Weekly News Round-Up (26th August 2015)
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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 .