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Bioinspired green methods for functional nanomaterials

Dr. Siddharth V. Patwardhan, Head of the Green Nanomaterials Research Group at the University of Sheffield highlights nanomaterials and their functions… Nanomaterials are worth multibillions...

Surrey County Council to turn off 40,000 street lights

In a bid to save money, Surrey County Council is to turn off more than 40,000 street lights overnight… Over 40,000 street lights will be...
police

£23m funding to transform policing

The Home Secretary has awarded £23m funding to support projects that will transform the police service… Projects aimed at transforming policing across England and Wales...

ERC sets Horizon 2020 budget of €1.8bn for 2017

The European Research Council has announced its annual funding budget for 2017 under Horizon 2020 will stand at €1.8bn… Last month the European Commission announced...

A deconstructive approach to the generation of knowledge

Dr Kevin J. Flint, Reader in Education talks about a deconstructive approach to style and the production of space from the generation of knowledge Over the...

Leicestershire council asks government to cover child refugee costs

Leicestershire County Council has asked the government to entirely fund the cost of housing 74 child refugees… The government has been asked to cover the...

Big data: the building blocks for smarter government

Simon Dennis, Central Government Director, SAS UK talks about the role of data analytics in the public sector and how it can improve services... The...
food wastage

Food waste bill passed by Italian government

Italian government passes a new bill aimed at reducing the amount of food wasted by the country… A series of new measures aimed at reducing...
digital justice

Five steps to a digitally integrated justice system

 John Wright, Head of Strategic Initiatives at Unisys, outlines the importance of a digitally integrated justice system and how this can be achieved... European central...

Europe’s transition to a circular economy – let’s speed it up

Cillian Lohan, environmental scientist and a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), outlines why we must push ahead with the transition to...

Improving diabetes control in England

Dr Justin Warner, Clinical Lead for the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health details how continued improvements...
outstanding school places

Poor children losing out on outstanding school places

New analysis of official figures shows that outstanding school places in England are not being offered to poor children who live nearby A blog by...

IUU fishing – A global fight worth fighting

Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard highlights the devastating effects of illegal and unreported fishing… Illegal, unreported and unregulated...

Start-up businesses outside London are more resilient

Small firms based outside the capital survive longer and are more resilient to economic changes, according to a new report… Fewer than two out of...

North Yorkshire Council to procure broadband partner

North Yorkshire County Council is seeking a delivery partner to increase superfast broadband coverage across the region… In a bid to increase superfast broadband coverage...

Poverty costs government services £78bn a year

A new report has warned it costs government services £78bn to tackle the impact of poverty across the UK, with the health service bearing...
innovation

The European Union’s growing innovation divide

Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow at Bruegal highlights the serious divide between EU member states in terms of their capacity to innovate… The European Union’s lofty...

Research shows people survive cancer longer

Better screening is leading to people with cancer surviving at least a decade after being diagnosed… A new report from Macmillan Cancer Support has revealed...
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Germany’s Green Party calls for fast-track citizenship for Britons

The Green Party in Germany is calling for reassurances from the government that British people living in the country will be able to stay...

Measurement for the control of hygiene and risk

Martin Easter, General Manager at Hygiena International Ltd highlights the importance of cleanliness in hospital settings… “Measurement is the first step that leads to...

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