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Public sector procurement: fresh, sustainable and locally sourced food?

Labour MP Joan Walley Stoke on Trent North) tabled a Private Members Bill Public Bodies (Sustainable Food) setting nutritional, environmental...
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Comments on the Green New Deal/Energy Savers from industrialist Kirsty Davies-Chinnock

She spoke at the Council House just before the Attwood Awards were given: Three subjects close to Attwood’s heart and...
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Awards to project champions from LWM, Encraft & the Council

Jon Morris, Matthew Rhodes and Keith Budden, who jointly developed and promoted the innovative Birmingham Energy Savers scheme within Be...
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People’s participation – and how!

Devinder Sharma, an LWM New Delhi contact, recently went to address a conference on education at Pune, organised jointly by Lokayat and...
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Plenty of ideas for the enterprise policy review

It was a pleasant surprise to hear the news that Tory peer Lord Young has been commissioned, as enterprise tsar,...
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Birmingham: the city of a thousand big business satellites?

John Clancy is Director of Media Futures, who speaks of initiating the 'Brummie bond' debate and of an interest in...
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Will sustainable agriculture conference do what it says on the tin?

This morning I received a mailing list invitation to a conference on sustainable agriculture, sponsored by Bayer Cropscience amongst others...
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Sustainability education in bite-sized chunks, newly launched by LWM and Aston Uni

Yesterday evening was the launch of three of the part-time courses offered by the Sustainable Communities, Urban Regeneration and Environmental...
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Support for local food procurement in Birmingham and Scotland

In 2006 LWM was commissioned by the Birmingham Strategic Partnership (now renamed Be Birmingham) to produce a sustainable procurement action...
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Alternative inflation report – why regional inflation alerts matter

Had Lawson even had an experimental inflation index for even one of the regions or nations of the UK, he...
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Working for a Green New Deal

  LWM’s co-founder, Colin Hines, continues his work as convenor of the Green New Deal Group with Larry Elliott, Tony...
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Working to ‘bring power to the people’

Localise West Midlands Vice-Chair, George Morran, continues his work to ‘bring power to the people’, building on a wealth of...
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Rebuilding our local economies, or a cry for more corporate welfare? Views from the fringe

LWM's Jon Morris was one of the panel members at the Conservative Party fringe event Rebuilding our Local Economies, run...
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Procurement . . .

 Which politician said this on Tuesday? When you look at a London bus you are looking at: seat fabric from...
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AGM: localism and economic localisation – the conflicts and the opportunities

Our AGM speaker event early yesterday evening felt to me like a positive oasis of  rational thinking on our beseiged...
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Forthcoming events: for details scroll down to the post concerned

  Localise West Midlands’ 2010 AGM and gathering Localise West Midlands’ 2010 gathering will take place on 29th September at The...
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Rebuilding a stable, diverse, localised economy

 Today's bulletin from the New Economics Institute in Massachusetts eloquently describes the diverse economy still remembered by their oldest inhabitants: ...
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Celebrating local workshops

  Launch Party on Saturday 2nd October 2pm  The Old Print Works Moseley Road B12 9AL *  JOIN the treasure...
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Rebalancing our economy: Jon Morris

   CLES, Co-operatives UK and Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority are staging a series of fringe events at this year’s...
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Alternative inflation report – how other countries are doing it better

Our last couple of reports have focussed on the unexpected wave of inflation that is being felt around the world...
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