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South Wales Metro - what needs to happen now

South Wales Metro - what needs to happen now

The £738million South Wales Metro is the centrepiece of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal. Here, CCR Cabinet Chair Councillor Andrew Morgan outlines what the project must achieve.

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South Wales Metro and Wales and Borders Network Contract

South Wales Metro and Wales and Borders Network Contract

THE Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet today (June 4) congratulated the Welsh Government and Transport for Wales for the successful completion of the procurement process which will see the joint venture KeolisAmey design, deliver and operate the South Wales Metro.

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South Wales Metro and Wales and Borders Network

South Wales Metro and Wales and Borders Network

THE Welsh Government has today (May 23) announced its intention to award the contract for the design, delivery and operation of the South Wales Metro – a key element of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal – to KeolisAmey.

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Cardiff Capital Region Supports Bid for New Channel 4 HQ

South Wales Metro and Wales and Borders Network

The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Cabinet has given its backing to the Cardiff bid to house a new headquarters for Channel 4.

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Three new Open Data initiatives to drive economic growth, council delivery and reduce loneliness in Cardiff Capital Region

THREE new initiatives that will use Open Data to achieve economic and social benefits have been announced in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR).

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Cardiff Capital Region Five-Year Business Plan Receives Overwhelming Support from Councils

THE five-year strategic plan to leverage maximum economic and social benefits from the £1.2 billion Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal fund has been formally approved by the members of all 10 local authority partners.

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Cardiff Capital Region Appoints New Programme Director

Cardiff Capital Region Appoints New Programme Director

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Regional Cabinet has announced the appointment of Kellie Beirne, Deputy Chief Executive at Monmouthshire Council, as the new City Deal programme director.

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Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet Members Given Progress Update of Compound Semiconductor Foundry

Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet Members Given Progress Update of Compound Semiconductor Foundry

ALMOST a year after the historic signing to support the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster in South-East Wales, Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet members today (March 26) was shown how the City Deal funding has been invested.

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Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet Welcomes £6million Agreement to Fund South-east Wales Connectivity Programmes

Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet Welcomes £6million Agreement to Fund South-east Wales Connectivity Programmes

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Regional Cabinet today welcomed the decision by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to approve the CCR bid for £6million of funding from the Local Full Fibre Wave 2 Challenge Fund to enable improved digital connectivity in South-East Wales.

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Cardiff Capital Region Unveils Five-Year Business Plan for South-East Wales

Cardiff Capital Region Unveils Five-Year Business Plan for South-East Wales

A FIVE-YEAR strategic plan to leverage maximum economic and social benefits from the £1.2 billion Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal fund has been formally agreed.

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Cardiff Capital Region Appoints Board Members for Business Council

Cardiff Capital Region Appoints Board Members for Business Council

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) has announced the appointment of its Business Council’s board.

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Cardiff Capital Region Formally Agrees Three Development Strategies to Drive City Deal Forward

Cardiff Capital Region Formally Agrees Three Development Strategies to Drive City Deal Forward

THREE development programmes supporting key strategic themes of housing, skills, and digital connectivity within the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) have been agreed.

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Cardiff Capital Region Establishes Board Members for Regional Economic Growth Partnership

Cardiff Capital Region Establishes Board Members for Regional Economic Growth Partnership

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Economic Growth Partnership (REGP) held its first meeting today, as its new board was unveiled.

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Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet Agrees £40 Million City Deal Funding for Metro Central Development

Cardiff Capital Region Cabinet Agrees £40 Million City Deal Funding for Metro Central Development

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Cabinet today (January 15) agreed to support in principle the £180million re-development of Cardiff’s main transport hub with £40m of City Deal funding.

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Cardiff Capital Region appoints first Chair of the Regional Economic Growth Partnership

Cardiff Capital Region appoints first Chair of the Regional Economic Growth Partnership

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal team has announced the appointment of Frank Holmes, founder partner at Gambit Corporate Finance, as the first Chair of the Regional Economic Growth Partnership (REGP).

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Cardiff Capital Region opens applications for Regional Economic Growth Partnership Board Members

Cardiff Capital Region opens applications for Regional Economic Growth Partnership Board Members

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal team has started recruiting for board members for its Regional Economic Growth Partnership (REGP).

