UK Space exploration – Jodrell Bank boost for Northern Powerhouse Science and Tech leadership and Goonhilly goes global

There is plenty going on in that highly specialist sector of our built environment that is space exploration. Good to see Jodrell Bank reinforcing and building its profile as a global player with its nomination at the beginning of the year by the UK Government to UNESCO for World Heritage Site status in 2019. As…

Northern Powerhouse: Sheffield CRCA – how badly has devolution been blunted in the Steel City Region?

At an extraordinary meeting of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority yesterday morning the leaders of the member councils couldn’t agree on the terms of a recommendation to initiate public consultation on mayoral powers relating to devolution.  The May 2018 Mayoral election will still go ahead, but – unless something changes in the meantime –…