UK to continue in European Horizon programme post Brexit

British firms and academics will continue to be part of European Horizon projects post Brexit, as part of the deal agreed on Christmas Eve., a network which debates and networks on research and innovation, reports that the UK will continue to pay into and participate in five EU funding programmes including the big Horizon […]

UK firms sought to help improve urban logistics in Brazil

British start-ups and SMEs are being urged to take part in a new programme aimed at improving the efficiency of urban logistics in Sao Paulo, known to be one of the most congested cities on earth. The UK Prosperity Fund Future Cities Programme, with the World Bank, Scambo Consulting and Hackathon Brazil, is promoting the “UK-Brazil […]

Three firms win contracts for Manchester highways works

Manchester City Council has appointed Manchester-based civil engineers Rosgal and J Hopkins Contractors alongside Liverpool-based Dowhigh to a £6m framework to maintain and construct roads. The firms will support Manchester City Council’s in-house highways team and will be called upon to supplement the council’s resources as required.  There are several high-profile highways projects in the […]

Videalert delivers low traffic neighbourhood enforcement solution in London

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has installed Videalert CCTV enforcement cameras in new temporary vehicle restriction zones aimed at stopping non-residents rat running through residential streets. This new scheme followed a six-month trial closure of Harwood Terrace, which began in October to try to reduce the 92% of traffic in the area that came from people who live […]

Cross-channel hauliers reminded to get a negative Covid test before heading to Kent

Following the requirement for a negative Covid-19 test before crossing the English Channel to France, hauliers are being reminded they must ensure that they obtain a negative test result before heading to Kent. The Kent Resilience Forum, which is managing cross-channel freight post Brexit is reminding logistics operators they must have the correct documentation, including […]

Winvic Construction starts infrastructure works at logistics park in Northampton

Winvic Construction has started the main infrastructure works at SEGRO Logistics Park Northampton Gateway (SLPNG), a 450-acre multi-modal logistics hub located next to junction 15 of the M1. When complete, the development will comprise five million square feet of modern, highly sustainable industrial facilities and a Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI). The project has been […]

North Yorks highways worker comes to the rescue of ill woman on roadside

A highways worker has been praised after stopping to help a walker who had become ill. Steve Barker, a highways maintenance manager for North Yorkshire County Council, was returning while on duty from a site visit near the authority’s boundary when he noticed two women at the roadside between Carperby and the village of Redmire, […]

Skanska wins Network Rail bridge replacement project

Skanska has won a £52 million contract for the replacement of the SAS13 bridge on the Stechford to Aston (SAS) rail line, part of the new HS2 route. The existing bridge, comprising eight masonry arches and a central steelwork span, will be demolished and replaced with a single 92 metre-span steel structure. The works will […]


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