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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Editor-in-Chief across the BMJ portfolio.

Tower crane drops load on passer by in east London

A 29-year-old woman has died after being hit by a load dropped from a tower crane. The victim was passing a Higgins Homes site in east London on Tuesday morning (March 27th) when the crane dropped a pallet of bricks. Police in Tower Hamlets are appealing for witnesses after launching …

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Tower crane drops load on passer by in east London

A 28-year-old woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a load dropped from a tower crane. The victim was passing a Higgins Homes site in east London on Tuesday morning when the crane dropped a pallet of bricks. Police in Tower Hamlets are appealing for witnesses after …

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Cross-party MPs say small builders are key to solving housing crisis

A new ‘Dedicated Strategy for Small Housebuilders’ is set to reverse the decline in the number of new homes built by small builders, which has plummeted to just 2,500 today from 12,000 in 1998. The Cross-Party MPs leading the report said: “We have many legitimate disagreements with each other on …

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John Nicholls scores bullseye for Sport Relief

John Nicholls Building and Plumbing merchants on Telford Road, Bicester challenged their customers, suppliers and staff to beat Darts legend Andy “The Viking” Fordham at its Bicester merchant on Friday 23rd March in aid of Sport Relief. Several people from the local darts community in Oxfordshire also came to take on …

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Howarth Timber looks to build brand with new appointments

Howarth Timber and Building Supplies, the merchant arm of Howarth Timber Group, has appointed Paul Bullivant as its new commercial director. The company, which has 31 branches across the UK, has created the commercial director role in support of its plans to further strengthen its brand identity and continue its …

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Shower market shuns Brexit blip in 2018

The new 2018 report on the UK shower market from MTW Research finds that whilst the prospect of Brexit is dampening performance, robust demand continues to support above inflation growth in 2018 for most sectors. Brexit ‘Blip’ Softened by Millennials & Empty Nesters The 270 page report identifies the Brexit …

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Environmental expert warns of serious delays to construction projects

Lack of awareness of a recent regulatory change could lead to significant and costly delays in both large and small construction projects in Scotland, a leading environmental consultancy has warned. From January 1 this year, construction projects are obliged to obtain a “Complex License” for any project larger than four …

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BMBI report January highlights.

H&B have announced Steve Parkins will join the group from May 1st. Parkins has a wealth of knowledge in the industry and is currently the Procurement Director for CRH Europe Distribution.  In previous roles, he has also held Executive Board Procurement Director positions at Grafton Merchanting GB and Saint-Gobain Building Distribution UK. …

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