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Councils leading the way in raising productivity and unlocking economic growth

Councils leading the way in raising productivity and unlocking economic growth

The Leader of WLGA has today stressed the importance of working together to forge innovative solutions to raising productivity and developing a skilled workforce within our communities.

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Cardiff Capital Region launches Employment and Skills Plan

Cardiff Capital Region launches Employment and Skills Plan

AN EIGHT-POINT Employment and Skills plan has been launched today (Thursday) to prioritise areas for skills investment which will achieve social and economic benefits for the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR).

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Historic Signing Seals World’s First Compound Semiconductor Cluster in South-East Wales

Historic Signing Seals World’s First Compound Semiconductor Cluster in South-East Wales

AN HISTORIC signing ceremony took place today (Monday, September 11) to ratify the development of a compound semiconductor industry cluster in South-East Wales.

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SQW appointed to lead Independent National Evaluation Panel of Investment Funds

SQW appointed to lead Independent National Evaluation Panel of Investment Funds

SQW is leading a consortium involving Cambridge Econometrics and Steer Davies Gleave, which has been appointed to evaluate the impact of devolved Investment Funds in eleven areas of the UK over the coming five years.

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Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Leaders Agree to Creation of Special Purpose Vehicle to Support Compound Semiconductor Cluster Project

Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Leaders Agree to Creation of Special Purpose Vehicle to Support Compound Semiconductor Cluster Project

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Regional Cabinet today (July 14) agreed to create a special purpose vehicle to support the development of a Compound Semiconductor industry cluster in South East Wales.

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New Office for Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Senior Team

New Office for Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Senior Team

THE team tasked with implementing the £1.2 billion Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal has set up its new programme office at Nantgarw.

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Councillor Andrew Morgan Elected Chair of Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Regional Cabinet

Councillor Andrew Morgan Elected Chair of Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Regional Cabinet

COUNCILLOR Andrew Morgan was today (June 30) elected Chair of the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal Regional Cabinet.

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Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Leaders Agree to Invest £37.9 Million

Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Leaders Agree to Invest £37.9 Million

The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Regional Cabinet has agreed to invest £37.9 million to support the development of a Compound Semiconductor industry cluster in south-east Wales.

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A tribute to Councillor Keith Reynolds

A tribute to Councillor Keith Reynolds

IT is with great sadness that we have been informed Councillor Keith Reynolds, Leader of Caerphilly Council, and a member of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Regional Cabinet, has died.

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Key City Deal Functions to be Located in RCT and Regional Cabinet Chair Formally Elected

Key City Deal Functions to be Located in RCT and Regional Cabinet Chair Formally Elected

The Programme Management of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal is to be centrally located in Rhondda Cynon Taf. The location of the City Deal Programme Offices in Treforest demonstrates how the £1.229Billion initiative is set to benefit the whole region of South Wales.

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Statement Issued on Behalf of The Regional Cabinet of The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal

Statement Issued on Behalf of The Regional Cabinet of The Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal Regional Cabinet would like to address misinformed and mistaken comments which have been made following the ratification of the Deal last Wednesday (March 1).

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£1.2bn Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Ratified by Local Authority Partners

£1.2bn Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Ratified by Local Authority Partners

A £1.2 billion Cardiff Capital Region City Deal that could transform the economy of south east Wales has been formally ratified today (March 1, 2017) during a special ceremony held on St David’s Day.

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Vale of Glamorgan Becomes Tenth and Last Council to Back Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

Vale of Glamorgan Becomes Tenth and Last Council to Back Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal will be formally ratified at a special signing ceremony on St David’s Day after the Vale of Glamorgan Council become the tenth and last council to give its commitment to the £1.2billion programme.

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Bridgend Council Backs Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

Bridgend Council Backs Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal Shadow Regional Cabinet welcomes the decision by Bridgend County Borough Council to give its commitment to the CCR City Deal programme.

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Three More Councils Back Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

Three More Councils Back Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal Shadow Regional Cabinet welcomes today’s (Jan 31, 2017) decision by Caerphilly, Newport and Torfaen Councils to give their commitment to the CCR City Deal programme.

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Cardiff, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire Councils Back Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

Cardiff, Blaenau Gwent and Monmouthshire Councils Back Cardiff Capital Region City Deal

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal Shadow Regional Cabinet welcomes the decision by the City of Cardiff, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent Councils to give their unanimous commitment to the CCR City Deal programme.

