Posts Tagged ‘improve’

£38 million fund will use F1 technology to design greener cars

Comments Off | 03-22-2016

Formula 1 (F1) technology could soon make family cars lighter, improve fuel efficiency and help plug-in vehicles go further – after an innovative research project won a share of a £38.2 million government prize.
The project is one of more than 130 car manufacturers, technology companies and research centres across the country

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East Riding’s roads get £16.7 million maintenance boost

Comments Off | 02-2-2016

An extra £16.7 million is being provided to improve roads and stop potholes appearing across East Riding, Transport Minister Andrew Jones announced today (2 February 2016).
The A1079, A63 and A161 will all benefit in the first 12 months of the 5 year maintenance work on East Riding council’s 233 miles of A roads.
Delivering extra targeted

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Transport Secretary unveils major boost for Crewe economy

Comments Off | 12-21-2015

Crewe’s economic transformation got a major boost today (21 December 2015) as the Transport Secretary opened a £26.5 million highway that will improve journeys and support jobs.
The 1.1 km dual-carriageway will provide a valuable link between the A500 Hough-Shavington bypass and the A5020 Weston Road making it quicker to travel around Crewe and unlocking job

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Chance to find out more about £7 million roundabout upgrade near Silverstone this weekend

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Highways England is carrying out the £7 million scheme to improve capacity and journey times by widening the roundabout junction, upgrading the layout, approaches, signals and crossing facilities.
The scheme will also give the roundabout the capacity it needs for the future, supporting thousands of new homes and jobs in the area and an expected increase

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Pioneering projects in food and agriculture win £17.8 million

Comments Off | 11-14-2015

Pioneering projects to improve agriculture and food production at home and overseas, have been funded to the tune of £17.8 million, under the latest round of the Government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst.
Projects include one assessing the potential to commercialise the farming of lobsters, a proposal to cultivate scallops on ropes and a way of continuing to make

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Planned roadworks in and around the M25: weekly summary for Monday 19 October to Sunday 25 October

Comments Off | 11-3-2015

M1 junction 2 Holloway, Greater London: structure maintenance/lighting work
Work to improve journeys by carrying out structure maintenance will start this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Thursday 22 October for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A41. Work to improve

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Number of UK businesses continues to grow

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

The number of private sector businesses in the UK has hit 5.4 million – a new record – according to official figures published today (14 October 2015).
The Business Population Estimates also show the number of businesses that employ people has grown for the second year running, with 35,000 more at the start of 2015 than in

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Company secretary fined £4,046 for fisheries offences

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

On 6 October 2015 Workington Magistrates’ Court sentenced Mr Richard Donnan (Senior) in a prosecution brought by the MMO.
The court heard that between 7 February 2014 and 13 April 2014 RDS Northwest Limited (a registered buyer of first sale fish) had purchased fish on fourteen separate occasions from three vessels. In addition Mr Donnan, through

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Improving urgent medical care: apply now for innovation funding

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

NHS England is funding a competition to help improve patients’ lives and NHS efficiency. Around £100,000 will be available for ideas that will reduce the pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
Almost 22 million people visited an accident and emergency department in the last year. Over the last 10 years, the number of visits has

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Government completes final sale of its stake in Royal Mail at 455p per share

Comments Off | 10-15-2015

The government has sold a 13% stake in Royal Mail plc at a price of 455 pence per share. The remaining 1% shareholding will be gifted to Royal Mail’s eligible UK employees – taking the total stake in the business owned by employees to 12%.
The sale has raised £591.1 million. Proceeds raised from sales of

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