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Manufacturing sector ‘haemorrhaging’ jobs as more than 600,000 go in a decade

Added: 6 Jun 2017

The UK manufacturing sector has “haemorrhaged” more than 600,000 jobs since 2006, which represents …

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Industry leaders call for UK to lead on energy transition after Trump pull out

Added: 2 Jun 2017

Industry bodies reacted with dismay to US president Donald Trump’s intention to withdraw his countr…

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Former Labour MP Iain Wright replaces Stan Higgins as NEPIC chief

Added: 1 Jun 2017

Former Labour MP Iain Wright has been named as the new chief executive officer of the North East Pr…

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UK food and drink exports grow to £4.9bn in Q1

Added: 31 May 2017

Global exports of UK food and drink products grew to £4.9 billion in the first quarter of 2017 – re…

More than £0.3 mill in R&D on offer to engineering innovators

Added: 30 May 2017

Seven engineering innovators will have the chance to share £350,000 of R&D support in a competition…

Oxford Uni spin-off secures valves deal with Middle East water company

Added: 30 May 2017

Oxford Flow has won its first Middle Eastern contract, with an agreement to supply valves technolog…

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MIT engineers develop shape-shifting food ‘to democratise design of noodles’

Added: 29 May 2017

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed edible films that sprou…

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Academies: Brexit will see multi-million pound gap in STEM research support

Added: 24 May 2017

Britain’s departure from the European Union will leave a significant gap in support for the country…

BPE chief Shott wins top UK engineering prize

Added: 24 May 2017

Ian Shott, chairman of pharmaceutical and fine chemical sector consultancy BPE, has been awarded on…

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First oil for redeveloped Shetland fields signals North Sea ‘growth’ for BP

Added: 22 May 2017

Oil and gas giant BP has announced the start of production from the redeveloped Schiehallion Area i…

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UKOOG chief warns fracking ban will increase industry gas imports

Added: 22 May 2017

Political opposition to the shale fracking in the UK will contribute to a growing demand for gas im…

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Oil and gas faces recruitment challenge among millennials

Added: 19 May 2017

The oil and gas industry is “at the threshold” of a global battle for new recruits which could see …

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Onshore industry slams Labour manifesto pledge to ban fracking

Added: 16 May 2017

UKOOG, the trade body for the onshore oil and gas industry, has slammed Labour’s pledge to ban frac…

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Reduced profit margins hampering antibiotics production

Added: 15 May 2017

Antibiotics used to treat common infections are becoming more difficult to access because they are …

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‘This is not a time for fear’, says new IChemE president John McGagh

Added: 10 May 2017

John McGagh, who is currently chief digital officer at Australian power company Snowy Hydro, has be…

Universities UK chief is new Royal Society of Biology president

Added: 10 May 2017

Universities UK head Julia Goodfellow has been appointed the new president of the Royal Society of …

Graphene breakthrough could massively cut nuclear energy costs

Added: 9 May 2017

Manchester University researchers are claiming a breakthrough that could reduce the CO2 emissions a…

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Engineers challenge Westminster with their own manifesto

Added: 8 May 2017

Greater use of engineering skills can solve a host of the UK’s most pressing social issues, includi…

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Report warns half of all Scots jobs to be automated by 2030

Added: 8 May 2017

Nearly one in two jobs in Scotland are at risk of automation by the end of the next decade, suggest…

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Ineos chiefs make billionaires list

Added: 8 May 2017

The three leading executives of chemicals giant Ineos are among nearly 140 UK billionaires listed i…