Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

EBRD expands operations in Morrocco, Bank VP leads ribbon-cutting ceremony

LONDON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD’s Vice President of Banking, Alain Pilloux, is to visit Morocco from 25 to 29 September for meetings with government officials, businesses and project signings. Mr Pilloux’s visit also marks the expansion of the EBRD’s activities in the … Read the full press release

EBRD receives Choice Covered Bond Award 2017 from Global Capital

More recognition for Bank’s work on developing local capital markets LONDON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD has been awarded GlobalCapital’s The Cover’s Editor’s Choice Covered Bond Award 2017, the biggest industry award in this area. Bill Thornhill, Editor of The … Read the full press release

Records of 90,000 British convicts uncovered in free history website

BRIGHTON, 25-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Family historians, teachers, crime writers and academics can follow the lives of people convicted and transported to Australia or imprisoned in Britain using a vast, new, free online resource. The Digital Panopticon website draws on over four million … Read the full press release

Bristol Medical School: The first trial to investigate The Lightning Process®(LP) published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood

BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first trial to investigate The Lightning Process® (LP) is published today [Thursday 21 September] in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. In this trial, the effectiveness of LP in addition to specialist medical care was … Read the full press release

University of Bristol recipients of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants

BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Five early-career researchers from the University of Bristol have been awarded over €7M in European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants in recognition of their ‘excellent science’ and potentially ground-breaking research. Five early-career researchers from the University … Read the full press release

University of Bristol study shows that expressive faces on photos can cause identity confusions

Photos of the same person can look substantially different. For example, your passport photo may look quite different from your driving licence, or your face in holiday photos. BRISTOL, 21-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In fact, these differences can mean you look … Read the full press release

University of Dundee: Smoking and diabetes are leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD)

research also points to diabetes as cause of disease that can lead to limb amputation DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can … Read the full press release

Kenyan orphans will get taste of life at University of Dundee

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — 22 Kenyan orphans will get a taste of life at University and take to the stage this week as they continue their singing tour of the United Kingdom at the University of Dundee. The ‘Singing Children … Read the full press release

University of Dundee academics to explore links between local environment and emotional wellbeing

DUNDEE, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Dundee academics are to work with children and vulnerable adults from the city to explore the links between their local environment and emotional wellbeing. The team behind ‘Dundee and Me: How the City Shapes … Read the full press release

EP coordinator for Brexit Guy Verhofstadt visits Northern Ireland and Ireland

BRUSSELS, 20-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On a fact-finding mission to Belfast, the border area and Dublin, EP coordinator for Brexit, Guy Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders. Mr Verhofstadt will meet with political leaders in Northern Ireland. In Republic of Ireland, … Read the full press release

EBRD: BBC Ukrainian launches its 13th annual literary prize for the best works of fiction in Ukrainian language

LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BBC Ukrainian has launched its 13th annual literary prize for the best works of fiction in the Ukrainian language – BBC Book of the Year (Книга року BBC 2017) and BBC Children’s Book of the Year (Дитяча … Read the full press release

EBRD to fund 51 MW solar plant in the Al-Safawi area of northern Jordan

US$ 65 million to 51 MW FRV-ATC Al-Safawi Solar Power Plant LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Continuing to support Jordan’s solar programme, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is extending a US$ 65 million loan to fund a 51 MW … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti praised Ukraine’s progress in the reform process in recent years

Investment climate and anti-corruption efforts discussed at high-level meetings LONDON, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti concluded a visit to Ukraine on Friday afternoon after meetings with the country’s President Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groyssman and a speech at the … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham UK Professor Chris Rudd awarded the Camellia award by Ningbo Municipal Government

NOTTINGHAM, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Provost of the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) has been recognised for his contribution to the development of Ningbo. Professor Chris Rudd, who is also a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham UK, … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham and Molson Coors partner to improve the performance of yeast in high gravity brewing

NOTTINGHAM, 19-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first student to receive funding under a new partnership between the University of Nottingham and Molson Coors has undertaken a research project that looks to  improve the performance of yeast in high gravity brewing. Valerio Delbon is studying … Read the full press release

Thales to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea in UK

La Défense, France, 15-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (12.09.2017) Thales is announcing a major commitment to develop future autonomous and unmanned technology across air and sea by investing in two new UK-based trials and training centres. Key Points Two new … Read the full press release

