UKIP threat revealed by poll of voters in key marginal

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Nigel Farage may decide Thanet South is where he could become Ukip’s first MP. Photograph: Rex
Ukip threat to Tories revealed by poll of voters in key marginal seat
Farage’s party beats Conservatives into third place in survey of constituency where Tory MP is quitting

Patrick Wintour, political editor
The Guardian, Tuesday 26 November 2013 22.38 GMT

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Major Step Forward HS2 As Hybrid Bill Published

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HS2 will take the least eco-friendly route and require the largest funding. The completion date is also likely to slip, but it is now a Cameron vanity project that will be forced through.

24 November 2013

HS2 will take a major step forward today with publication of the Bill for phase one of the country’s new railway between London and Birmingham.

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High speed rail has potential to become an iconic national treasure – says BCU planning expert

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The claims are coming thick and fast as the Coalition Government attempts to ram HS2 down voters throats

Planners are being urged to be as ambitious as they dare when designing the new high speed rail station for Birmingham – and create a grand and memorable civic entrance to a revitalised city.

 

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Ovum finds government agencies prioritise “digital-first” IT strategies to facilitate web-based citizen self-service

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London, 25 November 2013 – In the next 18 months, web-based self-service will be the top global IT investment area for government agencies, backed by stronger investment in CRM, compliance management, and collaboration tools. This is according to Ovum’s ICT Enterprise Insights, which finds these priorities especially pronounced in infrastructure and tax/revenue agencies, yet reveals a surprising lack of interest in “bring your own device” (BYOD).

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