David Linden MP puts pressure on UK Government over McVitie's Tollcross closure A LOCAL MP has put pressure on the UK Government over the future of the Tollcross McVitie's factory under threat of closure. David Linden who represents Glasgow East led an adjournment debate in Westminster this afternoon.
A plan to replace an estimated 3,000 jobs lost during the Covid crisis has been approved by Carmarthenshire Council leaders. The economic recovery plan also aims to safeguard or replace up to 10,000 jobs which may be at risk when the UK Government furlough scheme ends in September, and support 1,400 business which may be in danger of insolvency.
Wales secured 72 projects in 2020-21 Wales has seen a rise in inward investment projects which have safeguarded and promised to create nearly 8,500 jobs. According to new UK Government figures from the Department for International Trade, Wales was the only nation of the UK to see an increase in foreign direct investment in 2020-21 with 72 projects, up 16.1% on a year earlier.
Introduction Our National Vaccination Strategy was published on 11 January and is based on the detailed planning NHS Wales had been doing. Our strategy is focused on 3 key areas: Our priorities – we continue to work closely with the UK Government on supply. Based on what we know about supply and the priority cohorts set by the JCVI, we have set key milestones
AN ’emergency alert’ is due to be issued between 1pm and 2pm today (Tuesday, June 22) as the UK Government tests a new system which it expects to fully launch this summer. A second test is due to be held on Tuesday, June 29.
Wales only UK nation to increase inward investment during COVID-19 pandemic thanks to Welsh Government support
The statistics, published by the UK Government’s Department for International Trade, show Wales attracted 72 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects (up 16.1% compared to 2019 to 2020). 6,907 foreign investment jobs were safeguarded in Wales (a 1,418.0% increase compared to 2019 to 2020), thanks to Welsh Government support for businesses during COVID-19 pandemic, this represents 41.4% of all jobs safeguarded across the UK.
Falkirk Council is applying for UK Government cash to help build the new Westfield Bridge - a walkway that will take pedestrians and cyclists across four busy roads around Helix Park and Falkirk Stadium. But several councillors - from across the political spectrum - were concerned that the highest priority was not being given to work to upgrade the Avon Gorge, which has been promised for years.
The upcoming review will take place on Thursday and could see overseas travel permitted to more destinations The next review of the UK Government's traffic light system is expected later this week and there's already speculation over potential changes following this. The upcoming review, set to take place on Thursday (June 24), could see more countries added to the green list - which currently consists of around 11 destinations.
BRITISH farmers have furiously lambasted Brexit and claimed their industry has been "sailed down the river" following the UK's exit from the European Union. A lifelong Conservative Party voter and farmer has claimed he is close to turning his back on the party due to feeling "lied to" over Brexit's potential impact on the farming industry.
Home Office bosses have been urged to deal with a backlog of hundreds of thousands of applications from European citizens wishing to stay in the UK. With people from EU nations having till the end of June to apply for settled status, Jenny Gilruth, the Europe minister for the Scottish Government, described the situation as “deeply concerning”.
A group has been approaching young people attending Marr College with their 'information' material. School children in an Ayrshire town have been ‘targeted’ by ‘anti-vaxxers', angry parents have claimed. Ayrshire Live can reveal that a group has been approaching children attending and handing out so-called information leaflets.
It's like a scene from the past in 2021 - 10,000 music fans moshing to their favourite bands, no social distancing or face coverings in sight. And time will tell if the UK Government pilot for the Download Festival - a Covid-safe environment that eschews the safety measure we've all become used to during the pandemic - has been a successful one.
CORONAVIRUS vaccines - such as Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer - are still being investigated by the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA) while being put into millions of people's upper arms. Having most of the population vaccinated enables the MHRA to collect more data regarding the side effects of the Covid vaccines.
A SCOTTISH charity has expressed disappointment that a project to feed hungry children has been delayed because of the UK Government’s aid cuts. Mary’s Meals was due to begin giving children in Liberia nutritious meals in school this July but has had to push back the project because of the constraints.
Conwy's deputy leader Louise Emery has publically thanked all the organisations that submitted applications for the UK Community Renewal Fund, a scheme set up to help regenerate the country after the impacts of covid and lockdown. "It has been fantastic to see so many exciting and ambitious projects", said Ms. Emery, who's role also encompasses tourism and leisure in Conwy..
Giant UK Government branding applied to the front of a new civil service office in Cardiff at a cost of almost £15,000 is not being replicated at similar buildings in England, Nation.Cymru can reveal. Tŷ William Morgan in the capital’s Central Square is one of 16 new UK Government ‘hubs’, but a freedom of information request shows it is one of only two such offices with branded facades – the other is in Scotland.
A major development to shift the economy away from reliance on oil and gas will receive £26 million by the Scottish Government, we can reveal. The funds will be invested in the Energy Transition Zone next to Aberdeen’s £350 million south harbour development. It follows a similar funding boost from the UK Government in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget earlier this year.