Monday, 22/1/2018 | 8:07 UTC+0
  • New steps have been announced to tackle problem waste sites

    New powers to tackle the serious problem of waste crime will be granted, and further action opened for consultation in a crack-down on illegal sites, Environment Minister Therese Coffey announced today following the recent launch of the 25 Year Environment Plan. Waste crime cost the English economy more than £600m in 2015, including lost landfill

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  • Sajid Javid to support businesses affected by ‘staircase tax’

    Communities Secretary Sajid Javid last week published draft legislation to reverse the impact of a ‘staircase tax’ which has unfairly affected up to a thousand businesses. A recent Supreme Court judgment saw hundreds of businesses that operate in adjoining units or rooms, but are accessed from a common corridor or staircase, receiving separate rate bills

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  • Meet The New Smart Home WiFi System Thats Got Everyone Talking

    Increasing numbers of connected devices causes connection drop offs, slow performance and dead spots. Most homes in the UK suffer from these common WiFi problems. The new Nova MW6 Mesh Wi-Fi system from Tenda Technology, a leading manufacturer of networking devices, has been created to optimise your home network, eliminating connection frustration, by blanketing your

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  • Leaders should think of helping as part of their jobs, new research says

    Leaders should think of helping as part of their jobs, new research from the UCL School of Management suggests. And that help often needs to go beyond the usual quick advice and favours. According to research by Professor Colin Fisher, leaders in organisations that do complex, knowledge-intensive work often need to provide deep help—spending hours

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  • Hertfordshire-based housing association launch an innovative app

    Hertfordshire-based housing association Thrive Homes has launched an innovative app that provides a new way for customers to interact with the organisation via Apple Store or Google Play. The myThrive self-service app uses 1st Touch digital software from Aareon UK (www.aareon.co.uk ) to offer a range of online customer self-service requests 24/7 via smartphones and

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  • The winds of change are blowing in Africa

    A damning insight into gender equality sees no recent progression in the UK’s efforts to close the gender gap. According to the 2017 Gender Equality Index, despite ranking highly, compared with other European countries, the UK hasn’t actually improved in the last decade. It is unthinkable that one of the poorest continents in the world

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  • Leading Dean says “Students must be prepared to deal with uncertain times”

    Students must be prepared to deal with uncertain times, says dean of new King’s Business School Graduates need to be better equipped to deal with a volatile and rapidly-changing world, says the dean of London’s newest business school. At the official launch of the King’s Business School, Executive Dean Professor Stephen Bach said the new

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  • What Does Your Christmas Tree Say About You?

    This year it’s estimated that around 10.6 million Christmas trees, both farmed and artificial will be sold in the UK. * Artificial Christmas tree sales take off on October 30 with sales peaking in the first week of December and most Christmas trees are up and fully decorated by Monday December 4. Robert Dyas has

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  • Hertfordshire Constabulary launches Accelerated Detective Constable Programme

    People with a curious, inquisitive mind, who think they may have what it takes to be a detective, are being encouraged to apply to join Hertfordshire Constabulary as part of the Accelerated Detective Constable Programme. The first of its kind for Hertfordshire, successful candidates will be required to complete a year of intensive training and

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