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  • Tuesday, November 13th 2018 - 07:08 UTC

    The pound falls to US$ 1.286 in Monday trading on Brexit uncertainty

    The resurgent dollar also hit the euro, down 0.7% against the greenback on Monday to US$ 1.1251, having earlier touched a 17-month low.

    The pound has sunk in volatile trading after reports that a Brexit deal was near were downplayed by UK officials. Downing Street said “substantial issues” still need to be resolved as negotiators try to secure an agreement over the UK's exit from the EU.

  • Tuesday, November 13th 2018 - 06:49 UTC

    Brexit talks “immensely difficult” and are “now in the endgame” admits Theresa May

    At the Lord Mayor's Banquet in the City of London, Mrs. May said the talks were “immensely difficult”, but the sides were working “through the night” (Pic Reuters)

    Negotiations over the UK's departure from the EU are “now in the endgame”, Theresa May says. Addressing the Lord Mayor's Banquet in the City of London, the prime minister said the talks were “immensely difficult”, but the sides were working “through the night” to make progress.“This will not be an agreement at any cost,” the PM added.

  • Friday, July 7th 2017 - 04:11 UTC

    UK investing £100 million to attract highly skilled researchers

    Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson said ”research and innovation is at the heart of the (UK) government’s Industrial Strategy”.

    Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson confirmed that the British government is investing £100 million to attract highly skilled researchers to the UK through its new Ernest Rutherford Fund. The Fund will provide fellowships for early-career and senior researchers, from the developed world and from emerging research powerhouses such as India, China, Brazil and Mexico, helping to maintain the UK’s position as a world-leader in science and research.

  • Wednesday, October 14th 2015 - 05:57 UTC

    UK's new polar ship to be built in Britain; delivery scheduled for 2019

    The new ship will be operated by BAS and will be available to the whole U.K. research community, including for postgraduate training.

    The U.K. Government announced on Monday that Cammell Laird in Birkenhead has been selected as the preferred bidder to build the nation’s new £200 million polar research ship. The decision follows a 12-month competitive tender process that involved bids from companies in the U.K., Spain, Norway, Singapore and South Korea.