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The Weekly Review: Jan 6 - Jan 11

Every Sunday, we bring together the most important stories of the week from across a wide range of sectors.

Talon Outdoor and other OOH specialist firms could play role in using the ‘third space’ in war on fake news

The December general election has re-ignited debate about how political campaigns are played out digitally. The funds invested by main parties into targeted online adverts on social media remains uncertain, and there has been widespread controversy over misleading information and fake news being allowed to go viral.

Hitachi plant in County Durham to make 250 redundancies

The Newton Aycliffe Hitachi plant in County Durham is set to cut 250 jobs, which Unite trade union officials say has come “completely out of the blue”.

Businesses like Westfield Farms have role to play in fighting antimicrobial resistance

2019 provided a major boost for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs as the Veterinary Medicines Directorate confirmed in October that sales of antibiotics used in food-producing animals had reduced by 53 per cent between 2014 and 2018.

Job creation possibilities spring from automation for companies like Oldham Seals Group

According to ABI Research, by 2022 autonomous mobile robots (AMR) will start to overtake the traditional industrial robotics market. By 2030, 8 million robots are forecast to be shipped, nearly 6 million of which will be mobile. Workers and trade groups have long worried about the impact automation and robotics will have on blue collar jobs – and perhaps they’re right to be concerned.

Exemption from inspection removed for "outstanding" schools

In September 2019, education secretary Gavin Williamson announced that schools rated “outstanding” by Ofsted would lose their exemption from routine inspections.

David Parnell of DP’s Financial Advice and Services discusses legacy of 2008 financial crisis

David Parnell, one of the senior partners of DP’s Financial Advice & Services, an independent advice company, spoke with The Parliamentary Review’s Jonathan White about the 2008 financial crisis.

Assembly speaker: Northern Ireland parties must agree deal for Stormont to be recalled

Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Robin Newton, has said that Stormont will only be recalled if the political parties of Northern Ireland agree a deal that will restore power sharing.

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