0 Have your say UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) has unveiled a landmark funding deal with a Lanarkshire life sciences firm, pushing its total investment in UK businesses past £100 million. The organisation, a subsidiary of Tata Steel, has invested the undisclosed six-figure sum in Antibody Analytics, a Motherwell business which provides bioanalytical services to global pharmaceutical companies developing new medicines.It will use the financial boost to expand into new scientific areas, including drug testing in cell therapy and immuno-oncology.The transaction marks a significant funding milestone for UKSE, which has injected more than £100m into “aspiring” UK firms since it was established in 1975.The group aims to support economic regeneration and development in regions affected by changes in the steel industry. To date it has supported 5,500 UK businesses, including around 1,500 in Scotland, and estimates it has created almost 77,000 jobs.Other … [Read more...] about Motherwell life sciences deal helps UKSE funding top £100m
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The government has bought a $15.9m (£12m) seven bedroom luxury New York apartment for a senior British civil servant charged with signing fresh trade deals in a post-Brexit world, the Guardian can reveal. The foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt oversaw the purchase of a 5,893 sq ft (574 sq metre) apartment as the official residence for Antony Phillipson, the UK trade commissioner for North America and consul general in New York. The apartment occupies the whole of the 38th floor of 50 United Nations Plaza, a 42-storey luxury tower near the UN headquarters in Manhattan. The 167 metre tower, designed by the firm of celebrated British architect Norman Foster is described as “the ultimate global address”, and was also home to Nikki Haley when she served as the US ambassador to the UN until December 2018. The apartment, which is called Penthouse 38, boasts a 73.6ft by 21.3ft living area complete with a dining room, living room and library. Chefs will be able to whip up a feast … [Read more...] about The $16m New York penthouse fit for a UK civil servant
at around 2pm, Margaret, a manager for a marketing company, received a phone call about her son. She was travelling for work in Wiltshire. Max, then 25, had assaulted a police officer, she was told. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, what has happened now?’” she says. Margaret drove to the flat near Bristol where Max had been living for four months. It’s a self-contained part of The Maples, a residential building for adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities and mental health problems. Max has the reading age of a 12-year-old and the comprehension of a seven-year-old. He is autistic and has difficulty telling the time. The manager of The Maples told Margaret he had called the police because Max was drunk and had broken a window. When the police came, Max was in front of the building, in the driveway. This is where the alleged assault took place, after which he was taken into custody. But there was worse news to come: Max had been shot with a Taser by the … [Read more...] about ‘It should be the last option, not the first’: what’s behind the rise in Tasering?
It's a time of year traditionally meant for spoiling a loved one, but with restaurants inflating prices for the occasion, you'd be forgiven for wanting to call off that eye-watering meal for two this Valentine's Day. Thankfully, there is a solution. This year, Britain's supermarkets have launched their very own dine-in-for-two deals - complete with three courses and a bottle of fizz. Prices start at around £8 and meals include steak, lobster, irresistible chocolate puddings and lots of prosecco. But which grocer scores the highest for ease, price and value? Our reporters put them to the test. Morrisons' Signature Range Valentine's menu Meal deal: A starter, main, side, dessert and drink for £15. Serves 2. What we got: The Best Camembert Sharing Bread, The Best Beef Wellington, The Best Green Vegetable Medley, The Best Rhubarb and Ginger Cheesecakes, The Best Prosecco. What we paid: £15 What we saved: £8 Where? www.morrisons.com How easy is it? Very. All … [Read more...] about Best (and worst) supermarket meal deals for a Valentine’s night in revealed
WAITROSE is launching a special meal deal in time for Valentine's Day. Here's everything you need to know about the dine in for two supermarket offer. By Sophie Roberts/Published 1st February 2019 LOVE-LY DEAL: Waitrose is launching this dine in for two promotion this Valentine's Day (Pic: GETTY) Looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day without breaking the bank?Plenty of supermarkets are offering special meal deals in celebration of the most romantic day of the year.And one of the most diverse menus out there has been curated by Waitrose.Here’s everything you need to know about the limited edition promotion. Related Articles Lush unveils naughty Valentine's Day collection – and it includes kinky massage bars Poundland launches £1 engagement rings in time for Valentine's Day Sainsbury's unveils Valentine's Day meal deal – here's what's included According to Hot UK Deals, Waitrose will be launching a dine in for two deal.On February 7, the supermarket will … [Read more...] about Waitrose unveils Valentine’s Day meal deal – here’s what’s included