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New stronghold for endangered crayfish in Lincolnshire

Hundreds of native crayfish have been carefully hand-collected and moved to a remote refuge as part of a project to grow their numbers. Environment Agency ecologists have relocated the white-clawed crayfish – a protected species under threat across the country – to sites where their

Tough new rules on prompt payment come into force

Tough new rules designed to make sure government suppliers pay their bills on time came into force on September 1. Big businesses must pay 95 per cent of their invoices in 60 days or run the risk of losing out on government contracts New rules

Career boost for almost half a million frontline NHS staff

Chancellor announces £210 million funding boost for frontline NHS staff includes funding for a £1,000 personal development budget for every nurse, midwife and allied health professional to support their personal learning and development needs over three years wider education and training budgets will also get

New drive to continue boosting standards in schools

A raft of new measures to help struggling schools, tackle underperformance and ensure standards continue to rise have been unveiled by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson. Outstanding schools will no longer be exempt from routine Ofsted inspection so parents can be confident their children’s schools are