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    2. January 27, 2015

      Osborne claims high ground as GDP rises

      Britain’s economy grew 2.6 per cent in 2014, its fastest rate since the financial crisis, stoking Conservative confidence as...

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    1. January 23, 2015

      UK car production climbs for fifth year

      Carmakers in the UK staged a late rally in 2014, clocking up the best December production for a decade and ensuring that the...

    2. January 22, 2015

      Sheffield emerges as crucible of advanced manufacturing

      Where striking miners and police once clashed, Rolls-Royce now produces turbine blades that can withstand temperatures above...

    3. January 22, 2015

      Rare metals offer Sheffield a glint of hope

      Steel was a big part of Sheffield’s past, now titanium and tantalum could be as important for its future. These rarely used...

    4. January 19, 2015

      UK economy shows shift to low-skilled jobs, research finds

      Britain’s economy has shifted more towards low-skilled jobs and less towards high-skilled ones compared with other European...

    5. January 14, 2015

      Formula One taps into UK engineering

      Northampton’s reputation as the international centre for Formula One engine development has been given a boost by news that...

    6. January 11, 2015

      Hitachi to open £82m train plant in Durham this year

      A newly completed track from one of the UK’s biggest new factories links rail transport in the 21st century to the...

    7. January 9, 2015

      Data confirm slowdown in UK recovery

      Economists and investors said that despite a dip in construction output and industrial production in November, they still...

    8. January 8, 2015

      Fridge that runs without electricity pioneered by Welsh start-up

      In Tywyn, a town nestled on the wave-beaten Welsh coast at the foot of the Snowdonian mountains, a start-up is trying to...

    9. January 6, 2015

      UK 2014 car sales best in a decade

      The UK car industry has started the new year on a high, extending its record run of sales growth to 34 consecutive months...

    10. January 5, 2015

      Manufacturers braced for tough year

      The new year has hardly started but manufacturers are already expecting 2015 to be tough. Confidence has tumbled as those...

    11. January 2, 2015

      UK manufacturing growth tapers off

      British manufacturing expanded more slowly than expected in December after new orders from overseas clients failed to pick...

    12. December 22, 2014

      Industry attacks proposal to make non-EU graduates leave UK

      Industry has attacked a proposal by Theresa May, home secretary, that students from outside the EU should leave the country...

    13. December 21, 2014

      Rolls-Royce pledges greater openness with investors

      John Rishton, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, pledged greater openness with investors in a bid to restore relations with a...

    14. December 18, 2014

      UK car industry says 2014 output will drop

      Three sets of disappointing data have driven the UK car industry to admit that output will be lower in 2014 than the...

    15. December 15, 2014

      Domestic demand lifts UK manufacturers

      Order books at Britain’s manufacturers have hit a four-month high in an encouraging sign that domestic demand continues to...

    16. December 10, 2014

      UK manufacturing output falls amid eurozone malaise

      Britain’s manufacturers have suffered a drop in output as they grapple with economic malaise in their big export markets in...

    17. December 9, 2014

      UK manufacturers hit by eurozone woes

      Britain’s manufacturers have suffered a drop in output as they grapple with economic malaise in their big export markets in...

    18. December 9, 2014

      An à la carte menu for corporate failure

      Why do companies fail? Considering how important this question is to entrepreneurs, investors, and even society as whole, I...

    19. December 3, 2014

      Ecigarette products bring business to Liverpool

      As the last cigarette manufacturing plant in the UK faces closure, two entrepreneurs are set to open Europe’s largest...

    20. December 1, 2014

      Mortgage data point to UK housing slowdown

      UK mortgage approvals have fallen to their lowest level since June last year in a further sign that momentum in the housing...

    21. December 1, 2014

      UK manufacturers scale back expectations for growth in 2015

      Britain’s manufacturers are beginning to scale back their expectations for growth next year as economic and political...

    22. November 27, 2014

      UK manufacturers plan to raise level of investment

      Almost 70 per cent of small and medium-sized manufacturers plan to increase their investment in technology and capital...

    23. November 26, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: George Osborne set to boost funds for innovation centres

      George Osborne is expected to boost UK industry next week, with a promise of a significant rise in funding for innovation...

    24. November 24, 2014

      Music kit maker Focusrite on stairway to Aim float

      A maker of sound equipment founded by a former Led Zeppelin audio engineer plans to float on Aim with a valuation of £80m,...

    25. November 23, 2014

      Graphene investors take a bite at the market

      Graphene, the wonder material discovered a decade ago, could soon be used in false teeth as it emerges out of the lab and...

    26. November 23, 2014

      UK manufacturers warn of shutdowns amid energy measures

      Britain’s heavy manufacturers have warned they may be forced to shut down more often this winter to avoid high power costs...

    27. November 14, 2014

      ‘Vintage of dreams’ for UK wine industry

      The leaves are finally falling off the vines at Denbies estate in Surrey but two weeks ago the stems still bore the weight...

    28. November 6, 2014

      Manufacturing shrugs off slowdown

      UK manufacturing shrugged off fears of a sharp slowdown to record solid growth in September as the overall economic recovery...

    29. November 5, 2014

      Export strength lifts struggling north

      Despite being in relative economic decline for more than a century, the north is the only English region that exports more...

    30. November 5, 2014

      ‘Catapult’ technology centres face threat, warns Hermann Hauser

      The future of one of Britain’s most important industrial initiatives could be jeopardised by spending cuts next year, says...

    31. November 4, 2014

      Rolls-Royce to shed 2,600 jobs

      John Rishton, chief executive of Rolls-Royce, sought to show he had a firm grip on the struggling FTSE 100 engineer as he...

    32. November 3, 2014

      Strong PMI data fuel manufacturing optimism

      Activity in the UK’s manufacturing sector expanded at its fastest rate in three months in October, fuelled by domestic...

    33. November 3, 2014

      UK industry demands rise in road spending

      Britain’s industrial companies are demanding a big rise in spending on roads, warning that the poor state of the country’s...

    34. October 30, 2014

      JLR boss says workers’ pay deal ‘over the top’

      The boss of Jaguar Land Rover has described a pay offer turned down by employees as “already over the top”, highlighting the...

    35. October 29, 2014

      Jaguar Land Rover faces first pay dispute for a decade

      Ten days after opening its first overseas factory in China, Jaguar Land Rover will show commitment to its West Midlands...

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      October 22, 2014

      ONS: Don’t discount UK manufacturing

      What to do about British manufacturing? There is hardly a politician in the country who hasn’t called for the sector to get...

    37. October 19, 2014

      US craft beers hit the spot among British real-ale fans

      US beers, according to the stereotype, are weak, tasteless and suitable for drinking only when all other options have dried...

    38. October 15, 2014

      Tata Steel sale plan sparks jobs fears in UK

      The UK’s struggling steel industry faced fresh uncertainty on Wednesday after Tata Steel said it would sell a division that...

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