Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

University of Leicester: researchers will work together to better understand the banana crop species and its genetics

Research focussing on the Ethiopian banana could help improve food security in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa, especially in areas affected by drought. SWINDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In collaboration between the University of Leicester, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, … Read the full press release

Heathrow funds UK SMEs to encourage them to export their goods or services to new international markets

Heathrow to fund 20 SMEs’ trade missions, trade shows and foreign market research in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s ‘Exporting is GREAT’ Campaign Products SMEs are looking to export include beauty products, organic beets, puncture-proof tyres and ice cream … Read the full press release

UKTV Originals’ new branding features handcrafted logo drawn by award-winning hand lettering artist Alison Carmichael

LONDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UKTV, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcast network, today revealed branding for its fast-increasing slate of commissioned programming, UKTV Originals. The launch of the new branding follows UKTV’s track record for launching successful original shows such as, John Bishop … Read the full press release

Bookings for Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor live boxing open for Virgin TV customers

HOOK, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bookings for this epic clash open today for Virgin TV customers What: Floyd Mayweather Jr v Conor McGregor live boxing When: Saturday 26 August, midnight Where: Sky Sports Box Office on Virgin TV Cost: £19.95 for SD, … Read the full press release

ABP’s teams at Ayr and Troon donate to RNLI and the Fisherman’s Mission

LONDON, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP’s teams at Ayr and Troon have donated funds to RNLI and the Fisherman’s Mission raised by a successful open day at the Port of Troon. A raffle combined with the efforts of ABP colleagues have … Read the full press release

Former Royal Naval engineer Rob Steel appointed Business Development Director at BMT Design & Technology

Melbourne, Australia, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Former Royal Naval engineer Rob Steel has been appointed Business Development Director at BMT Design & Technology, where he will support the Managing Director in developing the company’s growth and capabilities in the Australian market. A … Read the full press release

Bank of Scotland: Childcare provided for free by relatives gives approximately £2832 annual boost to Scottish families

EDINBURGH, 22-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Childcare provided for free by relatives is giving an approximate £2832* annual boost to Scottish families, according to the latest ‘How Scotland Lives’ research from Bank of Scotland. The Bank of Scotland research polled more … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Homemover Review: number of homemovers fell by 2% in 1H 2017 vs same period 2016

There were 171,300 homemovers in the first six months of 2017 – 3,175 (2%) down from the first half of 2016. Homemovers account for around half (51%) of the housing market compared to 64% a decade ago. Over the past … Read the full press release

Report: Loughborough’s graduates among the best paid in the country

LEICESTERSHIRE, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough’s graduates are among the best paid in the country, especially those who have studied communication, business or architecture – a Government survey has revealed. According to the Department for Education’s latest report, titled Longitudinal Education Outcomes, … Read the full press release

Loughborough Students’ Union Action received the highest possible award given to volunteer groups in the UK

LEICESTERSHIRE, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU) Action has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017, the highest possible award given to volunteer groups in the UK. This week, the award was presented at a ceremony held at … Read the full press release

GRAHAM completed the build and fit-out for Liverpool FC’s new retail store at Anfield Stadium

HILLSBOROUGH, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GRAHAM Construction has completed the build and fit-out for Liverpool Football Club’s new flagship retail store. GRAHAM Construction built the turnkey development at Anfield Stadium. The building division constructed the shell, while GRAHAM Interior Fit-Out completed … Read the full press release

GRAHAM to work on four major roads in the East of England

HILLSBOROUGH, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Highways England has awarded GRAHAM four major road improvements. Improvements to four major roads in the East of England are underway after Highways England awarded GRAHAM two major packages covering the A47, A11, A1 and A12. … Read the full press release

GRAHAM Construction recognised for their commitment to high performance through good people management

HILLSBOROUGH, 21-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — National contractor GRAHAM Construction has been awarded Platinum accreditation against the Investors in People standard. They join the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good … Read the full press release

Invacare International take powerchairs to a new level

CARDIFF, 18-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global brand leader Invacare is once again raising the bar in the powerchair market, following on from the successful launch of the LiNX control system last year. Invacare has taken the smart technology a step … Read the full press release

LR joins the Quadriga sustainable shipping project to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship

LONDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LR has joined the Quadriga sustainable shipping project – an initiative from Hamburg-based Sailing Cargo, which aims to build the world’s biggest sailing cargo ship. The project outlines a plan to build a 170-meter car … Read the full press release

