Weekly News Round-Up (15th May 2015)

There’s been lots of interesting developments in this week’s news. Here’s our highlights:


The new conservative government have received a credentials boost after employment figures hit 73.5% this week, a record high. IB Times. Read more here

In further government related news, the Scottish group UNITE Scotland have called for employment law to be fully devolved to Scotland after the extraordinary election outcome for the SNP. Scotland Herald. Read more here


Supporters of the third runway at Heathrow will be disappointed to hear that new London Mayor and new MP for Uxbridge said that he would ‘lie down in front of bulldozers’ to prevent any development of the controversial aviation development. IB Times. Read more here

The annual ‘Airport Show’ took place in Dubai this week, offering the latest look at future aviation technologies that will pioneer how we travel via aircraft. Khaleejtimes. Read more here


The good news continues for the construction industry, experiencing substantial growth for the 8th straight quarter. Building UK. Read more here

A man was rescued after a house under construction collapsed in Ealing - West London, leaving the man with minor injuries. Construction Enquirer. Read more here


Plans for a 700 job Anglesey based science park have been approved by local Welsh authorities, which hopes to attract top science talent from Bangor University. BBC. Read more here

According to a new report released this week by the OECD, the UK would benefit from an extra £2.33 trillion if every student mastered a maths or science based skill. Independent. Read more here


The UK is falling behind with modern renewable energy systems with its outdated energy system, according to the Solar Trade Association (STA). The Guardian. Read more here

Amber Rudd has been named new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by David Cameron after the Conservative majority in the UK General Election. Renewable Energy Focus. Read more here


The UK has been placed 20th out of 76 core countries in the largest international education rankings published this week, comparing standards in maths and science. TES. Read more here

Leading SEN education experts have warned that Scotland is falling behind in the education of blind and deaf pupils. Scotland Herald. Read more here

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