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£130m: Cash set aside by the DCLG for the Fire and Rescue Service to build new stations and other facilities.

40,000: Extra daily cycle trips expected to result from mayor Boris Johnson's central London bike hire scheme, to begin in May 2010.

590 metres: The length by which George Best Belfast City Airport's operator is planning to extend its runway. If permission is granted, it would allow planes to fly to new destinations in Europe and the Mediterranean.

92%: Percentage of respondents to a UK Green Building Council survey who feel that sustainability will either assume more importance as an issue or stay at the same level as a result of the credit crunch.

2 in 5: Number of jobs that could be at risk over the next two years in London and the South East, according to a report from the Local Government Association.

1 in 12: Proportion of councils using a legal power to do anything except raise tax to promote their area's well-being, says research issued by the DCLG. It urged local authorities to consider using the power to support communities during the downturn.

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