Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

Co-op Funeralcare in Southport to support members through the loss of a loved one

MANCHESTER, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Co-op Funeralcare in Southport has launched bereavement group, ‘Friends Together’, aimed to support members of the local community through the loss of a loved one. Co-op’s ‘Friends Together’ monthly lunch was introduced by Estate Planning Lead, Debbie … Read the full press release

Co-op to re-develop and transform four sites in North Wales

MANCHESTER, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Co-op is investing almost £3.5M in its North Wales stores this autumn to re-develop and transform four sites during a seven week programme of works creating around a dozen new retail jobs. The community retailer – which … Read the full press release

Co-op research: one in five Brits unaware of modern slavery in UK

• Over a third (35%) of Brits don’t think modern slavery exists where they live • More than two thirds (68%) of Brits admit they simply wouldn’t know what signs to look for, when looking for evidence of modern slavery … Read the full press release

Three legal trainees join Co-op’s Sheffield-based Legal business

MANCHESTER, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Co-op’s Sheffield-based Legal business has awarded contracts to three legal trainees who will join the team as part of its trainee solicitor scheme this year. They will rotate across the different legal practice areas including Probate … Read the full press release

Loughborough University to build 4-star Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC)

Leicestershire, UK, 19-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University is creating a dedicated 4-star Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) comprised of 44 bedrooms. The facility will be run by Imago Venues – Loughborough University’s dedicated hotel, conference and events provider. It … Read the full press release

Loughborough University to research on how Forest Schools can benefit children’s development

Leicestershire, UK, 19-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Forest Schools are a growing phenomenon in the UK, but what impact does getting children outside of the classroom have on their overall development? Researchers at Loughborough University hope to find out. The ‘Forest School’ … Read the full press release

Loughborough University’s Animation Academy: The Beautiful Frame: Animation and Sport exhibition at the National Football Museum

Leicestershire, UK, 19-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Loughborough University’s Animation Academy is joining forces with the National Football Museum to present ‘The Beautiful Frame: Animation and Sport’. The exhibition is in residence for three months and begins with a Symposium on animation, … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Bryan Cave LLP confirm merger talks

LONDON, 18-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Bryan Cave LLP confirmed today that they are in discussions regarding a combination to form a global and fully integrated law firm with 32 offices in 12 countries and a platform … Read the full press release

GKN to organise its global Additive Manufacturing (AM) activity together into one new brand: GKN Additive

GKN is already an Additive Manufacturing (AM) leader, with AM parts flying on civil, military, business jets and space aircraft, and AM parts driving in cars today, as well as a world-leading powder business: Powder Metallurgy GKN Additive website launched as part of … Read the full press release

STFC: the latest detection of gravitational waves possible thanks to UK developed engineering and technology

SWINDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a galaxy far away, two dead stars begin a final spiral into a massive collision. The resulting explosion unleashes a huge burst of energy, sending ripples across the very fabric of space. In the nuclear … Read the full press release

STFC: University of Glasgow scientists led the development of the sensitive mirror suspensions in the heart of the LIGO detectors

SWINDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The first detection of both gravitational waves and light from the same event was made possible by bringing together some of the world’s most brilliant minds with some of the most advanced technology in existence, working across … Read the full press release

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI): Nominations and Recruitment Process for Council Members

SWINDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Higher Education and Research Act (2017) established a new body, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI will establish nine Councils, with their own fields of activity, each led by an Executive Chair. Each Executive Chair will … Read the full press release

UK: the cloud is increasingly seen as the best platform for providing scalable infrastructure to achieve growth

UK businesses seek agility, flexibility and speed but remain cautious about the cost of refactoring and migration LONDON, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As organisations embrace digital transformation, the cloud is increasingly seen as the best platform for providing scalable infrastructure to … Read the full press release

Evonik: German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone” will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on November 10, 2017

Evonik co-production tells the story of the world’s favorite soccer anthem ESSEN, 17-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The German documentary film “You’ll never walk alone”, directed by André Schäfer, will open the Liverpool Independent Film Festival on Friday, November 10. This was … Read the full press release

Fourteen public libraries across England, Scotland and Wales awarded £200,000

LONDON, 16-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Fourteen public libraries across England, Scotland and Wales have been awarded £200,000 to help their communities explore health and wellbeing. Greer Roberts, from Wellcome’s Public Engagement team, explains why we’re co-funding the projects. What is Engaging … Read the full press release

