The drivers or operators of almost 90% of commercial vehicles stopped during a recent check in Hertfordshire have been reminded of the law on carrying waste. Some 33 van and lorry drivers were stopped at Borehamwood in the latest series of inspections on their vehicles and paperwork. Half a dozenRead More →

Small UK-based development charities delivering international development projects have an opportunity to apply for a UK aid boost from this week (Thursday 5 September). DFID’s Small Charities Challenge Fund (SCCF) is now open to organisations that have an income of less than £250,000 and provide life-changing support to those inRead More →

With the number of boreholes being drilled in the Westcountry without permission, abstractors are reminded to contact the Environment Agency for advice. With river levels and groundwater falling, landowners and businesses with boreholes, wells and springs are being urged to take a few simple steps to make sure they aren’tRead More →

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is launching a new competition to seek ideas and innovations that could improve autonomous systems across defence. Funding of up to £4 million is available to fund multiple projects over multiple phases. In society, we are becoming increasingly dependent and trusting of unmanned, autonomousRead More →

Today (20 August) Education Secretary Gavin Williamson visited the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) where cutting edge technology is being used to drive innovations in manufacturing as well as offering training and apprenticeships in a range of crucial fields. Since his appointment, Mr Williamson has made clearRead More →

The government today set out its position on shale gas exploration as Cuadrilla resumed hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at its site in Preston New Road, Lancashire. A BEIS spokesperson said: Shale gas could be an important new domestic energy source reducing the level of gas imports while delivering broad economicRead More →