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Here are our 20 best read and most shared positive news stories from the last seven days (21st – 27th November 2022):

20. UK agreement with Singapore opens new fintech market for British businesses

The UK and Singapore have agreed a new MoU boosting fintech trade and cooperation at their 7th Financial Dialogue in Singapore this week. Andrew Griffith MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury said: said: “The UK and Singapore are among the world’s leading jurisdictions for fintech investment – and [this week’s] announcement will only accelerate growth and innovation in our respective sectors”… click here

19. Advanced radio systems to give British soldiers advantage on the battlefield

Front line British soldiers will soon benefit from a new wave of advanced radio systems. More than 1,300 modern Multi-Mode Radios (MMR) radios will be delivered to the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force through a £90 million programme with the first tranche in service by the end of the year. Their introduction into the MOD’s tactical networks will create skilled jobs in the UK… click here

18. UK fishing vessels to have access to key fish stocks under new deal with Norway

The UK has reached an agreement with Norway to secure increased opportunities for the UK fishing industry in 2023. The UK fishing industry will benefit from increased fishing opportunities worth nearly £5 million in 2023 after reaching an agreement with Norway to secure access to key fishing stocks for UK vessels, Defra has announced this week… click here

17. Major boost for North East tourism as region is chosen for initiative to increase visitor numbers

The North East has been selected as the location for a major tourism project which aims to attract more investment, welcome more sporting, business and cultural events, support business growth, create new jobs, and boost domestic and international tourist numbers… click here

16. Over nine million 50+ workers now on payrolls, an increase of more than 210,000 since last year

Dozens of 50 PLUS Champions tasked with helping older workers into work are now in place across England, Scotland and Wales, the Minister for Employment confirmed this week. Each area has specialised, local staff dedicated to this helping over 50’s into work. They are working directly with Jobcentres and employers to remove any barriers that are keeping older workers out of the jobs market… click here

15. Huge funding boost for women who are victims of violence

Millions of pounds are being allocated to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG), the Home Secretary has announced this week. £8.4 million is being awarded to funding specialist support services for the most vulnerable. The majority of the money will go to services which are led, designed and delivered by the users and communities they serve, such as services for victims and survivors from ethnic minority backgrounds, deaf and disabled victims and survivors… click here

14. Nationwide police crackdown sees 7000 knives removed from Britain’s streets

New figures show last week’s Operation Sceptre, the national police campaign to tackle knife crime, saw over 7,000 knives removed from Britain’s streets. All 43 police forces in England and Wales, including the British Transport Police, took part in the seven-day crack down on knife crime which saw 2,550 people arrested, of which 742 were related to knife crime offences… click here

13. Multi-million pound contract awarded to UK Defence firm supports Britain’s future fighter jet programme

A £31 million contract for highly specialised engineering support for the Future Combat Air Systems programme has been awarded to UK Defence firm – QinetiQ. Under a three-year contract, the Aurora Engineering Delivery Partnership (EDP) led by QinetiQ, The contract will support jobs based in Bristol, Boscombe Down, Farnborough, Malvern, Bath and Lincoln… click here

12. New laws to better protect victims from abuse of intimate images

Victims will be better protected from abusers who share intimate images without their consent, under a raft of changes to the law announced this week. Under a planned amendment to the Online Safety Bill, people who share so-called ‘deepfakes’ – explicit images or videos which have been manipulated to look like someone without their consent – will be among those to be specifically criminalised for the first time and face potential time behind bars… click here

11. Boost for UK’s fishing industry with upgraded infrastructure projects and revived local docks

Funding to boost the UK fishing industry through projects to upgrade infrastructure and revive local docks has been announced this week, as the latest round of investment opens for bids from the UK-wide £100 million Seafood Fund to modernise the sector. Winning projects set to receive a share of £20 million include the expansion of processing facilities for popular British fish… click here

