Pharma chiefs warn Brexit threatens UK life sciences dominance

Pharma chiefs warn Brexit threatens UK life sciences dominance

Sarah Neville, Global Pharmaceuticals Editor June 19, 2018 Print this page Britain’s dominant position in life sciences is in peril through a combination of Brexit uncertainty and the slow take-up of innovative medicines by the taxpayer-funded National Health Service, some of the world’s leading pharma businesses have warned. A number of leading US companies will […]

Three graffiti artists killed by train at Loughborough Junction | UK news

Three graffiti artists have been killed by a freight train on tracks in south-west London, prompting expressions of grief and disbelief from the city’s street art community. British Transport Police (BTP) found the bodies of three men believed to be in their 20s after being called at 7.34am on Monday, when a train driver noticed […]

UK as ‘third country’ is a worry for asset management professionals

UK as ‘third country’ is a worry for asset management professionals

More than four out of five asset management professionals believe that Brexit will affect their ability to serve European clients if the UK becomes a “third country” after it leaves the EU. A survey of more than 70 senior asset and wealth management clients conducted by PwC at a conference hosted this month by the […]

UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LONDON (AP) – British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a significant funding increase for the country’s beleaguered National Health Service. The prime minister said the NHS will receive an additional 384 million pounds ($510 million) per […]

‘Heartbreaking’: fire guts Glasgow School of Art for second time | UK news

The Glasgow School of Art has been devastated by a huge fire, only four years after parts of the building were destroyed by a smaller blaze. More than 120 firefighters and 20 appliances were called to tackle the blaze, which began at about 11.15pm on Friday and spread to a neighbouring music venue, the O2 […]

Epileptic boy ‘in life-threatening state’ after cannabis oil seized | Politics

Billy Caldwell, the 12-year-old boy who had his anti-epileptic medicine confiscated by the Home Office this week, has been admitted to hospital, with his mother saying his condition is life-threatening. “Billy has had back-to-back seizures today,” his mother, Charlotte Caldwell, said on Friday. “On his medication, which included the vital but banned THC component, he […]

Quiz: What is this UK comic heroine’s real name?

Quiz: What is this UK comic heroine’s real name?

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you cannot see the quiz, click here. If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here. Picture credits: BBC, Getty Images, US Air Force, DC Thomson, Reuters Join the conversation […]

Rolls-Royce cuts 4,600 jobs, mainly in UK

Rolls-Royce cuts 4,600 jobs, mainly in UK

Rolls-Royce manufactures engines and power systems for aircraft, ships and energy producers. British engineering company Rolls-Royce plans to cut 4,600 jobs in an effort to slash costs across its business. The firm said in a statement Thursday that it would make the cuts over the next two years as it seeks to reduce annual costs […]

Recycled plastic could supply nearly three quarters of UK demand

Recycled plastic could supply nearly three quarters of UK demand

Recycled plastic could supply nearly three-quarters of the raw materials needed by UK manufacturers for products and packaging, according to a report. Steps such as bringing in mandatory targets for recycled content in products, short-term subsidies and funding to stabilise prices could help develop a system that sees waste plastic collected and reused in the […]

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