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Dubbed 'My last day at B&Q', this video shows CCTV cameras rolling as an employee causes chaos in the stockroom
January 27, 2011 Read More

Bathroom retailer's new Eureka! campaign using CGI animation to 'bring products to life'.
January 5, 2011 Read More

Santa arrives at Chessington Garden Centre - check out his dancing!!
December 17, 2010 Read More

A bit of DIY in Dunfermline, Scotland, resulted in a mini avalanche, as two men set about clearing the ice from their guttering. One to watch with the sound up!
December 10, 2010 Read More

Youtube is awash with people's versions of the 'snowman takedown'. This garden centre's entry is worthy of a place on diyweek.net - but who are you? If you are responsible for this great bit of footage, let us know.
December 8, 2010 Read More

With our screens currently awash with festive ads, B&Q showcases a series of outakes from last year's Christmas commercials.
December 1, 2010 Read More

Guests at this year's glittering black-tie industry event enjoyed a drinks reception, three-course meal and entertainment from comedian Steve Furst before finding out who had been named Britain's Best Retailers. Check out our video montage of the celebrations at the Deansgate Hilton Hotel in Manchester.
November 22, 2010 Read More

The 12,000 lights on the biggest Christmas tree in the UK were switched on by Lord of the Rings star Billy Boyd at Dobbies' Edinburgh garden centre last weekend.
November 19, 2010 Read More

Elton John cover featured in the latest John Lewis Christmas ad given 10-1 odds of reaching the top of the charts this Christmas.
November 15, 2010 Read More

Dobbies' Edinburgh garden centre is set to welcome Britain's biggest home-grown Christmas tree. Tree-cams have captured the moment this 75ft Sitka Spruce was felled in Northumberland's Kielder Forest.
November 10, 2010 Read More

Check out comedian and actor Steve Furst's showreel to see what's in store for guests at Britain's Best Retailer Awards tomorrow night.
November 10, 2010 Read More

Longacres Garden Centre welcomes customers to its Christmas department with a novelty band.
November 5, 2010 Read More

Contestants have been whittled to the top 50 vocal acts who will be put to the vote this Saturday. Check out the video of last year's winner, Nicola Cassells.
October 28, 2010 Read More

100 cats explore the Wembley Ikea store in new television advert.
September 16, 2010 Read More

SAM'S Trade Centre has come a long way since opening in June 2004. Starting as a basic Cash & Carry with new purpose built warehouse, an enthusiastic staff, but a zero customer base!
August 6, 2010 Read More

Bents Garden and Home has teamed up with moneysupermarket.com to make a short film about the importance of insuring outdoor furniture and barbecues.
June 30, 2010 Read More

Cost of damage caused at outlet in Grimsby could run into thousands of pounds after blaze was sparked on Sunday, June 6. Watch a video of the scene here.
June 16, 2010 Read More

A look back at another successful awards lunch or the chance to see what you missed on May 14, 2010.
May 27, 2010 Read More

Evo-Stik, a world leader in adhesive and sealant technology, has become the first company within the DIY sector to develop an Apple iPhone application offering DIYers product advice and stockist details.
May 15, 2010 Read More

Company has its knuckles rapped by ASA over a TV ad for its Magic Carpet mat
May 5, 2010 Read More
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