15 changed over so far, but many more could follow, says Lord Adonis
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Wednesday 05 May 2010
Hemp roof insulation, insulated roller blinds, fabric made from nettles and old wool: these are just some of the innovative eco ideas selected by Kevin McCloud as part of his Green Heroes stand at this year's Grand Designs, where sustainable living is shown to be anything but the cottage industry it once was.
Friday 12 March 2010
Ever considered the tonality of the PowerPoint presentation you are submitting for the webinar on local policy disbenefits to the wellderly? You might have done if you work for the public sector.
Friday 19 February 2010
You wait, with searing dread, for the most egregious romantic "comedy" ever to come along, and there's a smidgen of relief when it finally arrives.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) yesterday held a seminar for interested parties to discuss government plans that would require all new cars to be fitted with digital radios from 2013 and allow all cars presently on the road to be capable of receiving digital broadcasts from 2015.
Friday 04 December 2009
Anglo-Swiss, mining group Xstrata yesterday promised investors that it will continue to seek "major" acquisitions, despite two months ago withdrawing a bid to merge with Anglo American. The company, which targets coal and copper, also said that it would also increase its capital spending next year by 89 per cent to take advantage of rising global commodity prices. Xstrata will spend a total of $6.8bn in 2010, while it is also considering a sale of its four copper smelters.
Saturday 28 November 2009
Saturday 28 November 2009
Wednesday 11 November 2009
Friday 23 October 2009
Pamela Weston, who has died aged 87, was one of the most distinguished clarinettists of her generation. Performer, teacher, editor, writer, lecturer and undoubted enthusiast: throughout the course of her long career, the breadth of her intellect made her an inspirational guide for many generations of aspiring musicians.
Monday 19 October 2009
The Open University is booming. And it doesn't require a degree in economics to grasp why. The price of an OU course is less than half that of a degree from a conventional university. It is also said that young people nowadays are so relaxed about absorbing information digitally that an institution like the OU - once regarded as hopelessly old fashioned - is a perfect fit.
Sunday 18 October 2009
Friday 11 September 2009
Localism is about more than having the right policies. It's about understanding that not all good ideas are dreamt up in a policy unit in Whitehall. It means realising that many of the best and most cutting-edge policies actually come from local government. And when it comes to public spending, I believe that local government offers at least three clear lessons for a future Conservative government.
Thursday 03 September 2009
Universities are heading for a financial crisis over the payment of final salary pensions to their staff, a conference heard today.
Monday 17 August 2009
Monday 25 May 2009
The world economy has avoided "utter catastrophe" and industrialised countries could register growth this year, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said on Monday.
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