Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

University of Nottingham WayWard project: significant improvements can be made to provide safer staffing levels and better patient care

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The results of a research project run by the University of Nottingham which used the latest technology to track out-of-hours doctors have revealed significant improvements can be made to provide safer staffing levels and better patient care. … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Summer Internship scheme grown to support 75 businesses with more than 105 students

NOTTINGHAM, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From testing cricket bats to counting nocturnal mammals of the same name, more than 100 Nottingham students are making their mark on businesses in the region as part of a University scheme. Now in its fourth … Read the full press release

UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones on new Data Protection Bill: legislation must be at least equal to levels of protection offered by EU

MANCHESTER, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lawrence Jones MBE, the CEO of British data hosting and cloud computing specialist UKFast, is hailing today’s government announcement on the regulation of personal data. The new Data Protection Bill is set to deliver much-needed controls … Read the full press release

Pearson, National Federation of the Blind to help college students and young professionals with disabilities explore career opportunities in a variety of fields

Second cohort of mentees will receive additional networking advice from legal and business experts, career planning workshops, and informational interviews in a variety of career fields HOBOKEN, N.J., U.S.A., 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pearson, in collaboration with the National Federation … Read the full press release

UK’s largest supplier of building materials Travis Perkins recognised with Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver award

Northampton, UK, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Travis Perkins Plc, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials to the construction, DIY and home improvement markets, has been recognised for their work supporting the Armed Forces with a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) … Read the full press release

The Wembley Cup with EE: YouTube’s top football stars and international football legends gather for an epic online football series

Stars of YouTube and international football legends to take part in another epic showdown at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Saturday 7th October 2017 Eight-part online ‘road to the final’ series broadcast on Spencer FC’s YouTube channel and the EE website – view the trailer here … Read the full press release

UK Digital Minister Hancock: UK Gov committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill

People to have more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Minister Matt Hancock. Public to have greater control over personal data – including right to be forgotten New … Read the full press release

Acerta Pharma: US FDA accepted and granted Priority Review for the New Drug Application (NDA) for acalabrutinib inhibitor

CAMBRIDGE, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AstraZeneca and its haematology research and development centre of excellence, Acerta Pharma, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted and granted Priority Review for the New Drug Application (NDA) for acalabrutinib, … Read the full press release

Transport for London (TfL): £4.5 million allocated to London boroughs for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

LONDON, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and the Greater London Authority (GLA) today announced that almost £4.5 million has been allocated to London boroughs to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure on London’s streets. A total of … Read the full press release

400 people applied during ABP Humber 2nd recruitment day at the CATCH facility in Stallingborough

LONDON, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABP Humber has just conducted its second recruitment day, as it looks to fill 40 new positions which have opened up across the region. The event, which took place at the CATCH facility in Stallingborough, was … Read the full press release

EY dedicates 1,000 tax technology and performance improvement professionals in response to the impact of existing and emerging technology

LONDON, 07-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EY announces the creation of Tax Technology and Transformation, a dedicated group of more than 1,000 tax technology and performance improvement professionals in member firms across the globe that help organizations to redefine their tax functions … Read the full press release

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS): Future of the Sea: Trends in Aquaculture report

ARGYLL, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Energy costs and public perception are the two main factors that will affect how the aquaculture industry develops over the next few decades, according to a report by Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) Research Services … Read the full press release

STFC: study suggests a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New experimental results show a difference in the way neutrinos and antineutrinos behave – which could help us understand why there is so much matter in the universe, but very little antimatter. The results, released today … Read the full press release

STFC and Diamond Light Source host Apprentice Day on August 23 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Aspiring engineers as young as 14 are being invited to one of the country’s leading science facilities to find out how they could soon help to build particle accelerators and test satellites destined for space. The … Read the full press release

STFC: Dark Energy Survey (DES): Dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The most accurate map to date of the structure of dark matter in the universe is being released today, supporting the theory that dark energy and dark matter make up most of the universe. For the … Read the full press release

