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The proof is in the dough

The Northern Dough Company started out making pizzas at their kitchen table three years ago. Now their “make your own pizza” products can be found on the shelves of Waitrose. The Lancashire-based company is the brainchild of husband and wife team Chris and Amy Cheadle.… Read more »

A bold new idea and real vision

Twelve years ago, Paris-domiciled British artist Richard Kirk had a chance meeting over a pint in Soho - and discovered a new world. He became fascinated by a small piece of electroluminescent material powered by a simple battery at his table. Despite having no scientific… Read more »

The Briggs brothers’ flying start to car making

Liverpool has been one of the fastest growing cities in the UK over the last ten years, so perhaps it's not surprising that one of the world's fastest cars is now accelerating out of the blocks from Merseyside. BAC, or Briggs Automotive Company to give its full name,… Read more »

A very different silicon revolution

It is one of the most unusual production floors in Britain. Men sketch or pore over laptops, with rows of reddish-pink hands and male organs standing as bizarre desk accessories. Trays of neat pink and white squares, looking like cakes, turn out to be dozens… Read more »

A big idea takes flight

It’s bigger than a football field, making it the world’s largest aircraft (about 60 feet longer than an Airbus A380). It is a mixture of aeroplane, airship, helicopter and hovercraft. It’s greener and quieter than other air transport. Oh, and a larger version is already… Read more »