8 key British inventions of the last century

Britain has a long and proud history of developing world-changing innovations, from the splitting of the atom to the discovery of penicillin. Royal Mail has attempted to show British innovation and engineering at its best by launching the 'Inventive Britain' stamp set. They will feature images depicting inventions that Royal Mail believes has made the most difference in history.

How to make a “Northern Powerhouse”

In June 2014, the Chancellor George Osborne set out plans to make a “Northern powerhouse”. This was in part due to the latest Autumn Statement revealing that employment in the three months to September in northern regions increased by 2.6 per cent, 0.3 per cent higher than the national average. This spoke volumes about the north being one of the centres driving economic growth.

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