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Birds and bees push gnomes out of the garden 28-Jul-2015
Hot tubs, built-in barbecues and bee houses are in but wind chimes, windmills and white plastic patio furniture are out.

Hardware shop owner denies child sex images charge 27-Jul-2015
The owner of a Liverpool hardware shop has told a jury that he did not download hundreds of images of child sex abuse.

Chocolate bathrooms melt awards judges' hearts 27-Jul-2015
Bathrooms.com has been shortlisted for PR Week's Best Use of a Small Budget Award for a campaign created around chocolate bathrooms.

Wantage hardware shop expands with new decor outlet 27-Jul-2015
An Oxfordshire hardware independent is significantly growing its decor offer by expanding into the shop next door.

Garden centres celebrate more GCA regional wins 27-Jul-2015
More garden centres across the country have been celebrating following the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) further announcements of its regional award winners.

GCA South Thames winners revealed 24-Jul-2015
The winners of the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) South Thames regional awards were revealed during a presentation on Wednesday, July 22 at Haskins Garden Centre.

B&Q's Q2 sales uplift boosted by outdoor products 23-Jul-2015
Kingfisher's Q2 results released today reveal a 2.6% increase at B&Q, while Screwfix storms ahead, up 28.3%, boosted by the opening of 11 new trade counters during the period.

Victoria Plumb rebrands ahead of launch into bedrooms 22-Jul-2015
Online-only retailer Victoria Plumb has dropped its 'b' and rebranded as VictoriaPlum.com as it prepares to expand from bathrooms into bedrooms.

GCA reveals Midlands area winners 22-Jul-2015
Planters Garden Centre - Bretby and Webbs of Wychbold are celebrating their titles of Best Garden Centre (GC) and Best Destination Garden Centre (DGC) respectively in the Garden Centre Association's (GCA) Midlands region awards, announced this week.

DIY spend rides wave of consumer confidence 22-Jul-2015
Spend in DIY stores experienced a surge in the second quarter of the year, driven by growing consumer confidence.

Kingfisher products win international design awards 22-Jul-2015
Kingfisher has won a series of design awards for several of its products, including a door chime, sealant applicator and lawnmower.

Langlands adds third garden centre with Sheffield acquisition 22-Jul-2015
The Garden Style garden centre in Sheffield has been sold to Langlands Garden Centres, adding to its two existing centres in York and Leeds.

Logistics crisis sparks big shed development boom 21-Jul-2015
Chronic undersupply in the logistics market sparked a 16m sq ft 'big shed' development boom in the first half of 2015, including 7.6m sq ft of speculative development - the highest total since since 2007.

Gardman provides the tools for garden makeover 21-Jul-2015
Patients at a Northamptonshire hospice now have rooms with a view after volunteers transformed their garden with help from Gardman.

Mocap buys William Beckett Plastic Packaging 21-Jul-2015
American firm Mocap LLC, of Park Hills, Missouri, through its subsidiary of Mocap Ltd., has successfully completed the acquisition of Sheffield-based William Beckett Plastic Packaging.

GCA announces North Thames winners 21-Jul-2015
Sunshine Garden Centre and Burston Rose & Garden Centre were declared Best Garden Centre (GC) and Best Destination Garden Centre (DGC) respectively as the Garden Centre Association (GCA) unveiled its area award winners for the North Thames region.

Harris has the scents to delight decor shoppers 21-Jul-2015
Paint brush and roller brand Harris is taking a novel approach to making shopping for decor products more attractive - giving its independent retailers a way to create a scented store environment.

Matalan enters home improvement market 20-Jul-2015
Fashion and homewares retailer Matalan is going head on with B&Q and Homebase with a launch into the home improvement market.

Living Wage presages job cuts at independents 20-Jul-2015
Small shops will have to cut jobs or hours or both as a result of the new National Living Wage announced in this month's Budget.

Jail for garden centre director's £65,000 fraud 20-Jul-2015
A garden centre director has been put behind bars after she was found to have stolen thousands of pounds from the business.


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