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Robot pods and ‘sentiment mapping’: the future of commuting | UK news | The Observer

A new project that aims to map trouble spots by noticing passenger anger on social media is among several innovations at a government-funded research centre for transport. Nicola Davis The Observer, Saturday 7 June 2014 18.06 BST A robot transport pod in Abu Dhabi. Similar vehicles are coming to Milton Keynes next year. Photograph: Bloomberg […]

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EducationInvestor – Article: Exclusive: Night Zookeeper wins Series A funding

Exclusive: Night Zookeeper wins Series A funding London start-up Night Zookeeper has won £355,000 in new funding to promote its educational game for children. Night Zookeeper is used in over 5,000 primary schools and sold direct to consumers through Apple’s App Store. The game is based around a popular children’s story and allows users to design […]

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City & Guilds announces strategic partnership with MyKindaCrowd to help create a talent pipeline | Training Journal

The City & Guilds Group has announced a strategic partnership with MyKindaCrowd to help bring employers closer to schools and colleges by offering more opportunities for young people to connect what they learn in the classroom with what happens in the workplace. Written by TJ on 2 June 2014 in News City & Guilds conducted […]

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Big Issue backs deprived London nurseries – Telegraph

The investment arm of The Big Issue has sunk £1.25m into a group of community nurseries in deprived areas of London. The London Early Years Foundation LEYF has secured the funding from The Big Issue Invest and Bridges Ventures. The investment will be used to add 10 more sites to the 26-strong network that employs […]

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Meet the 30 winners of the 2014 Big Venture Challenge!

Thirty of the UK’s leading social ventures are being announced today as winners of the 2014 Big Venture Challenge. Over the next 12 months the social entrepreneurs will get intensive support to help them raise external investment so they can scale up their ventures to tackle some of the nation’s toughest social issues. The winners […]

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Derbyshire: Local NHS staff go green with electric car scheme – Retford Trader and Guardian

Guardian News Published on the 02 May 2014 15:00 A trial to encourage NHS workers to use low emissions pool cars for visiting patients has proved so popular that the scheme is being extended, with the introduction of an electric car. Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust teamed up with Co-wheels just over a year […]

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Crowdfunding gets Liverpool’s elevated park off the ground – UK – News – The Independent

JONATHAN BROWN Friday 02 May 2014 If the urban planners had had their way in the 1960s motorway traffic would have thundered along elevated highways above the streets of Liverpool on its way to the Mersey docks. Luckily it never happened. Today all that is left of that brutal concrete vision are two inner city […]

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