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B&M to move into former BHS store

B&M has announced plans to open its second Hartlepool branch by moving into premises recently vacated by BHS.
25 October 2016 0 Comments

B&Q Sunday trading request turned down

B&Q in Jersey has reportedly had its application to open nine Sundays a year turned down by the planning department.
25 October 2016 0 Comments

Carpetright sees a 2.9% LfL decline for first half

Carpetright Plc has released its half yearly results, with like-for-likes down 2.9% for the 25 weeks ending October 22.
25 October 2016 0 Comments

BHS announces ambitious international plans

Newly re-launched BHS has announced plans to grow its international business.
24 October 2016 0 Comments

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

Bond It strengthens decorating arm

25 October 2016

Breathing life back into gardens with Everbuild

25 October 2016

CK Tools introduces "industry first" in tool storage

25 October 2016

New and improved side cutters from CK Tools

25 October 2016

Wildlife World wins best new wildlife and pet product

24 October 2016

Two new non-exec directors for Grafton Group

24 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
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re: B&Q thief stashed items in a bin in his trolley

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