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ROLLS ROYCE IN £2.7BN SCANDINAVIAN DEAL

1st February 2016

Rolls-Royce has secured a major order from one of the largest airlines in Scandinavia. The engineering giant will supply Norwegian will Trent 1000 engines and TotalCare long-term service support fo...

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DRIVERLESS CAR TECHNOLOGY GETS £20M BOOST

1st February 2016

Eight new projects have been awarded £20 million in funding to research and develop enhanced communication between vehicles and roadside infrastructure or urban information systems. The pr...

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SOUND INVESTMENT FOR FAMILY RUN BUSINESS IN BURY

1st February 2016

A family-run manufacturer of sound-proof enclosures has secured a £300,000 funding package to help significantly increase capacity and grow its customer base. Established in 1975, Amcan...

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Tough new laws introduced for health and safety violations

1st February 2016

From 1 February 2016 Crown Courts and Magistrates Courts in England and Wales will be bound by tough new guidelines when sentencing offenders who have been convicted of breaking health and safety...

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SALFORD QUAYS SCHEME BOUGHT FOR £100M

1st February 2016

A development scheme in Salford Quays which has planning approval for more than 600 new homes is set to be acquired for almost £100m. Contracts have been exchanged for property giant Grainger...

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PHASE ONE OF £7.4M ENTERPRISE ZONE NOW COMPLETE

29th January 2016

Phase one of the Mira Technology Park - a 1.75m sqft enterprise zone in Nuneaton, Warwickshire - has been completed after finishing key infrastructure projects at the site. Work began on the ...

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SALES ROLL IN FOR WALLACE AND GROMIT CHEESE MAKER

29th January 2016

A maker of Wallace & Gromit-endorsed Yorkshire Wensleydale cheese has upped turnover as the benefits of official European protection allowed it to develop sales of its flagship product. We...

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PUKKA YEAR FOR PIE MAKER

29th January 2016

Sales have edged closer to the £50m mark at Pukka Pies after the company enjoyed a fourth consecutive year of revenue growth, newly filed accounts have revealed. Pukka Pies started life as Tr...

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PREMIUM SAUSAGE FIRM PLANS FOR EXPANSION

29th January 2016

A family-owned premium sausage, burger and meatball business which has featured on BBC Two's The Fixer programme has submitted plans for a 30,000 sq ft production and warehouse facility, a...

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100 JOBS UNDER THREAT AT URMSTON FOOD FIRM

26th January 2016

A 100-year-old food packaging company is under threat with the jobs of up to 100 employees at stake. Simpsons Foods, based in Urmston, Greater Manchester has entered into a period a consultation wi...

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REVOLUTIONARY NATURE INSPIRED SMART WINDOW

26th January 2016

A potentially revolutionary new type of smart window - developed by University College London - could cut window-cleaning costs in tall buildings, while reducing heating bills and boosting worker...

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FANUC UK UNVEILS 'COBOT'

26th January 2016

FANUC UK has announced the launch of its latest collaborative robot, the CR-7iA, with the ability to lift payloads of up to 7kg. The CR-7iA's mechanics corresponds to that of the FANUC's LR Mate...

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UK FACING POWER SUPPLY GAP BY 2025

26th January 2016

Closure of UK coal and nuclear plants is expected to create an electricity supply gap of up to 55% by 2025, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. A new report by the Institution ...

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Bystronic UK reinstates apprenticeship scheme

25th January 2016

Coventry-based sheet metalworking machinery supplier, Bystronic UK has taken on three apprentices - marking the first intake since the 1990s. The subsidiary is following in the footsteps of its Swi...

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WMG TO SUPPORT £20M DEVELOPMENT OF NEXT GENERATION ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERIES

25th January 2016

WMG at the University of Warwick has announced its involvement in a £19.4m project to support the development of next-generation electric vehicle batteries in the UK, funded through the Adv...

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