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Insight: Everyone's waiting for the first drone disaster

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GIVEN the collision at Heathrow and the potential for aerial terrorism, have regulators been caught napping on policing the skies, asks Dani Garavelli. Professor David Hastings Dunn, head of the Department of Political Science and International Studies at Birmingham University, believes it is only a matter of time before terrorists will be strapping explosives to drones, allowing them to by-pass security systems and carry out attacks on open-air events.
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29/04/2016

"Brexit" Attacks President Obama...and Avoids the Issues

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One might be surprised that a prominent British politician would begin a comment about US President Barack Obama with a historical lie. One might not foresee an ethnic slur against the American leader.But that is exactly what happened last week when the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, used The Sun newspaper as a platform to denounce Obama's visit to Britain.
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29/04/2016

"Brexit" Attacks President Obama...and Avoids the Issues

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One might be surprised that a prominent British politician would begin a comment about US President Barack Obama with a historical lie. One might not foresee an ethnic slur against the American leader.But that is exactly what happened last week when the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, used The Sun newspaper as a platform to denounce Obama's visit to Britain.
Date:
29/04/2016

Manufacturing in Greater Birmingham – is it pulling its weight?

Manufacturing in Greater Birmingham – is it pulling its weight?
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Our first guest blog from Patrick Willcocks, policy commentator focused on cities and their economic and environmental policy issues (UrbanPivot); a teaching fellow at the UoB Business school focusing on Europe and regional development and a private consultant working on EU funding and policy.
Date:
27/04/2016

The Inaugural IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement

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Professor Jon Glasby, who is a member of the Frailty Working Group, was part of the group involved in producing an international expert paper on 'reablement and frailty' for the recent IFA Copenhagen Summit on Reablement.
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27/04/2016

Hospital Management Conference

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HSMC's Professor Russell Mannion has been invited to give the opening plenary address at the Inaugural International Conference on Hospital Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka in November 2016
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26/04/2016

Follow the latest from Big Local

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Three new films from Our Bigger Story.
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26/04/2016

Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life

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Chris Allen recently spent two days with the Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life when it visited Birmingham.
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26/04/2016

From Birmingham to Paris: MA World Heritage Students visit UNESCO

From Birmingham to Paris: MA World Heritage Students visit UNESCO
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As part of the MA Programme in World Heritage Studies students from the UK, China, Russia, Taiwan, Brazil and Finland visited the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in Paris to engage in lively debate with specialists.
Date:
26/04/2016

Beyond the binary of financial in/exclusion - latest CHASM Briefing Paper

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Read the latest Briefing Paper from CHASM, 'Beyond the binary of financial in/exclusion: Towards a spectrum of unsecured credit use'.
Date:
26/04/2016
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