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SO Resi, the shared ownership brand of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing, welcomed local South Northamptonshire MP Andrea Leadsom to its MY Resi Upton Square development in Upton, just outside of Northampton, on 4 June. The visit was an opportunity for Mrs Leadsom to view the new affordable homes that SO Resi will deliver for local buyers in her constituency. Read more

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce are delighted to be teaming up with Sheffield Business Together to scale up team working between employers and charities to address key challenges in Sheffield. Supported by Benchmark, Mantra Media and South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, the aim of Sheffield Business Together is focussed on increasing employer-led volunteering and the impact that charities and businesses could have by working together. Read more

While COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the third sector, it has also paved the way for the use of technology. As charities and grassroots organisations found their services cancelled overnight, this became a catalyst for change and saw 77% of charities embrace the use of digital technology. Read more

Held on Early May Bank Holiday (Saturday 1May), the BIG Brummie Camp Out saw hundreds camp out raising vital funds for a local charity. The annual event brought families, friends, students and colleagues together who spent a night under the stars, in their own homes, in support of Birmingham’s main day centre for vulnerable and homeless adults, SIFA Fireside. Read more

Family law experts at Sheffield’s Taylor&Emmet LLP are welcoming the introduction of a new voucher scheme that will enable more local couples to access mediation. Vouchers are now being offered by the Ministry of Justice, up to the value of £500, for participants in family mediation who are not eligible for legal aid. Read more

Residential property expert, Centrick, has become one of the first in the region to secure remuneration as part of the government’s cladding £1bn building safety fund. Receiving £400k on behalf of its client – a 227 unit development in Birmingham – the money negotiated by Centrick will cover the costs of replacing the building’s cladding to updated safety specifications, as well as recovering legal, professional and survey fees for the leaseholders. Read more