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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Kick out the egotists, love the specialists

As a man in my early 50s, I am already on Saturday morning of life’s week and I may not even get time to go to a Sunday service before I meet my maker.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg

Clegg: Build 50,000 new homes along east-west rail route

Up to five garden cities should be built along the new east-west rail route, according to the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg.

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Milk bottles

Farming Matters: Nostalgic for milk bottles

Clinking glass bottles on the doorstep early in the morning is but a happy distant memory for many, as cardboard cartons and plastic milk bottles bought from the supermarket long ago replaced many a doorstep delivery.

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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: Forgettable Labour and energised UKIP

I’ve spent much of the last two weeks observing the various party conferences, to get a sense of what they might do to weigh down or power the real economy forward if they are elected into government.

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Could the future of farming machines be driverless?

Farming Matters: Driverless tractors

Farmers have been practising Precision Farming for several years now.

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Alex Pratt

Business Eye: You heard it here first - change is on the way

Last Thursday in Scotland, after hundreds of years of tradition, we witnessed a momentous vote by a huge proportion of a fully engaged electorate.

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