Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

Magnesium Holds Key To Preventing Bone Fractures in Middle-aged and Elderly People

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bone … Read the full press release

Bristol Student Embarks On Mission to Paint 270 Species of Bee in the UK

A University of Bristol student has embarked on a mission to paint and draw some of the 270 species of bee in the UK, thanks to an award from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freya Cohen, … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Immune System Can Spot Changes in Identity of Cancer Antigens

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham … Read the full press release

New Aviva Study Shows Millions of UK Households Struggle with Basic Household Tasks

Aviva research finds home skills gap amongst UK householders One in five UK adults aren’t confident changing a light bulb Almost half of UK adults under 35 can’t cook a meal without using a recipe Four out of 10 under-25s … Read the full press release

New Statistics by Aviva Show UK Households Spend An Average of ₤16 Billion On Household Repairs

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK householders typically spend £16 billion* a year fixing things that have gone wrong around the home, according to new statistics released today by Aviva. Research conducted as part of the home insurer’s latest ‘Home’ report, … Read the full press release

Companies Missing Their Pension Deadlines continue to Rise in UK

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In Q1 2017: 1 in 6 businesses (16%) applied to Aviva for a workplace pension after their staging date had passed – up from 14% in the previous quarter A quarter of companies (25%) are … Read the full press release

Aviva Age Inflation Index Reports an Inflation of ⅔% For All Ages

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) was today reported to be 2.3%[1]. This figure is an average across all age groups, however Aviva’s Age Inflation Index[2] looks at how different age groups are experiencing price inflation … Read the full press release

Elephants Demonstrate Awareness of their own Bodies

Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence and self-awareness, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Self-awareness in both … Read the full press release

Drones Help Scientists Study Guatemalan Volcanoes

CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During a ten-day research trip, … Read the full press release

Lab-Grown Miniature Womb Lining Provides New Insights into Early Pregnancy and Menstrual Cycle

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions … Read the full press release

St. Andrews receives Special Award for Efforts to Encourage Cycling

Efforts to encourage cycling at the University of St Andrews – including a bike loan scheme, maintenance sessions and social events – have been recognised with a special award. Fife, Scotland, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Proctor Professor Lorna Milne, accepted the … Read the full press release

Nottingham Workshop Looks At Ways Music Can Help Dementia Patients

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Nottingham recently held a workshop which looked at ways in which music can be used to help people with dementia. The seminar looked at how the therapeutic qualities of sound and music … Read the full press release

Nottingham Doctoral Student’s Thesis on Electric Aircraft Wins Best Clean Sky Award

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Fei Gao, who just completed his doctorate at The University of Nottingham, has won the Best Clean Sky PhD Award for his thesis in applied sciences and engineering for aeronautics. Dr Gao’s thesis is … Read the full press release

Relieve the Stress from Asthma Management with New MyAsthma App

NOTTINGHAM, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new and unique smartphone app to help people with asthma manage their condition has been developed by lung experts at the Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit and the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The MyAsthma app has been launched … Read the full press release

New High School Focusing on Digital Literacy to Come to Manchester

MANCHESTER, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new high school focussed on digital literacy in Manchester has been approved by the government and is set to tackle the growing skills gap in the region.  The new school, which caters for 11-16 year … Read the full press release

Affordable Textbooks for College Students Now Possible with Pearson and Chegg Partnership

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A., 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (April 10, 2017), Pearson announced a new partnership with Chegg (NYSE: CHGG) to provide students with affordable rental options for both print and e-book versions of popular Pearson higher education titles. Beginning this … Read the full press release

Amey and RACE to build prototype autonomous vehicle that will transform service delivery to people

OXFORD, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amey together with RACE, have secured funding from Innovate UK, to build a prototype autonomous vehicle and test data collected from its sensors, which will ultimately transform current urban services and deliver safety benefits to … Read the full press release

BAE Systems announces new $3 billion contract with U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command

Farnborough, UK, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BAE Systems has been chosen for a position on a new eight-year, $3 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue supporting the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (SMDC/ARSTRAT). The … Read the full press release

EBRD buys 9.48 per cent stake in real estate investment trust company Griffin Premium RE..

Investment vehicle expected to be listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange on 13 April LONDON, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has become a shareholder in Griffin Premium RE..N.V, a company structured as a real estate investment trust ( REIT) and operating … Read the full press release

EBRD and Bulgaria’s Société Générale Expressbank AD join forces under a risk-sharing agreement

LONDON, 13-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Strengthening the competitiveness of Bulgarian companies through improved access to finance, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Bulgaria’s Société Générale Expressbank AD (SGEB) are joining forces under a risk-sharing agreement. The Risk Sharing … Read the full press release

GSK will make change to its financial reporting from Q1 2017

LONDON, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GSK keeps its financial reporting framework under regular review to ensure that it remains current and in line with both the latest regulatory requirements and developing best practice within the Pharmaceutical industry. As a result of … Read the full press release

EBRD names Irina Kravchenko as new Head of its operations in Mongolia

LONDON, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has appointed Irina Kravchenko as the new Head of the Bank’s operations in Mongolia. She will be based in Ulaanbaatar, the country’s capital city. Ms Kravchenko’s arrival has coincided with Ulaanbaatar joining the EBRD’s … Read the full press release

EE to host recruitment drive to hire over 800 contact centre advisers for its sites across the UK

New recruits will support EE’s ambitions to provide customers with the best service in the UK mobile industry Applicants will fill a mix of new and existing roles across the UK, joining EE as it recently ranked third in The … Read the full press release

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets acquires Warwick Building in London from Legal & General

PARIS, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets (“AXA IM – Real Assets”), a global leader in real assets investment and the leading(1) real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe, announces that it has completed, on behalf … Read the full press release

UK Government invests in BBSRC to deliver an even more productive bioeconomy

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) announced a substantial £319M investment provided by the government to ensure the UK’s bioscience research base remains internationally competitive and at the forefront of meeting global challenges in feeding a growing population, … Read the full press release

LCH announces the appointment of Daniel Maguire as COO

Responsibilities include the development and execution of integrated global product strategy Daniel will continue as Global Head of Rates and FX Derivatives LONDON, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LCH, a leading global clearing house, is pleased to announce that Daniel Maguire has … Read the full press release

Voting for the Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment opens to public

Public voting opens tomorrow for this year’s Virgin TV Must-See Moment Shortlisted programmes represent the most-talked about TV programme moments of 2016 from fighting mammals to dancing politicians LONDON, 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts … Read the full press release

IVECO Madrid site earns Gold status in the World Class Manufacturing program; becomes CNH Industrial’s highest ranking facility

LONDON, 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) announces that the IVECO commercial vehicles manufacturing facility in Madrid, Spain has become the Company’s first site to achieve Gold status in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program. With … Read the full press release

PwC: London Stock Exchange was Q1 2017 most active European exchange with 20 IPOs raising £1.8bn, in line with Q1 2016

53 European IPOs raised €4.5bn in Q1 2017, an increase of €1.0bn, or 28% as compared to the €3.5bn raised by 50 IPOs in Q1 2016. The London Stock Exchange was the most active European exchange in the quarter with … Read the full press release

DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman Brent Cheshire to retire; Matthew Wright to succeed

DONG Energy’s UK Country Chairman Brent Cheshire will retire in June after 13 years with the company. Matthew Wright appointed as successor. FREDERICIA, 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Brent Cheshire was DONG Energy’s first UK employee in 2004 and under his leadership, … Read the full press release