Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Dundee City Council is to outline nearly £350 million of investment for a building programme to cover the next five years.
The capital plan, to be discussed by Dundee City Council’s policy and resources committee on 30 October, will consider a number of projects, including the Waterfront and V&A Dundee, schools, an additional young persons’ house, affordable housing and the Regional Performance Centre for Sport.
John Alexander, council leader, said: “Our investment in construction projects across Dundee provides jobs and stimulates the economy while assisting in our drive to make Dundee and smarter and fairer city for all. We are creating the foundations of a better future for the city that ranges from attracting visitors to the V&A Dundee to ensuring that our children are learning in school facilities that are suitable for the challenges of the 21st century.
“The council is taking forward its vision for Dundee by strengthening the fabric of the city and providing new opportunities for people. I am keen that our communities feel the benefit of this massive investment in as many ways as possible.”
The world’s first fully-electric, rear-loading refuse collection vehicle (RCV) – the Li-On Power Pro – has been launched by Geesinknorba, offering major savings on emissions and running costs.
Sarah Hughes, chief executive of the Centre for Mental Health, looks at mental health in the workplace and how to work towards long-term change