Every single day we receive messages asking why many of our good news stories aren’t reported on the BBC or most other news outlets.

Well in contrast to most of the mainstream media who seem to love doom and gloom, we love positivity and unashamedly want to shout it from the rooftops. Please help us share the good news and let’s get the message across that positive things are happening across the country too.

Keep checking in with the Conservative Post to see good news every day – the resurgence of British manufacturing, how our military is flying the flag across the world, positive policy making, our wonderful royals, our fantastic Prime Minister and many other things to be proud of. 

Here are our best read UK news stories from the last seven days (2nd – 8th May):

10. UK and Japan to accelerate defence and security ties with landmark agreement

The Prime Minister hosted his Japanese counterpart this week to deepen the UK’s relationship with our closest Asian security partner, and rapidly accelerate collaboration across defence, trade and green energy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “As two great island democracies, and the third and fifth largest economies in the world, the UK and Japan are focussed on driving growth, creating highly skilled jobs and ensuring we remain technology superpowers. The visit of Prime Minister Kishida will accelerate our close defence relationship and build on our trade partnership to boost major infrastructure projects across the country – supporting our levelling up agenda”… click here

9. Export package to promote Great British seafood across the world

The UK Government has today announced a £1 million package to boost seafood exports and promote the industry’s high-quality produce overseas. The package will target growing overseas markets and provide new export opportunities for the UK fishing industry and seafood sector following our departure from the European Union. Global exports of UK seafood amounted to over £1.6 billion in 2021, with salmon the UK’s fourth top food and drink product exported in 2021, totalling around £730 million. The investment announced today will help grow seafood exports even further… click here

8. UK sends fleet of armoured vehicles to Ukraine to evacuate civilians from besieged areas

The UK is sending a fleet of 13 protective armoured vehicles to Ukraine, to safely evacuate people from the shelled areas in east of the country. The steel-plated vehicles will be sent following a direct request from the Ukraine government for safe and resilient transport for civilians. They will also be used to transport officials from Ukrainian ministries to temporary command posts set up for government work and the rebuilding of key infrastructure, such as energy supplies, in besieged areas… click here

7. British sports car company Lotus invests £100 million in the UK opening world-class manufacturing facility

British car manufacturer Lotus has officially opened its new sports car manufacturing facility at Hethel, naming it in honour of the company’s founder and inspiration. The Chapman Production Centre is a world-class centre of excellence that is already building the Emira, the last petrol-powered car from Lotus and best of breed. Together with Lotus Advanced Structures (LAS), Lotus’ new sub-assembly facility in Norwich is part of a £100 million investment by Lotus in the UK. It is also an investment in the skills and passion of the Lotus team, which has more than doubled since 2017… click here

6. Prime Minister to give local leaders power to breathe new life into high streets

Prime Minister to bring in landmark reforms to rejuvenate high streets and restore pride in local areas. The Levelling up and Regeneration Bill, expected to be unveiled in the Queen’s speech next week, will provide local leaders with the powers they need to revitalise town centres. Currently shops can stand empty for years, blighting the high street and wasting opportunities for new jobs. New legislation will enable local leaders to force landlords to rent out commercial properties, revitalising high streets, rejuvenating town centres, and restoring community pride in their home towns… click here

5. ‘Huge vote of confidence for global Britain’ as Airbus to invest £100 million and create 500 jobs in Wales

Building on a proud 100-year British aviation heritage, Airbus is part of the very fabric of the UK – which is one of the company’s four home markets, alongside France, Germany and Spain. The aerospace giant’s 12,500-strong UK workforce is part of a global family of 130,000 employees around the world. The company have announced it will create a further 6,000 new jobs globally, with 450-550 expected to come to the Broughton site in Flintshire, Wales…. click here

4. British manufacturing grows for 23rd consecutive month in April

The UK manufacturing PMI reading for April 2022 was 55.8, well above the 50 mark that denotes growth. Manufacturing growth picked up despite rising price inflationary pressures. The seasonally adjusted S&P Global / CIPS UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index® rose to 55.8 in April, up from 55.2 in March and the earlier flash estimate of 55.3. The PMI – which is calculated as a weighted average of five subindices – has signalled expansion for 23 successive months. Manufacturing production increased across the consumer, intermediate and investment goods industries… click here

3. Rolls-Royce secures huge deal with Qantas to power first non-stop UK to Australia flights

Australian airline Qantas has committed to buying 12 Rolls-Royce powered Airbus A350-1000s for first non-stop flights from London to Sydney. Rolls-Royce will build, service and maintain the engines for what Qantas is calling ‘Project Sunrise.’ Rolls-Royce and Qantas have also committed to sign a TotalCare® service agreement for the Trent XWB-97 engines that will power the 12 aircraft, providing the airline with predictability and reliability for the services and maintenance of the new fleet… click here

2. First glimpse of spectacular setting for Party at the Palace

Images of a spectacular 360-degree stage set for the star-studded Platinum Jubilee pop concert have been unveiled for the first time. The structure will surround the Queen Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace as 22,000 people, including members of the royal family, gather to watch the Platinum Party at the Palace on the evening of Saturday June 4. The concert promises to feature some of the world’s biggest pop and rock stars, with a full line-up due to be announced in the coming weeks… click here

1. Boris invokes Churchill as he becomes first world leader to address Kyiv parliament

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the Ukrainian Parliament this week. The first world leader to address Ukraine parliament since war began, the British Prime Minister told the Verkhovna Rada that the “so-called irresistible force of Putin’s war machine has broken on the immoveable object of Ukrainian patriotism.” The Prime Minister was met with applause and British flags waving from the stands of the Ukrainian Parliament after his rallying, Churchillian address… click here

For last week’s Top Ten Great British news stories (25th April – 1st May) click here.

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By Claire Bullivant

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