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News
Consultation event in Burntwood to showcase proposals to use technology to extend library opening times 

20 Feb 18

People in Burntwood can find out more about plans to use technology to increase library opening times at a consultation event in the town.


News
Green technology funding agreed for 500 West Midland buses 

17 Feb 18

NEARLY 500 buses in the West Midlands will benefit from green technology over the next two years.


News
Pioneering robotic-arm assisted surgery at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital 

15 Feb 18

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham is the first NHS hospital in the country to introduce robotic-arm assisted surgery.


Business
Birmingham firm has answer to Bridge Strikes question 

14 Feb 18

Claim that new design will save lives and save money.


Business
The 2017 ‘Busch Innovation in Vacuum Award’ goes to WAGNER Group GmbH 

13 Feb 18

WAGNER Group GmbH was presented with the ‘Busch Innovation in Vacuum
Award’ for its innovative fire prevention systems.


News
Hundreds of high-tech apprenticeships to be created at park off M6 

13 Feb 18

The Manufacturing Technology Centre will be training 300 high quality apprentices a year…


Blog comment
Valerie supports UK Youth Rocketry Challenge 2018 

9 Feb 18

I supported the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge 2018 on Monday 5 February.


Blog politics
A Cleaner Greener City With The Conservatives 

8 Feb 18

This is how the Aston Expressway could look if Conservatives take control of the city in May.


999
Efficiency – The digital revolution 

4 Feb 18

We still have to maximise the amount of policing we can offer on a reducing financial base.


Business
Networking at MAHLE 

2 Feb 18

We would like to thank Made in The Midlands and MAHLE for the great networking event.


Blog music
Album Review: Technology by Don Broco 

2 Feb 18

Don Broco have gained a large following in the UK since their formation in 2008, in the same year releasing their ‘Thug Workout’ (2008) EP.


Business
SSP Technology – your partner in honing & grinding equipment 

31 Jan 18

Suppliers of new Manual and CNC Grinding, Honing, Cut-Off and
Blank Preparation Machines.


Business
PALLITE® invests in cutting-edge technology to enhance product range 

26 Jan 18

When it comes to job creation, automation divides opinion.


Business
Free IT Audit for Made in the Midlands members 

26 Jan 18

Todays manufacturing organisations rely on a multitude of information technology that not only co-ordinate the production chain, but also connect businesses to a network of customers, suppliers and service providers.


Events
Macbeth the Film 

25 Jan 18

Shakespeare Week – One Screening Only All tickets £4.50 Brilliant young general Macbeth pulls off a glorious victory in battle before returning to an indolent court where honours are dispensed by whim.


Blog event
10 Minutes With… Catherine Allen 

23 Jan 18

Next week, Warwick graduate Catherine Allen returns to the Arts Centre with her company Limina to turn the Helen Martin Studio into a special VR theatre.


Business
Apprenticeship boost as MCMT announces 30 new positions 

23 Jan 18

More than 30 apprenticeship places are up for grabs at two of the region’s leading manufacturing training hubs.


News
Talented Burntwood youngsters boosted by Stephen Sutton Bursary 

22 Jan 18

Two Burntwood youngsters have been awarded £1,000 to help continue to harness their talents.


News
Influence future of library service 

17 Jan 18

CONSULTATION meetings over the best way to manage some of Staffordshire’s libraries begin this week.


News
New heathy living app needs volunteers 

17 Jan 18

PEOPLE in Staffordshire are being encouraged to help shape and design a healthy living app.


Business
Kilby Packaging introduces ‘Print Me’ Service – ‘take a standard stock product and make it yours!’ 

17 Jan 18

When considering bespoke packaging, you may have been discouraged by large minimum order quantities, set up costs or printing plate charges.


Local news
Charity donates specialist assistive technology to local children’s hospice 

16 Jan 18

Children and young people at Acorns Children’s Hospice in Selly Oak have been donated a package of specialist assistive technology worth thousands of pounds by national children’s charity Lifelites.


News
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge open and tour new health facility at Coventry University 

16 Jan 18

The 59 million facility trains nurses, paramedics and other health professionals using the latest technology and simulation methods…


Blog feature
Go Think Big 

15 Jan 18

Go Think Big is offering grants of up to £500 to support local digital social action projects to inspire young people (aged 15-24) to make a positive impact within their community.


Blog feature
Going Digital Is More than Having A Website 

15 Jan 18

Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition Mandy Johnson spoke up about charities’ use of digital technology at Navca’s annual conference this week, commenting on some of the recommendations made in the House of Lords Select Committee’s …


News
New awards introduced at Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce annual dinner 

12 Jan 18

Three new categories are set to be introduced at the 2018 Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce annual awards and dinner.


