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Thursday 23rd March 2017

Triggering Article 50: the task that lies ahead

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On March 29, the Prime Minister will trigger Article 50, starting the official Brexit process. As a result, unless all parties agree to an extension, the UK will officially leave the European Union on 29 March 2019
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Thursday 23rd March 2017
Thursday 16th March 2017

A cool change is coming and business needs to get ready

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The Government announced in it's Spring Budget this month that it would publish a call for evidence on the use of red diesel, especially in urban areas, suggesting the refrigerated logistics industry needs to brace for change.
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Thursday 16th March 2017
Thursday 9th March 2017

Making Space: Celebrating Women at the University of Birmingham

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Following traditions established by the oldest academic bodies, the University of Birmingham has always immortalised its key protagonists, its figureheads and academics in portraits since its foundation in 1900. However, the portraits, which adorn public spaces around campus, are almost all of brilliant men.
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Thursday 9th March 2017
Thursday 2nd March 2017

Poor air quality: a scientific, health and policy issue

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Public interest in air pollution has fluctuated greatly in recent years, but is now at a high level with frequent reports in the press. While real progress has been made in reducing concentrations of some air quality pollutants, others remain at unacceptably high levels. An episode of very poor air quality in the second half of January stimulated a great deal of media interest, despite the fact that similar episodes have occurred many times in the past.
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Thursday 2nd March 2017
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