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29 Mar 2018
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Well Easter is at our door, religious or not there is something for everyone with it signalling the end of Winter and giving us 2 x bank holidays !

If you want to get out with friends and family – here are some of the local Lancashire activities to get involved in

 

Eggciting Easter Events

 

-As always Visit Lancashire has a great range of suggestions for all the family from lambing at Mrs Dowson´s farm to monkeying around at Go Ape.

 

-There is an Easter bunny trail in Burnley in the grounds of Gawthorpe Hall.

 

-Lancashire life has published “10 Easter Days Out in Lancashire and the Lake District

 

-Skiddle has details of various Easter gigs and events

 

 

Video Corner

 

From Anglian Water this week :

Robot wow:

From the United Utilities channel :

Amazing tech !

Because Easter :

 

 

 

Water & Water Utilities News

 

-Hargreaves Lansdown report “United Utilities – still strong, but tighter regulations loom

 

-WWT reporting that Southern Water has launched a policy to cut plastic waste

 

-In April, Yorkshire Water will hold a bioresources supplier day

 

-Water Uk tweeted that “Over £2.5 billion has been invested by the water industry to improve and protect the UK’s irreplaceable coastline.”

 

-Utility week said that “Yorkshire Water raises £20,000 for WaterAid

 

-From WWT – British Water seeks utility engagement on real-time monitoring

 

-From WWT – Scottish Water completes £10M wastewater network upgrade

 

 

 

 

Flooding, flood defence & flood management

 

-From WWT – South West Water runs pilot scheme to reduce flooding

 

-Eight communities have been selected to receive flood and coastal erosion defence work as part of a £56m programme reports the BBC

 

-From the Telegraph –  What is Britain doing to tackle flooding in the face of extreme weather?

 

-Flood defence work progresses in Shoreham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Construction News

 

-Building report that “Bam picks up second Carillion office job in a week”

 

Bidding starts on £1.6bn Stratford university and museum quarter” from Construction Enquirer

 

-CE also covering that Watkin Jones has been given planning consent for a 780-bed Coventry student scheme

 

-UK Construction Media : “New build housing rises, but gov target remains a challenge

 

-Interesting article from Science Daily: “Self-healing fungi concrete could provide sustainable solution to crumbling infrastructure

 

-It´s electric ! JCB have launched a new mini digger

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering News

 

-From The Engineer : Autonomous and connected vehicle technology trialled on the streets of Milton Keynes

 

Thameslink launches first self-driving train via Eureka

 

-Collaborative robots: Meet the co-bot colleague

 

Industrial Strategy to fund pioneering aerospace projects with £24m from The Manufacturer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What the Tech

 

-Science Daily reports a Pipe-crawling robot will help decommission DOE nuclear facility

 

-Cnet tell us there is a new Tesla Killer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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