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Aug 15 2022

MTC develops autonomous ‘Ratty the Robot’ pipe crawler

Robotics experts at the Manufacturing Technology Centre have developed an autonomous robotic rat which can scurry along underground pipes carrying out inspection work. The invention has the potential for cost and efficiency savings for utility companies as well as reducing human exposure to hazardous environments and preventing pipework leaks.

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Aug 11 2022

Midlands councils in electric vehicle charging boost

New planning tool will help Midlands local authorities identify sites where new public EV chargers should be located.

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Aug 4 2022

Aerospace programme backs Midlands firms

More than £3.8m has been awarded to four Midlands companies as part of an aerospace innovation programme.

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Aug 2 2022

Ceramics consortium launches first stage of major project for Midlands

Ambitious plans to place the Midlands at the heart of the multi-billion-pound global advanced ceramics industry have been set out by a consortium of the region’s business, academic and research bodies.

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Aug 1 2022

Shrewsbury-Black Country to Birmingham rail route: “Full speed ahead” say transport bosses

Midlands Connect has today submitted a business case to the Department for Transport outlining plans to enhance the Shrewsbury - Black Country - Birmingham rail route. The news has been hailed as ‘a major milestone for the project’.

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Jul 28 2022

A1 Upgrade: Nearly three quarters support upgrading A1/A52 in Grantham

Residents in Lincolnshire and Newark have given plans for an upgrade to the A1/A52 their overwhelming support. 

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