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Thursday 9th January 2014

A British Manufacturing Renaissance? The Reshoring of British Manufacturing

A British Manufacturing Renaissance? The Reshoring of British Manufacturing
Description
Something strange or perhaps rather unexpected has occurred over the last few years; the media and politicians have been highlighting the strength of British manufacturing. Perhaps even stranger are the many accounts of high profile manufacturing firms that have returned production processes to the UK from low-cost production locations abroad.
Date:
Thursday 9th January 2014
Categories:
Social Sciences
Thursday 21st November 2013

Lifting the veil on anti-Muslim hate crimes against British women

Lifting the veil on anti-Muslim hate crimes against British women
Description
Earlier this year a heavily pregnant white British woman was mowed down outside her own home after asking a man to move a car that was blocking her drive. The reason? She was wearing a niqab.
Date:
Thursday 21st November 2013
Categories:
Social Sciences
Thursday 29th August 2013

Back to School: Why headship is no longer an option

Back to School: Why headship is no longer an option
Description
Applications for headteacher posts are at an all-time low and many vacancies are re-advertised a number of times before being filled. Headship is no longer the preferred choice of many deputy and assistant headteachers, meaning there is now a national shortage of headteachers.
Date:
Thursday 29th August 2013
Categories:
Social Sciences
Tuesday 25th June 2013

Weighing up the real value of the G8 summit

Description
It is easy to be cynical over the value of summits such as the G8 meeting recently concluded in Northern Ireland. After all, this year's meeting was preceded by the erection of fake shop fronts in Northern Ireland to disguise empty businesses, and when Birmingham played host in 1998 the city council sprayed the grass verges green.
Date:
Tuesday 25th June 2013
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
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