Blog
Chris Rock has BANNED phones and smart watches from Birmingham show 

12 Jan 18

Technology will be secured in Yondr pouches…


Business
MCMT sponsorship deal 

11 Jan 18

West Midlands law firm FBC Manby Bowdler has signed a two year deal to support a state-of-the-art£4mtraining centre for manufacturers in the region.


Business
Hadley UltraSTEEL 

11 Jan 18

Our UltraSTEEL process is a global revolution in cold rollforming technology giving you increased load carrying performance to ultimately stronger by design.


News
Up to £85m in new funding to develop automotive technology 

10 Jan 18

Government agrees sector deal with industry aimed at establishing the UK as a world leader in automotive technology…


News
Local crime fighters get behind the camera 

8 Jan 18

STAFFORDSHIRE Police is currently issuing all of their 1300 front line officers across the county with new personal-issue Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras – giving them greater capability to record evidence and incidents while out on patrol.


News
Libraries consultation begins 

8 Jan 18

THREE months of consultation over the best way forward for Staffordshire’s libraries begins today (Jan 8).


Business
New plans for multimillion-pound rail innovation hub 

8 Jan 18

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council is working with Warwick Manufacturing Group to develop a new hub to revolutionise very light rail technology…


Business
GDPR WARS – Technology Strikes Back 

2 Jan 18

OK, I know what you’re thinking…


Blog social media
FAQ: Top 3 tips for journalists wanting to get started in data journalism 

27 Dec 17

Photo by Benjamin Reay The latest in my series of FAQ posts comes from the National University of Sciences Technology (NUST) in Pakistan.


Blues
VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round 

21 Dec 17

VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round Vitalfootball:Birmingham:21/12/2017 20:18:00 Video Assistant Referee technology comes into the English game for the first time in the third round of the FA Cup this season.


Sky Blues
VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round 

21 Dec 17

VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round Vitalfootball:Coventry:21/12/2017 20:18:00 Video Assistant Referee technology comes into the English game for the first time in the third round of the FA Cup this season.


Villa
VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round 

21 Dec 17

VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round Vitalfootball:Aston Villa:21/12/2017 20:18:00 Video Assistant Referee technology comes into the English game for the first time in the third round of the FA Cup this season.


Baggies
VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round 

21 Dec 17

VAR Comes In For FA Cup 3rd Round Vitalfootball:WBA:21/12/2017 20:18:00 Video Assistant Referee technology comes into the English game for the first time in the third round of the FA Cup this season.


Blog feature
Midlands Innovation announces plans for technology transfer 

20 Dec 17

Midlands Innovation, a group of eight universities and one of the UK’s most influential academic collaborations, has launched its plan for collaboration in technology transfer.


Business
FBC Manby Bowdler signs two year deal to support manufacturing & technology centre 

19 Dec 17

Midlands law firm FBC Manby Bowdler has signed a two year deal to support a state-of-the-art £4m training centre for manufacturers in the region.


Blog feature
Warwick spin-out Medherant completes £3.8 million funding round 

19 Dec 17

Medherant, a spin-out company from the University of Warwick developing an innovative transdermal drug delivery patch technology, has raised £3.8 million in its latest funding round.


Business
MTI and Siemens Join Forces to Lead the Way in Welding Technology for The Axle Market. 

19 Dec 17

Global joining solutions provider MTI collaborated with technology company HMK, the Siemens motion partner, to pioneer the development of a double axle friction welding machine worth in excess of £2 million for one of the world’s leading trailer…


Blog feature
Cyber-Safety Company Partners with Charity to Stop Online Child Exploitation 

18 Dec 17

British tech company SafeToNet has partnered with charity Safer London to help safeguard young Londoners online from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime, and to further its mission of safeguarding millions of families worldwide using technology.


Business
Boost for Birmingham property company 

15 Dec 17

Barclays and Cambridge University join forces to help UK businesses scale up.


Blog comment
The problem isn’t robots, it’s bad employers 

14 Dec 17

Tom Watson’s Future of Work Commission looked at the impact of new technology but the problems really lie with the way our economy works…


News
New technology to help police tackle drug abuse in Lichfield and Burntwood 

13 Dec 17

New equipment has been introduced to help police tackle drug abuse in Lichfield and Burntwood.


Business
Christmas Holiday hours 

11 Dec 17

SSP Technology will be closing Friday 22nd December 2017 at 1pm – reopening Tuesday 2nd January 2018 at 8.30am.


News
New campaign to reduce the number of uninsured drivers across Staffordshire 

8 Dec 17

WITH an estimated 99,000 uninsured vehicles in Staffordshire and the West Midlands, the two forces are working together to reduce this number in a constructive way.


News
What is Bitcoin and why are we talking about it? What you need to know 

5 Dec 17

Bitcoin relies on this kind of decentralised technology – called the blockchain – for secure payments…







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