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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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May 4, 2010 Read More

£6m marketing push on price promise signals a first for the department store chain with new TV ad campaign.
April 26, 2010 Read More

Anti-Germ • 1 Hour Shower Bathroom Sealant • White For Life
March 31, 2010 Read More

Head of corporate responsibility Rosi Watson explains the group's successful 21st Century Living Project and ways that people can cut their carbon footprint.
March 29, 2010 Read More

Book your place now! Comedian Rufus Hound confirmed as compere for Product of the Year Awards 2010.
March 26, 2010 Read More

The Easy-fill safety spout prevents dangerous and expensive spillages when pouring from a can into a tank, container or other receptacle as this spout automatically shuts off the flow when you reach the level you want.
June 4, 2009 Read More

Here's to 25 years of pressure cleaning...
June 4, 2009 Read More
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Will
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re: The man who put the Q in B&Q visits latest store

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

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AndyH
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