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First Phase of New Village Approved for Ebbsfleet Garden City

First Phase of New Village Approved for Ebbsfleet Garden City

The first phase of a new village for Ebbsfleet Garden City has been approved by planners. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation approved plans for 281 homes in Ashmere, which will be the second village to be developed in Whitecliffe, formerly known as Eastern Quarry....

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Britain’s Builders Need Cash Grants, Says FMB

Britain’s Builders Need Cash Grants, Says FMB

The Federation of Maser Builders (FMB) is backing calls from the CBI to increase the Government guarantees on loans to small businesses to 100%, to reflect the difficulty that builders are facing in accessing finance. The FMB is also calling on banks to speed up...

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Amey wins £100million Yorkshire Water Contract Extension

Amey wins £100million Yorkshire Water Contract Extension

Leading public services provider, Amey, has obtained a three-year contract extension, performing reactive and proactive maintenance work across Yorkshire Water’s sewer network.  The contract, which begins in April 2020, forms part of Yorkshire Water’s...

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Scandi Summer Interiors Guide

Scandi Summer Interiors Guide

Lifestyle expert at Contura provides tips on how to create a fresh, summery Scandi-inspired interior ‎ As we head towards summer, it’s a good idea to think about refreshing your interiors to match the changing seasons. With winter behind us, it’s time to put away the...

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Mates in Mind COVID-19 Relief Fund Appeal

Mates in Mind COVID-19 Relief Fund Appeal

Mates in Mind has today published a call for donations to its COVID-19 Relief Fund. This Relief Fund will allow Mates in Mind to continue to respond with vital support programmes. It is now expected that workplace mental health issues, already a pervasive challenge...

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EARNINGS FALL AS VIRUS HITS  CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

EARNINGS FALL AS VIRUS HITS CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

Average earnings for freelancers fell by 2.9 per cent last month as the impact of coronavirus started to filter through to building sites, according to latest figures released by Hudson Contract. Analysis of payroll data for more than 2,200 construction companies in...

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Madagascar Coronavirus Appeal

Madagascar Coronavirus Appeal

Coronavirus is impacting us all massively, but spare a moment (and a few pounds if you can) to think about those in rural Madagascar, noted by the World Bank as the poorest country in the World. Here there are few health services, many people’s immune systems are...

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How to Improve Your Garden Without Spending a Penny

How to Improve Your Garden Without Spending a Penny

With many now spending a lot more time at home for the foreseeable future, experts offer their top tips to spruce up your outdoor space without spending a penny.  As people look to cut back on unnecessary costs and spending, experts at Hitachi Personal Finance...

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Peab Builds Healthcare Building in Ängelholm

Peab Builds Healthcare Building in Ängelholm

Peab has been commissioned to build a new healthcare building on the hospital grounds in Ängelholm. The customer is Hälsostaden Ängelholm AB and the contract is worth SEK 176 million. The project is a new healthcare building that will be located southeast of the ER...

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LOCKDOWN DIY: 73% OF DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS BASIC TOOL IS

LOCKDOWN DIY: 73% OF DON’T KNOW WHAT THIS BASIC TOOL IS

Google searches asking whether DIY stores are open during lockdown have increased by 1000% Millennials could not name 8 out of 15 tools on averageShockingly, 73% of millennial Brits can’t identify a levelOther surprising entries for the least most recognisable tools...

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NUMBER OF EMPTY HOMES SOARS  THIRD YEAR RUNNING TO 225,845

NUMBER OF EMPTY HOMES SOARS THIRD YEAR RUNNING TO 225,845

Number of long-term vacant properties in England rises by 4.5% in a yearThere is now £56.8bn worth of residential property lying empty long termNo. of empty homes grew the most in Solihull with 67.7% riseBirmingham remained the worst offender with 4,575 long-term...

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Bring The Outdoors In

Bring The Outdoors In

As most of us move to a more isolated and indoor lifestyle this spring, Contura experts provide tips to plan your own natural oasis at home ‎Although it’s harder to get outdoors on a regular basis at the moment, studies have shown that just five minutes spent outdoors...

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Scandi Guide to Better Health & Happiness

Scandi Guide to Better Health & Happiness

With Scandinavian countries topping the World Happiness Report (yet again) this year, Swedish lifestyle expert at Contura provides tips to help Brits improve wellbeing Scandi-style For the eighth year in a row, Scandinavian countries have scooped the top places in the...

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TfL Takes Steps to Support Tenants

TfL Takes Steps to Support Tenants

All small and medium businesses on TfL’s estate, which make up 86 per cent of tenants, to get 100 per cent rent relief, starting from 25 March, for next three months100 per cent rent relief to be provided to all tenants who operate in any London Underground station...

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HOUSEBUILDER HELPS BRING CLEAN WATER TO TOGO COMMUNITY

HOUSEBUILDER HELPS BRING CLEAN WATER TO TOGO COMMUNITY

A COMMUNITY in Togo has access to clean water and toilets thanks to new homes being built in South Wales and the South West of England. Ahead of World Water Day (March 22), Compassion UK revealed that almost 250 children have benefitted as a direct result of a...

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