Jo Johnson Appointed Universities Minister

The Prime Minister has appointed his brother Jo Johnson to the fresh Cabinet as the Minister for Universities and Science.
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Seaside In The Square Returns To Southampton

Southampton’s second Seaside in the Square promises golden sands alongside over 100 free activities. The ‘urban beach’ at Guildhall Square will be open every day from 9 am until 11 pm, from this Friday, the 19th of July, until the 11th of August.

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Southampton’s University Hospital Partnership Has Won £2.8 Million Funding For Cutting-Edge Research Laboratories To Tackle Antibiotic Resistant Infections

5,000 people in the UK are killed each year by strains of bacteria and fungi that have adapted to resist antibiotics. Worryingly, increasing numbers of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) strains are emerging globally, prompting fears that all existing antibiotics will become redundant. To tackle this threat, as part of a national plan on AMR, the Department of Health and Social Care has allocated £2.8million to the University Hospital Southampton and the University of Southampton’s Global Network for Anti-Microbial Resistance and Infection Prevention (UoS NAMRIP).

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Conservative Minister Mark Field Suspended For Grabbing Greenpeace Activist

Mark Field has been suspended from his role as Foreign Office minister for Asia and the Pacific while his conduct is investigated by the police, the Cabinet Office and the Conservative Party. The Conservative MP for the Cities of London and Westminster grabbed a Greenpeace activist and pushed her first into a pillar, then away by the neck at an event in London Mansion House. Continue reading Conservative Minister Mark Field Suspended For Grabbing Greenpeace Activist

Politics Simplified: Voting For Your MEPs

“Brexit Day” was scheduled to occur on the 29th March 2019. Yet this month, the United Kingdom will go to the polls once more to elect representatives to the European Union, despite over half of the electorate expressing a desire to leave back in 2016. However, the terms of the UK’s MEPs are unlikely to last the full 5 years, as their positions are set to be lost when the UK leaves the EU. The deadline for the extended negotiations is 31st October 2019. Continue reading Politics Simplified: Voting For Your MEPs

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