Weekly News Round-Up (16th September 2015)

Here’s our weekly update regarding top news stories in the industry sectors that we operate within:

Employment News

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   .

Aviation News

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   .

Construction News

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   .

Education News

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   .

Healthcare News

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   .

Scientific News

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   .

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