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Huge stride forward in upgrade of M6 junction

A £78 million upgrade of junction 10 of the M6 which will ease congestion and speed up journeys for thousands of drivers has taken a big step forward. Contractor John Sisk & Son has been appointed to design and build the new junction at Walsall

Salford offers holiday food support

Parents of Salford children who get free school meals are being offered shopping vouchers to help towards the cost of food during the six week summer holidays. The £30 grocery vouchers will be made available to those eligible through the City Mayor’s Salford Assist programme,

UK aid to help prevent unsafe abortions

New UK aid support for the Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) will give some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and girls access to safe abortion. It will also give urgent care and counselling for women dealing with the often devastating consequences of

New public health duty to tackle serious violence

Home Secretary Sajid Javid will this week announce a new legal duty on public bodies to prevent and tackle serious violence. The new ‘public health duty’ will cover the police, local councils, local health bodies such as NHS Trusts, education representatives and youth offending services.