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15 April 2001
Do quarries ruin the landscape? The general public seem to think they do if they are being worked but that they are an essential part of our industrial heritage if they are old and disused and must,...
15 April 2001
Historic Scotland and the Scottish Stone Liaison Group are keen to see a revival of the Scottish slate industry. So far, nobody has taken up the challenge and started producing Scottish slate, but...
15 March 2001
Scotland Yard is investigating allegations of fraud concerning the south portico of the British Museum built in French Anstrude Roche Claire limestone rather than British Portland limestone.The...
 
15 March 2001
Strange how word spreads. NSS has received a letter from Blackpool Pleasure Beach (BPB) boasting that their Alice in Wonderland ride is clad in real Portland stone.BPB managing director Geoffrey...
15 March 2001
Ghines have created two new companies, consolidating their presence in world markets. Ghines GmbH, in Kaufering, Germany, will handle distribution and customer assistance for the German market while...
15 March 2001
The stunning yellow Egyptian alabaster that was among the rare stones exhibited by wholesalers McMarmilloyd at the Natural Stone Show, Wembley, last year has ended up as this bar top in a new...
15 March 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 March 2001
Chalk is not a stone usually given much consideration in new build, but at the start of February work began on constructing a new block chalk wall in the picturesque Wiltshire village of Wylye.It had...
15 March 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 March 2001
The Association of Burial Authorities is running a series of 10 cemetery safety seminars that started in Fenchurch Street, London, on 20 February. The seminars will then be staged in Glasgow, Durham...
15 March 2001
A new British and European standard will soon start appearing on stone contracts imposing certain requirements on suppliers regarding the way they describe the stone.The standard is BS EN 12440:2001...
15 March 2001
It can pay to complain. In the previous issue of NSS we reported on Farmington taking issue with Cherwell District Council for turning down a planning application to use Farmington stone for a...
15 March 2001
Europe\'s two biggest spring stone exhibitions - in Carrara, Italy, and Nuremberg, Germany - are preparing once again to compete for visitors from around the world. In America, the stone element of...
15 March 2001
NAMM say they have gained an admission from Government Minister Hilary Armstrong that cemeteries selling memorials directly to the public have been breaking the law.It came, they say, when Andrew...
15 March 2001
Ancon Building Products have installed a laser cutting machine at their factory in Sheffield which gives them even more flexibility to produce brackets for specific projects.As a result, Ancon have...

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