GSK: US FDA VRBPAC’s vote brings us one step closer to approval of Shingrix

LONDON, 14-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GlaxoSmithKline plc [LSE/NYSE: GSK] announced today that the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted unanimously that the data support the efficacy and safety of Shingrix … Read the full press release

EE expand UK-wide 4G+ leadership

EE converting airwaves from 2G to superfast 4G 600 EE sites being upgraded to support next generation ‘CAT 12’ smartphones set to hit the UK market in 2017 EE expanding UK-wide 4G+ leadership with more than 1,000 sites supporting ‘Cat 9’ … Read the full press release

Diageo pleased to see continued progress on the key initiatives to reduce harmful drinking

LONDON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Global efforts by alcohol industry to tackle harmful drinking are building momentum Diageo welcomes today’s release of the latest Producers’ Commitments Report by the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), which shows signatory companies are building momentum in … Read the full press release

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: I welcome the unanimous adoption of the UNSC resolution on North Korea

LONDON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Foreign Secretary welcomed the unanimous adoption of the resolution. Speaking after the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted UNSCR 2375, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: I welcome the unanimous adoption of the UNSC resolution today. … Read the full press release

UK Gov: National Health Service (NHS) and Public Health England (PHE) announce new plan to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes

NHS and PHE launch new drive to save thousands of people from heart attacks and strokes. LONDON, 12-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) will today (Tuesday, 12 September 2017) announce a new drive to save thousands of … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca Phase III PACIFIC trial: Imfinzi demonstrated statistically-significant and clinically-meaningful improvement in PFS

Imfinzi improves progression-free survival (PFS) by more than 11 months compared to standard of care and is the first medicine to show superior PFS in this setting Data presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress follows FDA’s recent Breakthrough Therapy Designation … Read the full press release

AstraZeneca Phase III FLAURA trial supports Tagrisso’s potential as a new standard of care in 1st-line EGFR-mutated lung cancer

Phase III FLAURA trial results show Tagrisso reduced the risk of progression or death by more than half, with consistent benefit across all subgroups, including patients with and without brain metastases Unprecedented median progression-free survival (PFS) of 18.9 months compared … Read the full press release

Citi and Deutsche Bank with first trades via LCH SwapAgent processed through MarkitSERV

Citi and Deutsche Bank execute first trades via LCH SwapAgent Service is latest innovation from LCH, introducing new efficiencies for the non-cleared derivatives market Designed to standardise and streamline OTC market infrastructure Plans to expand offering to include cross-currency swaps … Read the full press release

London’s Transport Commissioner Mike Brown comments on Leon Daniels departure from Transport for London

LONDON, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — After nearly seven years as the Managing Director of Surface Transport, Leon Daniels has decided to leave Transport for London towards the end of the year. Mike Brown, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: `Leon had intended to … Read the full press release

Transport for London research: depersonalised WiFi connection data can be used to improve Tube journeys

LONDON, 11-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pilot of collecting depersonalised WiFi data reveals how information could be used to reduce crowding and prioritise transport investment Data reveals 18 different routes taken by customers between King’s Cross St Pancras and Waterloo – and … Read the full press release

DONG Energy: ​Electricity generated for the first time at Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm

​Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located off the coast of Cumbria. Fredericia, Denmark, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has installed the first of 40 V164-8.0MW turbines and … Read the full press release

CNH Industrial is the Industry Leader in Machinery and Electrical Equipment in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices World and Europe

With a score of 89/100 the Company is confirmed as the Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices for the seventh consecutive year. CNH Industrial has also been named as Industry Group Leader in Capital Goods … Read the full press release

ABP’s Port of Immingham donates thousand pounds to the Immingham Seafarer’s Centre and the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Sea Cadets

LONDON, 08-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Employees from ABP’s Port of Immingham donated a thousand pounds to both the Immingham Seafarer’s Centre and the Grimsby and Cleethorpes Sea Cadets recently. The donations were granted to ABP teams who succeeded at their internal … Read the full press release

Visa’s Digital Payments study: two-thirds of Brits have used contactless cards since introduction in September 2007

Contactless debit and credit cards were first used in the UK a decade ago Millennials lead contactless adoption – over three quarters have made a contactless payment A quarter of Brits have made contactless payments using mobile devices LONDON, 07-Sep-2017 … Read the full press release