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Brexit - some EU decisions are easier than others

As we approach the expiry of the two year notice period for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, we are learning a lot about decision making under the UK constitution with the present ‘tug of war’ between the Executive and the Legislature; but what of EU decision making on Brexit? Dominic Hopkins of Hewitsons comments on the issues.

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Stocks in Focus: Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust

This week Jason Butler of NW Brown looks at Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust, a FTSE 250-listed investment trust that invests predominantly in smaller UK companies.

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St Mary’s School, Cambridge celebrates the opening of its boarding house

Last week (23 January 2019), St Mary’s School, Cambridge officially opened its new boarding house rather significantly on ‘Mary Ward Day’ – the official birthday of founder Mary Ward. The beautiful three-storey development, which overlooks the Botanic Garden, provides an enhanced world-class school residence for up to 92 girls, with 50 bedrooms and three large communal spaces.

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Microplastics cause mussels to lose their grip

A new study shows that microplastics are affecting the ability of mussels to attach themselves to their surroundings – potentially having a devastating impact on ocean ecosystems as well as a worldwide industry worth between 3-4 billion US dollars per year.

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Recruitment Day injects interest in hospital careers

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to hold another thought-provoking recruitment day – this time aimed at nurses, midwives, support staff and those thinking of entering the professions.

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AXA Health Tech & You launches Mobility and Accessibility Challenge

Partnering with Saga, AXA is on a mission to discover new innovations to help people live their best lives as they get older, through its Health Tech & You programme.

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Ecobooth: Finding new uses for old plastic and creating a sustainable business

It’s estimated the events industry alone created 100,000 tonnes of waste in 2018 – equivalent to 1.4 billion plastic bottles. Ecobooth develops ways to use waste plastic as a core material and then builds on this further using 100 per cent sustainable materials. PA Consulting helped the team turn their ideas into a business.

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BioStrata announces new hires to drive continued growth

Life science marketing communications agency BioStrata has announced a series of new appointments this quarter, as part of its ongoing strategy to further develop its specialist services across public relations and inbound marketing.

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Scientists take huge step forward in decoding genomes of small species

For the first time, scientists have read the whole genetic code of one single tiny mosquito.

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2019 in lights

What could you try this year to create positive change?

At a time when a lot of us have statistically given up our New Year’s resolutions (there’s even a day dedicated to ditching your resolution), the team at Allia has been thinking about ways to create positive change and stick to it in 2019.

30/01/2019Read in full

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What will a no-deal Brexit mean for EEA nationals?

EEA nationals now have clarity in one area in the event of a no deal, says Stone King.

29/01/2019Read in full

ANSYS and Granta Design sign definitive acquisition agreement

PITTSBURGH, USA - ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS), the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Cambridge-based Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology.

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Women! Apply (by 4 February) to join PA Consulting's free coding course

PA Consulting is working with Code First: Girls, who run free in-person part-time coding courses for female/non binary identifying young individuals across the UK and Ireland.

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Event will help you become 'Disability Confident'

Encouraging an inclusive workplace that encompasses employees from all walks of life and ability can generate a multitude of benefits, not least in giving you access to a wider pool of talent. A half day event on Thursday 14th March run by Iansyst, in partnership with Cambridge Network, will help you to create a disability confident and inclusive work culture.

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Horizon Discovery and Rutgers University to develop next generation gene editing technology

Horizon Discovery Group plc, a global leader in gene editing and gene modulation technologies, today announces that it has entered into an exclusive strategic partnership with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (US), to develop and commercialise a novel gene editing technology, known as base editing.

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Birketts' transport team wins Legal 500 UK Award

Birketts has been named 'Transport Firm of the Year (Outside London)' at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019.

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Sphere Fluidics closes $2m (£1.5m) investment round

Sphere Fluidics, a company commercialising single cell analysis systems underpinned by its patented picodroplet technology, announced today that it has closed a $2 million (circa £1.5 million) investment round.

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Allia announces acquisition of City & Continental

Allia today announces that it has reached an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in City & Continental, an established London-based institutional fixed income broker that services institutions across both primary and secondary markets. City & Continental will maintain its name and services while also providing new debt finance solutions for charities and impact businesses under the Allia Impact Finance brand.

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Cambridge Index falls 2.4%

The Cambridge Index declined 571.6 points or 2.4% to close at 23176.6, as four of the top five Index heavyweights posted weekly losses to their share prices.

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Paul Bailey

Leading Cambridge entrepreneur takes up residence at Cambridge Enterprise

Paul Bailey, one of Cambridge’s most influential entrepreneurs and Executive Chairman of Bailey Fisher, has joined Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, as an Entrepreneur in Residence.

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