Start-up incubated at the ESA BIC Harwell set to overhaul breast screening in the UK

SWINDON, 04-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From space cots to bed bugs, to bicycle bell satnavs and sustainable farm food – whatever the sector, the European Space Agency’s Business Incubation Centre in Harwell (ESA BIC Harwell) has supported them all. It is … Read the full press release

EBRD-financed 1.5 MW solar power plant in Cyprus sent its first electricity into the national grid

1.5 MW plant in Nisou, unveiled today, is one of five plants which will add 12 per cent to country’s solar capacity LONDON, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — One of a cluster of five brand new solar plants, financed by the EBRD, … Read the full press release

EBRD to support the largest microfinance institution in Tajikistan

Supporting the development of women’s entrepreneurship and of agribusiness LONDON, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is supporting the development of women’s entrepreneurship and of agribusiness in Tajikistan with a senior loan in local currency, equivalent to US$ 2 million, to IMON INTERNATIONAL, … Read the full press release

New hosts for UK-based EU agencies EMA and EBA will now be assessed by the European Commission

BRUSSELS, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The application procedure to host the two UK-based EU agencies, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA), came to a close at midnight last night, 31 July 2017. The European Commission will … Read the full press release

Centrica to protect its most vulnerable customers as electricity price rises by 12.5% from 15th September

Electricity will rise by 12.5% from mid September; gas price to be held at current level*, leaving British Gas as one of the cheapest in the dual fuel standard tariff market Average annual dual fuel bill for a typical household … Read the full press release

Sweden submitted its official offer to host the The European Medicines Agency (EMA)

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is currently looking for a new location in connection with the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Sweden has now submitted its official offer to host the EMA. STOCKHOLM, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The offer guarantees … Read the full press release

Schroders ranked second amongst world’s top 100 asset managers for its digital intelligence by Living Group

LONDON, 03-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders has been ranked second amongst the top 100 asset managers for its digital intelligence when communicating with clients. The 2017 report by Living Group analysed the digital communications of the world’s leading asset managers, with … Read the full press release

Private equity: Adveq renamed Schroder Adveq

LONDON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Schroders is today announcing the completion of the acquisition of Adveq, a leading asset manager investing in private equity globally. The acquisition, which was announced on 20 April 2017, has now received approval from the regulators. … Read the full press release

Researchers: Noise from motorboats disrupts fish co-operation

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Noise from motorboats changes the behaviour of cleaner fish and the species they help. Cleaner fish are species which eat parasites from other fish – known as “clients” – in a relationship which benefits both. Researchers … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the popular Science in the Square event will be on Friday, 11 August

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding nature-lovers will be taken on a voyage of discovery to find out how animals have evolved to deal with friends and foe, at a special interactive event. Scientists from the University of Exeter will share … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: the winners of this year’s Ted Wragg Awards announced

DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Outstanding new teachers have been honoured for their work in the classroom as well as their academic work as part of an awards scheme in honour of one of the UK’s best educators. The winners of … Read the full press release

Finisterre and University of Exeter to create recyclable wetsuits

A pioneering inventor is being sought to create recycled and recyclable wetsuits. DEVON, 02-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — There are more than 500,000 surfers in the United Kingdom who, on average, will replace their wetsuits once every two years. This produces more … Read the full press release

NERC appoints seven new members to its Innovation Advisory Board

SWINDON, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC has appointed seven new members to its Innovation Advisory Board to replace those who have completed their term. The Innovation Advisory Board advises NERC on its strategy for strengthening the delivery of economic growth and … Read the full press release

University of Kent awarded a gold rating in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

KENT, 01-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The TEF Panel judged that Kent delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK. A total of 295 higher education providers took part in the TEF. In the assessment, 59 providers were rated … Read the full press release

Industrial Laser Peening Research at ZAL Techcenter

LSP Technologies (LSPT) is offering laser peening research and application development at the ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research in Hamburg, Germany. Machine time on LSPT’s state-of-the-art laser peening equipment at ZAL will be available to manufacturers seeking industry-leading metal … Read the full press release