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Regulators to assess deployment of new nuclear reactors in the UK

Added: 12 Dec 2016

The Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales have launched…

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National Grid sells gas business stake for £13.8 billion

Added: 8 Dec 2016

National Grid has sold 61% of its UK gas distribution business to a MacQuarie Infrastructure-led co…

Union announces Tata deal struck for Port Talbot

Added: 7 Dec 2016

One of the three unions involved in negotiations to maintain output at Tata steelworks across the U…

Government gives £60 million for manufacturing innovation

Added: 7 Dec 2016

Universities and science minister Jo Johnson has given £60 million to fund six new research hubs to…

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Pfizer fined £84.2m for drug price hike

Added: 7 Dec 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined pharmaceutical major Pfizer £84.2 million for…

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Manufacturers buoyant despite production dip

Added: 4 Dec 2016

The UK manufacturing sector remains confident despite the latest Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) i…

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Bristol uni develops nuclear battery ‘powered by waste’

Added: 30 Nov 2016

Researchers at the University of Bristol have created a nuclear-powered battery that uses nuclear w…

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Scotland moves to transform coal mine into energy park

Added: 29 Nov 2016

Plans to create an energy park at the former Glenmuckloch open cast coal mine were given a boost th…

Tata Steel

Tata’s speciality steels business to sell for £100m

Added: 28 Nov 2016

Tata Steel has announced plans to sell its UK-based speciality steels business to Liberty House for…

New report questions value of merging NHS labs

Added: 28 Nov 2016

Independent research organisation MindMetre has questioned the benefits of consolidating pathology …

Stan Higgins

NEPIC chief brands government’s approach to industry ‘disappointing’

Added: 25 Nov 2016

North East of England Process Industry Cluster spokesman Stan Higgins has described the Government’…

Philip Hammond

Autumn Statement confirms major Whitehall investment in STEM

Added: 23 Nov 2016

Chancellor Phillip Hammond has, as expected, delivered a raft of measures in his Autumn Statement d…

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Autumn Statement 2016: industry implications

Added: 23 Nov 2016

Chancellor Phillip Hammond today unveils his first Autumn Statement since taking office, with expec…

Female engineers achieve their best medal tally at Skills Show

Added: 23 Nov 2016

Six female entrants were among the medal winners for this year’s Skills Show engineering competitio…

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EDF calls in Assystem to deliver Hinkley’s nuclear reactors

Added: 22 Nov 2016

French energy major EDF has called in engineering firm Assystem to help build two European Pressuri…

Downing Street promise of £2bn R&D increase applauded by sector

Added: 21 Nov 2016

Science and engineering leaders have been quick to welcome Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcemen…

Students

RAE report warns job prospects for minority graduates need improving

Added: 21 Nov 2016

Employment opportunities for black and minority ethnic engineering students in the six months after…

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Valmet fined £130,000 over worker’s pulping machine injury

Added: 19 Nov 2016

Valmet, which supplies automation and technology equipment to the pulp, paper and energy industries…

Nuclear waste

New nuclear waste disposal research ‘could save millions’

Added: 19 Nov 2016

A team of scientists has completed a body of research on radioactive isotopes, which could be used …

Chemical industry

Minister says maintaining British chemical industry as world leader ‘vital’

Added: 18 Nov 2016

The UK’s role as a world leader in the chemical sector must be maintained after Brexit,  Minister f…