8th August 2013
Crime Mapping is not a new concept for practitioners of law enforcement. The production of crime maps to identify hot spots or high concentration of crimes within an area has been standard practice for investigators since the mid 19th century, where police departments could better visualise the categories of offences, the frequency and density of crimes by placing coloured pins on maps.
1st July 2013
The UK has a rich history of making the most from waste textiles ever since the industrial revolution with the production of mungo and shoddy from waste clothes and discarded fabrics from the textile mills. Though the mills have all but gone from the UK, there remains a vibrant re-use and recycling market for textiles, with an industry of collectors, sorters, exporters and fibre recyclers.
10th February 2013
Manufacturing is the third largest sector in the UK economy, in terms of share of UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Statistics show that in 2009 the UK manufacturing sector generated around £140bn in gross value added (GVA), representing just over 11% of the UK economy and employing around 2.6 million people, representing over 8% of the UK workforce.