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John Smith: 1932-2018

Former chairman of Smith Brothers group and third generation member of family business dies aged 86

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UK faces billion-pound funding gap as fuel poverty work stalls

Government efforts to improve energy efficiency in fuel poor homes are falling short of official targets and wider low carbon ambitions set out in the UK Clean Growth Strategy, a new report from the Committee on Fuel Poverty has found.

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Fire lessons of Grenfell not being learned on site, say experts

The lessons of the Grenfell tragedy and the subsequent criticisms of Building Regs from the Hackitt Review have yet to be learned across construction, with many sites showing no signs of changes in practice or culture.