European Medicines Agency (EMA): Updated annex to excipient guidelines has new safety advice for 15 excipients

LONDON, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission have updated the annex to the European Commission guideline on excipients in the labelling and package leaflet of medicinal products for human use. Excipients refer to everything in a medicine other than the active substance. While most excipients are considered inactive, some can have … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Honorary Research Fellow Richard Moyes awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Anti-nuclear campaigners, including a University of Exeter academic, have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The work of Richard Moyes and other members of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was honoured because … Read the full press release

UK and Brazil experts: ancient South Americans domesticated wild rice 4,000 years ago

EXETER, UK, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amazonian farmers discovered how to manipulate wild rice so the plants could provide more food 4,000 years ago, long before Europeans colonised America, archaeologists have discovered. Experts from the UK and Brazil have found the … Read the full press release

NERC to develop new generation of terrestrial hydrological models

SWINDON, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC has announced a major five-year investment in national capability, to develop a new generation of terrestrial hydrological models linked to, and in collaboration with, the Joint UK Land Environment Simulator (JULES) model. JULES is a … Read the full press release

University of Kent to develop new degree apprenticeships in construction

KENT, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University will receive £200,000 to develop new degree apprenticeships in construction. The funding is part of a total of £4.8m being awarded by Higher Education Funding Council for England to universities and colleges across England this … Read the full press release

Rolls-Royce and Google cooperate over autonomous ships

Westhampnett, United Kingdom, 10-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Google to develop further its intelligent awareness systems which are making existing vessels safer and are essential to making autonomous ships a reality. The agreement, believed to be … Read the full press release

Airbus Helicopters receives EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly for its H175 super medium helicopter

LONDON, 09-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter. Already certified for the H225, this avionics upgrade enhances the H175’s … Read the full press release

London Stock Exchange Group’s Gatelab to provide risk gateway services for third party clients accessing the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

Ultra low latency gateway with pre-trade risk embedded service for BSE markets Flexible software enables bespoke risk gateway solutions LONDON, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Gatelab, the financial software company, part of London Stock Exchange Group, has become an approved provider of … Read the full press release

Vodafone Portugal and NOS to deploy and share a fibre-to-the-home network in Portugal

LONDON, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone Group announces that Vodafone Portugal and NOS have signed an agreement to deploy and share a fibre-to-the-home network which will be marketable to around 2.6 million homes and businesses in Portugal. The two companies will … Read the full press release

BMW Open Work launches at Frieze London 2017, October 5 – 8

LONDON/MUNICH, 06-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Enhancing the long-term partnership between BMW and Frieze, BMW Open Work launches at Frieze London 2017 with a new multi-platform commission by New York-based artist Olivia Erlanger. Entitled “Body Electric”, Erlanger’s immersive work unfolds across physical spaces at the … Read the full press release

Bentley Motorsport won the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup with Bentley Team M-Sport in Barcelona

Bentley Motorsport wins the world’s toughest GT3 endurance title Bentley Team M-Sport takes the Teams title following a win at Paul Ricard and a second place at 24 Hours of Spa Team work and spirit overcome adversity in Barcelona finale … Read the full press release

Professor Stephen Toope to succeed Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Stephen Toope became the 346th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, succeeding Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz He was formally admitted to the office of Vice-Chancellor at a ceremony held this morning in the University’s Senate … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge launches #vlogbridge competition to find its best student vlogger

CAMBRIDGE, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cambridge is on the hunt for its best student vlogger with £200 of video kit and expert mentoring up for grabs. Today the University of Cambridge launches #vlogbridge, a competition to find the best 60 second film made … Read the full press release

Cambridge alumnus Richard Henderson jointly awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

CAMBRIDGE, 05-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cambridge alumnus Richard Henderson (Corpus Christi College, 1966) has been jointly awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with former Cambridge University senior research associate Joachim Frank, and Jacques Dubochet from the University of Lausanne, … Read the full press release

Vattenfall opens the largest onshore wind farm

STOCKHOLM, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (2017-09-28), Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm, Pen y Cymoedd in Wales, is inaugurated. This means that Vattenfall takes one more step towards supplying climate-smart solutions to its customers. And by co-locating renewable energy production with … Read the full press release