THE EUROPEAN Commission has announced that it will make Euro 11 million, (Pounds 6.73 million), available for five regional programmes of innovative actions in Britain, funds that can be tapped by local authorities. The benefiting regions are the east Midlands (Euro 2.33 million), eastern England (Euro 2.27 million), north-east England (Euro 1.1 million), Wales, (2.83 million) and Yorkshire & Humberside, (Euro 2.75 million). These schemes have differing priorities, but focus generally on sparking regional and local development in the ...

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