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URBAN SUSTAINABILITY The government's Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme has launched its fourth open ideas competition.
This year's theme is urban sustainability. The 5ha site is the Lochend Butterfly and its surroundings, about a mile from the eastern end of Princes Street in central Edinburgh. A prize fund of £17,500 is on offer.
Submission deadline is 28 February.
THEATRE ROYAL (ST HELENS) Refurbishment of theatre to bring it back to an appropriate standard. Applications by 23 January to the Chief Executive's Department, St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, Contract & Asset Management, Wesley House, Corporation Street, St Helens WA10 1HF, tel 01744 456436, fax 01744 454206.
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