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 from this week 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, British sporting achievements and many other things to be proud of. 

Here are our 15 best read and most shared positive news stories from the last seven days (3rd – 9th October 2022):

15. UK to become first country to launch satellites into orbit from Europe

The UK will soon become the first country to launch satellites into orbit from Europe. The first ever orbital satellite launch from the UK is happening soon, marking a new era in the UK’s space history. Launches are part of the UK’s commercial spaceflight programme, meeting goals set out in the government’s National Space Strategy. The UK has a growing space sector, which employs 47,000 people… click here

14. UK and US pave way for new data agreement to drive growth on both sides of Atlantic

Exports of British data-enabled services to the US, like finance and computer services, were estimated to be worth more than £69 billion in 2020 and are set to grow once expensive and time-consuming transfer mechanisms are removed. UK Digital Secretary Michelle Donelan and US Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo have paved the way for a new data adequacy agreement in the coming weeks… click here

13. Historic British medical manufacturer to build new £80 million facility

Global medical technology business, Smith+Nephew, founded in 1856, is set to build a new £80 million production and R&D facility near Hull – one of the largest investments in the British medical equipment manufacturer’s 166-year history. The historic company confirmed it would be relocating to a 25-acre site at Melton West Business Park, approximately eight miles from their current site at Daltry Street… click here 

12. Historic 3,100-hectare moorland in west Cornwall to receive national protection

A historic moorland landscape in west Cornwall, immortalised in the Poldark novels, has this week been notified as a Site of Special and Scientific Interest (SSSI) in recognition of its national importance for wildlife. The designation will recognise the resulting special features of 59 parcels of semi-natural habitat and farmland spanning over 3,100 hectares, stretching from St Just to St Ives… click here

11. King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla greeted by cheering crowds in Scotland

The King and Queen Consort received a warm welcome from cheering crowds in Scotland this week as they visited Dunfermline to celebrate its new City status. Their Majesties also met members of Scotland’s South Asian communities to thank them for their contribution to national life during their first visit to Scotland since the end of Royal Mourning… click here

10. Over eight million households to receive second Cost of Living Payment from 8 November

The government has this week announced that households receiving DWP benefits will receive the second part of the £650 Cost of Living Payment from 8 November and continuing through to the 23 November. Over 8 million families have already received the first Cost of Living Payment, worth £326, which was sent out from 14 July this year… click here

9. New factory planned as British manufacturer Paneltex wins huge Volta Trucks contract

British manufacturer Paneltex is set to create 240 new jobs and open an additional 140,000 sq ft factory after winning the largest contract in its history. Paneltex is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of refrigerated and specialised commercial vehicle bodies, producing everything from the largest trailers to the smallest vans… click here

8. Leading UK maritime design company unveils world’s most advanced 100% electric passenger ferry

Leading maritime company Artemis Technologies has unveiled the design of its new 100% electric EF-24 Passenger vessel, targeting the global high-speed ferry market. This revolutionary ferry is designed to provide commercially viable green transport solutions for operators, cities and governments across the world… click here

7. Boris is ‘happy’ and ‘full of energy’ in post-PM life says Nadine Dorries

Boris Johnson is “full of energy” and shows “absolutely zero bitterness” after his toppling according to former Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries. Ms Dorries said the former Prime Minister was “happy and very relaxed” when she went to see him earlier this week. Lord Cruddas and Conservative Post Editor Claire Bullivant will be meeting with Conservative Party Chairman Jake Berry to discuss the Constitution and their members’ petition in November… click here

6. Albanian people smuggling network who shipped migrants to the UK from Spain dismantled

An Albanian organised crime group involved in smuggling migrants to the UK via Spain has been dismantled, following a joint operation involving the NCA and Spanish Guardia Civil. The network facilitated mainly Albanian migrants through the northern cities of Bilbao and Santander into the UK using ferries and freight shipping routes to Portsmouth, Southampton and Liverpool… click here

5. British farmers celebrate as British lamb back on American menus for first time in over 20 years

British lamb producers now have access to a market of over 300 million people as British lamb has now been exported to the USA for the first time in over two decades. The United States Department for Agriculture agreed to open the market for British lamb last year, and following the necessary inspections, the first consignment was flown to the USA this week containing lamb produced by meat processors Dunbia from its site in Carmarthenshire, Wales… click here

4. British shipbuilding is back and booming thanks to £4 billion Government investment

Over £4 billion of government investment is galvanising and supporting shipyards and suppliers across the UK, with new measures including better access to finance, vital skills-building, and funding for crucial research and development into greener vessels and infrastructure. The shipbuilding industry currently supports 42,600 jobs across the UK and contributed £2.8 billion to the economy in 2020… click here

3. UK to build the world’s first nuclear fusion power plant creating clean energy and thousands of jobs

West Burton power station site in Nottinghamshire has been selected as the home for the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant. The government announced that the West Burton power station site in Nottinghamshire has been selected as the home for ‘STEP’ (Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production), the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant which aims to be built by 2040… click here

2. ‘No migrants who cross Channel will be able to claim asylum in the UK’ says Suella Braverman

Home Secretary Suella Braverman this week pledged to prevent human rights laws “interfering” with the UK’s ability to deport illegal migrants by introducing a new law barring anyone who crosses the Channel from claiming asylum in Britain. In an article in The Telegraph Ms Braverman said: “The time has come to take control of this situation and make sure the ECHR and its domestic equivalent, the Human Rights Act, cannot interfere with our illegal migration regime”… click here

1. Prime Minister Truss pledges to stop illegal migrants crossing the Channel 

Prime Minister Liz Truss has pledged that her Government will stop the flow of illegal migrants crossing the English Channel in small boats. In a wide-ranging interview she said: “I’m determined that we get to grips with what’s been happening with small boats, these appalling people traffickers are causing huge human misery and we need to get to grips with it.” The Prime Minister continued: “The point is it shouldn’t be happening, and we’re going to stop it happening… click here

For last week’s Top 12 Great British news stories September (26th – October 2nd 2022) click here.

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By Claire Bullivant


Main Photo: Prime Minister Liz Truss leaves 10 Downing Street for House of Commons. Picture by Simon Dawson / No 10 Downing Street. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License.

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