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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. September 8, 2014

    Smartphones used as ‘pocket doctors’ to detect Parkinson’s

    Smartphones can act as “pocket doctors”, diagnosing Parkinson’s and other degenerative diseases with astonishing accuracy on...

  7. September 5, 2014

    Lee Bul retrospective at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

    South Korea’s Lee Bul Stand in front of a Lee Bul sculpture and the brain begins to whirr. The shiny, seductive pleasures of...

  8. August 31, 2014

    Regional growth divides underlined

    The economies of Manchester, Birmingham and Milton Keynes expanded more rapidly than anywhere outside London over the past...

  9. August 15, 2014

    Leicester is cheaper by degrees

    Leicester is the most affordable destination in Britain for new undergraduate students, who can expect to spend about £196 a...

  10. August 4, 2014

    Urban Coffee Company, Birmingham

    Where: Church Street, Colmore business district Free WiFi: Yes Plug sockets: Yes Price of a double espresso: £2 Open:...

  11. July 22, 2014

    UK education secretary to tighten academy regulations

    Nicky Morgan, the UK’s newly appointed education secretary, pledged to strengthen regulations to bar unsuitable people from...

  12. July 21, 2014

    Rebirth needed at ‘Midlands powerhouse’

    Few capitals dominate their country more than London, with a population more than three times the size of any other urban...

  13. July 21, 2014

    Birmingham named as HS2 headquarters

    Birmingham is to become the new headquarters for HS2 construction, creating up to 1,500 jobs, while the city aims to create...

  14. July 18, 2014

    Islamic ‘plot’ in Birmingham schools divides two inquiries

    Two reports into allegations of a conspiracy by hardline Muslims to take over Birmingham schools have disagreed about...

  15. July 18, 2014

    UK ‘best placed’ to lead market for better cities

    The UK is “best placed” to take advantage of a global market for products and services to improve the way cities function...

  16. July 17, 2014

    Brickmaker boosts UK output

    The world’s largest brickmaker by output has signalled its confidence in the UK’s rebounding housing market by relighting...

  17. July 11, 2014

    Lessons in cultural capital

    Every era gets the art it deserves,” declares the German academic and respected collector Harald Falckenberg. I sometimes...

  18. July 9, 2014

    MPs urge ministers to devolve more powers to English regions

    MPs have urged ministers to show the same enthusiasm for devolving fiscal and spending powers in England as they have in...

  19. July 8, 2014

    Two British men plead guilty to terror charges

    Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters have admitted terror charges. Mohammed Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf...

  20. FT Photo Diary

    July 4, 2014

    Enjoying the Wireless festival

    Joe Giddens/PA A festival goer enjoys herself in the crowd during day one of the Wireless Festival at Perry Park, Birmingham...

  21. June 25, 2014

    ‘Powerhouse’ UK leads Europe app development, says research

    Britain has become the largest tech hub in Europe for app development, according to research from Google, with more than a...

  22. June 17, 2014

    Khandan, Royal Court Upstairs, London – review

    That old saying that you can choose your friends, but not your family looms large in Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s new play, which...

  23. June 15, 2014

    La fille mal gardée, Birmingham Hippodrome – review

    As a general rule, there is a lot more to reviving a great ballet than merely joining the dots. Frederick Ashton’s plotless...

  24. June 15, 2014

    Tony Blair links alleged Birmingham schools plot to Boko Haram

    Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has compared the alleged attempt by hardline Muslims to take over schools in Birmingham...

  25. June 13, 2014

    This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this what?

    Freedom, tolerance, the rule of law, personal liberty, respect for institutions: these are the “British values” that David...

  26. Off Message

    June 10, 2014

    British lessons with Michael Gove

    With the honourable exception of the pupils who have to take their GCSEs in a climate of ill-informed hysteria, there is...

  27. June 9, 2014

    Parents fear effect on pupils during exams

    Pupils at Park View Academy, the Birmingham school at the centre of allegations of a hardline Islamic takeover, had to run...

  28. June 9, 2014

    Gove to order teaching of ‘British values’

    Michael Gove is seeking to mandate the teaching of British values to all pupils in England after inspectors warned that...

  29. June 9, 2014

    PM acts to contain UK schools extremism scandal

    David Cameron will later on Monday order a possible move to unannounced inspections for schools as he seeks to get a grip on...

  30. June 8, 2014

    Extremism feud undermines Cameron’s quiet achievement

    One of the quiet achievements of which David Cameron is most proud is the relative absence of feuds in the...

  31. June 8, 2014

    Ofsted Islamist warning to revive focus on fight against terror

    This week’s Ofsted report that is expected to warn of hardline Islamist teaching creeping into a handful of Birmingham...

  32. June 6, 2014

    Michael Gove’s job in doubt after row with Theresa May

    David Cameron’s warning that he will “sort out” the sulphurous cabinet row over Islamic extremism has sent a frisson through...

  33. June 5, 2014

    Birmingham takes tech fight to London’s Old Street

    Birmingham is taking the fight to London in the battle to attract technology investment with a new advertising blitz around...

  34. June 5, 2014

    Birmingham pupils ‘not protected from extremist views’

    A Birmingham school at the centre of a ministerial row over Islamic radicalism in state education has been put in special...

  35. June 4, 2014

    Feud between Michael Gove and Theresa May reaches tipping point

    The casus belli was alleged Islamic infiltration of Birmingham schools; but the spat between Michael Gove and Theresa May...

  36. June 4, 2014

    May attacks Gove in spat over schools

    Tensions between Theresa May and Michael Gove have erupted with the home secretary raising concerns about her education...

  37. May 29, 2014

    Severn Trent in talks to spend £255m on Birmingham water supply

    Severn Trent is locked in talks to justify spending £255m over the next five years aimed at improving the resilience of...

  38. Nick Butler

    May 23, 2014

    Could the UK's shale gas revolution fail?

    Image Getty Images Many revolutions fail. They run out of ammunition or leaders or popular support. We hear a lot about the...

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