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West Cork Stone Symposium
3 February 2020 | Events
The West Cork Stone Symposium in Ireland, which has become hugely popular after just three events since its launch, will be back at the Sheep's Head Peninsular again this year for the fourth...
Marmo+Mac at Tise
1 February 2020 | Events
Tise, the American surfaces exhibition in Las Vegas (January 28-30) saw the Italian exhibition Marmo+Mac host a pavilion with 36 companies represented from Italy, Portugal, India, Germany,...
Caesarstone website
In the light of concerns, especially in America and Australia, about silicosis among stone workers fabricating engineered quartz worktops, Caesarstone has launched a new website for fabricators...
 
Lovell Belveredere coming soon
Lovell Stone Group, which quarries a number of English limestones including Purbeck and Hartham Park Bath Stone, has set up a company called Belvedere Stone to sell a range of imported stones for...
Masons with Silestone kangaroo
Wanting to help the animals rescued from the fires raging across Australia, stone company Stoneworx in Ropley, Hampshire, made a Silestone Kangaroo to auction in a local pub in order to raise money...
Xiamen Stone Show postponed
28 January 2020 | Events
The Xiamen stone show in China, the largest of the world's stone exhibitions, has been postponed until June in response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.The show was to be staged 16-19 March. It...
28 January 2020 | Events
On 4 December at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Bridge this year's winners of the Natural Stone Awards will be announced by a celebrity guest.If you want to be among those receiving the coveted...
Fairhurst Stone
Fairhurst Stone Merchants in Settle, North Yorkshire, has been fined £50,000 after a delivery vehicle made contact with an uninsulated overhead electric power line. The same thing had happened...
Historic England stone CPD
28 January 2020 | Events
The Historic England Stone Conservation, Restoration & Repair CPD days held in London last year were so popular that the event is now going on tour. The next will be on 24 March at Historic...
Traditional Roofs conference
28 January 2020 | Events
Traditional Roofs Repair and Conservation: facing the challenge in the 21st century. That’s the title of a conference being held by Historic England in Westminster, London, on 3 March. Deadline...
Welsh slate world heritage
24 January 2020 | Stones / Quarries
The Government has finally put the slate industry of north Wales forward as the UK's nomination to UNESCO as a World Heritagte Site.If accepted it will join sites such as the Taj Mahal, the Grand...
Paul Keyte in Guiting Quarry
23 January 2020 | Stones / Quarries
Last year the Johnston Quarry Group brought the major Cotswold quarry of Guiting back into production. NSS visited the quarry to take a look and talk to Operations Director Paul Keyte about the...
VR headset
15 January 2020 | Market Intelligence
Building Information Modelling (BIM) may still be in its infancy but it is already beginning to look out of date as technology continues to evolve. And BIM is only one of the digital technologies...
Manager jailed
Mark Francis Bray was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court yesterday (14 January) to two years in prison as the result of an employee falling to his death and Bray subsequently forging the...
Brexit and natural stone
15 January 2020 | Legislation / Standards
It probably has not escaped your notice that the UK is leaving the European Union on 31 January. A lot of stone companies in the UK employ people from other parts of Europe. Some have already left...

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