New digital jobs coming to Glasgow

New investment is set to create 48 new jobs over the next 12 months in Glasgow with digital technology services business, Incremental Group.

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Neil Logan, CEO and co-founder of Incremental Group

With jobs from software engineers, data scientists, infrastructure engineers to project managers, this is the first step in Incremental Group’s ambitious three year expansion plan.

Incremental Group CEO and co-founder, Neil Logan, said: “The Regional Selective Assistance support will really help us accelerate our plans to build a new kind of digital technology business that the government and industry trust to help them evolve. I know we will only achieve this if we employ brilliant people and Glasgow is a great place to be for digital talent.”

The company plans to expand over the next three years to employ 180 people, generating annual revenues approaching £20m across the UK. Currently based in Aberdeen and Glasgow, Incremental Group employs 40 digital specialists, with plans to grow this team in Aberdeen and Glasgow, with a London office scheduled to open in April.

The investment of £500,000 comes as part of the Regional Selective Assistance support from Scottish Enterprise, a grant available for businesses who want to develop a project in Scotland.

Adrian Gillespie, managing director of growth companies, innovation and infrastructure at Scottish Enterprise said: “The 48 jobs this move will create are a welcome boost to the local economy and underline the huge contribution that our digital sector makes to sustainable economic growth.”

The business works with the government and industry to deliver the digital enterprise, with current clients including Aberdeen City Council, and Highlands and Islands Airports.

Minister of business, innovation and energy, Paul Wheelhouse, said: “48 new jobs is a welcome investment for Glasgow’s technology service industry, harnessing the undoubted talent that is to be found within the city.”

High air pollution warning issued in London

 

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Westminster is one of the most affected areas by air pollution.

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared a “public health emergency” over the next three days due to pollution.

Air pollution has reached high levels in central parts of London, especially Westminster and the Square Mile. He also rose the pollution levels to “moderate” in 17 boroughs of the capital.

The levels of toxicity are expected to lower by Friday, returning back to normal. The mayor predicts that some of the busiest roads in the central London will suffer from “high pollution.”

Mr Khan said to the Independent: “We will continue to use all the technology at our disposal to inform Londoners about levels of air pollution in their neighbourhoods.”

Two people remain trapped in London tram crash

Two people are trapped and a further 40 are injured after a tram overturned in a South London suburb.

The accident happened in Addiscombe Road in Sandiland near Croydon, just after 6am this morning.

Previously five people had become trapped after the two-carriage tram overturned in a tunnel. Three have now been released. London fire-brigade, police and ambulance services are dealing with the incident. The public have been advised to avoid the area.

The cause of the crash will be investigated by The Rail Accident Investigation Branch.

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Addiscombe Road, Croydon, after the crash. (Image: BBC News)

The Met Police described it as a “serious incident”.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, Hannah Collier, who lives nearby, said she heard “a big crash” and saw people being carried away on stretchers.

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