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Traumas of modern living, part 1.

Fiona Russell-Horne

Imagine if you will, the scenario: the quiet calm of the home office is shattered by screams and curses from the next room. Has a mad axe-wielding murderer leapt through the window wreaking havoc on my nearest and dearest?

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Busting the HSE myths

Fiona Russell-Horne

A little information is a dangerous thing. And no-where is this more in evidence than in the arena of health and safety. At the risk of sounding all 'Daily Mail', there's an awful lot that gets done in the name of health and safety to ruin our fun/workplaces/chances of making a reasonably honest living.

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What a difference seven years makes.

Fiona Russell-Horne

When Sunday Times economics editor David Smith addressed THE Conference, the all-industry conference in Cyprus back in 2005, he did so during a period of unprecedented growth and prosperity for the UK construction industry.

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Osborne saves the day? Probably not.

Fiona Russell-Horne

Hurrah for the Government. It's not often this blog features those words and they are, naturally, slightly tongue in cheek. However, Help to Buy part 2 launches today and that is cause for some, if not celebration, then at least optimism.

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The curate’s eco-egg

Fiona Russell-Horne

So another Ecobuild exhibition has been and gone. The amount of planning, preparation and money that goes into exhibiting and it's over before you even know it. Like the proverbial curate's supper egg, Ecobuild had its good bits. It had its interesting bits and it had its 'what on earth are they doing here?' bits.

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