US singer Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award.
The 75-year-old (yes, we too thought he was still a youngster – so don’t be feeling old on your own) rock legend received the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
The balladeer, artist and actor is the first American to win since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993.
Nicola Sturgeon told the party’s Glasgow conference that an Independence Referendum Bill would be published next week. It marks the first step to holding a second vote.
Lastly in todays general news bulletin, Tesco have pulled famous brands in a price row. Marmite, PG Tips tea and Pot Noodles are among dozens of brands currently unavailable on Tesco’s online site due to a dispute with Unilever.
In construction news this week…
Carillion have won the race for £96m Lincoln Eastern Bypass. Carillion has fought off three rivals.
Unfortuantely, Cardy collapsed owing £18m to trade suppliers. Administrators of the Kent-based contractor have revealed they have received claims totalling £18m from trade contractors and suppliers.
Engineers are carrying out more tests to Marlow Bridge in Buckinghamshire following fears of structural damage after a 37-tonne lorry tried to cross it.
In MECsafe news this week…
We still have plenty of availability on the following courses:
- SSSTS – 20th & 21st Oct
- H&S Awareness – 20th Oct (ask us about attending your CSCS test on the same day)!
If you would like any further information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us.