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 →

£26 million awarded to accelerate rollout of carbon capture and storage as UK moves to a net zero emissions economy 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide – 100 times more than the UK’s current largest facility – to be captured each year at Tata Chemicals Europe in Cheshire emissions reduction isRead More →

reating homeless people for drug misuse is exceptionally difficult unless their housing needs are addressed at the same time, the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) has today advised the Home Secretary. The report, published today (19 June 2019), finds that housing authorities, local councils and health services shouldRead More →