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Advertising watchdog calls on B&Q to remove misleading ad

B&Q told press ad claiming a spotlight was cheaper than one from John Lewis must not appear again in its current form. 
10 September 2008

Austin White enters administration

Begbies Traynor appointed to handle case of national housewares and DIY distributor. 
10 September 2008

Jane Lawler leaves Bayer Garden

Head of marketing signs up for same role at the UK garden and leisure company, Gardman. 
9 September 2008

Glee Awards – retail awards shortlist announced

Having beaten off stiff competition from dozens of entries to the Glee Awards, the shortlisted entries for the retail categories have been announced. 
9 September 2008

GCA calls for wow factor at Ruxley Rose

When the Garden Centre Association opens the Ruxley Rose competition later this month, it will stress entries embrace creativity and consider a changing marketplace. 
8 September 2008

B&Q staff fear job losses

Design consultants tell Daily Record they are being 'forced' to sign contracts. 
8 September 2008

Jo-El: product safety recall notice

Carbon monoxide detector, Article No: 822611 
8 September 2008

Early indications of a low-spending Christmas

Survey finds consumers plan to spend less on decorations and presents, but more on food and drink 
8 September 2008

Forest Garden restructures with £2.5m investment

Bank funds development of manufacturing buildings and storage facilities at Hartlebury headquarters. Eardisley site to close this year. 
5 September 2008

Interest rates: 'No surprise' says BHF Group

Right decision for now, but we expect the 'inevitable decline' soon, says Alan Hawkins. 
5 September 2008

Asda Living - the rollout continues

Five stores this year across the UK 
5 September 2008

Spread Garden Supplies ceases trading

Specialist supplier of gardening and leisure products winds down its two depots in St Helens and Beckford. 
4 September 2008

NWF garden centre sale close to completion

The sale of the group's garden centre operation could go through imminently. 
4 September 2008

Ed Byrne to star at DIY charity gala dinner

Popular TV comedian, panel game and chat show guest, Ed Byrne headlines the entertainment at next year’s DIY gala charity dinner, at the Royal Garden Hotel, in London. 
4 September 2008

Rainy Day Trust increases readership for Annual Review

The Rainy Day Trust Annual Review, which reports on the work undertaken by the charity during the previous year, will see its distribution grow to cover the readers of DIY Week, Housewares and BMJ. 
3 September 2008

Stanley pledges brand investment

Marketing head highlights support and product development as company commits to creating an extensive portfolio. 
3 September 2008

Hodkinson leaves Wyevale Garden Centres

Nicholas Marshall, owner of Country Homes & Gardens, takes on chief executive post to drive next phase of development and expansion. 
2 September 2008

Letter from Andy Vaughan

The BHETA DIY sector director Andy Vaughan expresses his thanks to the industry on his return to work. 
2 September 2008

Fads' owner posts £145,000 loss after tough year

Strategic Retail hit by market downturn; pulls plug on new store openings. 
2 September 2008

Scribble gives it 'sum wellie'

Leisurewear supplier gets involved in world record attempt to launch new wellie range. 
2 September 2008
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