Four months ago David Cameron brought his “march of the makers” to Derby in a morale-boosting exercise for Britain’s blue-collar sector. Now more than 1,400 manufacturing jobs have walked out of the city as Bombardier, the last remaining train maker in the UK, announced plans to cut nearly half its workforce in the wake of the government’s decision last month to select Siemens of Germany for a £3bn contract.
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SALFORD UNIVERSITY ECO HOUSES GO BACK FOR THE FUTURE
Star date: 4th July 2011
SALFORD LOW ENERGY HOUSES BUILT 30 YEARS AGO STILL LEAD THE WAY – SO WHY DID SALFORD COUNCIL BULLDOZE THEM IN LOWER BROUGHTON?
“All concerned in the `New Broughton’ new build should be ashamed of what they have done” New Broughton resident
New research from the University of Salford shows that houses built to a special design for Salford City Council in the early 80s are still 50% more energy efficient than the UK average – and could provide a blueprint for the future of house building in this country.
Despite those living in some of these special houses in Lower Broughton screaming about their benefits to anyone who would listen, Salford Council, in its wisdom, bulldozed them three years ago to make way for what residents are calling `creaking wooden boxes’…
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