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61 per cent of employers have not considered Brexit impact

A new survey has revealed some 61 per cent of employers have not considered what impact leaving the EU would have on their organisation… A...
antibiotics

Antibiotic apocalypse warning issued

Medicine faces an apocalypse as antibiotics lose their efficiency, it has emerged… England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies has warned of an antibiotic apocalypse....
farm tractor

Farm subsidy IT failure could cost Scottish government £125m

The mismanagement of the IT system for farm subsidy payments could see the Scottish government incur penalties totalling up to £125m… IT failures relating to...
telemedicine

mHEALTH: Challenges, hopes and doubts

There are many hopes and at the same time, doubts related to the mHealth development. Here MEP Michal Boni explains the reasons why… Firstly, mHealth development...
gender

Pay claims launched against Glasgow City Council

Union GMB Scotland has launched a series of equal pay claims against Glasgow City Council… A total of 1,200 claims are being launched against Glasgow...
houses of parliament

Queen’s Speech: what are the plans for the year ahead?

Today the Queen outlined the government’s plans for legislation for the year ahead during the official state opening of parliament… The official state opening of...
mobile wi-fi

City council rolls out free Wi-Fi across Edinburgh

As part of plans to improve connectivity, Edinburgh City Council has signed a contract to roll out free Wi-Fi across the city… A 10-year contract...
soil

Soil organic carbon – the most precious substance on the planet

Arwyn Jones and Emanuele Lugato, European Commission Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, outline the importance of soil... When the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei wrote 400 years ago,...
drugs

Changes to Cancer Drugs Fund is “deeply concerning”

Charities have warned changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund are concerning and could leave many new drugs struggling to gain approval… Fifteen cancer charities have...

New head of ICT appointed at Norfolk County Council

A new director of ICT will start at Norfolk County Council in early August, it has emerged… Socitm president Geoff Connell has been appointed as...

Helping ALS patients is not only a medical need, but also a moral obligation

Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University discusses ALS and outlines the strides made in this area... Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is one of...

Brexit could impact infrastructure spending

Prime Minister David Cameron has warned an exit from the EU could have a significant impact on infrastructure spending… An exit from the EU would...

CIPD warns pay growth is “stuck in the slow lane”

A new survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has revealed the growth in wages is likely to remain in the slow...
university fees

University fees to increase through new Government plans

Minister Jo Johnson has unveiled new plans increase university fee with an aim to increase teaching standards in institutes across England
brain

The brain health challenge: reducing the economic impact

Prof David Nutt, European Brain Council on the economic impact of poor brain health & how they are calling for new thinking towards how it is treated

IMF: Brexit would have “bad, to very, very bad” consequences

The IMF has warned leaving the EU would lead to negative and substantial effects on the UK’s economy… In its regular update on the economy...

Families pay double for vacations during school holidays

The cost of family vacations abroad doubles during the school holidays, according to a new survey A new survey has revealed the cost of taking...
aerospace

Reducing challenges and increasing skills in the aerospace sector

John Laughlin, Aerospace Programme Lead Innovate UK answers questions from AG on the UK aerospace sector and challenges that lie ahead

EU Referendum: the economy still remains a key battleground

Chancellor George Osborne admitted he is undertaking a “significant” amount of planning to protect the economy in the event of a Brexit vote. The...

Government blocks Leeds trolleybus scheme

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has blocked plans to develop a trolleybus system in Leeds… Plans to develop a trolleybus system in Leeds will no longer...

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