UK’s second National Infrastructure Assessment to be published later this year

The UK’s second National Infrastructure Assessment will be published in the second half of 2023 and consultation and analysis to inform its recommendations will commence this autumn, the National Infrastructure Commission has confirmed. The Commission’s Corporate Plan for the next three years, published last week, set out the process it will follow to develop a comprehensive set of […]

DfT publishes Levelling Up Fund: Frequently asked questions

The Department for Transport (DfT), HM Tresurary and Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government have published a guide to the Levelling Up Fund for local authjorities, with a series of frequently asked questions. The guide covers putting together proposals, package bids, bid assessment and information on putting together economic cases and value for money […]

JMS Lincoln launches the ‘Cyclone’ in the UK

Retexuring and surface coatings specialists, JMS Lincoln, has launched the Cyclone High Pressure Water Retexturing process in the UK, Along with the well established captive shot blasting process, the new system will allow JMS to offer processes that improve both micro and macro texture on all surface types containing natural aggregate. Whilst the shot blasting […]

Yotta announces 12 new staff members to support growth strategy

Yotta has announced 12 new hires across its marketing, support, sales, development and consulting functions to support its growth strategy, as well as 24 projects secured with local authorities across highways, streetlights and waste services. With factors such as Covid-19 restrictions driving customer demand for digitised services, Yotta continues to hire for a range of […]

VW investigated over “April Fools Joke”

A press release which suggested the German carmaker Volkswagen would be renaming itself “Voltswagen” to reflect its electric vehicle aspirations is being investigated by financial regulators in America after the company’s share price rose on the announement. German newspaper Der Spielgel reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission is checking after the spoof release was […]

Iconic Inverness bridge could be saved for 25 years if councillors agree repair plan

The future of a historic Inverness bridge could be secured if Highland councillors this week approve vital funding for repairs. Concerns were raised over the future of the Category B listed structure last year due to its deteriorating condition and the £550,000 needed for its repair. It supports an average of 40,000 pedestrian crossings a month, […]

Villagers fight HE’s road closure plan

A group of residents in a village near Peterborough have set up an action group to try to stop Highways England closing one of their two access roads. The Peterborough Telegraph reports that the closure plan is part of a multi-million pound dualling of a 1.6 mile section of A47 single carriageway between Wansford and […]

Driverless pod on show in Lake District

The Lake District National Park demonstrating a driverless pod to visitors in order to explore how Connected and Autonomous Vehicles could offer residents and visitors “accessible and sustainable” transport to reduce the need to drive and to cut carbon. The Pod is at the visitor centre at the Brockhole grounds until the end of the […]


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