President Donald J. Trump is Strengthening America’s Biodefense

We must protect the American people, the homeland, and our great American way of life. President Donald J. Trump NATIONAL BIODEFENSE STRATEGY: President Donald J. Trump is directing the implementation of a National Biodefense Strategy to more effectively prepare for and combat biological threats. Strengthening our biodefense will better protect the American people, our homeland, […]

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High tech system promotes wildlife around Devon and Cornwall roads

Images from space and computer wizardry have helped Highways England develop a ground breaking approach to promoting wildlife habitat along trunk roads in Devon and Cornwall. Satellite photos and earth observation techniques have been combined with Highways England wildlife data in a software system that can predict areas where biodiversity schemes will pack the biggest […]

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Investigation shuts down ‘emergency services’ book publisher

MP (NW) Limited (MPNW) was incorporated in September 2015. Its business was listed as ‘other publishing activities’, with a registered office in Chester. The Insolvency Service launched an investigation following complaints about the company’s activities. On 28 August 2018, the High Court sitting in Manchester heard the petition presented on behalf of the Secretary of […]

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£3m support scheme launched to reduce air pollution from farming

A scheme, backed with £3m of funding, to help farmers reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture has been officially launched today (18 September, 2018). The Catchment Sensitive Farming partnership between Defra, the Environment Agency and Natural England will support farmers to take action to reduce harmful ammonia emissions. Farming is responsible for 88 percent of all UK emissions […]

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Jeremy Hunt takes forward ‘new era of friendship’ with Japan

In the first speech in Japanese by a UK minister, Jeremy Hunt makes personal commitment to the Anglo-Japanese alliance. In remarks to representatives from UK-Japan exchange programmes, the Foreign Secretary is expected to say: I came to this country for the first time in 1990 to learn Japanese. I lived for 8 months in Kyoto, […]

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Cycling boss swaps office for saddle in 300-mile challenge

Phil Tyrrell’s day job at Highways England involves delivering new cycle routes to make it easier for cyclists to cross motorway junctions and use major A roads. Now he is putting his knowledge to the test by taking part in the four-day London to Paris bike ride on his 50-year-old Claude Butler Classique, complete with […]

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Nuclear companies honoured for safety at Sellafield

A range of companies have received multiple RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, some of the world’s most prestigious safety prizes. Sellafield Ltd won nine awards, with contracting companies also sweeping the board for their contribution to the site’s clean-up mission. Two special medals honoured the work of those in the Pile Fuel Storage Pond and […]

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M6 bridge on the move in 24-hour operation this weekend

The bridge, north of Stafford, will be dismantled and the entire 150-tonne centre section lifted clear and taken away in one piece on a 90ft long specialist transporter to a nearby compound. The work forms part of plans to improve journeys in this area by adding extra capacity and technology to the motorway. Other sections […]

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President Donald J. Trump Approves South Carolina Disaster Declaration

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, Tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence beginning on September 8, 2018, and continuing. Federal funding is available to State and to Tribal and eligible local […]

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New approach for roadworks in Kent

Hundreds of millions of pounds are being invested in road improvements in the coming years, including four major improvement schemes, thousands of maintenance and renewals projects and measure to increase the road network’s resilience to disruption. Now, business, civic and community leaders from across Kent have been invited to form an advisory group that can […]

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