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Laura Ashley confirms closure of Homebase concessions

Homewares and fashion retailer Laura Ashley has confirmed it will be closing all of its Homebase concessions with the next year.
21 October 2016 0 Comments

AMA Market Report: Booming Bi-fold Doors

The market for bi-folding doors is expected to grow 7% per annum, despite Brexit fears, says AMA Research.
21 October 2016 0 Comments

Axminster Tools makes awards shortlist

Devon-based retailer and supplier Axminster Tools & Machinery has made the 'On the Tools' shortlist for Power Tool Supplier of the Year - but needs votes to become the winner.
20 October 2016 0 Comments

MPs back decision to strip Sir Philip Green of knighthood

Members of parliament have approved, without a vote, a call for former BHS owner Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood.
20 October 2016 0 Comments

Leekes rakes in pre-tax profits of £2.2m for H1

Department store Leekes has reported a significant rise in sales and profits for the first half of the 2016/17 financial year.
20 October 2016 0 Comments

Worker is killed at IKEA Reading

IKEA in Reading has its doors firmly closed today after the death of a contract worker in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The man was reportedly crushed by a hydraulic lift in the loading bay of the store at around 2.30am.
20 October 2016 0 Comments

Man attempts to steal venetian blind in trousers

Police in Northampton are searching for a man who attempted to steal a venetian blind from Dunelm Mill by concealing it down one trouser leg and up the back of his jacket.
19 October 2016 0 Comments

Wickes and Toolstation "continue to outperform the market" in Q3

Travis Perkins Plc, parent company to Wickes and Toolstation, has released its figures for the third quarter of 2016, with total sales growth of 3.4% and like-for-like increases of 2%.
19 October 2016 0 Comments reports positive feedback as it launches kitchen range

Newly launched has introduced kitchen and dining wares to its range, and says it has had great customer response since its debut at the end of September.
18 October 2016 0 Comments

DIY shop flouts council order to continue to trade 'illegally'

A to Z DIY and Plumbing of Fartown, Huddersfield, has reportedly ignored a ruling by its local planning inspectorate to close down.
18 October 2016 1 Comments

Wickes celebrates re-launch of Taunton store

Wickes is celebrating is new-look store complete with brand new kitchen and bathroom design centres in Taunton.
17 October 2016 0 Comments

Shurtape to promote T-Rex in new radio campaign

21 October 2016

Shurtape launches high profile TV campaign

21 October 2016

Johnsons launches recharged branding

20 October 2016

Bord Na Mona launches Pro 5 range

20 October 2016

Smart Solar brings innovative concepts to Glee

20 October 2016

Stevenage female carpenter named Ultimate Tradesperson

21 October 2016

HTA welcomes new vice president

20 October 2016

Kelkay welcomes newest recruit to family business

13 October 2016

Eyles and Stevens bid farewell to Hillview

22 September 2016

Wyevale to collaborate with prestigious designers

22 September 2016

New sales director at Axminster

21 September 2016
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re: DIY shop flouts council order to continue to trade 'illegally'

Send in the VAT inspectors & their HMRC colleagues. Obviously one who flouts the law and believes he's immune to the laws that apply to ...

re: B&Q thief stashed items in a bin in his trolley

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This is nothing new t happens all the time as staff numbers drastically reduced. Normally they get a cheap mower empty the contents then ...

re: Police appeal for witnesses after DIY shop theft

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re: 250 sign up to hear the latest from Bunnings at BHETA forum

Paul Grinsell, DIY Director, BHETA
Jim -Bunnings acquisition of Homebase is probably one of the most exciting things that's happened in the industry in years. It's here and ...

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