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    1. February 5, 2016

      Kenneth Corfield, technological industrialist, 1924-2016

      As a 10-year-old in England’s interwar industrial Midlands, Ken Corfield came to own a Kodak box Brownie. Rudimentary...

    2. February 1, 2016

      UK factories boosted by domestic demand

      Britain’s factories enjoyed a brighter than expected start to the year, with solid domestic demand keeping large...

    3. January 28, 2016

      UK manufacturing retains bright spots despite overall gloom

      It is a refrain as familiar as a factory tour made by a politician in a hard hat and a hi-visibility vest: why has...

    4. January 25, 2016

      Port Talbot broken by steel industry in decline

      Luke Keogh, 20, was the third generation of his family to find work at the steelworks in Port Talbot, but the first...

    5. January 21, 2016

      Oil crash: idled rigs stack up as crisis grips North Sea

      A remote harbour near Inverness might seem an unlikely gauge for the oil price crash but the freezing waters of the...

    6. January 20, 2016

      Steel deal with Chinese group blocked because of Trident link

      Ministers blocked Sheffield Forgemasters, the troubled steelmaker, from reaching a rescue deal with Chinese investors...

    7. January 18, 2016

      Chinese steel imports push mills to brink of ‘catastrophe’

      Union leaders have warned the government that Britain’s steel industry faces “catastrophe” unless ministers block...

    8. January 12, 2016

      Reece Group: In the footsteps of a Victorian great

      Were Lord Armstrong, leading engineer of his day , to time travel from the 19th century to his site in Newcastle upon...

    9. January 12, 2016

      UK manufacturing sector in recession

      UK manufacturers suffered a further setback in November last year, with weak global demand and a strong exchange rate...

    10. January 11, 2016

      Manufacturing jobs at risk over national living wage

      Nearly a fifth of Britain’s manufacturers are considering restructuring or reducing their workforce in response to the...

    11. January 10, 2016

      Unions in talks with Tata over future of biggest steel plant

      Talks over the future of the UK’s biggest steel plant in south Wales are set to take place between its owner and union...

    12. January 6, 2016

      Britain’s struggle to forge a balanced economy

      When the UK economy started to recover from the global financial meltdown of 2009, there were hopes that the new growth...

    13. January 4, 2016

      Economic rebalancing in UK remains elusive

      The unbalanced nature of the UK economic recovery was laid bare on Monday as new data showed consumers hungry for...

    14. December 23, 2015

      Toymakers aim to top UK’s Christmas gift list

      UK toy sales are forecast to end this year 5 per cent up on 2014’s total of £3bn — marking the best performance for the...

    15. December 23, 2015

      Steelworkers face uncertainty in UK after a year of trauma

      For Britain’s steel industry, 2015 was a year of trauma. Of the country’s remaining 30,000 steel employees, about 5,000...

    16. December 21, 2015

      MPs criticise government response to steel crisis

      The government’s failure to detect mounting problems in the UK steel industry and its response to the unfolding crisis...

    17. December 17, 2015

      UK steel boosted by EU aid approval

      Britain’s steelmakers received a boost on Thursday when the EU approved a multimillion pound package of state aid to...

    18. December 15, 2015

      Walker Greenbank profits hit by Storm Desmond

      Flooding caused by last week’s Storm Desmond in the UK has caused substantial damage at Walker Greenbank’s Lancaster...

    19. December 14, 2015

      Business surveys confirm solid UK recovery

      UK business activity has shrugged off an autumn slowdown, according to a survey that finds solid growth across all...

    20. December 13, 2015

      Sports car maker TVR hopes to muscle back into market

      It was a Blackpool-based manufacturer known for its gimcrack sports cars and shaky finances. Now the cherished British...

    21. December 9, 2015

      Key part of Cable’s industrial strategy scrapped

      The business department has quietly reversed a central part of Vince Cable’s industrial strategy by shutting down a...

    22. December 7, 2015

      Manufacturers rein in spending plans in face of slowing trade

      Manufacturers are scaling back their hiring and investment plans for the first time in almost six years as their...

    23. December 2, 2015

      Nissan plant in Sunderland revs up for Infiniti production

      Production of the first Nissan premium vehicle to be built in Europe, the Infiniti Q30 compact luxury car, begins in...

    24. December 1, 2015

      Manchester sees rebirth of cotton industry

      Thirty years after cotton spinning died out in Britain, Cottonopolis has been reborn. A German-backed company is...

    25. December 1, 2015

      Flagging global trade curbs UK manufacturing growth

      After a surprise jump in October, activity in the UK’s manufacturing sector fell in November. The Markit/CIPS survey of...

    26. November 27, 2015

      Osborne goes heavy on the levy but the levy is dire, say bosses

      Business leaders have been left reeling after George Osborne announced an £11.6bn “payroll tax” The Guardian, November...

    27. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: apprenticeship fears remain for employers

      The trainee brazers on the shop floor of Brompton’s London factory are learning a delicate art: how to join together...

    28. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: VAT puts pressure on green boilermaker

      Tax measures and incentives are vital to Flowgroup, which makes an energy-efficient boiler that also produces power....

    29. November 24, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover to put £450m into Midlands engine factory

      Jaguar Land Rover is to double the size of its engine factory in the Midlands with a £450m investment that reinforces...

    30. November 18, 2015

      UK’s steel suppliers gird themselves against fallout

      Britain’s steel crisis has left a trail of devastation: closed plants, thousands of lost jobs and bleak prospects for...

    31. November 12, 2015

      Rolls-Royce looks to retune its engine as profits tumble

      Investors knew things were bad. How could they not know after four profit warnings since early last year? But this...

    32. November 12, 2015

      Rolls-Royce shares tumble on fifth profit warning in 20 months

      Rolls-Royce suffered one of its sharpest share price falls since listing after the jet engine maker on Thursday issued...

    33. November 8, 2015

      Burberry investment highlights Leeds textile revival

      Burberry’s decision to invest £50m in a new factory in Leeds has underlined the recovery of what remains of the UK’s...

    34. November 6, 2015

      UK washing machine manufacturing starts new cycle

      A new production line making washing machines in County Durham opened on Thursday, the first domestic UK manufacturer...

    35. November 6, 2015

      UK manufacturing and trade bounce back

      Manufacturing output bounced back in September and international trade was stronger, mitigating fears that the UK’s...

    36. November 3, 2015

      Michelin closure highlights threat to Northern Irish economy

      The industrial town of Ballymena has suffered its second big jobs blow in a year after Michelin said it would close its...

    37. November 3, 2015

      Weir earmarks 400 more job cuts as crude price fall takes toll

      The impact of the fall in crude prices continues to take a toll on Weir, the industrial valve and pumpmaker, which...

    38. November 2, 2015

      PMI data boost hopes for UK manufacturing revival

      Activity in Britain’s factories unexpectedly jumped in October, offering hope for the industry after a grim few months....

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