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The Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Planning Officers’ Society (POS) has published a new Minerals Safeguarding Practice Guidance, which sets out how Local Authorities and Minera

MPA guidance

The Minerals Products Association and Planning Officers Society have published a guide to using the planning system to ensure mineral supplies will continue into the future and not be built over.

Major Kitchen Trends are being brought to you by Caesarstone and Lidewij Edelkoort in this year's kitchen trend book, titled Form Follows Food.

Form Follows Food

Caesarstone has launched a new trend forecast book together with Lidewji Edelkoort, pictured here.

The new British Standard for memorials, BS 8415, requires rigid fixing systems to withstand a hortizontal force of 150kg for a minute.

The Blast Shop

The Blast Shop will be back at NAMM Tradex 20-21 June, Warwickshire Events Centre, offering you a chance to test your strength and win a new blast cabinet.

The Natural Stone Show in London takes place every other year, so this year's exhibition at ExCeL from 30 April to 2 May was the first opportunity On Point Engineering had had to exhibit alongside

On Point with Thibaut

French machinery manufacturer Thibaut showed a range of its CNC machines on the On Point Engineering stand at the Natural Stone Show in London. Pictured here in front of a TC 600 are (left to right) Service Engineer Julian Millet, Thibaut Area Slaes Manager Laurent Champion, On Point MD Bruno Machado and Thibaut MD Jacques Thibaut.

 

'Read All About It' by Jeni Wood has won Lovell Stone Group's 'Inspired by Space' competition that marked the 50th anniversary of man landing on the Moon.

Lovell

James Hart of Lovell Stone Group with Love-to-Learn Bath College student Jeni Wood and her winning carving, 'Read All About It'.

In case the Spanish food was not hot enough, there was even fire eating at the grand opening of Cosentino's newest Centre in Newmarket, East Anglia, on Friday 26 April.

Cosentino Newmarket

Paul Gidley (left), the Cosentino UK Area Director, and Ross Stewart, the General Manager for the new Newmarket Centre, officially opening the latest Cosentino Centre.

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, praised the contribution to the principality of minerals extraction when he delivered the keynote speech at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA

Wales Seminar

The First Minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, praised the contribution to the principality of minerals extraction when he delivered the keynote speech at the annual Mineral Products Association (MPA) Wales Seminar.

Want to know about traditional lime mortars?

Hot lime

Nigel Copsey will talk about the benefits of hot lime at the symposium in York on 10, 11 and 12 June. To book a place on the symposium, click here.

Europe could soon be joining China in having tariffs imposed on its quartz and granite by America.

Trade wars

USA considers tariffs on European granite and quartz - but not marble or limestone.

“Definitely the most successful Natural Stone Show I have ever been involved with during my 11 years in the stone trade.”

McMonagle

Irish company McMonagle at the Natural Stone Show in London.

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