Category Archives: United Kingdom

Press Releases & News from United Kingdom distributed via EuropaWire

Marine Energy Wales to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference

CORNWALL, 03-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Marine Energy Wales will be making a momentous visit across the Atlantic to attend the Marine Renewables Canada 2017 Conference, to share knowledge and experience of their work within the marine energy sector. The annual conference … Read the full press release

Newcastle University: School of Pharmacy will be based in the impressive King George VI building

Students begin the first ever pharmacy degree at Newcastle University and are embarking on an exciting career path. NEWCASTLE, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Pharmacists work in a variety of settings to provide essential healthcare services, yet none will have the … Read the full press release

Oxford University: Violent football fans and radicals are motivated by shared experience

Subheading: Violent football fans and radicals are motivated by shared experience, new research suggests OXFORD, 02-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Football has long been tarnished by outbreaks of fan violence. Although media headlines often link the behaviour to ‘hooliganism’, the activity could … Read the full press release

ComRes survey: Overwhelming support for greater investment in public transport to help tackle air quality and crippling congestion in Scotland

New survey reveals overwhelming support for greater investment in public transport Significant backing for walking and cycling, clean air zones and bus priority measures ComRes findings revealed as Scottish Government progresses Low Emission Zones plan Technology innovation means new buses … Read the full press release

University of Southampton: New research by Dr Anita Lavorgna to tackle the global illegal trade in endangered plants

SOUTHAMPTON, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — New research by Dr Anita Lavorgna, Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Southampton, will aim to tackle the global illegal trade in endangered plants, worth billions each year. Thanks to a grant from the New Investigators scheme, … Read the full press release

University of Southampton, Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium form new strategic partnership for public engagement

SOUTHAMPTON, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of Southampton has forged a new strategic partnership for public engagement with the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium, inspired by a shared vision to change the world for the better by revolutionising public engagement … Read the full press release

SAS survey: only 45 per cent with structured plan in place for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Less than half have a structured plan in place to comply with GDPR; over half don’t fully understand the consequences of non-compliance Marlow, UK, 29-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect in 2018, making … Read the full press release

G4S retains the security contract at Baghdad International Airport

G4S has retained the contract to provide round-the-clock security to staff and passengers at Baghdad International Airport LONDON, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — G4S has retained the contract to manage security at Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), following a competitive tender process. This … Read the full press release

University College London: New app to play a key part in predicting how a flu pandemic spreads across the country

LONDON, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) is involved in a new project which aims to better understand how pandemics, such as flu, can spread across the country. Researchers will collect data about how … Read the full press release

University of Liverpool: New £35 million facility for Liverpool International College to open in September 2019

LIVERPOOL, 28-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Construction has started on the new £35 million facility for Liverpool International College with a ground-breaking ceremony on site. The facility, due to open in September 2019, will be the first under construction in Knowledge Quarter … Read the full press release

Lobbying by University of Liverpool’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) leads to amendments seeking to protect children post Brexit

LIVERPOOL, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Amendments to the Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill that aim to protect children post Brexit have been tabled by a Labour MP, following lobbying by the University’s European Children’s Rights Unit (ECRU) in collaboration with leading children’s charities, The Children’s … Read the full press release

WMG Professor Janet Godsell: More and more companies are realising that overseas production is not as cost effective as it used to be

COVENTRY, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new report launched today by researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick, and Reshoring UK, finds that UK companies that consider both direct and indirect reshoring of manufacturing gain best performance boosts and urges … Read the full press release

22 University of Warwick subjects in Sunday Times UK’s top 10

COVENTRY, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Times/Sunday Times’ Good University Guide 2018 has ranked 22 subjects at the University of Warwick in the UK’s top 10 for their field, including nine in the top 5 – with the Warwick Writing Programme ranked … Read the full press release

Professor Tom Crick to join Glas Cymru Board as a Non-Executive Director

Nelson, Wales, 27-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Glas Cymru, which owns Welsh Water, has today confirmed that Professor Tom Crick is to join its Board as a Non-Executive Director, succeeding Professor Stephen Palmer who is retiring from the Board at the end of … Read the full press release

University of York: film recreates the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in Barnsley in 1866

A University of York professor has made a film recreating the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in Barnsley in December 1866. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stephen Linstead, a filmmaker and professor at the York Management School, has brought … Read the full press release

University of York: researchers gained a remarkable new insight into the way in which genes are controlled

Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by ‘nano footballs’ – structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — By placing tiny glowing probes … Read the full press release

ESA astronaut Tim Peake talks life aboard ISS at the University of York

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will reveal the highs and lows of life aboard the International Space Station at a talk at the University of York. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Tuesday 26 September, a thousand-strong audience will learn about … Read the full press release

Fashion retailer George Davies donates £5.15 million to University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals

Support from fashion retail legend George Davies – the University’s largest-ever philanthropic gift from an individual – will support research and new vascular limb salvage clinic Media opportunity, Tuesday 26 September at 9.30am, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, LE3 9QP University of … Read the full press release

Discussion on the exclusionary aspects of the gaming industry at University of Leicester on Thursday 28 September

Free public event organised by the University of Leicester to take place at the LCB Depot in Leicester on Thursday 28 September Over last few years the gaming industry has seen fast-paced technical developments and a number of controversies surrounding … Read the full press release

What is the future of criminal justice and human rights lecture at University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September

Free public lecture celebrating 30th anniversary of University of Leicester’s Department of Criminology taking place on Wednesday 27 September LEICESTER, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect … Read the full press release

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