10. Great British manufacturer Wrightbus grows from 56 employees to 1000 in just three years

Zero-emission pioneer Wrightbus has taken on its 1,000th member of staff, just three years after the company was bought out of administration with just 56 people on the books. The turn-around comes during another outstanding year for the Ballymena-based firm, in which it has secured a series of high-profile deals in the UK and overseas and launched a new company, AllServiceOne… click here

9. Record numbers of doctors and nurses working in NHS England

A record number of doctors and nurses are working in the NHS in England, delivering extra appointments, speeding up diagnoses and helping to tackle the Covid backlog. There are almost 1.24 million full-time equivalent staff working in NHS trusts and commissioning bodies in England –  over 34,000 more people compared to a year ago, up by nearly 3%… click here

8. Armed Forces support State Visit of the President of the Republic of South Africa

The UK Armed Forces have taken part in the official State Visit of the President of the Republic of South Africa, supporting ceremonial elements for official engagements. Over a thousand soldiers and around 230 horses took part in events alongside HM The King and HM The Queen Consort to welcome The President, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa… click here

7. Next step in delivering a Freeport for Wales to bring jobs and huge boost to Welsh economy

Applications have have been submitted from bidders interested in setting up a new Freeport in Wales. Backed by £26 million in UK Government funding, the Freeport Programme in Wales aims to create jobs, boost the local economy and regenerate surrounding areas. Three bids have been received from ports around the country… click here

6. Built in Britain: World-leading warship HMS Glasgow enters the water for first time

The first of the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates is due to enter the water for the first time. The float off process for HMS Glasgow started today and will see her travel from her current location at Govan shipyard in Scotland to Scotstoun over the next few days to continue her build… click here

5. World Cup: English lions roar as they hit Iran for six

England’s lions roared in their opening World Cup game beating Iran 6-2 at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on Monday . Jude Bellingham headed England in front after 35 minutes on the clock, with Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling adding to the lead before the half-time whistle. Bukayo Saka added another goal for England just past the hour mark, with substitute Marcus Rashford… click here

4. World’s first tidal powered container port that will power 600,000 homes planned in East Anglia

Plans have been revealed for a £2 billion tidal barrage across The Wash, a bay in East Anglia between Lincolnshire and Norfolk, which will feature the world’s first tidal energy-powered deep sea container terminal. The scheme would bring new roads, rail terminals, flood defences and be able to power 600,000 homes… click here

3. Britain secures £1.84 billion investment to grow the UK space sector

The UK government has secured £1.84 billion for important space programmes at this year’s European Space Agency Council of Ministers meeting, held in Paris. Science, Research & Innovation Minister George Freeman, who led the successful negotiations in Paris with the UK Space Agency, has secured record commitments to grow the UK space sector and deliver on National Space Strategy ambitions, an increase on previous investments made in 2019… click here

2. London retains crown as Europe’s most technologically advanced city

The UK capital has beaten its rivals across Europe to retain its crown as Europe’s most technologically advanced city. The capital’s excellent infrastructure, highly-skilled talent pool, seamless legal and tax regime and widespread adoption of new technology led to it keeping its top spot, according to Z/Yen Group’s sixth edition of the Smart Cities Index. Oxford and Cambridge also placed ninth and tenth, ahead of any other European city… click here

1. UK is fastest-growing economy in G7 admits OECD but BBC prefer to revel in doom and gloom predictions

Brexit Britain will beat the US, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Canada as the fastest growing economy in 2022 according to the latest figures from the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The OECD, who seem to love predicting worst case scenarios for the UK since leaving the EU, have been forced to backtrack and admit Britain’s economy this year will see the highest growth in the G7… click here

For last week’s Top 20 Great British news stories (14th – 20th November 2022).

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By Claire Bullivant

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Main photo credit: The Sovereign’s Escort of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals accompany the State Carriage down the Mall toward Buckingham Palace. Photographer: Sgt Jimmy Wise – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

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