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15 September 2001
A Major conference on natural stone will be held in the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 3-5 April next year.It is called Stone in Wales: Materials, Heritage...
15 August 2001
The Government plans to introduce new legislation that will both remove some of the red tape currently tying up businesses, especially small enterprises, and strengthen the hands of customers.The aim...
15 August 2001
The final two pieces of the new £950,000 Paternoster Square column have been lifted into position, completing 10 months of work by CWO, the stone specialist arm of the Geoffrey Osborne Group....
 
15 August 2001
Hanson\'s Brinscall Quarry near Chorley in Lancashire is taking part in a pilot scheme to find new markets for gritstones and sandstones.Linking up with Hanson Bath...
15 August 2001
Earlier this year the Association of Burial Authorities in conjunction with insurers Zurich Municipal took a roadshow around the country to point out to burial authorities the dangers from insecure...
15 August 2001
After a long illness, founder and chairman of the Bath Stone Group Brian Marson has died. He was 53.Brian moved from the Midlands to the Bath area in the 1970s and helped with the restoration of...
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 | Market Intelligence
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...

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