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    1. FT Photo Diary

      November 24, 2014

      The Mayor plays wheelchair tennis

      Steve Parsons/PA Mayor of London Boris Johnson joins some of world’s best wheelchair tennis players outside City Hall in...

    2. November 19, 2014

      EU air pollution ruling puts pressure on UK

      It is up to Britain’s courts to make sure the UK government comes up with a plan to comply with EU air pollution rules, the...

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    1. November 17, 2014

      Qatar looks to back UK high-speed train plan

      The Qatari royal family has told British ministers it wants to invest heavily in regeneration projects being planned around...

    2. November 17, 2014

      HS2 chairman threatens 2016 walkout

      The man credited with getting the UK’s proposed high-speed rail line back on track threatened to walk away in 15 months’...

    3. November 7, 2014

      New banking generation turns its back on London

      Hannah Butler, an economics graduate from Bristol University, is one of a growing number who decided to apply to Deutsche...

    4. November 6, 2014

      Birmingham and Black Country put forward combined authority plan

      Birmingham and the neighbouring Black Country have buried historic rivalries and agreed to form a combined authority of...

    5. November 4, 2014

      Boris Godunov, Barbican, London – review

      Only the jet-setting Valery Gergiev could come up with a schedule as mad as this. In the space of just over a week in the UK...

    6. October 26, 2014

      HS2 hailed a ‘catalyst’ for northern growth and other rail links

      Britain’s proposed high-speed north-south rail line is a catalyst for a much bigger process of economic change that should...

    7. October 22, 2014

      HS2 chief to rule out changes in attempt to keep budget on track

      Sir David Higgins is expected to rule out big changes to the UK’s proposed north-south high-speed rail line as he battles to...

    8. October 21, 2014

      Transport deemed more important than devolution

      The north and Midlands should have their own smart card modelled on London’s Oyster to allow workers to move between cities...

    9. October 21, 2014

      London broker sets up Manchester office

      Numis Securities has opened an office in Manchester as the London-based independent stockbroker looks to service companies...

    10. October 15, 2014

      Labour urges PM to sack Tory peer over disabled comments

      Labour has called on David Cameron to sack Lord Freud after the minister for welfare reform was recorded saying he wanted to...

    11. October 14, 2014

      Schools inspector criticises inactivity on ‘Trojan horse’ scandal

      There has been “very little action” to address failings in five Birmingham schools that were involved in allegations of a...

    12. October 13, 2014

      UK high-speed railway line contest for £10bn in contracts begins

      Lucrative work for the UK’s proposed high-speed railway line will be launched this week when HS2, the company set up to...

    13. October 9, 2014

      Schools face more frequent Ofsted visits

      The head of the schools watchdog plans to introduce more frequent inspections following the alleged Islamic takeover plot in...

    14. October 7, 2014

      More to tech scene than London as cities transform into digital hubs

      Which city is home to the UK’s only FTSE 100 software company? Which makes the computer chips that control the engines of...

    15. October 5, 2014

      Lib Dems ready to shift ground on EU vote

      A 2017 popular vote on Britain’s membership of the EU is more likely than ever, with senior Liberal Democrats having told...

    16. October 1, 2014

      Ex-Tory supporter’s UKip donation fails to overshadow forum

      A former Tory supporter has pledged to donate £1m to Ukip over the next year in a move designed to overshadow the last day...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      October 1, 2014

      Closing moments at the Conservative Party conference

      Charlie Bibby/FT British Prime Minster, David Cameron, with his wife Samantha, following his closing speech at the...

    18. October 1, 2014

      Cameron’s conference speech gives voice to party optimism

      David Cameron did not need to offer a tax cut to 30m people to send the Conservative party home from its Birmingham...

    19. October 1, 2014

      David Cameron pledges sweeping tax cuts for low and middle earners

      David Cameron has put tax cuts at the heart of his message to British voters at the next election, vowing to reduce income...

    20. October 1, 2014

      Michael Fallon warns prime minister not to cut UK defence budget

      Michael Fallon has warned the prime minister and chancellor not to cut the defence budget after the next election. The...

    21. October 1, 2014

      Cameron to end on optimistic note with NHS pledge

      David Cameron will promise on Wednesday a real-terms rise in health spending in the next parliament, in an attempt to blunt...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      September 30, 2014

      "Behold this brick"

      Charlie Bibby/FT Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delivers his speech at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham. ...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      September 30, 2014

      Laughing at Boris

      Charlie Bibby/FT Prime Minster, David Cameron, laughs as Boris Johnson, London Mayor, delivers his speech at the...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      September 29, 2014

      Where's Willy

      Charlie Bibby/FT William Hague MP laughs at an illustration of himself as he takes a tour of the stands at the Conservative...

    25. September 29, 2014

      Unsparing candour from Britain’s iron chancellor

      The hallmark of George Osborne’s conference speech in Birmingham was candour. The chancellor was frank about the need to...

    26. September 29, 2014

      New model Osborne presents softer face with an American touch

      The new model George Osborne was unveiled to his party in Birmingham on Monday. The corpulence has been going for a while...

    27. September 29, 2014

      Tories fight to save Rochester seat

      The Conservatives are launching a blitz campaign to save their seat in Rochester after Mark Reckless, the sitting MP,...

    28. September 28, 2014

      David Cameron furious at second Ukip defection

      David Cameron and the Tory leadership have reacted with fury to the defection of a second Conservative MP to Ukip, but the...

    29. September 28, 2014

      Birmingham steps up efforts to attract more powers for region

      Birmingham has stepped up efforts to attract additional powers for the region by joining forces with Solihull to work on big...

    30. September 28, 2014

      David Cameron seeks to seize political initiative

      David Cameron has vowed to put immigration “at the heart” of his EU renegotiation strategy, as he sought to reclaim the...

    31. September 26, 2014

      Upcoming dance performances

      Birmingham Royal Ballet, Various venues The company’s autumn schedule finds the troupe performing David Bintley’s two-act...

    32. September 19, 2014

      Pharmacology: sleeping pills – dream or nightmare?

      “Imagine a world where sleep is an option,” Catherine Coveney of Sussex University invites her audience at the British...

    33. September 19, 2014

      No vote to boost Scottish property dealmaking

      Scotland’s property market is likely to see a flurry of deals in the aftermath of the country voting No to independence, but...

    34. September 16, 2014

      Speedy Hire warns vote uncertainty hitting Scottish construction

      One of Britain’s leading tool hire companies has warned that the uncertainty surrounding the Scottish referendum has stalled...

    35. September 12, 2014

      ‘Modernity Britain: A Shake of the Dice, 1959-62’, by David Kynaston

      You can hear people eating celery next door,” claimed the married respondents to a University of Liverpool survey on...

    36. September 11, 2014

      Robot capable of handling unfamiliar objects unveiled

      The first robot capable of manipulating unfamiliar objects was unveiled on Thursday, with its creators predicting that it...

    37. September 11, 2014

      Rudy’s Rare Records, Birmingham Rep – review

      Lenny Henry’s performance in Othello a few years ago proved he could do more than small-screen comedy drama, and his West...

    38. September 9, 2014

      Birmingham: From steam power to digital potency

      Birmingham has a history of start-ups dating back to the Industrial Revolution, when Matthew Boulton and James Watt based...

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