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Home is still where the heart is

British homeowner's spending on property accounts for almost four pounds in every £10 
15 May 2007

Garden centres set to loose brown tourism signs

Garden centres in Lincolnshire who currently use brown tourism signs to attract customers to their coffee shops may have to remove them, says the county council. 
15 May 2007

Obituary – Thomas James Harwood

Former Darwen businessman Thomas James Harwood, died peacefully on 15 May 2007 at the age of 95, writes his son, Tom Harwood. 
15 May 2007

Crown Paint back on tv with £5m advertising campaign

Crown Paint is launching a new television advertising campaign on May 16, which marks its return to the small screen. 
15 May 2007

Industry Awards winners announced

The prestigious Industry Awards celebrated its 20th anniversary year at the plush Royal Lancaster Hotel in London where more than 40 companies were honoured with top awards. 
14 May 2007

Industry Awards charity appeal hits new record

Guests at the Industry Awards lunch in London on May 11 raised a total of £2,050.50 for the Rainy Day Trust – nearly 10% up on the £1,868 raised the previous year, which was itself a record. 
14 May 2007

Latest rate rise is 'is seriously unhelpful,' says GIMA director

Neil Gow has told DIY Week, the further rise in interest rates announced by the Bank of England is another considerable blow to the economy. 
13 May 2007

Humax Horticulture supports Gardening with Schools

Humax Horticulture has announced its support for the Gardening with Schools initiative developed by the National Federation of Women's Institutes in Wales. 
10 May 2007

Wyevale sells Grass Snakes

Wyevale Garden Centres has now started selling Grass Snake Cable Grips – the new garden power and diy accessory that helps users avoid severed cables, trips and falls. 
10 May 2007

Police endorse No More Nails Strips for deterring number plate thieves

Henkel has found an unexpected market for its UniBond No More Nails Strips – as a preventative measure against car number plate theft. 
10 May 2007

Premature rate rise bad for consumers, says BRC

With inflation expected to fall anyway, the British Retail Consortium has said today’s interest rate rise is premature and may turn out to be unnecessary. 
10 May 2007

Lister Locks sponsors the Best Security Product at the Industry Awards 2007

Lister Locks has announced it is the proud sponsor of the Best Security Product. 
4 May 2007

Sam's Trade Centre adds name to sponsors' list for Industry Awards 2007

DIY Week is pleased to announce that Sam's Trade Centre is to sponsor the Packaging Award. 
4 May 2007

B&Q pledges action on climate change at the Prince of Wales's May Day summit

B&Q has joined forces with major UK businesses to pledge its commitment to tackling climate change. 
3 May 2007

Typhoon goes into administration

The housewares industry has reacted with shock to the news that housewares distributor Typhoon International went into administration on Friday April 27. 
3 May 2007

Ken Daly promoted to managing director of JML

JML has promoted Ken Daly, the current deputy md to the position of managing director. 
3 May 2007

Homebase sales drop as parent posts profits rise

The Home Retail Group, has revealed a jump in profits despite a 1.4% like-for-like (lfl) drop in sales at its Homebase stores. 
2 May 2007

Carpetright buys floor covering specialist

Acquisition of north of England company provides additional UK expansion opportunities 
2 May 2007

Stricken Focus DIY deal 'by end of week'

The sale of stricken Focus DIY continues to make the news with reports that it is in advanced talks with a US buy-out group that specialises in distressed debt investments. 
2 May 2007

Business round-up

Lambet Howarth struggles, Lakeland sees pre-tax profit rise 
2 May 2007
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