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  Firefighters Do The Strand At Charing X Gas Leak

Firefighters Do The Strand At Charing X Gas Leak

A massive gas leak has seen The Strand in London and Charing Cross station closed with disruption due until midday on Jan 23
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  Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Shoppers at an enclosed mall in Luton came face to face with an horrific attack on Sunday (Jan 21) afternoon as two men were stabbed. Security personnel reacted swiftly to save the men's lives
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  Involuntary Part-time Jobs Fuel Male Pay Inequality

Involuntary Part-time Jobs Fuel Male Pay Inequality

Almost one in eight men work part-time today. Rising pay inequality, particularly those in lower paid jobs, is driven by the hours they work. Involuntary part-time rates are highest for skilled tradespeople, cleaners and labourers
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Cities For Our Future Challenge

  Cities For Our Future Challenge
RICS has launched a global competition to solve problems facing the world's expanding cities. Glasgow, Manchester and London are among 24 global cities chosen for a contest that offers a £50,000 prize
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Atishoo, Aitishoo More Fall Down

  Atishoo, Aitishoo More Fall Down
A report published on January 18 shows that seasonal flu activity levels have continued to increase - as ThisWeekinFM said it would - but it will get better
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  Carillion - Society Takes Responsibility

Carillion - Society Takes Responsibility

The Nationwide Building Society is to bring all services provided directly by Carillion in house, with Carillion employees becoming Nationwide's responsibility from 22 January

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Cleaning & Hygiene
  Colds, Flu or Allergies - Which Is It?

Colds, Flu or Allergies - Which Is It?

A manufacturer of professional cleaning solutions, has put together a guide to help you tell employees if they have a cold, the flu or an allergy

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Property
  One In 10 - Offices Are The New Homes

One In 10 - Offices Are The New Homes

New analysis by the LGA has revealed nearly one in 10 new homes over the last two years was converted from an office and included no affordable housing or supporting investment in infrastructure

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Workplace
  Veganuary - Is There Such A Thing?

Veganuary - Is There Such A Thing?

With the vegan food trend looking like it will get even bigger in 2018, BaxterStorey has jumped on the (not driven by horses) bandwagon with a vegan recipe launch

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Technology
  The City Of Tomorrow

The City Of Tomorrow

Future cities - what will they look like? And what challenges will next generations be facing? asks a construction and building insurance specialists

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Energy
   The Energy Industry Forecast

The Energy Industry Forecast

Five energy trends to look out for in 2018 according to the International Energy Outlook 2017

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Education
  Carillion Learners Encouraged To Keep Up Studies

Carillion Learners Encouraged To Keep Up Studies

BIFM has written to learners from Carillion currently studying for a BIFM qualification in FM encouraging them to complete their studies as normal. BSRIA has launched two books...one of them Blue

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People
   Insightful Appointments And Departures

Insightful Appointments And Departures

There's been a few comings and goings around the FM and property sectors including the return of Moriarty and the departure of Tim Hancock from Tenon FM

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Environment
   London Air Quality Target Hit For First Time

London Air Quality Target Hit For First Time

London's air quality was within legal limits in January 2018 for the first time in 10 years. However, air quality is still likely to exceed the NO2 hourly limit later this month

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Building
   Unusual Order For Hinkley Point C

Unusual Order For Hinkley Point C

A civil engineering and aggregates contractor has delivered 15,060 tonnes of granite to the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor in Somerset

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Safety
  Drugs & Alcohol - The Signs, The Test & The Support

Drugs & Alcohol - The Signs, The Test & The Support

Suzannah Robin has helped UK companies with their testing policies. Here she explains what to do if an employee tests positive for alcohol or drugs and discusses how to identify and support individuals who are struggling with addiction

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  Boom Times Over for Diesel Cars

Boom Times Over for Diesel Cars

In what’s being dubbed a ‘perfect storm’, diesel cars could face a drop in their share of the UK market from a high of around 50 per cent to just 15 per cent by 2025, according to experts at Birmingham’s Aston University

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Products
  Taking The Roof Off At Novotel Canary Wharf

Taking The Roof Off At Novotel Canary Wharf

Breezefree has created a special retractable louvred roof on the 39th floor roof terrace for Bokan at the new Novotel London Canary Wharf

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Security & Fire
  Cyber Crime and GDPR - Trends For 2018

Cyber Crime and GDPR - Trends For 2018

David Ferbrache, chief technology officer in KPMG’s cyber security practice, highlights ten cyber security trends we can look out for in 2018

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