Derby woman secures first UK job and wins learning award
Shakeela Butt, aged 29, from Derby, has secured her first job in the UK, since arriving from Pakistan with a determination to pass her English and numeracy courses in order to comfortably communicate with others. Her dedication and commitment to learning is being recognised with a Regional Individual Award – sponsored by the European Social Fund (ESF) - as part of Adult Learners’ Week 15 - 21 May 2010.
EU visit highlights Euro funding boost for Nottingham jobs and skills.
A former steelworker, who fought to get back into work after suffering a serious accident and an ex-offender, who is turning his life around, are just two local people benefiting from a slice of £376 million Euro funding designed to boost jobs and skills.
East Midlands Councils
On 31st March 2010 the East Midlands Regional Assembly and Local Government East Midlands will close.
East Mids villages SOS calls - move closer to being answered
Three villages in Leicestershire, Peak District and Nottinghamshire are a step closer to finding out if they will secure up to £400,000 of Lottery money to set up new community reviving enterprises and have their journey documented by the BBC for a major prime time series.
New Regional Director for the East Midlands, Stephen Hillier.
I am now able, and delighted, to confirm the appointment of the new Regional Director for the East Midlands, Stephen Hillier.
It’s your home – let’s keep it that way, Practical support available for struggling homeowners in the East Midlands
Clare Francis, Editor of Moneysupermarket.com, the UK’s leading price comparison website, has provided her ‘top tips’ for avoiding repossession – highlighting the range of support available from Government and lenders.
Speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the CBI Scotland Dinner
Speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Alistair Darling MP at the CBI Scotland Annual Dinner, Glasgow, 03 September 2009
Resurfacing of the A52 Westbound Carriageway in Nottingham between Bramcote and Bardill’s islands
A scheme to resurface 2 km (1.25 miles) of the A52 westbound carriageway between Bramcote and Bardill’s Islands will start on Friday 21 August.
New Chief Executive Appointment
Richard Harbord has been appointed as the Interim Chief Executive at Boston Borough Council with effect from 1st August 2009.
Silverstone firm wins Italian Job - with help from export experts
A SILVERSTONE motorsport firm is racing ahead with plans for a joint collaboration with a major Italian firm following advice and support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).
Highways Agency (East Midlands) Advice to drivers - A43 closure and diversions for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Northamptonshire June 19-21
Road users planning to use the A43 in Northamptonshire during the weekend of the British Grand Prix are advised to plan their journey and keep up to date with the latest road conditions.
Big Family Idea - Big Lottery Fund to provide £150,000 to fund the winning idea.
Largest ever UK coalition on family issues launches a hunt for the ideas that will transform family life.
New findings show how badly we need innovative ideas to help families - most parents have too little family time together.
Home Office (East Midlands)(Home Office) End violence against women and girls - last chance for your voice to count in the East Midlands
The people of the East Midlands are being encouraged to take part in the Government's largest-ever public consultation on tackling violence against women and girls before it closes on the 29 May 2009.
East Midlands gets green lottery cash to celebrate breathing places
Green-fingered groups across the East Midlands will be exploring the exciting world of bats, pond dipping, and creating wildlife habitats this summer, after scooping grants from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).
Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (East Midlands)(DEFRA) Snap up a prize and get active in nature
Defra launches competition to find the Conservation Volunteering Photographer of the Year
Euro funding helps Angela make-up a beautiful future
A Derby teenager who has battled dyslexia now has her future nailed thanks to an European-funded project that helped her gain new skills and boost her confidence.
House of Commons - East Midlands Regional Committee Press Notice
Oral Evidence Session Announced.
East Midlands Development Agency and the Regional Economic Strategy.
Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (East Midlands)(DEFRA) Rural Affairs Minister sees East Midlands initiatives helping communities
Huw Irranca-Davies, Minster for the Natural and Marine Environment, Wildlife and Rural Affairs, today met people benefitting from and contributing to measures to support rural communities in the East Midlands.
Communities and Local Government (East Midlands)(CLG) Government delivers £18 million transport funding for new housing in the East Midlands
A £18 million fund is today being allocated to five transport projects in the East Midlands that will support the development of new housing as part of a £170m package of national funding.
