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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Egyptian Blue announce Manchester show

Egyptian Blue’s debut EP ‘Collateral Damage’ made the Brighton-based newcomers a compelling proposition. Between their jolting, groove-orientated post-punk attack and their polemic lyrical approach, the quartet made moves in all of the right places. Lead track ‘Collateral’ was playlisted at 6 Music, while further airplay came from Jack Saunders, Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and John Kennedy. Meanwhile, they took

Britain’s jobs boom continues as wages rise

Today’s figures from the Office for National Statistics saw the unemployment rate remain at its lowest since 1974, while the number of UK nationals in employment grew by over 2.3 million since 2010 to reach just over 29 million. The total number in work climbed

Bellwin Scheme activated in storm-hit areas

Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick MP has today (17 February 2020) activated the government’s emergency financial assistance scheme for areas affected by Storm Dennis. Under the Bellwin scheme, local authorities dealing with the effects of the storm can apply to have 100% of the eligible

HS2 will revolutionise business in the UK

Commenting on Boris Johnson’s confirmation that HS2 will go ahead, Damien Siviter, Group MD at SevenCapital said: “This is very welcome news for Birmingham, the North and the whole of the UK. HS2 is more than simply a great piece of infrastructure to make getting

Government relaunches Fire Kills campaign

The Fire Kills campaign has returned to highlight the everyday accidents that can cause a fire in your home. Launching today, the revamped campaign will highlight that candles, cigarettes, portable heaters and overloaded extension leads can lead to fires in any room of a home. While the