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CCR Shadow Regional Cabinet welcomes councillors’ support

CCR Shadow Regional Cabinet welcomes councillors’ support

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal Shadow Regional Cabinet welcomes the decision by both Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Councils to give their commitment to the CCR City Deal programme.

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Cardiff Capital Region Local Authorities to Vote On City Deal

Cardiff Capital Region Local Authorities to Vote On City Deal

Further to signing the Heads of Terms Agreement between the ten local authorities in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) as well as the UK and Welsh Governments in March 2016, each of the local authorities must formally approve a Regional Cabinet comprising of the relevant local authority leaders.

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Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Recommendations Unanimously Endorsed

Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Recommendations Unanimously Endorsed

THE leaders of the ten local authorities comprising the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) have unanimously endorsed the independent report on the future economic strategy for South-East Wales.

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Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Report

Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Report

The ten local authority leaders comprising the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal Shadow Cabinet welcome the work of the Growth and Competitiveness Commission which was tasked with reviewing the city-region economy, and providing recommendations for the CCR for the future development of its economy.

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Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Report Published

Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Report Published

THE INDEPENDENT commission appointed to review how the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) could best achieve its economic growth ambitions today (December 16) published its recommendations.

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Bus Quality Standards Wins at Wales National Transport Awards

Bus Quality Standards Wins at Wales National Transport Awards

A public transport initiative in South-East Wales aimed at improving bus services has been announced as a winner at the Wales National Transport Awards. .

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City Deal’s Regional Transport Authority meets for first time

City Deal’s Shadow Regional Transport Authority meets for first time

The Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority (CCRTA), which was established to co-ordinate transport planning and investment within the region, has formally met for the first time to outline the actions needed to support the City Deal.

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South East Wales 2016 Employment and Skills Plan launched as part of City Deal

South East Wales 2016 Employment and Skills Plan launched as part of City Deal

Further action to meet the goals set out in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal was announced today by South East Wales Learning, Skills and Innovation Partnership (LSkIP) Employment and Skills Board at Skills Cymru.

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Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Seeking Regional Voices to Support Report Findings

Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Seeking Regional Voices to Support Report Findings

The Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission is seeking evidence from regional bodies to support its current report as part of the £1.2bn City Deal agreement.

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Joint Statement Issued on Behalf of the Secretary of State for Wales and the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Joint Cabinet

Joint Statement Issued on Behalf of the Secretary of State for Wales and the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Joint Cabinet

THE Secretary of State for Wales, the Right Honourable Alun Cairns MP, and the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) City Deal Joint Cabinet have affirmed their joint commitment to ensuring the £1.221B City programme for the region is delivered successfully and in full.

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Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Leaders Welcome Positive Meeting with First Minister

Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Leaders Welcome Positive Meeting with First Minister

THE leaders of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal have welcomed an ‘extremely positive’ meeting with the First Minister of Wales today (July 25).

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Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Launched

Cardiff Capital Region Growth and Competitiveness Commission Launched

AN INDEPENDENT city region commission has been appointed to lead the development of the Cardiff Capital Growth and Competitiveness Commission as part of the £1.2bn City Deal agreement.

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City Region Leaders Host Successful Event that Engaged with Businesses

City Region Leaders Host Successful Event that Engaged with Businesses

MORE than 100 business leaders and academics from across South East Wales attended a day-long event to discuss how they can support the development of the CCR...

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City Region Leaders to Host Day-Long Event

City Region Leaders to Host Day-Long Event

CARDIFF Capital Region leaders are hosting a day-long event to discuss with business how it can support the development of the city-region. ...

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Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Signed

Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Signed

A £1.2 billion City Deal to unlock significant economic growth across the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) was formally signed today. Over its lifetime, local partners expect the City Deal to deliver as many as 25,000 new jobs, and £4 billion of private sector investment across the region.....

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Cardiff Capital Region City Deal Leaders Welcome Chancellor’s Backing

THE Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) Leaders comprising the Leaders of the 10 local authorities in South East Wales today (Wednesday November 24) welcomed Chancellor George Osborne’s backing for a £1.28 billion City Deal for South-East Wales....

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Cardiff Capital Region in £1 billion City Deal Bid

On 4th September the ten local authorities of the Cardiff Capital Region submitted a request to UK Government to commence negotiations for a City Deal which could be worth up to £1bn. ...

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