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Vodafone has called on central and local government to create ‘digital enterprise zones’ across England to stimulate growth.

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Blackpool Council has bought back Blackpool Airport (pictured) in a £4m deal.

Disappointment for Scottish employers as £10m fund is only for the few

Councils hoping the Scottish government’s flexible workforce development fund would boost firms will be ‘disappointed,’ according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Call to simplify councils’ procurement processes

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on Whitehall to simplify the procurement process for councils to promote local growth, as Brexit legislation is discussed.

Fife wins £3.1m after successful legal challenge

Fife Council has been awarded £3.1m from insurance group RSA after it won the legal challenge it launched against a coal mining company.

Camden set to knockout joint venture plans

Camden LBC was this week expected to reject single joint venture deals as part of its efforts to provide affordable housing.

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Shared services deal to revitalise town

Endurance Estates and RG Carter have signed a development deal with Dacorum BC to deliver the next stage of a scheme to regenerate Hemel Hempstead.

Council drops Norse Group deal

Middlesbrough Council’s new directly-elected mayor has dropped plans to transfer a new number of services to a proposed joint venture with the Norfolk CC-owned Norse Group.

Leveraging innovation to realise the benefits of digital care

Outdated infrastructure and an increasingly fragmented market threaten the future of technology-enabled integrated care, writes Tom Morton.