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Modern slavery gang arrested in London and Romania.

Photo: Metropolitan Police

18 October 2018 | Market Intelligence

Eight more people accused of modern slavery and human trafficking have been arrested in London and three men and a woman in Romania, say the Metropolitan Police.


Two-thirds of RIDOR reports by companies relate to vibration injuries.

Another company has received a hefty fine for ignoring the risk of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) to its employees.

Robert Merry

Robert Merry decides he no longer needs the frustrations of project management.

16 October 2018 | Market Intelligence

Robert Merry is an independent stone consultant and, until now, a project manager. He also acts as an...

Shawn Williamson

Shawn Williamson is pictured here working on the sculpture of Michael Berry, who founded English Lakes Hotels, and whose sons, Simon and Ben, commissioned Shawn to produce 10 sculptures to form a trail around the grounds of one of their hotels, Low Wood, in Windemere. The works are carved from glacial boulders, which Shawn says are a lot harder than the commercial slates of Cumbria.

There’s a new sculpture trail at the Low Wood Hotel in Windemere, Cumbria.

Pierre Heritage

Steve Turner, who has launched Pierre Heritage in the UK to sell French limestone.

16 October 2018

Stone carving festival and more at The Piece Hall in Halifax this weekend.

16 October 2018
Hadrian's Wall

£2million of Heritage Lottery Fund money will help preserve the Roman walls of the Emperor Hadrian and Antoninus Pius.

5 October 2018

A new website from Stonetools. Intuitive design and search features allow visitors to navigate the site quickly. The company’s full product range can be viewed, including diamond tools for power tools and CNC machines, abrasives, power tools themselves and more.

5 October 2018
London Stone

Andrew Bowles (left), The Master of the Masons' Livery Company, with the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Charles Bowman, at the unveiling of London Stone on 4 October.

4 October 2018

Low skilled does not mean low value, says the NFB, which has called on the government not to restrict immigration for the construction industry.

3 October 2018