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    1. July 1, 2015

      UK manufacturing activity stagnant

      UK manufacturing was stagnant in June, with export orders falling because of subdued demand from Europe. The monthly survey...

    2. June 30, 2015

      Last chance to buy that new Land Rover Defender

      If you want a classic Land Rover Defender, Tuesday is the last opportunity to order a new one before one of Britain’s best...

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    1. June 25, 2015

      Goodyear to close Midlands rubber operation

      Britain’s resurgent motor industry was dealt a blow on Thursday as Goodyear said it would close its rubber factory in...

    2. June 17, 2015

      US cooker group plots end to Aga saga

      Aga Rangemaster, the maker of the quintessentially British cookers synonymous with rambling country estates and farmhouse...

    3. June 10, 2015

      UK industrial production shows sharp rise

      Britain’s industrial sector rose sharply in April, as a strong rebound in the oil and gas sector made up for a disappointing...

    4. June 9, 2015

      Free to be more productive: family business Grainger & Worrall

      Aviewing platform overlooking the factory floor is as close as visitors can get to the Formula One production line at...

    5. June 7, 2015

      Sajid Javid keeps business guessing over industrial policy review

      Britain’s industrial policy is facing a fundamental review, as Sajid Javid — under the watchful eye of his political heroine...

    6. June 7, 2015

      UK manufacturers turn to after-market services in hunt for value

      British manufacturers are stepping up their investments in the profitable after-sales service market as they hunt for new...

    7. June 1, 2015

      UK manufacturers struggle to make progress on exports

      Another month of lacklustre activity in factories has highlighted the extent of the UK’s reliance on domestic consumption...

    8. June 1, 2015

      Pound falls as UK manufacturing disappoints

      Investors backed off sterling, cuddled up to the dollar and consigned the yen to a new 12-year low as a raft of construction...

    9. June 1, 2015

      North Sea weakness take its toll on manufacturing sector

      The manufacturing sector is losing momentum, an industry body has warned, in a sign that problems in North Sea oil and gas...

    10. May 31, 2015

      Attention turns to manufacturing activity data for UK and US

      The coming data-heavy week presents a broad mix of indicators for leading economies. Monthly activity surveys for the US, UK...

    11. May 18, 2015

      UK manufacturer survey shows first-quarter rise in export orders

      Britain’s manufacturers have provided a glimmer of optimism about the outlook for exports, with new research pointing to a...

    12. May 17, 2015

      UK ceramics industry in battle over heritage

      The acquisition of Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton by a Finnish group has reignited the debate over false and misleading...

    13. May 13, 2015

      A UK productivity evangelist with eyes on £300bn prize

      John Neill bristles at the suggestion that he is the leader of a cult. But he is messianic about the need to save British...

    14. May 12, 2015

      UK industrial output jumps in March

      UK industrial production picked up in March, boosting hopes that weak overall growth in the first quarter of the year was a...

    15. May 1, 2015

      UK factories suffer slower growth in April

      Growth in activity at British factories declined in April, delivering more bad news for the economy just a week after...

    16. April 27, 2015

      UK manufacturing recovery has slowed, CBI says

      The speed of the British manufacturing recovery has slowed and companies are more gloomy about their competitiveness in the...

    17. April 10, 2015

      Data show further decline in UK construction in February

      The Conservatives’ hopes of gaining a pre-election boost from strong economic growth figures have taken a knock, with...

    18. April 1, 2015

      UK manufacturing activity hits 8-month high

      The UK manufacturing sector powered ahead in March, suggesting the economy is on course for a healthy expansion in the first...

    19. March 31, 2015

      Honda eases fears for Swindon plant with £200m injection

      Honda’s struggling UK operation has been given a shot in the arm with the announcement that it will become the sole producer...

    20. March 27, 2015

      Lightbulb moment as first mass-market graphene product goes live

      The first mass market product made with the “miracle material” graphene is about to go on sale: a lightbulb. The invention...

    21. March 26, 2015

      Black cab makers hail next generation of London icon

      The London Taxi Company has set out its vision of the future for the black cab and it involves green technology, exports to...

    22. March 26, 2015

      Karmic payback for a UK city the crisis killed

      The recorded commentary of Birmingham’s Ferris wheel used to announce: “Ici, L’Arc de Triomphe”, lifting fun-seekers high...

    23. March 25, 2015

      Jaguar Land Rover invests £400m in Midlands plant

      Jaguar Land Rover has given a boost to the Midlands with an investment of more than £400m in a plant near Birmingham and a...

    24. March 17, 2015

      UK’s Acro founder is evangelist for no-recline aircraft seats

      On a recent Norwegian Air Shuttle flight back to the UK from a business trip in Sweden, Chris Brady gave the back of his...

    25. March 11, 2015

      UK motor industry fights ‘demonisation’ of diesel cars

      Britain’s motor industry has moved to avert a backlash against diesel cars and protect a market that is key to recovering...

    26. March 11, 2015

      UK manufacturing output falls in January

      UK manufacturing output fell unexpectedly in January, dealing a blow to hopes that the sector was recovering after a weak...

    27. March 8, 2015

      Supersonic car showcases UK engineering

      In a cavernous hangar on the outskirts of Bristol, one of the world’s most challenging engineering projects is taking place....

    28. March 6, 2015

      Wanted: investors who can electrify the British economy

      Quite soon Britain’s last deep mine will haul up its final lump of coal. The book will close on an industry that once...

    29. March 4, 2015

      Study recasts innovation as main driver of regional divide

      Blaming the emergence of a north-south divide in England on the decline of manufacturing is far too simplistic, according to...

    30. March 4, 2015

      Resurrection man Jim McColl takes on Clyde challenge

      Jim McColl, saviour of the last commercial shipyard on the Clyde, is a man with a mission. For Mr McColl, buying Ferguson...

    31. March 3, 2015

      Rolls-Royce chief’s pay halved after profit warnings

      John Rishton has gone from the highest-paid chief executive in recent Rolls-Royce history to the lowest after a disastrous...

    32. March 2, 2015

      Free Lunch: Is rebalancing working?

      Makers on the march In the UK, there has been a lot of hand-wringing about the need to "rebalance" the economy away from the...

    33. March 2, 2015

      UK manufacturing shows signs of rebound

      Activity at Britain’s manufacturers has begun to bounce back from a weak patch in the autumn, reflecting rising output and...

    34. March 2, 2015

      UK export orders to Europe picking up, say manufacturers

      British manufacturers are starting to see the first signs of a pickup in European export orders, raising hopes that a...

    35. March 1, 2015

      Aston Martin set for shake-up and targets new buyers

      Aston Martin is to unveil its biggest shake-up in a generation as it seeks to boost the appeal of its sports cars beyond...

    36. March 1, 2015

      Monday interview: Andy Palmer, Aston Martin CEO

      Andy Palmer was never going to be the chief executive of Nissan in Japan. He once sat in the court of Carlos Ghosn, the...

    37. March 1, 2015

      UK drug manufacture drops by a quarter

      The coalition’s ambitions to promote the UK’s £60bn pharmaceutical sector as a high-growth industry have suffered a blow...

    38. March 1, 2015

      UK’s ‘march of the makers’ gathers pace

      On one side of Jaguar Land Rover’s 300-acre plant in Halewood, a giant mechanical press crashes down on to a sheet of steel,...

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