Archive for February, 2010

February 28th, 2010

Defence Minister to address Defence Industry NW Conference in Manchester

manchester-cityscapeQuentin Davies MP, the Minister for Defence Equipment and Support at the Ministry of Defence will be the main speaker at the Defence Industry NW 2010 Conference being held in Manchester at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport on 5th March 2010…

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February 28th, 2010

EMBF Northwest Awards 2010 shortlist

awards dinnerThe 2010 Northwest Ethnic Minority Business Forum Awards are now in full swing, with the shortlist announced. Over 25 businesses and individuals from across England’s Northwest are in the line up to go through to the final of the Awards, which are now in their third successive year…

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February 25th, 2010

West Coast mainline capacity will be exhausted long before High Speed 2 is built says Virgin Trains

virgin-trainsThe House of Commons Transport Committee report ‘Priorities for investment in the railways’ today draws attention to the need to maintain investment in ‘classic lines’ while High Speed 2 is being built…

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February 25th, 2010

Young people fly to rescue with ATG Airports

flying-high-at-skills-northwest-380kbTeenagers from across Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester will come to the aid of victims of natural disasters when they compete in the ATG Airports Make It Enterprising Schools Challenge on Thursday 25 February…

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February 24th, 2010

RS Clare looks to gain traction in Chinese markets from 2010 World Expo

shanghai-imageThe Liverpool City Region’s third-oldest company is to use Liverpool’s presence at this year’s World Expo to grow its export business…

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February 24th, 2010

Northwest business leaders asked ‘Have you got the M Factor’?

businessAs part of its recently launched Mentoring programme, the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) is seeking business leaders with the ‘M’ Factor – the ability and desire to become a mentor for a small business in order to help develop the next generation of leaders in the region…

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February 23rd, 2010

Duddon Estuary Tidal Energy Study underway

rain-waterA study is underway to explore options for tidal energy generation across the Duddon Estuary in South Cumbria. Tidal barrages, fences, reefs and other innovative technologies will all be considered along with the potential for a road link between Barrow-in-Furness and Millom at the southern tip of Britain’s Energy Coast…

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February 23rd, 2010

Thousands turn out to celebrate the Year of the Tiger in Liverpool’s Chinatown

SOCIAL Chinese 172861The roar of the tiger greeted thousands of people welcoming in the Chinese New Year in Liverpool over the weekend. Organisers estimated up to 18,000 visitors attended the two-day event, 3,000 more than the previous year…

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February 23rd, 2010

Liverpool Universities key to Expo 2010 success in Shanghai

shanghaiMerseyside’s universities are getting ready to meet 70m visitors at this year’s Shanghai Expo. Liverpool University, which already has the Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University (XJTLU) in be in Suzhou, is leading the knowledge sector of the Chinese Expo…

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February 20th, 2010

£1,139,000 for historic places of worship in the North West

grantEnglish Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) today (Thursday 18 February) announced more than £15.7 million to support urgent repair work to 154 Grade I and II* listed places of worship across England…

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