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Realising the concept of eco-bonds, community shares and building up People’s Pensions

Convenor of the Green New Deal group and LWM co-founder, Colin Hines, has long advocated the restoration of confidence by...
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Good advice for activists and lateral-thinking politicians

Rebuild and rediversify sustainable local economies everywhere In the Guardian recently Localise West Midlands’ co-founder, Colin Hines [Author, Localization: A Global...
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Employee buyouts

Employee buyouts

The writer followed the fortunes of the Baxi co-operative for some years. Philip Baxendale [pictured], the owner of an old-established...
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Some advantages of localising the food supply

In 2002 Caroline Lucas asked questions about the globalisation and intensification of agriculture in a report co-written with LWM’s Colin...
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Co-operatives, social housing, fuel poverty and microgrids in the North-West

Localise West Midlands’ board member Phil Beardmore, environmental consultant, circulated news of his attendance at the launch of the Confederation...
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Governor Mervyn’s failed £ devaluation

Since the end of 2007 the value of the Pound has fallen by about 20 % as can be seen...
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A test case for the government’s commitment to localism – 98% vote set aside

Elizabeth Way highlights the case of around 98% of people in Kings Cliffe near Peterborough who voted in local referendums...
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Localising points made by Kirsty Davies at Birmingham’s Council House

Aston resident Kirsty is the managing director of Professional Polishing in Smethwick   Three subjects close to Attwood’s heart and which...
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Towards local sourcing of food

Compulsion?  Chef Gordon Ramsay said he has spoken to the Prime Minister about outlawing out­-of-season produce and using locally sourced...
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Another farmer forced to leave the land

Apologies for pasting a blog post here from sister blog Fair Deal Food UK, but it seemed worth promoting. Karen...
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People’s Port Trust

Dover, whose trust was founded in 1606, is one of a group of significant ports in England and Wales still...
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Spotlighting the Bank of England – Alternative Inflation Report

Getting across the fact that the UK has a consistently higher but also very unrepresentative inflation rate, was the reason...
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Beyond con-dem nation: towards an alternative agenda for planning

Planners Network UK are organising a nation-wide event on Tuesday 24th May in Birmingham as below, looking at the future...
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Compulsory purchase in Digbeth

A recent blogger reflected : ". . . planners and local authorities seem to see themselves (already, let alone under the...
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Rioting against Tesco: what other options does the system give us?

I was drafting a blog about the Stokes Croft Tesco riot when I saw Zoe Williams' piece in the Guardian...
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No Need For The Local Shop?

A statement which should not have featured in Ocado’s press advertisement? No Need For The Local Shop. Get Groceries Delivered...
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A proposal to put forward Birmingham city centre as the location of the Enterprise Zone

The Post reports that the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), has now agreed to put forward Birmingham...
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Enterprise Zones: David Bailey

Once again the words of Professor David Bailey [Coventry, International Business Strategy and Economics]  in the Birmingham Post strike a...
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A joke for our times

A bus, half full of bishops and half full of economists, is travelling along a winding road through high mountains....
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Yorkshire and the Local Sufficiency Economy

News from the Local Economic Sufficiency and Security Network    Steve Schofield’s paper, published in January this year, gives three...
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