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Event: Portsmouth Business Expo: Thursday 18th October

The Portsmouth Business Expo 2012, will be held on Thursday 18th October at the Pyramid Centre in Portsmouth The event aims to make new connections with hundreds of local business owners, decision makers and entrepreneurs. Highlights include: Exciting networking sessions Exhibition of over 70 local businesses Speakers James Potter and Ian Dickson Free business advice

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DfT: Cycling City and Towns Programme: Qualitative research

In 2010 the Department for Transport (DfT) carried out in-depth research in to cycling and investment in cycling as part of the Cycling City and Towns (CCT) Programme. Full details are available in the evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns Programme.

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Land Registry: House Prices for July 2012

The Land Registry has released the House Price Index for July 2012. Highlights: July house prices up 0.8 per cent since June: average house price in England and Wales now £162,900 South East tops the table of regional applications with 263,214 in July Over 62,000 residential properties in England and Wales lodged for registration in

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Ordnance Survey: Map of Paralympics 2012 Medal Winners

Ordnance Survey has created a new map using OS OpenSpace which displays a marker for every member of the ParalympicsGB team who wins a medal in their place of birth as identified on the ParalympicsGB website. ParalympicGB Medal winners map Team GB Medal winners map Details are available on Ordnance Survey’s official blog

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Ministry of Justice: New offence of Squatting in a Residential Building

The offence of squatting in a residential building comes in to law from 1st September 2012, the Ministry of Justice has announced. Justice Minister Crispin Blunt said: ‘For too long squatters have had the justice system on the run and have caused homeowners untold misery in eviction, repair and clean-up costs. Not any more. Hard

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Health: Funding to develop digital services

The Department of Health has announced that local NHS organisations could be awarded funding to develop new digital services that improve patient care and can be used to share information more easily across the NHS . The information sharing challenge fund (ISCF) is open to eligible NHS organisations. The fund is looking for innovative ideas

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Cabinet Office: £100k Challenge Prize fund to help communities reduce isolation in old age

The Cabinet Office and Nesta have announced a challenge with a £100,000 prize fund to help tackle the problem of isolation in old age. Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, said: It’s very encouraging how many people would like to help reduce loneliness in our communities. Through this Challenge Prize we are looking to support

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DCLG: Local authority revenue expenditure and financing England: 2011-12 provisional outturn

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published the latest national statistics on the provisional outturn estimates of local authority revenue expenditure and financing for 2011-12. Full details, including supporting data,  are available on the DCLG web site.  

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DEFRA: Biodiversity 2020 Indicators: 2012 Assessment

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published ‘A Strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services Biodiversity 2020 Indicators: 2012 Assessment’ Datasets relating to England Biodiversity Strategy Indicators have also been published on data.gov.uk  

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ONS Video: Working and Workless Households in the UK – August 2012

Short video from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which looks at working and workless Households in the UK. It looks at the number where all members of the household are working, not working and a mixture of both. Information is also provided for different household types, for example those with dependent children and those without.

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