Author Archives: Lucy

Universities and higher education

Tomorrow MPs are due to debate the Higher Education Bill.  It therefore seems to be a good time to make a few points about post-school education. Let me start by saying that I went to university, enjoyed three years there … Continue reading

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After the referendum

On Thursday roughly a quarter of people in the UK voted to leave the EU.  Roughly a quarter voted to stay.  A quarter who could have voted didn’t and a quarter living here were unable to vote because they were … Continue reading

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Imagineering. Where is travel going?

By the end of this year there may be the first driverless cars on our roads.  Not science fiction, but science fact.  We already have unmanned planes in our skies – drones.  How soon will these be combine to become … Continue reading

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Water for Derby homes and businesses

Last Sunday, 22nd March, one of the largest water mains feeding Derby – a 30 inch main under Mansfield Road by Chester Green burst.  Flooding was dramatic, as pictures from Derby Telegraph show. This is one of the main supplies … Continue reading

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