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The electorate has spoken – sort of

Fiona Russell-Horne

Regular readers of this blog will know that I don't trust politicians - of any ilk- further than I can throw them. And as a journalist I think I'm supposed to be completely neutral. However, I'm a bit fed up with a lot of the hoo-ha in the papers about last week's elections.

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Big Six: Bad Six

Fiona Russell-Horne

Greg Barker, ex-MP for Bexhill & Battle, former Government Minister and the man charged with delivering the Coalition's Government's Green Deal programme knows who he is blaming for the programme's relative failure.

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Inspiring stuff

Fiona Russell-Horne

According to the latest Markit CIPS survey, construction growth is at a 10 month low. Not great news, since all the Brexit hoo-ha is hardly likely to make the economy any more stable any time soon.

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Bricks and Mortar

Guest Blogger - Bill Price

It seems ages since we had a buoyant housing market, but the latest forecasts indicate that we could see growth in private housing. If this actually does come to pass, both the big national house-builders and the smaller individual builders could be expected to profit (not before time you might say!).

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Wowing with technical know-how

Keeping abreast of industry innovations can be a daunting task for merchants, not least in peak periods, such as the run up to Christmas, when finding the time to brush up on the latest trends can be a tricky task indeed. But plenty of suppliers now use social media, apps and other software to share…

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