Communities whose ambitions for economic growth have been stuck in the mud could benefit from a multi-million pound boost to help get their building projects off the ground


Today, a new report showing how the public sector can raise the productivity of its workforce by £8bn a year, just by using buildings differently, will be launched with Eric Pickles MP


Voluntary and community organisations will help deliver key reforms to support children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities, and their parents


Among the 119 successful bids announced yesterday by Deputy PM Nick Clegg for the second round of the Regional Growth Fund is a partnership between registered charities Fredericks Foundation, offering loans to start-ups or expanding businesses refused loans by the banks, and the nationwide body bringing community projects and philanthropists together, the Community Foundation Network


Family organisations, including Relate, Netmums and Gingerbread, will receive Government funding to deliver national online and telephone support services, Children’s Minister Sarah Teather announced today


The Mayor needs to set out how he will ensure he continues to deliver his vision for economic development in the capital despite changes to the funding and powers available to him, a new report from the London Assembly says today


THE BBC's new round of cutbacks will have its worst impact on popular regional current affairs in England – despite this being a big hit with viewers, and despite a pledge to protect this programming at the renewal of the BBC Charter, the NUJ can reveal


Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today set out his plans to shake up local services as part of the Government's efforts to turn around the lives of 120,000 most troubled families

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