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  University Challenge - Blaze Extinguished At One. Arsonist Sought At Another

University Challenge - Blaze Extinguished At One. Arsonist Sought At Another

There's been another fire at a London university. This time 58 firefighters have tackled a blaze at the London Metropolitan complex on Holloway Road. Meanwhile, the police are seeking a halls of residence arsonist
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  Growing-up To Sow The Clean Growth Strategy

Growing-up To Sow The Clean Growth Strategy

In an unusual show of unity and accord, four Conservative MPs have managed to grow-up for a minute or two to launch the UK's Clean Growth Strategy without contradicting each other
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  Buildings Of The Future - Time To Rethink The Bottom Line

Buildings Of The Future - Time To Rethink The Bottom Line

The ability to measure return-on-investment is the stumbling block in the construction and maintenance of Buildings of the Future, a recent white paper released by Aurecon claims
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Moped Gang Get 18 Years - Another Strikes Regent Street

  Moped Gang Get 18 Years - Another Strikes Regent Street
A moped gang who carried out more than 100 robberies were jailed on Oct 11 for a total exceeding 18 years. On Oct 9, another gang hit a high-end jewellery store.
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Chief Weather Forecaster's Assessment

  Chief Weather Forecaster's Assessment
Extremely windy conditions will affect Northern Ireland and western and northern Britain on Monday and Tuesday - and we look back to 1987's Great Storm
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People
  Heads Together - Mental Health Awareness

Heads Together - Mental Health Awareness

The Compass Group and and Emcor UK have launched campaigns to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace

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  Ticket to Ride Without a Care

Ticket to Ride Without a Care

The government has set out its ideas on an £80 million smart ticketing rail revolution - which was initially revealed at the Conservative Party Conference

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  ABM Strengthens Northern Ireland Presence

ABM Strengthens Northern Ireland Presence

ABM has taken a further foothold in Northern Ireland with the opening of a dedicated office in Belfast and the appointment of a country manager tasked with growing the local portfolio

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Education
  Heading In The Wrong Direction?

Heading In The Wrong Direction?

A report suggests there is insufficient advice on built environment careers while a survey opens to find if Welsh Apprenticeships in both Cleaning & Environmental Support and Facilities Management are delivering on their purpose

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Security & Fire
  Environment Agency Trials Use Of Body Cameras

Environment Agency Trials Use Of Body Cameras

Environment Agency Enforcement officers in the North-East are wearing body worn cameras in a first trial to prevent or record assaults and other offences

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Workplace
  Less Time To Manage Flexitime

Less Time To Manage Flexitime

South Ayrshire Council is using the HFX solution to manage flexitime for over 1,000 staff

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Energy
  Energy Research Centre Opens & Energy Minister Appointed

Energy Research Centre Opens & Energy Minister Appointed

Newcastle University, Northern Gas Networks and Northern Powergrid have launched InTEGReL - Integrated Transport Electricity Gas Research Laboratory

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Environment
  Perry Pens Clean Growth Statement

Perry Pens Clean Growth Statement

We've got the written ministerial statement by Minister for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry on the Clean Growth Strategy - along with voices of support and a voice of discord

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Building
  Alpha, Charlie, Bravo - The Willmott Dixon File

Alpha, Charlie, Bravo - The Willmott Dixon File

Scape Group’s Major Works Framework seems to love Wilmot Dixon - appointing the firm all over the country. From carbon plans to lock-ups and clinks - we've got a bit of a digest going on

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Safety
  Dreadful Consequences Of Falls From Height

Dreadful Consequences Of Falls From Height

A firm has been fined after worker fell from height; a company has been sentenced after an employee suffered a fractured back; and a scaffolding firm and its director have been sentenced as a man lost an arm and is confined to a wheelchair

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Cleaning & Hygiene
  Acting Swiftly Without TUPE

Acting Swiftly Without TUPE

Babcock has awarded a three year cleaning contract for a school in Surrey to QAS because they could mobiles in four weeks with no staff transfer

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Property
  Sky Central Wins Best of Best 2017 at BCO Awards

Sky Central Wins Best of Best 2017 at BCO Awards

In April, Sky Central won the London region Corporate Workplace Award at the British Council for Offices Awards 2017. Sky has now gone on to win the national Corporate Workplace Award and BCO's Best of Best 2017

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Technology
  Squaring It With Qube

Squaring It With Qube

MRI Software has acquired Qube Global Software, a UK based provider of property and facilities management Solutions

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Products
  Evening All - CCTV Takes The Sky

Evening All - CCTV Takes The Sky

We used to rely on bobbies on the beat - but now there's potentially a new type of Robocop - or should that be copter - set to patrol our streets

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