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  27-minutes On Hands-free - Driver Jailed. Drug Dealer Disguised As Construction Worker

27-minutes On Hands-free - Driver Jailed. Drug Dealer Disguised As Construction Worker

A female driver has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for killing a man while driving using a hands-free mobile phone; A man who posed as a construction worker and two others got a total of 36 years after the seizure of 28 kilos of heroin and cocaine
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  Buying Shopping Centres For Christmas

Buying Shopping Centres For Christmas

Unibail-Rodamco has put the Westfield Corporation in its Christmas stocking to create one of the world’s biggest developers and operators of flagship shopping destinations just days after Hammerson and Intu did pretty-well the same thing
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  Engineering - Game Afoot To Bridge Skills Gap

Engineering - Game Afoot To Bridge Skills Gap

The Government's Industrial strategy is only viable if it tackles the skills gap, say employers while a new report reveals there is a lack of diversity in the engineering and technical workforce which could be fuelling recruitment shortage
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Employed Or Not Employed? - Now That Is A Question

  Employed Or Not Employed? - Now That Is A Question
Construction firms risk a six figure tax liability amid an increase in HMRC activity to establish the correct status of subcontractors as either 'employed' or 'self-employed'
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Parking Grinches Set To Steal Christmas

  Parking Grinches Set To Steal Christmas
English councils and their evil contractor cohorts made a record £819 million from parking operations in the last financial year. Meanwhile private parking companies are gearing up for Christmas bonanza
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Building
  London Bridge (and Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo East, Farringdon) Falling Down

London Bridge (and Charing Cross, Cannon Street, Waterloo East, Farringdon) Falling Down

Network Rail’s has said London Bridge station will be fully functioning by the New Year - but there will be ten days of major disruption over the Christmas period affecting at least four of London's biggest stations

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Safety
  How The Mighty Fall - HSE Issued With Crown Censure

How The Mighty Fall - HSE Issued With Crown Censure

In something of a bitter irony, the Health and Safety Executive has avoided justice because of its status; the BBC and co have accumulated over £300,000 of fines and costs; and tree fellers have also been fined

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Workplace
  Doin' Alright With Your Christmas Of White?

Doin' Alright With Your Christmas Of White?

Or will it be a blue, blue, blue Christmas for office workers? One-third expect to work and check email on Christmas Day?

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  A Bit Of A Lottery In The FM Digest Lucky Dip Bag

A Bit Of A Lottery In The FM Digest Lucky Dip Bag

BIFM has raised the thorny issue of post-Brexit migration labour access concerns; and Mitie will provides health & safety passports for Highways England. Then there's some international news; and Camelot calling for consultancy

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Security & Fire
  Mobile Nicking Moped Mobsters Get The Sting

Mobile Nicking Moped Mobsters Get The Sting

As a City of London jewellers is hit by knife wielding riders and 24 people lost mobiles to moped muggings in just an hour or so, we've got some personal crime prevention advice. And Police introduce The Stinger

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Energy
  Resi, Not So Steady - Go

Resi, Not So Steady - Go

The vast majority of utility industry professionals believe that Residential Demand Management is one of the biggest challenges for the future Smart, Flexible Energy System, according to a recent survey

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Property
  Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky - Embracing The Tree In The Hendrikx Experience

Excuse Me While I Kiss The Sky - Embracing The Tree In The Hendrikx Experience

Bob Hendrikx' proposal to create the world’s first growing architecture, involving tree-like buildings that absorb CO2 to tackle tomorrow's challenges in today's building has reached the stratospheric heights in a BSRIA competition

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Education
  J.E.E.P.sters Wowed - Junior Engineering Engagement Programme Launched

J.E.E.P.sters Wowed - Junior Engineering Engagement Programme Launched

On the evening of December 4, facilities management services provider and engineering firm, ABM UK launched its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P) at its training centre in Greenford, Middlesex

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People
  Posting, Packing, Pick-ups and Pickings

Posting, Packing, Pick-ups and Pickings

Anyone responsible for a post room will want to know Royal Mail's Christmas posting dates...they might come in handy as well in making sure Granny gets her card. We've also store delivery dates, some Christmas facts and lowest sugar Christmas fayre

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Technology
  Action Fraud Helpline Goes Live For Live Cyber Attacks

Action Fraud Helpline Goes Live For Live Cyber Attacks

Action Fraud has launched a 24/7 helpline to combat cyber attacks against businesses, charities and other organisations

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Cleaning & Hygiene
  Up The Gutter And Not Down The Drain

Up The Gutter And Not Down The Drain

The City of London Corporation has awarded a five-year gutter cleaning contract with; meanwhile, QFSL Cleaning has been sold by an insolvency practitioner preventing all the employees being thrown in to the gutter just before Christmas

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Environment
  All Aboard On The Air Quality Charabanc

All Aboard On The Air Quality Charabanc

Cleaner journeys are due as the government commits £11 million to greener buses and the Department for Transport has appointed a company to evaluate the performance of low emission buses

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  THINK! Drink

THINK! Drink

Tell your friends and colleagues not to drink and drive this festive period says the latest THINK! campaign which started on December 7

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Products
  Put That In Yer Pipe And Line It

Put That In Yer Pipe And Line It

Drainage engineers have used no-dig pipe lining technology to carry out a comprehensive upgrade of surface water and foul drains at an East Midlands power station

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