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New UK-India med-tech programme to fight COVID-19

COVID 19

World news story

Innovative Indian med-tech start-ups are invited to apply by 31 August to be a part of the new ₹5.6 million manufacturing support programme.

The UK government and...Read More »


Government urges universities to hold places

Universities have been urged by government to be flexible in their admissions ahead of A level results day this week.

In a letter to all Vice-Chancellors, the Universities Minister has asked institutions to hold places for students appealing their grades until they receive the outcome of the appeal, where possible. The...Read More »


Prime Minister confirms funding to prepare the NHS for winter

  • Today the Prime Minister will confirm 117 Trusts will be allocated share of £300 million to upgrade A&E facilities
  • New funding will help the NHS prepare for winter and the risk from further outbreaks of coronavirus
  • Upgrades to hospital infrastructure comes as the Prime Minister committed to building back better and...Read More »

Projects to heat homes through disused mines and faster offshore wind farm construction win government backing

  • 17 research projects across the UK will receive up to £50,000 each to drive local economic growth, provide skills training and create high-value jobs
  • projects include accelerating building of offshore wind farms in the South West, digitising construction sites in the North East, and creating low carbon heat from disused...Read More »

The UK stands by Lebanon and its people in time of need

Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer in Beirut

World news story

The UK remains a long-standing friend of Lebanon and its people including in times of need, said Lieutenant General Sir John Lorimer, during his visit to Beirut

Lieutenant General Sir...Read More »


Scottish Secretary visits poppy factory

Alister Jack and Major Charlie Pelling at the Poppyscotland factory

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Factory makes 5 million poppies every year.

Scottish Secretary Alister Jack today [Monday 10 August] visited Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory in Redford Barracks in Edinburgh.

The factory makes five...Read More »


Response to media coverage about results in Scotland

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A response to recent stories on exam results in Scotland this summer and any impact on results in England.

We appreciate students, parents/carers and teachers are anxious to...Read More »


First Flagship UK Government hub in Scotland completed

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s unwavering commitment to strengthen and sustain the United Kingdom took a crucial step forward today with the completion of Queen Elizabeth House, the new UK Government flagship hub in Edinburgh.

The hub will house nearly 3,000 civil servants from 11 departments, to deliver a bigger, better and...Read More »


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