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Labrador secures £1m investment for smart energy device

Added: 19 Sep 2017

Smart energy company Labrador has announced it has raised in excess of £1 million from more than 30…

Sheffield Uni AMRC deal creates manufacturing centre in Oman

Added: 19 Sep 2017

The University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has launched a project with Om…

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Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler to merge following CMA approval

Added: 13 Sep 2017

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has approved plans for Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheel…

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Sellafield GMB members set strike date for 27 September

Added: 12 Sep 2017

Sellafield nuclear site's 3,000 GMB union members have announced their 24 hour strike action will b…

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UK Research and Innovation hires CFO to help deliver UK industrial strategy

Added: 10 Sep 2017

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has appointed Ian Kenyon to the newly created role of chief finan…


Machine learning mobile microscope measures air quality

Added: 10 Sep 2017

Researchers at UCLA have developed what they say is a cost-effective mobile microscope designed to …

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Science collaboration with EU ‘crucial’ after Brexit, says David Davis

Added: 6 Sep 2017

Brexit secretary David Davis said it is “crucial” the UK collaborates with its European partners on…

‘Milestone’ certification of first AM-produced part for oil and gas sector

Added: 6 Sep 2017

Lloyd’s Register has certified the first part to be produced through additive manufacturing for the…

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GMB members vote for Sellafield strike action

Added: 4 Sep 2017

More than three quarters of GMB members employed at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria have vot…

EEF picks top defence and trade civil servant to succeed Scuoler

Added: 4 Sep 2017

Manufacturers’ association the EEF has appointed a top civil servant at the Department for Internat…

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OPITO commissions major survey on North Sea labour market

Added: 4 Sep 2017

Robert Gordon University’s Oil and Gas Institute will carry out a major analysis of the UK Continen…

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Sellafield scoops nine industry awards for ‘unrelenting focus on safety’

Added: 25 Aug 2017

Sellafield nuclear facility has been awarded nine safety gongs by the Royal Society for the Prevent…

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Bristol Uni spin-off wins IMechE investment for corrosion sensor

Added: 23 Aug 2017

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has invested money through its Stephenson Fund in …

Amec Foster Wheeler secures key nuclear waste contracts worth £4 million

Added: 23 Aug 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler has won two contracts worth £4 million from LLW Repository, the company respons…

Scientists reveal it’s raining diamonds on Neptune

Added: 21 Aug 2017

While the earth has experienced freak rainstorms of fish, frogs and even golfballs, its sister plan…


GMB hits back at claims UK shale gas reserves are ‘overhyped’

Added: 17 Aug 2017

The GMB union has dismissed speculation by a UK professor that the country’s shale gas reserves are…


Government customs union plan draws mixed reaction from industry

Added: 15 Aug 2017

The government’s plan for an interim customs union with the EU has drawn a mixed reaction from memb…

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Tata Steel incurs £1m penalty after toxic substances release

Added: 14 Aug 2017

Tata Steel UK has incurred a £1 million fine following an incident in which toxic and flammable sub…

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Two unions to hold strike ballots over ‘unacceptable’ Sellafield pay increase

Added: 10 Aug 2017

Unite and GMB are holding strike ballots over a “completely unacceptable” pay increase offer that w…


Synthetic biology start-ups doubled every five years in UK

Added: 10 Aug 2017

The number of synthetic biology start-ups in the UK between 2000 and 2016 has doubled every five ye…