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The National Pharmacy Association is encouraging the Scottish Government to make the most of community pharmacy’s central place in delivering pharmaceutical care, by developing the current contract to maximise the contribution of the pharmacy network across Scotland

Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital investment, today announced the new People and Communities Fund to promote and support community-led regeneration initiatives across Scotland, is open for applications

Health Minister Lesley Griffiths has congratulated Local Health Boards across Wales on meeting financial targets for 2011-12. The Minister thanked managers for what she called a “remarkable achievement” given the financial challenges facing NHS Wales

 

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Chemical analysis of fish samples collected from close to TOTAL’s Elgin platform gas leak in the North Sea has concluded there is no hydrocarbon contamination

 

A £4m scheme to help over 1,200 nuclear energy workers in Wylfa and Trawsfynydd prepare for future careers has been launched by the Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, Edwina Hart

 

Communities and rural businesses all over Scotland can now apply to a £23.5 million government loan scheme to help them get community energy renewable projects up to the planning stage

 

Scotland’s most serious criminals are being identified and made to pay for the damage they are causing our communities, Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said today

 

The Scottish Government’s commitment to renewable energy is already producing thousands of jobs across the country and will generate tens of thousands more, First Minister Alex Salmond said today as recent investment announcements in offshore wind, wave and tidal power were highlighted in a newly-published map

 

The Justice Secretary has hailed the success of a pilot project to tackle youth offending, which has seen a major reduction in crimes committed by young people

 

A project that would have created hundreds jobs in Scotland's offshore wind sector has been scrapped after a major foreign investor pulled out

 

The latest report published by the Welsh Government on local authority municipal waste management shows that for the second successive quarter people have recycled almost half (49%) of their waste

 

The UK Government is set to change the long term pensions arrangements of half a million Scots without consulting the Scottish Government

 

Finance Secretary John Swinney outlined the range of new business incentives that are available to encourage private investment in Scotland’s four new Enterprise Areas, during a visit to the Port of Dundee this morning.

 

A new £75m Welsh Government scheme that will create 12,000 new job opportunities over the next three years was launched by the First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones

 

Independent Mental Health Advocacy is extended. From 2 April 2012 anyone in Wales who is in hospital for their mental health problem can ask for an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA) to help them get their voice heard

 

The Scottish Government today welcomed new statistics that show illicit drug use in Scotland is continuing to decrease

 

Fuel crime's disproportionate impact in Northern Ireland requires greater focus and priority say Northern Ireland Affairs Committee in new report

 

A Shetland-based research centre will provide more support for sustainable fisheries, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government

 

Scottish roads need space for cyclists if getting around by bike is going to become safer across the country

 

In a report published today the Scottish Affairs Committee says the Secretary of State for Scotland should announce the Government's commitment to devolve  and decentralise the Crown Estate Commissioner's (CEC) marine and ancient rights and responsibilities in Scotland

 

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