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Tougher deals on IT to save public sector

Two new government IT deals announced today by Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude will deliver combined savings of approximately

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Grant Thornton highlights investment growth in the UK business support services market

The business support services industry is set for a strong year, according to the latest Smart Money study from business and financial adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP.

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Industry partnership gives students a start in engineering

Kier is leading a new partnership between three national businesses and Immingham Academy in Lincolnshire to help young people begin a career in engineering.

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Mitie secures Birmingham Airport security contract

The aviation security business of Mitie, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing and energy services company, has been awarded a two-year contract to provide security at Birmingham Airport.

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Councils call for urgent action to tackle soaring rise in metal thefts

Metal thieves are costing council taxpayers millions of pounds a year, a new survey of local authorities has revealed. Councils are warning that, with theft of metal continuing to rise, the financial burden is only likely to increase until government passes new legislation to better regulate the scrap metal industry.

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Legionnaires cases highlight the critical need for water systems vigilance

The recent outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in Scotland should act as a warning to facilities managers across the UK of the critical importance of monitoring and maintaining water systems, according to DTZ, part of UGL Services, one of the largest global property services firms.

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Taking big steps in LED drives 23% carbon reductions for Toyota

Toyota GB has cut its carbon footprint by hundreds of tonnes of CO2 a year in a series of intelligent measures to reduce energy consumption. New lighting systems, adjustments to air conditioning performance and changes to operational hours have helped bring down electricity and gas usage by a considerable margin.

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Prospects of a new income stream fuels rural interest in wind farms

RICS surveyors note a growing interest in the use of land to generate renewable energy. Growing concern about climate change and energy security has sparked the country-wide development of renewable energy facilities and commercial interest from landowners and developers, says RICS.

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Every Can Counts programme helps boost on-street recycling

Out-of-home drinks can recycling programme, Every Can Counts, has partnered with Weymouth and Portland Borough Council to promote on-street recycling to local residents and visitors.

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Sainsbury’s ‘Carbon Academy’ to train 20,000 people by 2020

Sainsbury's is to launch a new initiative that will help revolutionise the way in which the company manages its carbon footprint. The Sainsbury's Carbon Academy will provide environmental training to 20,000 people by 2020.

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