Once again there’s been oodles of positive British news this week (15th – 21st November 2021).
Every week we have so many readers asking why so many of these positive news stories aren’t covered on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 or in most of the national papers. We’re not entirely sure but we’re starting to suspect most of the main stream media just love doom and gloom.
We’re here to change that and have big plans for more video and a news channel going into 2022. Please help us share all the positive things that are happening so we can keep growing and continue to pump positive press back into Britain. Thank you for your support.
Here are our ten best read news stories from the last seven days. Remember good things are happening!
10. Biggest ever public investment in Britain’s rail network to deliver faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys
The biggest ever public investment in Britain’s rail network is announced by the government this week, with £96 billion to deliver faster and better journeys to more people across the North and the Midlands, similar to or more quickly than under earlier plans. Transforming connectivity, the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) published this week will transform both east to west and north to south links, building 3 new high-speed lines, improving rail services to and between the East and West Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West… click here
Announced at this week’s Joint Ministerial Council (JMC), the Blue Shield Programme is the latest project funded by the UK Government’s Blue Belt Programme, which protects over 4 million square kilometers of ocean around the Overseas Territories. The Blue Shield Programme will identify and analyse activities that may impact the health and sustainability of Overseas Territories’ marine environments. Illegal fishing and overfishing can cause significant damage to marine environments threatening the sustainability of fish populations, ecosystems, and the livelihoods of those who fish legally… click here
A landmark agreement has been reached between Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Błaszczak to cooperate on Poland’s future air defence system. A first for the UK-Poland relationship, the Statement of Intent will see the two countries share pioneering technology to develop NAREW, Poland’s future Ground-Based Air Defence System, which is anticipated to have a multi-billion-pound budget. The agreement will provide enhanced security and defence development for both countries, while developing and sustaining critical skills across the missile sector in Poland and the UK… click here
Lord Ian Botham has begun his first visit to Australia since his appointment as UK Trade Envoy. In his two month visit he will spend his time in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide meeting key industry stakeholders and business leaders to promote UK-Australia trade and investment opportunities. The visit coincides with the former England Test captain joining the Seven Network as a commentator for all five Tests in the Australia-England Ashes series. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Lord Botham as the UK’s Trade Envoy to Australia on 23 August 2021. Trade Envoys are drawn from across industry and politics to promote UK trade, drive economic growth and encourage inward investment across all regions of the UK… click here
The new export strategy kickstarts ‘Race to a Trillion’ as DIT publishes 12-point plan to help UK businesses hit £1 trillion in exports. The Government has launched an ambitious new ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ plan to help businesses across the UK double exports and sell their world-class products around the globe. The 12-point export strategy – published this week by the Department for International Trade – will give businesses the tools they need to become a nation of exporters and reap the benefits of the UK’s free trade deals… click here
5. British electric and hydrogen truck manufacturer Tevva secures £42 million for new factory creating 1000 jobs
Electric and hydrogen truck pioneer Tevva has this week announce that it has successfully raised over £42 million by way of an oversubscribed private placement from new and existing investors to fit out its brand-new London based production facility and rapidly scale up manufacturing. The fundraise swiftly follows the launch of the new Tevva Truck, the Company’s first 7.5-tonne electric truck designed for mass production, the first British designed 7.5-tonne electric truck with hydrogen range extender intended for mass production in the UK… click here
The Permanent Secretary of the UK’s Home Office, Matthew Rycroft on Thursday concluded a productive two-day visit to Pakistan by finalising an agreement to tackle illegal migration. Matthew Rycroft and Adviser to Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar finalised negotiations on the UK-Pakistan Readmissions Agreement which will ensure the return of illegal migrants who have no lawful basis to remain in the country. It was decided that the agreement will be presented to Pakistan’s Federal Cabinet in the coming weeks in order to be implemented by the end of the year… click here
3. British innovation flying high as Rolls-Royce stakes claim to world’s fastest all-electric vehicle
Rolls-Royce’s all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft is the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft, setting three new world records. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: “Rolls-Royce’s revolutionary Spirit of Innovation aircraft is yet more proof of the UK’s enviable credentials when it comes to innovation. This record will show the potential of electric flight and help to unlock the technologies that could make it part of everyday life. The government is proud to back projects like this to leverage the private investment necessary to unlock cleaner, greener aircraft which will allow people to fly as they do now, but in a way that cuts emissions”… click here
BSA Company Ltd. has announced the return of the iconic British motorcycle brand BSA Motorcycles, with a brand-new model set to launch at the beginning of December. The all-new modern classic motorcycle will be unveiled to the public at the Motorcycle Live show on 4 December 2021. Standing for Birmingham Small Arms Company Ltd, BSA was founded in 1861, for the production of firearms. The brand’s motorcycle division was set up in 1903, and the first motorcycle was introduced in 1910… click here
Teesside Freeport has begun operations this week putting the region at the forefront of green energy, manufacturing, and innovation. It is estimated that the freeport will create more than 18,000 new highly skilled jobs and generate £3.2 billion for the local community over five years. It will have access to a share of £200 million of government funding to support the region’s levelling up ambitions and become the UK’s clean energy powerhouse. Close to the North Sea, Teesside is ideally placed to serve the offshore wind sector and with its excellent transport links it will be a gateway to global markets via air, sea, rail and road. The freeport has already secured multi-million-pound investment from GE Renewables to build a new offshore wind blade manufacturing plant which they estimate will deliver up to 750 manufacturing jobs and a further 1,500 roles in the supply chain… click here
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