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Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Cummings’ final goings

Fiona Russell-Horne

 Expelliarmus To paraphrase Oscar Wilde, to get rid of one political irritant may be fortunate, to get rid of two, seems like good planning. Barely a week after the US electorate turned out in their millions to send the Joe Biden/Kamal Harris partnership on the path to the White House, …

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Grenfell inquiry hears how Celotex misled industry over fire rating

The inquiry into the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower has heard from a former employee that foam insulation manufacturer Celotex misled the industry over the fire tests on its insulation board used in the tower block. The inquiry into the fire in June 2017, which killed 72 people, heard this …

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Keystone Lintels takes merchant campaign to the movies

Steel lintel manufacturer Keystone Lintels is launching a dramatic movie themed campaign designed to boost turnover via the company’s builders merchant partners with a dynamic new programme of increased support. The powerful new message to their merchant partners is simple – “let Keystone do all the hard work and we …

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Baxi and Worcester show off hydrogen heating prototype boilers

Boiler manufacturers Baxi Heating and Worcester Bosch have installed hydrogen burning boilers at ‘HyStreet’, in specially built demonstration houses at DNV GL’s specialist test site at Spadeadam in Northumberland. The site has been used to complete over 200 tests, researching and proving the safety of converting homes and gas networks …

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Brett Martin announces plastic sheet award winners

UK plastics manufacturer, Brett Martin, has published the winners of its iAwards competition for 2020. Businesses in architecture, construction, agriculture, horticulture and home furnishing across the world entered details and images of their most creative and innovative projects using Brett Martin’s plastic sheet products. The winners and runners up in …

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Stelrad supports wheelchair rugby

Radiator manufacturer Stelrad has donated two new specially adapted wheelchairs to the Newcastle Wheelchair Rugby Club – now known as North East Barbarians Wheelchair Rugby. The donation follows on from the company’s support and sponsorship of Newcastle Falcons in the Rugby Premiership. The two new chairs will allow two more …

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Merritt & Fryers hits 85th milestone

Independent builders merchant Merritt & Fryers is celebrating 85 years of service to the professional trades in Skipton. Founded in 1935, the family-run timber, building, plumbing, hardware and decorators’ merchants is being run by its third generation and is still located among former mill buildings near the centre of Skipton. …

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Selco Stars brings joy to Salford Women’s charity

Builders merchant which has opened its 69th UK branch in Salford has brought a Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse has opened its 69th branch and donated £3,000 to local community projects. As part of the opening celebrations for the branch on North Phoebe Street, a Selco Stars campaign was launched inviting …

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Selco makes massive move in Bristol

Builders merchant Selco Builders Warehouse will move into a new 140,000 sq ft site on Cater Road in Bishopsworth on December 14. It will make it the largest branch in Selco’s 69-strong UK network. Selco chief executive Howard Luft, said: “The current site has served us well and it will …

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City Plumbing finds “massive demand” for Green Homes Grant

There is a huge demand from homeowners for the Government’s Green Homes Grant , leading to a massive opportunity for builders and plumbers merchants and tradespeople. That’s according to research by plumbing and heating merchant, City Plumbing. According to the survey of 1,000 homeowners living in England, 8 out of …

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