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15 January 2002
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is 125 years old this year and is planning a bumper calendar of events to mark the occasion.Special events for the year include an...
15 January 2002
Looking for help with investment? You could find it is available from a £53.5million commitment from the European Investment Fund (EIF) to the UK\'s nine Regional Venture Capital Funds that will be...
15 January 2002
GE Superabrasives in Worthington, Ohio, have produced the MBS Si2 diamond for the stone and construction industry. It promises faster cutting and longer tool life.The new diamonds are coated with...
 
15 January 2002
Cumbria Stone Quarries, part of the Stancliffe Group in Matlock, Derbyshire, bought by Marshalls last year, have been supplying Red St Bees sandstone to the new Toronto Transit Authority headquarters...
15 January 2002
The Jewel House at the Tower of London looks even better now that PAYE Stonework...
15 January 2002
RMC, the readymix concrete group, have donated £30,000 from their Environment Fund to help pay for the Totternhoe Clunch limestone restoration of the Lady Chapel windows at St Albans Cathedral....
15 January 2002
Stonehealth, suppliers of the Jos and Doff stone cleaning systems, are starting the New Year with new enthusiasm following their move to new head offices in Dursley, Gloucestershire, last year.They...
15 January 2002
More than 30,000m2 of Penrhyn Heather Blue natural slate roofing from North Wales has been supplied by Alfred McAlpine Slate to the Ballamona Hospital on the Isle of Man (pictured above).Penrhyn...
15 January 2002
Unions believe the Inland Revenue is about to tighten up on \'self-employed\' people who are really employed.Before the move from 714 to CIS in 1999, many companies changed staff from 714 to PAYE....
15 December 2001
Barnack limestone blind arcading in the north aisle of Peterborough Cathedral was so badly damaged by heat when fire swept through the cathedral at the end of November it will have to be replaced.A...
15 December 2001
The Scottish Stone Liaison Group have suggested there should be a new grant to encourage the small-scale production of stones used in restoration.They make the suggestion in their response to a...
15 December 2001
The most unusual development of last year, Rheged, a village buried in an old quarry, has won British Airways\' Tourism for Tomorrow Award for the built environment.Rheged, described as the largest...
15 December 2001
A new war memorial has been erected in the town of Burry Port, near Llanelli in South Wales.Commissioned by the British Legion, it was produced by masons J H Roberts...
15 December 2001
Kings School in Rochester, Kent, has a new classroom and changing rooms roofed with Spanish Del Carmen slates from SSQ in Park Royal, London. The original specification was for man-made slates but...
15 December 2001
Housing Minister Lord Falconer has continued the Government\'s attack on poor planning and design of housing by criticising "identikit estates often sold as executive homes" that "make no...

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