Weekly News Round-Up (26th August 2015)

What a week it has been in this week’s news! Here’s our highlights that concern the industries that we operate within.


The South West has become the UK’s most employed region after a huge upturn during the last quarter. Plymouth Herald Read more here .

Accounting employment figures have risen in the last quarter despite the employment downturn in the UK. The C Suite Read more here .


All eyes are currently focussed on UK aviation safety laws, spearheaded by a Manchester MP. Manchester Evening News Read more here .

Aviation equipment experts have made recommendations to an Ethiopian flight which caught fire whilst at Heathrow Airport. Aviation Week Read more here .


Many of the UK’s largest construction contractors have won work on the huge Thames Tideway Tunnel project slated to begin construction in early 2016. LSE Read more here .

UK construction output will increase by 13.2% by 2017 according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association. KHL Read more here .


The UK GCSE results were released last week, with overall top grades decreasing while minimum A-C grades attained increased. BBC Read more here .

Less pupils in the UK are interested in studying a foreign language. Independent Read more here .


Cuts to the British healthcare system has begun to affect the private healthcare sector. The Telegraph Read more here .

Apple has released a brand new healthcare platform which will give medical providers vital patient information in emergencies. Belfast Telegraph Read more here .


British pharmaceutical giants GSK has sold a pioneering multiple sclerosis drug to Novartis in a deal worth £650 million. The Telegraph Read more here .

Horizon Pharma has seen it's $1.81 billion takeover bid for Depomed Inc declined for the third time. Reuters UK Read more here .

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