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Government hands Amec Foster Wheeler £2.9m nuclear research contract

Added: 3 Aug 2017

The government has appointed Amec Foster Wheeler to lead a £2.9 million nuclear power research prog…

Manufacturing Barometer

Exports increase prompts growth in UK manufacturing

Added: 1 Aug 2017

UK manufacturing was boosted last month thanks to improved export performance, according to the lat…

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BP records second quarter profits of $684m amid ‘solid’ half-year results

Added: 1 Aug 2017

Oil and gas giant BP has recorded net profits of $684 million (£517m) during the second quarter of …

Laboratory contamination

Reduced demand prompts closure of Staffordshire’s council-run laboratory

Added: 31 Jul 2017

One of the last local authority-run laboratories in England is to be closed with the loss of 16 pos…

North Sea offshore oil and gas

UK offshore oil and gas safety record improving says report

Added: 27 Jul 2017

The UK’s offshore oil and gas industry has reported its lowest ever incidence of so-called ‘dangero…

Water treatment firm hit with fine after worker fall

Added: 27 Jul 2017

Icon Process Systems, which manufactures water treatment systems, has been fined after an employee …


Government launches first phase of £246m battery technology challenge

Added: 25 Jul 2017

The government has announced the launch of a £246 million fund designed to establish the UK as a wo…

CBI and EEF reports reveal upturn in UK manufacturing performance

Added: 25 Jul 2017

Reports from the CBI and EEF published this week suggest that manufacturing output in the UK is imp…

Sellafield nuclear facility

Sellafield firefighters postpone strike action

Added: 20 Jul 2017

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility have suspended plans to strike for two days in July.

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GSK pulls out of Ulverston biopharma plans amid major manufacturing shake-up

Added: 19 Jul 2017

Pharmaceutical giant GSK has announced plans to overhaul its manufacturing network in the UK, but s…

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Pay dispute escalates as Sellafield firefighters call second day of strikes

Added: 18 Jul 2017

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility have confirmed they will strike for a second day due to…

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Work experience ‘more reliable’ than socio-economic background in chemical engineering, report finds

Added: 17 Jul 2017

Work experience is ‘more reliable’ than socio-economic background when predicting employment potent…

Nuclear power SMRs

Complexity of UK withdrawing from Euratom made clear by European Commission

Added: 16 Jul 2017

The complexity of the UK withdrawing from Euratom has been made clear by the latest European Commis…

OPITO confirms McDonald as chief executive officer

Added: 13 Jul 2017

OPITO, the international workforce, safety and standards organisation for oil and gas, has appointe…

International Space Station

Government commits £100 million-plus for space science

Added: 13 Jul 2017

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has announced government funding of £99 million for a …

‘Act now to boost UK food and drink’s global competitiveness’

Added: 10 Jul 2017

Government must act fast to ensure that the food and drink sector in Britain maintains its workforc…

Better leadership needed to avert Buncefield-style disasters, warns ABB

Added: 10 Jul 2017

Better leadership is needed in the process industries to avoid repetition of accidents on the scale…

Sellafield nuclear facility

Sellafield firefighters to strike over pay dispute

Added: 7 Jul 2017

Firefighters at Sellafield nuclear facility will strike later this month after “last ditch” talks o…

EngineeringUK announces new chief executive

Added: 5 Jul 2017

EngineeringUK announced today that Mark Titterington has been appointed as its new chief executive.

Consortium wins £1million to develop new family of antibiotics

Added: 5 Jul 2017

Innovate UK has awarded nearly £1million in funding to a consortium developing a platform for the p…