Brian Abdie

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In the U.K., a Case for Shifting Political Power to the Cities

A year-long independent effort has identified the most practical strategies for empowering the U.K.'s cities and metro areas.<p>The notion that national governments have become inert and dysfunctional while cities power the global economy has become a bit of a mantra among urbanists: Why not let …

When do the children of migrants become British?

When do the descendants of immigrants go from being migrants to being natives? That’s the question raised by a MigrationWatch UK study which says that the impact of immigration on the 4.6 million increase in the UK’s population since the millennium has been ‘substantially underestimated’. Why? …

iPad Sales Slump As Android Tablets Soar

There have been a number of signs that the consumers’ rush to buy into the iPad ecosystem was slowing, but data from IDC today puts the slowing retail success of Apple’s tablet into an interesting position.<p>The analyst’s numbers suggest that total iPad sales in 2014 will be down by an eighth (12.7%) …

How Black Friday invaded the U.K. without Thanksgiving’s help

<i>This story was published in partnership with Time. The original can be found at Time.com</i><p>By Dan Kedmey, TIME<p>Four years ago, Black Friday was …

Human trial of Ebola vaccine 'promising'

Researchers in the US say they are a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at the earliest before it can be used in the field.<p>The news comes amid the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly …

Brandywell to stage Manchester United Milk Cup game

<b>Manchester United's defence of the Premier Section at this year's Milk Cup will include a game at the Brandywell as the competition visits the Derry stadium for this first time.</b><p>United face CSKA Moscow at Derry City's home ground on Wednesday 30 June.<p>Earlier in the day, China's Elite Section game …

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Speedy weeknight suppers: fig, prosciutto and gorgonzola croutes

Carmalised figs and prosciutto make for an easy but stylish Italian meal<p>This recipe, given to me by a good friend and fellow cook, Bella Thomas-Ferrand, sings of indulgent Italian eating both with its classic flavours and ease of preparation. A friendly greengrocer will find you figs but failing …

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