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 (27th June – 3rd July):

10. Unemployment almost at 50 year low as half a million benefit claimants get jobs in under 6 months

Half a million people have been supported into work in less than 6 months thanks to “Way to Work”, a government drive to get jobseekers into vacancies. Launched in January, ministers set the target of supporting 500,000 jobseekers through the jobcentre and into employment by the end of June. This coincided with the need to fill a record number of job vacancies as the economy rebounded after the pandemic. Unemployment now stands at an almost 50 year low with 627,000 more people in payroll employment compared to pre-pandemic levels… click here

9. £1 billion technology investment to bring Britain’s railway into 21st century

More than £1 billion of government funding will be used to replace outdated Victorian infrastructure with cutting edge digital signalling technology. One-third of the nation’s population live within 20 minutes of a station on the East Coast Main Line and, together, produce more than 40% of the UK’s GDP, making it one of the UK’s busiest rail routes while also playing a vital role in the prosperity of the nation’s economy. The technology, which will be rolled out across the entire southern section of the line – from London’s King’s Cross to Stoke Tunnels, just south of Grantham – will mean faster, safer and more regular trains for millions of people… click here

8. London comes top in global finance hiring league as City retains post-Brexit charm

The UK capital’s job market has raced ahead of its competitors to come first in the global hiring league, reveals fresh research. A surge in hiring in London indicates the capital has retained its attractiveness among the world’s financial elite despite worries Brexit could knock its standing on the global stage. New York came second to London in the hiring league, posting 78 per cent job growth, followed by the Asian powerhouses Japan, at 77 per cent, and Singapore, at 76 per cent. According to the new report by recruiter Robert Walters, London’s banks, brokers, insurers and money managers are looking to more than double their staffing levels over the coming year… click here

7. British startup Tevva launches first hydrogen electric truck designed, manufactured and mass produced in UK

Electric and hydrogen truck pioneer Tevva has made history this week by launching the first hydrogen fuel cell-supported heavy goods vehicle (HGV) to be manufactured, designed and mass produced in the UK. The Tilbury-headquartered scale-up, which has so far raised over £100 million in funding, has unveiled its hydrogen electric vehicle alongside its latest full-battery electric HGV at the Road Transport Expo in Warwickshire. Hydrogen has been used safely in buses and other vehicles in more than twenty countries for many years and has a higher energy density than lithium-ion batteries or even diesel… click here

6. ‘Bonfire of the barriers’ to unlock new export markets worth tens of billions to British businesses

The UK is launching a new drive to demolish bureaucratic barriers to international trade, opening up markets worth tens of billions for businesses across the UK. Anne-Marie Trevelyan has drawn up a hit list of around 100 priority issues around the world currently blocking British trade, which are being targeted for resolution by teams of specialists in her department. These range from restrictions on UK-qualified lawyers from operating in Japan, to rules that delay British medical devices from entering South Africa, to restrictions on meat exports to countries in Asia… click here

5. MANIFESTO COMMITMENT DELIVERED: New police powers to crack down on unauthorised encampments come into force

Trespassers who set up camp illegally on other people’s land or in local communities could face up to three months in prison from this week, as a new criminal offence becomes law. Cracking down on antisocial people causing misery by setting up illegal camps and refusing to remove their vehicles, delivers on a key government manifesto commitment. Made possible by the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, this week the police in England and Wales have been given new powers to limit the harms caused by such unauthorised encampments… click here

4. Britain’s freeports are ‘energising areas and sowing the seed of future economic success’ says Jacob Rees-Mogg

Brexit Opportunities Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has paid visits to Immingham docks, Grimsby and Cleethorpes this week to explore Brexit opportunities to the fishing industry. Mr Rees-Mogg says the Humber region is seeing a major boost after the Government’s levelling up agenda has been put into action and pointed to the Freeport status granted to the region which include the ports at Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham. “Freeports are something we couldn’t do under the European Union because they view it as improper state aid but it’s actually about energising areas and sowing the seed of future economic success” explained the minister… click here

3. Airbus wing assembly plant in Wales flying high after enormous order from China for 292 aircraft

It’s celebrations all over for Airbus’ wing assembly plant in Broughton after four Chinese airlines have ordered a total of 292 aircraft today with a list price worth nearly £31 billion. Building on a proud 100-year British aviation heritage, Airbus is part of the very fabric of the UK. Its 12,500-strong UK workforce is part of a global family of 130,000 employees around the world. The company’s factory in Broughton, Flintshire is one of the biggest employers in North Wales with more than 5,000 staff. The factory produces the wings for all Airbus’ aircraft including the A320, A330, A340, A350 and the A380 superjumbo… click here

2. Boris signs landmark science agreement with New Zealand

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signed a historic agreement with New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Downing Street this week, strengthening the UK and New Zealand’s collaboration in research, science, and innovation. The Research, Science and Innovation Arrangement demonstrates a commitment to developing deeper links between our science and innovation communities, strengthening collaboration between the two nations and building on areas of shared scientific and innovative excellence. Co-operation under the Arrangement is expected to be wide-ranging, from joint research and development of new technologies… click here

1. Ukrainian politician praises Boris for global leadership and driving anti-Putin coalition

Ukrainian MP Andrii Osadchuk has said the Ukraine war is a fight to save the entire world from dictatorship and singled out British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his “professional” leadership and “driving the anti-Putin coalition.” He praised Prime Minister Boris Johnson for taking the lead in opposing Vladimir Putin saying: “Definitely Boris Johnson is a very professional politician, he’s taken this leadership, and now he’s driving the anti-Putin coalition. I think he’s right in his words. He’s not overestimating reality… click here

For last week’s Top Ten Great British news stories (20th – 26th June) click here.

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By Claire Bullivant

Main photo: The Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the second day of the G7 Leaders’ Summit 2022 in Germany this week. Picture by Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street

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  1. These posts are a brilliant put down for the doom-mongers, they cheer everyone up and give us hope for the future, keep em coming team!


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