Department for Transport (East Midlands)(DFT) East Midlands councils receive £2.3m to help manage highways assets
An extra £2.3m will be awarded to councils in the East Midlands to help them manage their roads, bridges and other assets, Transport Minister Paul Clark announced today.
Ministry of Justice (East Midlands) Sara Payne appointed Independent Victims' Champion
Sara Payne has been appointed as the new Victims' Champion, Justice Secretary Jack Straw, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and Attorney General Baroness Scotland announced today.
New Leicestershire Partnership Trains To Retain Key Local Skills
Leicestershire residents will be given increased opportunities to study at three of the best universities in the country, under a new council partnership contract to be signed by the Prime Minister and council leaders at Downing Street today.
Communities and Local Government (East Midlands)
(CLG) £18 million deal approved to buy further new homes for affordable housing
An £18 million deal to provide more affordable housing and help support industry is being announced today, as part of the Government's programme of action to tackle current difficulties in the housing market.
New Year Honours 2009
New Year Honours 2009 - East Midlands
Below are the details of people from around the region who have been awarded honours in the Queen's New Year Honours list. The awards pay tribute to outstanding achievement and service across the community.
£140 million apprenticeship boost
The Government is to invest £140 million to create a further 35,000 apprenticeships in 2009-10, the Prime Minister has said.
Consultation on the Sub-National Review - Regional Minister Letter to Regional Stakeholders
The Government has announced new powers to help improve prospects for increased sustainable economic growth both in meeting the current economic challenges and in the long term.
Communities and Local Government (East Midlands)(CLG) Real help now to support east midlands homeowners through difficult times
Leicester, Rutland and Northampton become 'fast track' authorities
Health and Safety Executive (East Midlands) (HSE) Nottinghamshire company fined after employee suffered serious burns
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned companies to protect employees from dangerous substances after a 59-year-old man was engulfed in flames following a petrol leak.
Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (East Midlands) (DEFRA) Six "zero waste places" named across England
Six places ranging from a residential street to an entire region of England were named as England's first 'Zero Waste Places' by Environment Minister Jane Kennedy today.
Health and Safety Executive (East Midlands) (HSE) Recycling firm fined after employee falls from lorry in Lincoln
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned companies to ensure work at height is carried out safely after a man fell from a lorry in Lincoln.
HM Revenue & Customs (East Midlands) (HMRC) Halloween - the night of the deadline
While 31 October is more usually associated with witches, pumpkins and trick or treaters, from this year it takes on an added importance for anyone who fills in a tax return - it's now the new deadline for paper returns.
LAA Roadshow: From Negotiation to Delivery
On 17 September the Regional Minister, Phil Hope, was the keynote speaker at the GOEM sponsored Local Area Agreement Road Show: From Negotiation to Delivery.
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Spot checks of refurbishment sites set to start across High Peak, Derbyshire
Health and safety inspectors will be spot checking construction sites across the High Peak from today ( Monday 22 September) to tackle poor standards of health and safety. The inspectors will be paying particular attention to refurbishment sites.
Department for Transport (East Midlands)
Multi million pound PFI upgrade for streetlights in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire
Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Green farming schemes in Northamptonshire reaping benefits after 21 years
This summer, Northamptonshire celebrates 21 years of green farming which has seen local farmers make a huge difference to wildlife and the landscape.
Department for Work And Pensions (DWP) Record numbers of children across the East Midlands benefit from child maintenance
More children than ever before are benefiting from child maintenance as the Child Support Agency collected or arranged over £1.05 billion nationally in a 12 month period.
Invitation to Tender - Consultancy support to assist the embedding of sustainable development principles (SD) within regional policies and structures
Government Office for the East Midlands invites the submission of tenders for Consultancy support to assist the embedding of sustainable development principles (SD) within regional policies and structures.
Cabinet Office Lincolnshire woman wins individual hero award
Social technology projects praised by Prime Minister for creating positive social impact.
Department for Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Ruddock launches one-stop shop for adapting to climate impacts
Climate Change Minister Joan Ruddock today called on organisations across the public and private sector to develop imaginative and innovative approaches to deal with the impact of a changing climate.
Communities and Local Government (CLG) 26million cash boost for business growth in the East Midlands
Local Government Minister John Healey today confirmed that 45 councils in the East Midlands will share almost £26million as a reward for successfully promoting economic growth in their areas. They are among 371 councils sharing almost £300million.
Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) Child safety week highlights ways Notts parents can reduce accidents in the home.
Last year (2006/7) 281 under 4s in Nottinghamshire are so seriously injured they needed to go to A&E as a result of an accident in the home. Which is why Child Safety Week ( 23-27 June) organised by Child Accident Prevention Trust, aims to raise awareness of the main causes of accidents in the home and the simple steps that can be taken to manage risks, help prevent accidents, and make the home more child friendly.
Infant school where DH Lawrence learnt to read and write is ‘listed’ by Margaret Hodge
The infant school that the world-famous author, DH Lawrence, attended as a child in Nottingham has today been listed at Grade II by Culture Minister, Margaret Hodge
EM Media provides ‘Six of the Best’ at the Edinburgh Film Festival
The UK’s biggest and longest running film festival gets underway tomorrow in Edinburgh and this year the spotlight will well and truly shine on films made and financed in the East Midlands.
National Empowerment Partnership East Midlands grant call
The National Empowerment Partnership East Midlands grant call is now open for applications from organisations based in the East Midlands, who can apply to develop the regional empowerment partnership and subsequent empowerment activity across the region.
(DEFRA) Community energy efficiency projects double their fuel poverty targets
Forty nine projects in England supported by the Community Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF) are expected to exceed their targets by 100 per cent, Climate Change Minister Joan Ruddock announced today.
emda Board Appointments 2008
We administer appointments to the board of the east midlands development agency (emda), in line with guidance from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR).
Twelve facilities from the East Midlands to appear in the London 2012 Paralympic Pre-Games Training Camp Guide
Twelve sporting facilities from across the East Midlands will feature in London 2012’s Pre-Games Training Camp Guide for Paralympic sports.
Highways Agency (East Midlands)
(Highways Agency) Public invited to see plans for new £1.7million footbridge over A45 at Blacky More, Northampton.
Research shows that emda makes it easier to access growth finance
Research just published has identified how the range of growth finances available for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the East Midlands is helping the region to flourish
Babybond a sound investment for the Early Growth Fund
Rutland-based Babybond, a provider of baby scanning services through its wholly-owned and franchised centres across the UK, has raised over £200,000 in investment from a consortium of investors led by the East Midlands Early Growth Fund, funded by East Midlands Development Agency (emda).
Transport and planning casework review
From 1 April 2008, the processing of specific planning cases we previously undertook on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, was moved to new centralised teams.
Strictly youth dancing - ministers join 'Strictly' stars and Royal Ballet to boost youth dance
Dance – one of the fastest growing subject for GCSE and A level students in England – is to receive a £5.5 million boost from the Government, Culture Secretary Andy Burnham and Schools Minister Andrew Adonis announced on Monday.
BAFTA nominations for East Midlands' films
The nominations for the 2008 Orange British Academy Film Awards have been announced and East Midlands talent, along with EM Media co-financed productions have been nominated in a number of categories.
The East Midlands Strategy for the 2012 Games
In the summer of 2007 a consultation document was released by the East Midlands Development Agency (emda) on the direction they proposed to take the region towards, during and after the 2012 Games. An excellent response was received from individuals, organisations and interest groups across the region and their feedback forms the new strategy and revamped structure.
East Midlands to receive massive affordable housing boost
The Government has announced allocations totalling more than £8.4billion to be used to fund new supply of affordable housing, with £317million being allocated to the East Midlands.
New funding for East Midland's community infrastructure
Councils and communities in the East Midlands which back new homes will get extra help with infrastructure, Housing and Planning Minister Yvette Cooper has announced. The allocation of £732million to local authorities in the Growth Areas and Growth Points is for services like transport, schools, health centres and parks.
Adult Learners’ Week Awards 2008
Do you know an adult learner, organisation, project, group or family whose remarkable achievements could inspire others?
If so, why not nominate them for an Adult Learners’ Week Award?
Panel Report on the draft East Midlands Plan (Regional Spatial Strategy)
What is the draft East Midlands Plan?
This report relates to the draft East Midlands Plan (Regional Spatial Strategy or RSS) which was published for public consultation by the East Midlands Regional Assembly (EMRA) on 28 September 2006. This mapped out future development of the region up to 2026 including housing growth levels, the Regional Transport Strategy and policies on other major issues, including waste disposal, minerals, energy, environmental protection and sub-regional strategies.
