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Escape to sustainable “wild” Tuscany

Toscana Resort Castelfalfi is an 800-year old medieval hamlet in Tuscany lovingly being restored and developed to welcome visitors by its present owner, TUI AG, the world’s biggest tourism company. The Toscana Resort Castelfalfi project started in 2007 following a decades’ long migration of its inhabitants in the ‘60s, when…

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Driverless cars

It appears that the government wants the UK to become a world leader in driverless technology and will publish a code of practice which will allow the testing of autonomous cars to go ahead. Self-drive pods will be tested in Milton Keynes and Coventry. The government has promised a full…

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Politicians at risk of losing out

Following our theme of talking about politicians (is there an election coming up by any chance?), MPs’ pension fund is at risk from fossil fuel investments, Green MP Caroline Lucas warns. The £487 million UK MPs’ pension pot is in danger of taking a financial hit due to the failure…

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Town centre housing scheme wins top award

The first phase of the new Urban 180 development at Overend Street, West Bromwich, has won another prestigious excellence award. The project formerly called Eastern Gateway – of 80-plus contemporary homes in the heart of West Bromwich town centre, has been announced as winner in the ‘Social or Affordable Housing‘…

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Eco2Solar MD joins board of LEP

Eco2Solar are delighted to announce that their Managing Director, Paul Hutchens, has been appointed to the board of the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (WLEP). Worcestershire was one of the first standalone, single-county LEPs to be approved in December 2010 by the Departments for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Communities and…

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