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

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Once again there’s been oodles of positive British news this week (1st – 7th August 2022).

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 about major British investments, global contract wins, new factories built, new jobs created, world-leading innovation, export successes, 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. 

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Here are our ten best read UK news stories from the last seven days (1st – 7th August):

10. Over 100 new and revamped parks to level up towns and cities across the UK

People in towns and cities across the UK will benefit from over 100 new and improved green spaces on their doorstep through £9 million in government funding. The Levelling Up Parks Fund will create new and improved parks in urban areas, helping communities to come together and enjoy the outdoors. Launching the fund during Love Parks Week, the government says it hopes each new or improved green space will be an oasis for the local community, boosting creativity and positive mental health whilst also contributing to net zero ambitions… click here

9. 160 community diagnostic centres by 2025 delivering 9 million tests and checks a year

Patients across the country already are benefiting from the use of innovative digital health technologies and the opening of a new community diagnostics centres (CDCs) to improve access to services and bust the COVID backlogs. Backed by £2.3 billion, up to 160 CDCs will be rolled out across the country by 2025, delivering 9 million tests and checks a year. Over 90 CDCs are already open across England and have delivered over 1.5 million checks – including over 700,000 additional CT, MRI, ultrasound, endoscopy and ultrasound tests, with around 30,000 tests a week… click here

8. World-leading UK safety tech sector sees strong sales and job growth

The UK is a world leader in online safety tech, with a quarter of all firms based here. British safety tech firms are leading the global fight against online harms and are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the UK tech industry, according to an independent report published by the government today. More than one hundred companies spread across the UK are creating innovative products and services to make online platforms, apps and websites safer… click here

7. ‘We’re backing Britain’ says bp with new state-of-the-art global battery centre to be built in the UK

bp has this week unveiled plans to invest up to £50 million in a new, state-of-the-art electric vehicle (EV) battery testing centre and analytical laboratory in the UK. bp has previously announced its intention to invest up to £18 billion in the UK’s energy system by the end of 2030; this additional new investment is a further example of bp’s commitment to the country. Louise Kingham, bp’s UK head of country said: “We’re backing Britain. We’re fully committed to the UK’s energy transition. This additional investment will help accelerate the transition to EVs by developing solutions to help decarbonise the transport sector…” click here

6. Government rolls out £635 million to boost energy efficiency across public buildings in England

Schools, hospitals, leisure centres and historic town halls could be among hundreds of public buildings across England to receive energy efficiency upgrades, helping to slash energy bills and save taxpayers millions of pounds each year. Up to £635 million of government funding will be made available to public sector organisations so they can install low carbon heating, such as heat pumps, and energy efficiency measures including double glazing and loft insulation. Upgrades are already under way with 734 grants awarded to public sector organisations across England so far and Phase 1 alone supporting up to 30,000 jobs… click here

5. UK in ‘much better position than the EU’ says energy expert

Former Energy UK CEO Angela Knight has good news for British consumers and says we are in a much better position than EU when it comes to rising energy prices and access to energy this winter. According to the energy expert, energy bills are also likely to come down after hitting an average of £500 a month in January. Asked if bills could exceed £500 next year, the former Energy UK CEO told GB News: “I don’t think they’re likely to be worse, no….” click here

4. Defence giant BAE set to hire 1,000 engineers for UK’s next-generation supersonic combat aircraft

Defence giant BAE Systems is set to embark on a major recruitment drive, aiming to hire 1,000 engineers to help build Britain’s ‘supersonic’ Tempest fighter jet. BAE wants to recruit 1,000 highly-skilled engineers over the next year, with the bulk of them based at its Lancashire sites, as it gears up for a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape the UK’s future of combat air. The aerospace defence giants says it aims to build the Tempest fighter jet by hiring engineers, manufacturers and software specialists… click here

3. Boris visits Portsmouth Naval Base to see Royal Navy’s state-of-the-art mine clearing team in action

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited the Diving & Threat Exploitation Group at the Defence Diving School, Horsea Island this week. During the visit he was briefed on the current activities of the Royal Navy’s Mine Clearance Diver specialisation and also given a capability demonstration. The Defence Diving School is a Joint Service Training Establishment providing military diving training to both Royal Navy and Army personnel. The facilities are first class and include a 1,000m (1km) salt water lake, a 5m diving tank, recompression chambers, surface and underwater engineering facilities, classrooms, conference rooms, catering facilities and a specialist diving store… click here

2. Jacob Rees-Mogg launches fraud squad to hunt down fraud committed against the public purse

A new team at the heart of government has been told to hunt down fraud committed against the public purse, with a £180 million target set for the first 12 months. Government Efficiency Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg issued the rallying cry this week while launching the new Public Sector Fraud Authority – setting it a first-year target of £180 million of identified fraud benefits. The Domestic And Economic Efficiency And Value For Money Committee has challenged the new organisation to work with departments to agree longer-term targets by December… click here

1. Bring Back Boris campaign is building, the people will NOT be silenced says Alex Story

In less than two weeks, 15000 Conservative Party members have signed the petition on the Conservative Post website demanding “a ballot on Boris Johnson so the members can express their opinion on his resignation”. Separately, an article in the Sun newspaper reported that Conservative Party Central Office, located in London, received over ‘14,000 letters’ telling them to stick with Boris. In addition, last week, a survey showed that 85% of respondents wanted Boris to rescind his resignation… click here

For last week’s Top Ten Great British news stories (25th – 31st July) click here.

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By Claire Bullivant


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2 COMMENTS

  1. JRM investigating fraud. He should start with Mrs Sunak. She claimed furlough money and when it stopped, shut all her shops.

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