STFC-developed first fully functional X-ray light detector to be installed at the world’s largest X-ray laser

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s fastest detectors, capable of capturing images in billionths of a second, has been developed by the UK for use at the world’s largest X-ray laser, the European XFEL. The Large Pixel Detector … Read the full press release

New £16million funding from STFC to support UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community

SWINDON, 17-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The latest investment in the UK’s world-leading nuclear physics research community has been announced today. The UK’s frontier research in nuclear physics ranks first in the world by citation impact and this latest support is worth £16million … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: intergenerational inheritance of gender-specific traits may better be explained by highly stable features of the social environment

EXETER, 16-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment – not just from genes, experts have suggested. Rather than the sexes acting differently because of … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: inefficient traditional fishing methods prevent overfishing

EXETER, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Oyster stocks in a Cornish fishery are sustained thanks to “inefficient” traditional fishing methods, new research suggests. The Fal oyster fishery is home to the only sail-driven commercial fishing fleet in Europe, and the oysters are … Read the full press release

The Glasgow Geothermal Energy Research Field Site now under review by the public

SWINDON, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Two of the UK’s leading scientific agencies have issued an open invitation to come to the Legacy Hub in Dalmarnock on 5 September 2017, when plans will be unveiled for an exciting new research development proposed for … Read the full press release

BP Trinidad and Tobago: first gas from the Juniper development

LONDON, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Juniper is the fifth BP Upstream major project, and second in Trinidad, to start-up in 2017. BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) today announced first gas from the Juniper development, the fifth of BP’s seven Upstream major … Read the full press release

BP CEO Bob Dudley: five of our seven planned major projects now onstream

LONDON, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gas projects in Australia and Trinidad are fourth and fifth of seven major projects start-ups BP expects in 2017 BP today confirmed the start of production from another two of the seven Upstream major projects that … Read the full press release

Researchers described a new species of brittle star called Teleosaster creasyi

Newly-described fossil shows how brittle stars evolved in response to pressure from predators, and how an ‘evolutionary hangover’ managed to escape them.  CAMBRIDGE, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers have described a new species of brittle star, which are closely related to … Read the full press release

The University of East Anglia now with gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) following a successful appeal

NORWICH, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of East Anglia (UEA) has been awarded a gold ranking in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) following a successful appeal to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). TEF is the Government’s new … Read the full press release

Bank of Scotland July’s PMI: strong start to 3Q of 2017 for the Scottish private sector

Headline PMI rises to 53.8, the highest since October 2014 Solid expansions in new business and employment Trend of expansion in combined manufacturing and services output extends to its longest sequence since 2014 EDINBURGH, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — July’s PMI® survey data … Read the full press release

Lloyds Regional PMI: Business activity increased across England and Wales for the twelfth month in a row

England sees sustained moderate growth in business activity at start of third quarter Wales maintains its recent strong performance thanks to pipeline of new orders Yorkshire & Humber and West Midlands remain top-performing regions overall while the North East sees … Read the full press release

University of Southampton: new experimental drug in certain patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

SOUTHAMPTON, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Patients with a common type of fast-growing cancer are being given fresh hope in a new clinical trial. Scientists at the University of Southampton are, for the first time, to trial a new experimental drug, in … Read the full press release

Scientists uncover how goldfish produces alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters

LIVERPOOL, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool and Oslo have uncovered the secret behind a goldfish’s remarkable ability to produce alcohol as a way of surviving harsh winters beneath frozen lakes. Humans and most other vertebrate animals … Read the full press release

Health and safety campaigner Lawrence Waterman appointed new Chairman of the British Safety Council

Lawrence Waterman joins the British Safety Council as new Chairman LONDON, 14-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the British Safety Council, has announced the appointment of Lawrence Waterman, a passionate health and safety campaigner, as the new Chairman … Read the full press release

Research: 2016 EU referendum result could have been different if access to Higher Education was greater

Heat map showing access to Higher Education in England and Wales is available here: https://public.tableau.com/views/2_5_1/2_5HE?:embed=y&:display_count=yes Visualisation of correlation between access to Higher Education and Leave votes in England and Wales is available here: https://public.tableau.com/views/2_3_6/2_3ScatterHE?:embed=y&:display_count=yes Copies of this paper are available … Read the full press release