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15 February 2001
Sir Neil Cossons, the chairman of English Heritage, is to be the keynote speaker at the fourth National Conservation Conference being held at 1 Great George Street, London, on 7 June. The title of...
15 February 2001
Stone and restoration specialists Linford-Bridgeman of Lichfield have won a local design award for the work they have carried out at Rugby school. They were highly commended in the environmental/...
15 February 2001
The Association of Burial Authorities is running a series of 10 cemetery safety seminars starting in Fenchurch Street, London, on 20 February and going to Glasgow, Durham, Birmingham, Bristol,...
 
15 January 2001
Camden council, under whose planning jurisdiction the British Museum falls, has deferred its decision about the south portico of the Great Court Scheme pending independent legal opinion.The south...
15 January 2001
EuroRoc, the European federation of stone industries to which both the National Association of Memorial Masons (NAMM) and Stone Federation Great Britain belong, has instigated anti-dumping...
15 January 2001
The Government-set target for local authorities of getting 80% of planning applications dealt with in eight weeks is to be eased for the worst performers.Fifteen local planning authorities with the...
15 January 2001
Copper bonded flexible diamond polishing pads have been introduced to the DS DiAFLX range of finishing products from Encore Products.The copper bond is available on hand pads, polishing pads, edge...
15 January 2001
Six years after Pawson Bros Ltd, one-time operators of Britannia Quarries, went into Administration, the company is to be wound up.Mr E C Wetton, of chartered accountants Gibson Booth in Barnsley,...
15 January 2001
Financial Secretary to the Treasury Stephen Timms MP laid the foundation stone of the new Building Crafts College at Stratford at a ceremony in December. The stone was inscribed by the College\'s own...
15 January 2001
As the Rethinking Construction initiative, designed to improve the way the construction industry works, celebrated its second anniversary last year, one of the most significant statistics to emerge...
15 January 2001
New plans by the Government should keep money flowing into the construction industry.A White Paper, Our Towns...
15 January 2001
Pressure is mounting on the Government to end the anomaly that levies VAT at 17.5% on conservation work but at 0% on new build and alterations.The latest call comes from an English Heritage-backed...
15 January 2001
Members of the national minerals working party of the Country Landowners Association (CLA) paid a visit to Hanson Bath...
15 January 2001
A new sales and service centre for Winter diamond tools for the stone industry opened at the start of the year near Leeds.Forming part of the Nimbus Northern branch at Gildersome, the new National...
15 January 2001
A Stone Federation Great Britain Stone in the City seminar is to be held in conjunction with the next Natural Stone Show (5-7 March 2002).The show is being held at the new ExCeL exhibition centre, in...

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