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Climate change

Finally we see wood for the trees in action on climate change

According to UN scientists, deforestation accounts for 10% of global GHG emissions, and is a particular issue in developing countries where land degradation for development, and so-called "slash and burn agriculture", is on the rise.

Business in the Community is good for business

General business
The approach adopted by BitC takes corporate social responsibility to the next level, with a simple desire to tackle a range of issues by mobilising businesses to help leverage their skills to deliver real results for others.

Inequality and how to solve the UK's productivity puzzle

A welder at work
Experience in the West Midlands demonstrates that the loss of manufacturing reduces wealth and opportunity.

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Climate change

Finally we see wood for the trees in action on climate change

According to UN scientists, deforestation accounts for 10% of global GHG emissions, and is a particular issue in developing countries where land degradation for development, and so-called "slash and burn agriculture", is on the rise.

General business

Business in the Community is good for business

The approach adopted by BitC takes corporate social responsibility to the next level, with a simple desire to tackle a range of issues by mobilising businesses to help leverage their skills to deliver real results for others.

A welder at work

Inequality and how to solve the UK's productivity puzzle

Experience in the West Midlands demonstrates that the loss of manufacturing reduces wealth and opportunity.

Reliant 21E Supervan 700cc

Why the little guys were always a reliable choice for romantics

The Reliant Motor Company and its three-wheelers were once proud standard-bearers for the mobility aspirations of generations of drivers who were determined to cast off post-war austerity in pursuit of new freedoms.

David Bailey

Austerity hasn't worked

If the polls are to be believed, the General Election is heading for pretty much a dead heat, with days if not weeks of wrangling ahead before a workable coalition – or even minority – government is in place.

Charlie Austin and Armand Traore - part of QPR’s £75.3 million wage bill

Wasps chief causes buzz with £35m funds-raiser

Premiership rugby giants become the first sports club in Britain to issue a retail bond on London Stock Exchange

The BBC in the Mailbox, Birmingham

The BBC should invest however it chooses... in the Midlands

The Post is campaigning for a fair share of funding from the state broadcaster - but, despite what its executives seem to think, we aren't telling them how to spend

We must champion diversity in Birmingham's boardrooms together

The membership had changed significantly given the three board members who had retired at the last AGM.

A scene from 1984 by George Orwell featuring the ensemble cast.

Thought police of Bournville leave a bad taste in the mouth

Cadbury has sent a document to Cadbury workers with a list of regulations on appropriate behaviour in modern-day Bournville.

Jaguar Land Rover

Jaguar Land Rover to double the size of operations at Whitely HQ

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) yesterday announced plans to double the size of its operations at its headquarters at Whitely in Coventry.

Comment: HSBC shows Birmingham can dream big

You might not know, but a national competition has been going on behind closed doors to be the new home of HSBC in the UK... and Birmingham won

The Nissan NV200 London taxi

Nissan Taxi delay: Good news and bad news for Midlands firms

Nissan puts its plans for new London black cab on hold

Osborne fires election starting pistol despite lack of rabbit

Chancellor throws a few little goodies into Budget but there were no magic tricks, says David Bailey

David Bailey

Auto Supply Chain shifts up a gear but more speed is needed

Contracts worth more than £1bn that were outsourced to overseas based automotive suppliers back in 2012 are now being delivered by UK-based suppliers.

Fighting a losing battle for Birmingham's tech sector

Despite Birmingham's prominence as a thriving tech and digital city, there's still a job to do convincing those in the capital, argues David Hardman

David Bailey

Coventry Gateway decision may see jobs lost to other regions

The Communities and local Government Secretary Eric Pickles recently turned down the proposed 'Coventry Gateway' scheme.

General business

Learning to execute strategy that works

Orthodoxy suggests that strategy can be reduced to 'standard' components which any student, of organisational leader, simply has to understand and, depending on the circumstances, apply.

A computer-generated image from the Snow Hill Masterplan showing major changes to the station

Financial towers in the sky - it's a dead canary

Copying the Canary Wharf model and its reliance on financial services is not the path Birmingham should be treading, argues Coun John Clancy

Solar panels against blue sky.

Sunshine's free - get it while you can

If the recent fall in global oil prices is sustained it could have a big impact on the affordability of UK renewables subsidies.

A hybrid car being charged

Alternatively powered cars: Hybrids - not electrics - lead the charge

At the moment everyone seems to be waiting for a 'game changer' in terms of a big breakthrough in battery technology which could see consumers switch over in a big way.

Videos & Photos

Birmingham Weekender: Motionhouse dancers Martina Bussi and Alasdair Stewart by Selfridges

Birmingham Weekender programme revealed

CGI of Three Snowhill

WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff to work on Three Snowhill

John Lewis will open on September 24 along with Grand Central and the completed New Street station

John Lewis and New Street opening dates announced

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