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Office starts up 18% as public sector lags behind

Office starts up 18% as public sector lags behind

The construction industry is starting to move out of its recent stupor, according to figures released by industry analysts Glenigan.

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Entu UK drops solar division

Home improvement company Entu will discontinue its retail solar activities as it expects the market environment for solar in the UK to become even more difficult, SeeNews Renewables has reported.

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Forest Heath plans £14m solar farm

Forest Heath will become one of the first councils to run its own solar power farm as a source of income.

Q&A: City of London environmental health officer debates legionella outbreaks

Q&A: City of London environmental health officer debates legionella outbreaks

H&V News spoke to city of London environmental health officer Toby Thorp about legionella contamination following the recent outbreaks in America and the UK.

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Government introduces apprenticeship levy

The introduction of an apprenticeship levy has left the industry questioning the future of the current levy to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

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Scheme will deliver free heating for vulnerable people

A multi-million scheme is set to deliver a range of free heating and energy-saving measures to vulnerable individuals across Teesside.

Two companies fined for serious breaches in the removal of asbestos

Two firms fined for absestos removal safety breaches

A construction management company and a director of a construction company were fined for serious safety failings while working on a construction site at Kensington Church Street, London.

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Energy companies rely on coal to produce electricity

British Gas and SSE, which have over 40% of the market between them, now use more coal to produce electricity than they did in 2005, The Independent has reported.

HE Simm: winner of the 2015 Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award

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