It’s not all doom and gloom in the media. There’s been oodles of positive news coming in from across Britain this week (1st – 7th February).
Here are our best read news stories from the last 7 days. Enjoy the positive news and please help #SpreadBritainsGoodNews. We all need some positivity in the world right now.
10 – Oxford coronavirus vaccine shows sustained protection of 76% during the 3-month interval until the second dose – Researchers at the University of Oxford on Wednesday published results that revealed their vaccine efficacy is higher at longer prime-boost intervals, and that a single dose of the vaccine is 76% effective from 22 to up to 90-days post vaccination. Read all about it – Click here
9 – UK and Albania sign trade deal and agree to tackle organised crime – The UK and Albania will do more together to tackle organised crime and stop it spreading throughout Europe, including to the UK, following a new Partnership, Trade and Cooperation Agreement between our countries. Read all about it – Click here
8 – Another record-breaking week for the NHS – Test and Trace recorded another record-breaking week, with turnaround times for most testing routes returning to levels not seen since the middle of 2020, when testing demand was around a quarter of its current level. Read all about it – Click here
7 – NHS leading AI revolution as smartphone technology helps detect early kidney disease – Thousands of patients to benefit from smartphone app that allows them to transmit results to their GP in minutes without leaving home. Read all about it – Click here
6 – Barclays CEO says Brexit will benefit City of London – Barclays CEO Jes Staley has said the UK’s departure from the European Union will prove to be a benefit for the City of London. “Brexit gives the UK the opportunity to define its own agenda, and in defining that agenda around financial services, staying competitive with other markets outside of Europe is really what the Government here should be focused on, and I think that’s what they’re focusing on.” Read all about it – Click here
5 – UK applies to join Pacific free trade area – The UK government has formally applied to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, to position the UK at the heart of emerging economies in the Pacific and support jobs across the UK. UK membership would enhance trade with CPTPP nations, including Chile, by opening up new markets and opportunities for UK businesses while encouraging greater inward investment and strengthening the UK’s ties with the Indo-Pacific region and the Americas. Read all about it – Click here
4 – Major milestone achieved: 10 million Brits have received their first COVID jab – On Wednesday ten million people in the UK had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as part of the largest vaccination programme in British history. Read all about it – Click here
3 – UK economy will ‘recover rapidly’ as vaccines are rolled out this year says Bank of England – A new report from the Bank of England has forecast a rapid recovery for the British economy as vaccines are rolled out. Read all about it – Click here
2 – 3000 does of Covid vaccine leave RAF Brize Norton for the Falklands – An RAF air tanker aircraft departed RAF Brize Norton in the early hours of this morning to deliver 3,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines to the Falkland Islands. Read all about it – Click here
1 – Cadbury’s Dairy Milk is coming home to the UK with an extra 125 million bars – Cadbury is bringing production of its iconic Dairy Milk chocolate bar back to the UK from the EU following a £15 million investment at its original site in Birmingham – 115 years after it was launched. Read all about it – Click here
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