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 (16th – 22nd May):

10. From Cornwall to Carlisle, garden communities set to flourish across England

Thousands of new homes and jobs will be created in beautiful, green neighbourhoods across England, supported by a further £15 million government funding for garden communities, Housing Minister Stuart Andrew MP announced this week. From Cornwall to Carlisle, the Garden Communities programme will deliver up to 16,000 homes per year from 2025, driving growth across England, breathing life into 43 towns and villages and putting green, wildlife friendly spaces at the heart of new development… click here

9. 3000 new probation officers to protect the public

More than 1,500 new trainee probation officers have already been hired this year and another 1,500 will be recruited to cut crime, make streets safer and protect the public. The record recruitment drive has seen people from diverse backgrounds across the country commit to be trainee probation officers. Thanks to an extra £300 million investment in the Probation Service over the last two years, a further 1,500 trainee probation officers will be taken on in 2022-23, keeping our streets safer and preventing future crime… click here

8. British manufacturer MS-RT to open new £4 million production facility at Ford Dagenham

British manufacturer MS-RT is set to open a new £4 million production facility at Ford Dagenham next month (June 2022). The facility will have the capacity to produce 32 vehicles a day and is expected to create over 120 jobs, helping in the regeneration of one of the UK’s most deprived areas. The collaboration will accelerate the development of current and future MS-RT vehicles for customers both in the UK and international markets… click here

7. UK develops world-first method for catching scallops without damaging dredging

A world-first method for catching scallops which offers an alternative to damaging dredging activity has been developed using funding from the Government’s Seafood Innovation Fund. This new low-impact method, pioneered by scientists at Devon-based company Fishtek Marine, uses illuminated pots dubbed ‘scallop discos’ to attract and catch scallops. The UK Fund is supporting innovative projects across the fishing, aquaculture and seafood industries that use cutting edge technology or new techniques to limit the impact of fisheries on the marine environment… click here

6. UK unemployment at lowest level in nearly 50 years

UK unemployment fell to its lowest rate for nearly half a century in the first quarter of 2022, as the number of job vacancies rose to a new high of 1.3 million, according to official data released this week. The Office for National Statistics said the jobless rate stood at 3.7 per cent in the three months to March, the lowest level since 1974, with fewer people out of work than there were job openings for the first time on record. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “The unprecedented support we provided through our Plan for Jobs has led to the jobs market remaining robust despite global challenges…” click here

5. UK kicks off talks on modern trade deal with Mexico

The International Trade Secretary this week launched negotiations on a new UK-Mexico Free Trade Agreement (FTA) alongside her Mexican counterpart, Tatiana Clouthier, in London. Negotiating a ‘Mexico 2.0’ deal would transform the UK’s relationship with the world’s 16th biggest economy and secure a brand new, enhanced FTA for a digital age, which supports hi-tech jobs, industries of the future and grows our economy. Mexico is a major market for UK exporters… click here

4. Electric vehicle start-up selects UK for new £12 million plant to produce 10,000 cars a year

A new electric vehicle factory is being built in Coventry to produce up to 10,000 car bases a year. The vote in confidence for British manufacturing comes from Israeli electric vehicle start-up REE who plan to open a £12 million manufacturing hub in the Midlands and employ about 300 people. The company’s state of the art commercial production facilities will include cloud-based robotic assembly lines creating the bases and platforms for its EV vehicles with Coventry chosen as the first European Integration Centre… click here

3. New plan to fight fraud in welfare system and save taxpayer £2 billion

A £600 million plan to fight fraud in the welfare system will introduce a range of new powers and boost the counter-fraud frontline, saving the taxpayer £2 billion over three years. Announced by Work and Pensions Secretary this week, the “Fighting Fraud in the Welfare System” plan outlines how 2,000 trained specialists will review over two million Universal Credit claims over the next five years, as part of bolstered ambitions to ensure money is well spent and give taxpayers confidence that funds are reaching those who need it… click here

2. PM’s call with President Erdoğan as trade between UK and Turkey grows by £3 billon in a year

The Prime Minister spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan this week discuss UK-Turkey cooperation and the global response to the conflict in Ukraine. The PM noted that trade between our two countries increased by £3 billon last year and could be further strengthened. The UK and Turkey signed a free trade deal in December 2020, one of the first deals after the UK agreed a Brexit deal to leave the EU. Trade between London and Ankara was worth £18.6 billion in 2019, and the UK is Turkey’s second-biggest export market, mostly for precious metals, vehicles, textiles and electrical equipment… click here

1. Queen receives standing ovation at Jubilee equestrian show

The Queen was honoured with a standing ovation as her Platinum Jubilee celebrations kicked this week with a star-studded equestrian extravaganza featuring some of the world’s leading performers. Hollywood actors Tom Cruise and Dame Helen Mirren, once again playing a queen of England, led the cast of entertainers who appeared in the first major event marking the Queen’s 70-year reign. The audience rose to their feet applauding and cheering when the monarch arrived at the arena close to Windsor Castle for the musical and theatrical romp across the centuries called A Gallop Through History… click here

For last week’s Top Ten Great British news stories (9th – 15th May) click here.

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By Claire Bullivant

Main photo: Three cheers for His Royal Highness; Duke of Cambridge and then march past for the first time with the Irish Guard’s new Regimental Colours this week. Full story here. Photographer: Sgt Donald C Todd RLC Photographer – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

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