East Midlands Councils among top ten reducers, re-users and recyclers
Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published municipal waste statistics for all English local authorities (LAs) in 2006/07. These show how individual LAs are contributing to national goals to reduce waste, recycle more and landfill less.
Healey invites views on definitions of the 198 national indicators
The Comprehensive Spending Review was an important step forward in delivering Government's commitment to building a new central-local relationship, including the announcement of a single set of 198 national indicators.
Regional consultation for future of transport funding
A new framework document launched by Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly states robust regional consultation will be put in place to inform the allocation of over £20 billion potential Government transport funding post 2014. Conferences will be organised for each of the nine English regions between November and December and anyone with an interest in transport will be welcome to attend.
Nottingham and High Peak Councils named as empowerment champions
Communities Secretary Hazel Blears will publish an 'empowerment action plan' - setting out how the Government will deliver on its commitment to bring about greater devolution and empower communities. Funding of £35 million will back up the actions in the plan and support the successful delivery of the community empowerment agenda.
Sustainable farming and food champion visits Leicestershire
Sir Don Curry, Chairman of the Sustainable Farming and Food Delivery Group, was in Melton Mowbray and Barrow Upon Soar to find out how the Strategy for Sustainable Farming and Food (SSFF) is being delivered across the region.
The East Midlands gets ready to take Edinburgh by Storm
Films from England’s East Midlands are set to dominate proceedings at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, which will see the UK premiere of two major feature films, Anton Corbijn’s acclaimed directorial debut Control, and Anand Tucker’s beautifully evocative, And When Did You Last See Your Father?, both of which were co-financed by EM Media and made in the East Midlands. There will also be eleven regionally produced and EM Media co-financed short films unveiled at the festival, one of which, titled Dog Altogether, is the directorial debut of Bourne Ultimatum actor Paddy Considine.
The Art of Graffiti
Nottingham’s new community radio station, Kemet 97.5 FM, had a problem. A wall behind the studios was constantly being covered by graffiti. The solution? To actually commission graffiti!
New support for homeowners to get green grants
A new system to help homebuyers get green grants worth hundreds of pounds to lower their fuel bills and make their homes greener has been announced today, linked to the introduction of Home Information Packs (HIPs) and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).
Annual update of the state of our Environment, Society and Economy
The latest picture of the UK's environmental, social and economic wellbeing has been published, and for the first time includes some measures of personal wellbeing in the population.
Tobacco's Getting Older
The Department of Health (DH) has launched a campaign to inform retailers and the public that the selling of tobacco products to under 18s will be illegal from October 1st 2007. New government legislation will raise the age of sale for tobacco from 16 to 18 years of age.
Government launches new anti drink drive campaign
As the new £3M anti-drink drive campaign was launched by Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly, a young Leicester mum spoke about her own shame of being convicted.
Government Review Empowers Regions and Localities to Spread Economic Opportunity to All
The Government is today launching the review of sub national economic development and regeneration, setting out bold plans to ensure that every area of the country has the opportunity to benefit from rising prosperity.
John Healey visits Chesterfield to see flood damage
Communities Minister John Healey visited Chesterfield where he met the local MP Paul Holmes, the Leader of Chesterfield Borough Council Councillor Ray Russell, and the Chief Executive David Shaw.
Local people to have greater say on spending
Pilot project developed in Manton Estate at Worksop
Neighbourhoods across England will be given new opportunities to direct extra resources at the issues they care about - from tackling anti-social behaviour or drug-dealing to providing new community and leisure facilities.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2007 - East Midlands
Below are the details of people from around the region who have been awarded honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. This was once again a successful round for the East Midlands with awards going to recognise community work, academic and business achievement.
Numbers in temporary accommodation fall in the East Midlands
The numbers of homeless households in temporary accommodation are continuing to fall in the East Midlands. They are 12% down on this time last year new figures show.
Partners discuss new priorities for the East Midlands
Local authorities (LAs) from across the East Midlands will join forces on Monday 12 March with their partners from health, police authorities, fire service and the third sector to discuss how they will use radical new legislation to deliver real and lasting benefits in the region.
Exhibitions to show route options for new M1/M69 road link at Leicester
Options for providing a new link road between the M1 at J21 and the M69 near Leicester have been published by the Highways Agency who want to hear the views of local people.
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