Weekly News Round-Up (16th September 2015)
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Here’s our weekly update regarding top news stories in the industry sectors that we operate within:
UK wage-growth has increased as it rises at quickest rate in six years. The Guardian . Read more here .
In a fascinating article, BBC technology reporter Jane Wakefield predicts which job vacancies will be the first to be filled by robots, based on reports published by Oxford University. BBC . Read more here .
The cabin crew of the British Airways plane that caught fire in Las Vegas has been praised for its 'flawless' performance as they responded to the life-threatening accident. Belfast Telegraph . Read more here .
The latest step in UK air quality plan has revised NO2 compliance forecasts, which has been released for consultation by Defra. Air Quality News . Read more here .
A Newcastle newspaper has detailed the possible reasons behind the rise in construction in the North-East of the UK. Chronicle Live . Read more here .
Building.co.uk has reflected upon Jeremy Corbyn’s economic policy, and what it would means for UK construction. building.co.uk . Read more here .
Likewise, The Guardian has produced a report predicting what it would mean for the UK’s higher education system if Jeremy Corbyn was elected as Prime minister. The Guardian . Read more here .
There’s been a rejuvenated push to ban smart-phone usage in schools, in a bid to increase pupil discipline. The Express . Read more here .
An Irish website has lead the celebration for Macmillan Cancer Support Nurses, who began caring for people in the UK with cancer 40 years ago this month. Belfast Newsletter . Read more here .
According to a new report, patients are less-likely to miss an NHS appointment if they receive a text message detailing how much NHS time and money they are wasting if they fail to turn up. The Telegraph . Read more here .
It's good news for the UK's life sciences sector as it was announced that Cambridge-based drug company Acacia Pharma are planning a £150million flotation on the London Stock Exchange. City AM . Read more here .
The Pharmaceutical Journal has issued a warning to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who wants patients to have read-and-write access to their GP medical records by 2018. Pharmaceutical Journal . Read more here .