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British manufacturers see domestic orders rise but exports to fall

27th January 2015

  According to a new CBI survey, British manufacturers continue to see new domestic orders expand, but firms expect their export orders to tail-off in the coming quarter. New o...

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100 Jobs Created as BAE Land £50m MoD Contract

26th January 2015

The five-year contract worth £50m was awarded to BAE Systems to support the British Army's armoured vehicle fleet, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced.   The contract w...

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Automotive Industry Gears Up For The Future

26th January 2015

The government is working in partnership with the automotive industry to boost skills across the sector and create new routes into automotive careers. Business secretary Vince Cable unveiled a ...

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Robots sinking their teeth into food industry

26th January 2015

The UK food industry has finally woken up to the importance of robotics to the sector, says plant automation supplier Fanuc. Although the region remains way behind the rest of the EU and US mark...

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£23 Million Deal Brings World Leading Manufacturer to Warrington

26th January 2015

A "world-leading" European manufacturing company has struck a deal with the giant Omega Warrington business and logistics park to occupy a £23m industrial facility. The as yet unnamed compa...

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Funding Gives Biscuit Maker a Boost

26th January 2015

A Tameside-based biscuit manufacturer which can trace its roots back to the 1850s has secured an additional £1.5m funding package from the Greater Manchester Investment Fund (GMIF) in a move t...

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Ucas report rise in Chemical Engineering Students

26th January 2015

  New figures from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas), have revealed that the number of students starting chemical engineering courses has nearly doubled over the past f...

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Scottish Manufacturing slips following slump in oil prices

23rd January 2015

THE plunge in oil prices has been flagged as a possible reason for an unexpected tumble in Scottish manufacturers' domestic orders in the latest three months. This sharp fall in orders from w...

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UK car industry hits seven year high

23rd January 2015

CAR production reached a seven-year high last year with 1,528,148 vehicles rolling off production lines, latest figures have shown.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the figure re...

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Recruiters: What Lord of the Rings character do YOUR methods resemble?

22nd January 2015

"The world of recruitment has changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost. For none now live who remember it. It began ...

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Lights out for candle factory in Barrow - 150 jobs lost

22nd January 2015

    THE Cumbria business community has been reacting to news that a Barrow candle factory is to close, with the loss of around 150 jobs. Staff at PartyLite in Barrow were yesterd...

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Microsoft launching Windows 10...and HOLOGRAMS!

22nd January 2015

Two big news events came out of Microsoft's "Windows 10 Briefing" today." First, Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana is coming to Windows desktops from Windows phones. Second, Microsoft is bringin...

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McDonalds finally reveals how they manufacture their fries

22nd January 2015

McDonald's have finally revealed exactly what goes into their famous french fries - and how they are made. But while some might assume they are made with lots of different chemicals, the fas...

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Health & Safety: In the know about OHSAS 18001

22nd January 2015

Health & Safety: In the know about OHSAS 18001 - OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management OHSAS 18001 sets out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety manage...

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Number of UK unemployed falls by 57k

21st January 2015

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million, its lowest level for more than six years, in the three months to November, official figures indicate. The unemploymen...

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