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Over 500 jobs at risk as Bathstore collapses into administration

After failing to secure a buyer, Bathstore, the UK’s biggest bathroom specialist, has collapsed into administration putting over 500 jobs at risk. The company has appointed the business services firm BDO as administrators, who said the retailer ...
26 June 2019 0 Comments

Covers Alresford creates hospice garden for the senses

Covers Alresford helps hospice create sensory garden Covers Timber & Builders Merchants in Alresford will be supporting Naomi House & Jacksplace by donating topsoil and compost to help the hospices grow sensory plants. The plants have been ...
26 June 2019 0 Comments People News

Wyevale sells second garden centre to Cherry Lane

Wyevale Garden Centres has announced that Podington Garden Centre has been sold to Cherry Lane Garden Centre. The sale is expected to complete by the middle of August, with WGC continuing to operate the centre until this date. Cherry Lane Garden ...
26 June 2019 0 Comments

Carpetright restructure produces positive results

The carpet and floorcoverings retailer, Carpetright, has announced its "business turnaround [is] on track with an encouraging return to positive like-for-like sales growth" in its full year results, following the group’s restructuring last year ...
26 June 2019 0 Comments

Research underlines the Recent Smart Home Revolution

According to recent research conducted by property specialists, smart home devices/appliances which can be remotely managed and monitored over Wi-Fi by smartphones and tablets, have revolutionised the way people live. ...
25 June 2019 0 Comments

Mill Race garden centre up for sale

Owner of Mill Race garden centre, Swallow Aquatics has announed it plans to sell the centre, as it takes away from its speciality in aquatics. The centre is located in Aldham, Colchester and is one of the largest garden centres in Essex. Managing ...
21 June 2019 0 Comments

Climatic challenges delay arrival of Swifts

Wildlife experts who work to save the UK’s dwindling swift population are concerned at the late arrival of these birds, which nest here after spending the winter in Africa. Many swifts have arrived up to two weeks late, and the RSPB has received ...
21 June 2019 0 Comments

Forever White from Everbuild

Forever White from Everbuild - A Sika Company is a silicone which makes unsightly black mould a thing of the past thanks to the integration ...
14 June 2019
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re: The man who put the Q in B&Q visits latest store

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The old BQ that he built respected staff loyalty and rewarded those willing to learn extra to be able to advise customers. The new BQ cut ...

re: Builder wins Toolstation's prize draw pick-up

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re: Homeowners worry over-the-top smart security might attract burglars

No Way,I call BS on that one. Burglars have always been detrerred by obvoius expensive alram systems, window marking and security lighting. ...

re: Kingfisher study reveals the home is more important to happiness than our jobs

B&Q bob
Ironic then that kingfisher has altered it's staffs Hours so we get to spend less time with our families in our homes than ever before. ...