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  • n. Plural form of blackspot.


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  • Communications Minister Stephen Conroy announced the $250 million program in May as a Budget initiative to fund backhaul 'blackspots' as a priority, and has subsequently announced projects in Emerald and Longreach in Queensland, Geralton in Western Australia, Darwin, Broken Hill, as well as Victor Harbor in South Australia and Gippsland in Victoria.

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  • At a national level, new jobs are being created – 113,000 over the past 12 months, according to the latest unemployment figures – but few of them are in the blackspots where they are needed most, and the solution is much more complex than persuading people to get on their bikes.

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  • Seven out of the 11 UK regions are now "first-time buyer blackspots" as demand from new entrants trying to get on the property ladder slumps in the face of rising living costs and financial uncertainty, according to a new report.

    Most of UK is first-time buyer blackspot, reports Rightmove

  • First-time buyer blackspots include Yorkshire and Humberside, the east Midlands, East Anglia, Wales and Scotland – but not London.

    Most of UK is first-time buyer blackspot, reports Rightmove

  • The TUC said: The London boroughs of Southwark, Islington and Kensington & Chelsea – all among the top ten employment blackspots in 2005 – are now ranked at 43, 45 and 47 respectively.

    Clyde estuary is hardest place in Britain to find a job

  • London's Dickensian East End districts have lost their status as the country's worst employment blackspots after a serious decline in the jobless rate along the Clyde estuary outside Glasgow, according to analysis by the TUC.The Scottish industrial heartlands of West Dunbartonshire and East Ayrshire have jumped to the top of the league of areas blighted by low rates of employment, overtaking boroughs like Newham and Tower Hamlets, the trade union body found.

    Clyde estuary is hardest place in Britain to find a job

  • Employment blackspots such as the north-east continue to darken; twice as many as before the recession now work part-time for want of a full-time post; and there is still no hope in sight for youngsters struggling to find a first footing in work.

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  • By contrast, Cumbria suffered the long aftermath of 2009's floods and an earthquake, Cornwall was once again swamped, and the list of what we have to call "unemployment blackspots" was headed by Middlesbrough, Liverpool, south Wales, and the often-overlooked Isle Of Wight.

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  • In the Guardian's continuing major investigation into the criminal justice system, Nick Davies joins a police patrol in one of the country's most notorious blackspots for drug abuse, prostitution, gun crime and gang warfare.

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  • The government was today urged to fund the creation of 100,000 jobs in unemployment blackspots as a report revealed that joblessness in Britain's weakest local economies stands at 18%.

    Industrial blackspots hamstrung by 18% unemployment, study finds


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