In this segment we aim to bring you positive news so please find our best read good news stories from across the UK this week (7th – 13th March 2022).

Keep checking in with the Conservative Post to see positive 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. 

However, after another week of such awful international news – we do want to acknowledge our Ukrainian friends. We are thinking of you and we are proud the UK is now the largest bilateral humanitarian donor to Ukraine. Slava Ukraini!

Here are our best read UK news stories from the last seven days (7th – 13th March 2022):

10. One million tutoring courses delivered to help children catch up

One million courses have been started by children across the country through the National Tutoring Programme, the Education Secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, announced this week. Speaking at the Association of School and College Leaders conference in Birmingham, the Education Secretary announced the milestone alongside measures to further boost the number of children who can benefit from tutoring this year. Of the estimated one million courses started since the beginning of the programme, around 532,000 were provided through the School-Led Tutoring route… click here

9. Two British engineering leaders combine to co-create future battery technology

Aston Martin has moved another step forward in its journey to electrification, with an agreement to develop bespoke high performance battery cell technology alongside Britishvolt. The collaboration with Britishvolt, the UK’s foremost investor in lithium-ion battery cell technologies, brings together two innovative leaders in UK engineering to create the next generation of cell and battery technology designed specifically for high performance cars…. click here

8. New body armour improvements for women in UK Armed Forces

Defence is continuing to improve the experiences of women in the Armed Forces by rolling out updated combat clothing and body armour. Announced on International Women’s Day, the body armour will be available to British military personnel from April 2022 and has been improved as part of Defence’s drive to modernise and better recognise the diverse needs of all personnel serving within our ranks. The armour has been adapted following extensive trials with serving female soldiers ensuring personnel have more tailored protective equipment and demonstrates Defence’s commitment to meet the needs of the growing number of servicewomen… click here

7. 600 public buildings in Wales levelled up with full fibre broadband

More than 600 hospitals, police stations, libraries and other public buildings in Wales have been connected to lightning-fast full fibre broadband under a UK Government drive to level up public services and speed up rollout. It marks the completion of the largest public sector broadband project in Wales delivered funded by the UK government as part of it is levelling up strategy across the whole of the UK – making a tangible difference to the lives of families, people and communities across Wales… click here

6. Government over halfway to delivering 50,000 more nurses by 2024

The government is on track to meet its manifesto commitment to deliver 50,000 more nurses in the NHS by 2024, with over 27,000 more nurses now working across the NHS. A progress report published this week shows that overall total nurse numbers now stand at 327,907, as of December 2021, compared to 300,904 in September 2019. By March 2024, there are set to be around 351,000 full-time equivalent nurses to provide world-class care across the health service… click here

5. Global life sciences leader Cytiva chooses Wales for new manufacturing facility creating 250 jobs

Cytiva, the global life sciences leader, has announced it is opening a new 11,000m² manufacturing facility in Cardiff, Wales. The site, part of a two year $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion) global expansion plan, has begun to make mixer bags, flow kits and tubing assemblies which will later be shipped to customers. These technologies are used in the development and production of biopharmaceuticals such as COVID-19 vaccines. Hiring is ongoing to fill 250 new jobs to staff the facility… click here

4. Boris poses for selfies as he opens Warrington Hospital’s new state of the art MRI centre

Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a whistle-stop visit to Warrington Hospital this week to officially open a new £5 million radiology centre. The Prime Minister also took a tour of the new A&E department at the hospital, seeing the progress that has been made on a recent £6.3 million extension. Mr Johnson performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the new MRI Centre and posed for photos with staff praising them for their work and resilience throughout the pandemic… click here

3. Sajid Javid: Together we can revolutionise the NHS through individual responsibility

When the NHS was launched in 1948, the first NHS pamphlet that landed on people’s doorsteps said of the new health service: “It’s not a charity. You’re paying for it, mainly as taxpayers”. We certainly do pay for it. This year, the NHS will spend its original 1948 budget, adjusted for inflation, once every month. Our health budget is now bigger than the GDP of Greece. With much greater patient choice, innovation, tech and AI – meaning more convenience, lower costs and reduced health disparities… click here

2. PM drives multi-billion pound investment to galvanise British shipbuilding and create thousands of new jobs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited a Merseyside dockyard this week as he announced a £4 billion injection into the UK’s regional shipbuilding industry to create tens of thousands of high-quality jobs. The multi-billion pound investment will galvanise and support shipyards and suppliers across the UK, delivering a pipeline of more than 150 new naval and civil vessels for the UK Government and Devolved Administrations over the next 30 years. The UK’s historic shipbuilding industry currently supports 42,600 jobs across the UK and contributes more than £2.8 billion to the economy… click here

1. Boris leads world leader solidarity alliance as UK becomes largest bilateral humanitarian donor to Ukraine

A landmark solidarity pact launched by the leaders of the United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands will mobilise practical and sustained support for Ukraine. The UK, Canada and The Netherlands have been leading the way in their response to Ukraine’s requests for help including issuing punitive sanctions and providing defensive military equipment. At the same time, the UK is now the largest bilateral humanitarian donor to Ukraine. It comes as Britain commits another £100m in aid to Ukraine to save lives, protect vulnerable people inside the country and in the wider region and to tackle the growing humanitarian crisis… click here


For last week’s Top Ten Great British news stories (28th February – 6th March 2022) click here.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. When are we going to get the Brexit we voted for. Without all the agreements which only tie us to the EU, or gives the EU CONTROL over us. When are you going to activate article 16, Northern Ireland have been used as a pawn for far too long.

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