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15 August 2001
Tom Dormer, the managing director of Vetter UK, has welcomed the takeover of Steinindustrie Vetter in Germany and Vetter UK by the O\'Rourke construction group.Vetter, employing 1,000 people and...
15 August 2001
By 8 October this year companies with five or more employees must provide access to one of the new Stakeholder pensions.Companies already providing and contributing to occupational pensions available...
15 August 2001
Thanks to all those readers who contacted us to point out that the picture of a rock on Portland that appeared in the previous issue of NSS was not in fact the 100-tonne boulder being transported to...
 
15 August 2001
The Government is looking at the possibility of setting up a workplace conciliation service as an alternative to tribunals when workers feel they have been treated unfairly or illegally.The number of...
15 August 2001
Inspecting the stonework at the top of the spires at Lichfield Cathedral used to involve a major scaffolding project. But the latest inspection by masons from Lichfield specialists Linford-Bridgeman...
15 August 2001
Keswick\'s new Theatre by the Lake shows the versatility, as well as the beauty, of Cumbria\'s natural stone.The theatre is roofed with 90 tonnes of Burlington\'s Westmorland Green natural slate in...
15 August 2001
Effective management could prevent 70% of all the fatal accidents on building sites, says CIRIA, who have published a revised edition of their Site Safety guide to help site management make sites...
15 August 2001
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK\'s qualifying time of 13 weeks\' continuous employment before holiday entitlement is due is illegal. They say the entitlement begins as soon as...
15 August 2001
Two of the three people to gain William Morris Craft Fellowships this year from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) were stonemasons.They received their certificates and books...
15 August 2001
Two new machines have been introduced by Bryan Waters Stone, who are based in Seaton, Cornwall.They have obtained the exclusive agency for the GST Stainless Steel automatic edge polisher, which has...
15 August 2001
By the end of the year proposals should be in place for Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) for conservation. And Historic Scotland intends to insist that craftsmen hold them if they are to...
15 August 2001
Telford Conference...
15 August 2001
There were 3,789 company insolvencies in England and Wales in the second quarter of this year. That was 2.6% more than in the previous quarter and 9.3% more than in the same period a year ago.However...
15 August 2001
Construction orders in the second quarter of this year fell from the heights of January-March, which was the busiest quarter for three years.Second quarter orders were 16% lower than those of the...
15 August 2001
The organisers of CarraraMarmotec, the Italian stone fair in Carrara held at the beginning of June, say the number of visitors this year, in spite of competition from the bigger two-yearly German...

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