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GREAT BRITISH NEWS: Top 10 positive news stories from across the UK this week

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Major British investments, huge global contract wins, new factories built, new jobs created, world-leading innovation and export successes are being announced on a daily basis.

Of course the BBC and most other news outlets may not be interested in featuring these positive British news stories but we certainly are!

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 ten best read UK news stories from the last seven days (13th – 19th June):

10. ‘Science superpower’ UK to invest £481 million into world-class research and innovation infrastructure

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced a £481 million investment in major research and innovation infrastructure over the next three years. The injection of funding will deliver cutting-edge facilities and equipment, including the UK’s most powerful microscope and the UK’s ‘flying lab’. The 23 major infrastructure projects and 9 scoping studies through UKRI’s Infrastructure Fund will help to maintain the UK’s position as a science superpower… click here

9. UK marks major digital milestone as ‘game changer in world trade’ deal comes into force with Singapore

The UK has marked a major digital trade milestone this week, as high-tech companies from around the world gather at London Tech Week. The new UK-Singapore Digital Economy Agreement came into force this week, deepening ties between Asia and the UK on tech and digital trade. This means that businesses across the whole of the UK can start taking advantage of the trade agreement, which was signed by the International Trade Secretary in Singapore in February and is the most innovative trade deal agreed anywhere in the world… click here

8. UK’s largest steelmaker to invest millions installing new slitting line in Hartlepool

Tata Steel has announced it will be investing more than £7 million installing a new slitting line at its Hartlepool Tube Mill. The County Durham plant currently employs almost 300 people and produces 200,000 tonnes of steel tubes each year. Tata Steel is the largest steelmaker in the UK with primary steelmaking at Port Talbot in South Wales supporting manufacturing and distribution operations at sites across Wales, England and Northern Ireland as well as Norway and Sweden. The project is the second major investment announced this year… click here

7. New apprenticeship scheme in stonemasonry, carpentry and joinery helps solve UK’s heritage skills shortage

An ageing workforce and lack of training opportunities has led to a sharp decline in the traditional building and heritage skills sector, putting the future of historic buildings in Britain at risk. However, a new partnership programme that will train apprentices in key heritage skills has been announced. Apprentices will be trained by heritage skills professionals in the National Trust at one of 12  of the charity’s places across the country… click here

6. New data laws to boost British business, protect consumers and seize the benefits of Brexit

Data Reform Bill will increase financial penalties for those pestering people with nuisance calls and minimise number of annoying cookie pop-ups people see on the internet. Tougher fines for firms hounding people with nuisance calls and a clampdown on bureaucracy, red tape and pointless paperwork are part of reforms to transform the UK’s data laws for the digital age and seize the benefits of Brexit… click here

5. UK’s largest bus and coach manufacturer opens new multi-million pound facility in Hampshire

The UK’s largest bus and coach manufacturer with more than 31,000 vehicles in service around the world, has opened a new multi-million pound facility. The new facility will be critical to taking forward the company’s new product development agenda and zero emission mobility ambitions, with the innovative hub housing experts from across the business in engineering and test and development, as well as other key business teams who will underpin future success for the company… click here

4. UK lands world-first breakthrough in global battle against superbugs

The UK is set to roll out two ‘superbug’ busting drugs through a world-first, pioneering subscription deal that will help tackle antimicrobial resistance, the head of the NHS has announced. The deal, initially for two antimicrobial drugs, means patients with serious infections that have evolved so much that antibiotics and other current treatments are no longer effective, can be given a potentially life-saving alternative. These drugs will provide a lifeline to patients with life-threatening infections like sepsis, hospital or ventilator pneumonia and blood stream infection… click here

3. British Hybrid Air Vehicles manufacturer secures Spanish airline order creating 1,800 jobs in Yorkshire

British manufacturer Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) has secured an order worth hundreds of millions of pounds from Spanish airline Air Nostrum for ten of its Airlander 10 hybrid aircraft. HAV is set to begin production in South Yorkshire this year, creating 1,800 jobs. Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: “Hybrid aircraft could play an important role as we transition to cleaner forms of aviation, and it is wonderful to see the UK right at the forefront of the technology’s development”… click here

2. Tech and innovation drive to boost UK food production and back British farmers

Plans to drive innovation and harness pioneering technology in farming have been set out this week as part of the Government’s Food Strategy which will back our farmers by helping to increase domestic production, spread jobs and grow the economy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Our food strategy sets out a blueprint for how we will back farmers, boost British industry and help protect people against the impacts of future economic shocks by safeguarding our food security. Harnessing new technologies and innovation, we will grow and eat more of our own food – unlocking jobs across the country and growing the economy, which in turn will ultimately help to reduce pressure on prices”… click here

1. Over eight million households to get new cost-of-living payment from 14 July

More than eight million households across the whole of the UK will get a cash payment from July to ease cost of living pressures. The first instalment of the £650 for qualifying low income households in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will land in bank accounts from 14 July 2022, continuing to the end of the month. The move will see millions of households initially £326 better off as the government delivers significant interventions to support groups who are most vulnerable to rising costs. In total, millions of households will receive at least £1,200 from the government this year to help cover rising costs… click here

For last week’s Top Ten Great British news stories (6th – 12th June) click here.

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By Claire Bullivant

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