In this weekly segment we aim to bring you positive news so please find our best read news stories from across the UK this past week (4th – 10th April 2022).
We are always asked 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.
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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 (4th – 10th April 2022):
Over the next three years, a record £36 billion will be invested in the health and social care system to ensure it has the long-term resource it needs while working to reduce patient waiting times and speed up diagnoses. In England, record levels of health and social care funding will help to deliver up to 160 community diagnostic centres across the country by 2025 – including the 73 that are open already. These centres have already delivered over 700,000 additional CT, MRI, ultrasound, endoscopy, and ultrasound tests, with around 30,000 tests a week… click here
Thirty-one counties, city regions and unitary authorities have been chosen for funding to level up their local bus services in the latest awards from the government’s bus transformation programme. Including earlier awards, almost two-thirds of England’s population outside London will benefit from new investment to make their buses more frequent, more reliable, easier to understand and use, cheaper, or greener. Improvements will also include integrated ticketing and more bus lanes to speed up journeys… click here
8. The Nation’s trusted guardians, the Household Cavalry pass their final test for the Platinum Jubilee
The British Army’s most spectacular and exacting ceremonial unit have passed the ultimate test – The Major General’s annual inspection of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. It is a test the unit has endured for centuries, and one they must pass in order to participate in upcoming State Ceremonial duties. But, for the first time in British history, this year that includes the honour of taking part in celebrations for a Platinum Jubilee. Around 170 horses and personnel of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment… click here
7. COVID-19: UK secures more antivirals than any other country in Europe as high risk patients receive ‘brilliant’ new treatment at home
Thousands of patients with COVID-19 who are most likely to be admitted to hospital are receiving a cutting-edge NHS antiviral treatment at home that improves symptoms “within hours.” Game-changing COVID treatments, which cut the risk of serious illness from the virus and have been praised by at-risk patients as “brilliant,” have been provided to more than 32,000 patients since being introduced for patients outside of hospital in December. One of the latest COVID treatments, known as paxlovid, was found in trials to slash hospitalisation and deaths by 88%, and has been given to more than 6,000 patients already… click here
The UK’s new energy strategy says the government wants to “lead the world once again” in nuclear power, reversing what it describes as “decades of underinvestment.” Up to eight more nuclear reactors could be approved on existing sites as part of the new strategy. The strategy, which aims to boost UK energy independence and tackle rising energy prices, also includes plans to increase wind, hydrogen and solar production. The government announced that a new body called ‘Great British Nuclear’ will be launched… click here
The British Army will receive 100 extra armoured Boxer vehicles, ensuring more vehicles reach the frontline faster and bolstering the programme to a total of 623, as the UK maintains defence ties with Germany, the Prime Minister has announced this week. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “In these difficult times, our deep defence partnership offers reassurance to our people and the wider world, while also ensuring we are ready to respond to new threats. This joint programme will ensure our militaries have state-of-the-art equipment as the invasion of Ukraine shakes the very foundations of European peace and security”… click here
Over the past few weeks, a Goole and Brighouse-based emergency vehicle manufacturer has been building military grade ambulances to be deployed to Ukraine. Overnight, Venari’s shopfloor space was commandeered for the Ukrainian effort. The ambulances are being built on former British army vehicles and are now being comprehensively stripped, overhauled, modernised and converted into ambulances by the highly skilled team, who are working 24 hours a day… click here
Plans have been revealed for a massive new “Henry Vacuum” factory in Somerset. British manufacturer Numatic, the firm that manufactures Henry Vacuums, currently employs 1,100 people in Chard, Somerset and due to increased demand is hoping to expand into a brand new factory in the town. Numatic’s enormous new 23,820sqm factory is to be the size of two football pitches and will be specifically designed for the manufacture of the popular Henry Vacuum cleaners… click here
2. UK tech industry valued at $1 trillion, becoming only third country in the world to hit milestone
The UK tech industry is now valued at $1tn (£764bn), a landmark milestone that has previously only been reached by the US and China. The figures, which combine the valuations of the UK’s public and private technology companies, puts the value of the UK tech industry at more than double that of Germany and almost five times larger than France and Sweden. Research published last year found that the UK digital sector is on track to add £190 billion in value to the UK economy and create nearly 700,000 jobs over the next three years… click here
1. Boris Johnson is ‘one of the most principled opponents’ of Russia’s war says Zelensky after surprise visit
The Ukrainian President has heaped praise on Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his surprise visit to Kyiv where he set out a new package of financial and military aid. The Prime Minister made the visit to Kyiv to demonstrate the UK’s steadfast solidarity with Ukraine and hold in-depth discussions with President Zelensky on military and economic assistance. Mr Johnson reiterated that the UK will do everything in its power to support Ukraine’s brave fight against Russia’s brutal and unprovoked invasion and ensure its long term security and prosperity… click here
For last week’s Top Ten Great British news stories (28th March – 3rd April) click here.
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