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Extra £1.5 million available to eliminate chemical and biological munitions on the battlefield

To keep our Armed Forces and personnel safe, the UK and US governments are offering up to £1.5 million for new technologies to access, disable and/or destroy munitions and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) containing chemical and biological agents. Following a successful first phase, the UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a Phase 2 […]

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Murder investigation launched after man injured in 2017 shooting dies in hospital

Boluwatife Oyewunmi, 22, Enfield, was shot in Enfield on 5 April, 2017 and died earlier this year on Thursday, 11 July. Following a post-mortem examination, cause of death was recorded as cardiac arrest, pneumonia and brain injury caused by a gunshot wound. Mr Oyewunmi’s next of kin are being supported by specialist officers. Police were […]

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Helping SMEs evaluate their medtech: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for a share of £1.5 million to prepare for, or run, studies that collect data to back their innovative medical technologies. The life sciences is a key sector of the UK economy made up of 5,000 companies with a turnover of £70 billion and employing 235,000. It is developing the medicines, devices […]

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Government and UK CAA launches largest repatriation in peacetime history after collapse of Thomas Cook

Following the collapse of Thomas Cook and the cancellation of all its flights, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that the government and UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has hired dozens of charter planes to fly customers home free of charge. All customers currently abroad with Thomas Cook who are booked to return to the UK over the next […]

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Defra opens £2 million fund to restore flood-affected farmland

A £2 million fund to help farmers affected by summer flooding has opened for applications today (20 September). Through the Farming Recovery Fund, farmers in parts of North Yorkshire and Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, who have suffered uninsurable damage to their property can now apply for grants between £500 and £25,000 to cover a number of repair […]

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Venson urges company car drivers to ditch their vehicles for London’s ‘Car Free Day’

With 38.4 million vehicles on Britain’s roads[1], it’s hardly surprising that harmful emissions are having a negative impact on the nation’s health. Addressing this issue, this Sunday 22nd September 2019, London is following in the footsteps of Edinburgh and Paris with a Car Free Day to encourage drivers to seek out alternative means of sustainable […]

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Take a game-changing idea to market: apply for an innovation loan

Small businesses can apply for loans of up to £1 million to help them turn their game-changing ideas into new products, processes or services. Smaller companies often struggle to convert their game-changing ideas into commercially available products and services because of the costs of scaling up production and the difficulty in gaining finance. Innovate UK […]

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Romet Group’s CEO slams “turbulent markets” as BREXIT fiasco continues

Dogan Kaya, the eccentric CEO of leading hospitality firm Romet Group has slammed the turbulent markets across hospitality and the food industry as the Brexit fiasco continues. With just some 44 days to go until the planned Brexit date of October the 31st there seems to be no clear sign of which way things will […]

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Student drivers urged to lighten up before taking to the road as Freshers’ season starts

Students are reminded to make sure they have loaded their vehicle correctly and carried out basic vehicle checks before setting off to college or university this Freshers’ season. Freshers’ week is a rite of passage for many new students, providing an opportunity to make friends and let the hair down before lectures start. Highways England […]

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Communities Secretary commits funding to tackle online hate

Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP this week (15 September 2019) confirmed £100,000 funding to stem the spread of antisemitic material online, as he underlined this government’s absolute commitment to tackling hatred in all its forms. The additional funding will support the Antisemitism Policy Trust’s ongoing work to tackle the spread of racist tropes […]