James Watson

Self-help books – how useful are they actually?

The opening page of James Clear’s bestseller Atomic Habits holds synoptic definitions of the two words in its title: atomic as “an extremely small amount of a thing” and habit as “a routine performed regularly”. Clear’s book is the latest in a swathe of self-help books which, at their core,...
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Posted Apr. 18, 2024

Recovery measures enforced following flood in Leamington Spa

Warwick, Leamington Spa and Coventry have been prone to recent flooding with widespread surface water affecting multiple areas of Warwickshire. Warwick District Council (WDC) have since put in place recovery measures for flood victims in the Leamington area affected by the storm which has been labelled Storm Henk. Up to...
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Posted Jan. 20, 2024

Leamington Spa Covid mega lab put up for sale

The Rosalind Franklin Laboratory, the UK’s first Covid-19 testing “mega lab”, has been put up for sale. The Leamington-based test centre opened in July 2021 and was intended to speed up Covid testing, processing 300,000 tests a day. However, plans never fully materialised, and the lab has stood empty for...
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Posted Nov. 26, 2023

WMG Net Zero Innovation Network helping SMEs become more sustainable

WMG at The University of Warwick helped more than 50 small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) in the West Midlands become more sustainable after the energy crisis left 60% of these critical UK manufacturers threatened with closure. Laura Downey, the technical lead of the Innovation programme at Warwick, said “The Net...
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Posted Nov. 17, 2023

University of Warwick hosts events for Birmingham Tech Week

The University of Warwick hosted events as part of Birmingham Tech Week, a festival that brought over 30 sessions and 150 speakers together. Warwick ran two events for the week encompassing 16-20 October: a session on the ‘mobility revolution’ at the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) and a networking dinner...
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Posted Nov. 3, 2023