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Coronavirus: Can London’s suburbs lead the capital’s economic recovery?

By Sam FrancisBBC News, London image copyrightGetty Images/BBC image captionDuring lockdown shoppers have traded central London for suburban high streets The UK economy has suffered its biggest slump on record and remains in recession. Central London’s world-famous shopping district sits largely empty with no prospect of returning to normal soon. But can green shoots of a recovery be seen on… Read more →

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Rival powers jockey for the lead in hypersonic aircraft

Image copyright Reaction Image caption Hypersonic aircraft will need new engine technology “I’ve spent my career on things flying fast,” says Adam Dissel, who heads up the US operations of Reaction Engines. This British company is building engines that can operate at dizzying speeds, under conditions that would melt existing jet engines. The firm wants to reach hypersonic velocity, beyond… Read more →

Former Michelin Dundee boss to lead manufacturing centre

Image caption Planning permission was granted recently for the new national manufacturing institute A former boss of the Michelin tyre plant in Dundee has been chosen to lead the development of a Scottish manufacturing centre of expertise. John Reid will become chief executive of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) in August. Mr Reid was general manager of Michelin Dundee… Read more →