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Housing maintenance company Mears has banned its workers from having beards, citing health and safety grounds regarding the effectiveness of dust masks. According to the Unite trade union, its members working for Mears in Tower Hamlets were told at a tool box talk that beards were now banned so that

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Moray Council is giving local businesses the opportunity to sponsor new street names as a way of raising much needed revenue. The initiative was approved by the council’s planning and regulatory services committee as part of revised policy and procedures for the naming and numbering of streets.

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The crimes of cowboy builders are well publicised, but a new study has found that rogue traders may well be out-numbered by rogue customers. Customers having a cavalier attitude towards tradesmen’s safety and wellbeing is common, as are attempts to belittle their expertise, but the worst behaviour

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Padlocks bearing messages of love have been removed from a North-east bridge due to structural concerns, the Press & Journal has reported. Aberdeenshire Council removed 150 ‘love locks’ from the River Cowie bridge in Stonehaven, many of which were inscribed with romantic messages.

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Sports giant Nike has created the world’s first LED running track in Manila, Philippines. Conceptualized by BBH Singapore, the Unlimited Stadium has been described as a running track with a nightclub feel, resembling a Nike LunarEpic running shoe footprint.

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A tech firm has created new wireless electric vehicle charging technology which enables the cars to pick up charge while driving. Qualcomm Halo, which has been developed by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), has been tested and proven to allow electric vehicles (EV) to charge while parked or while d

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Archaeologists in South Korea digging at the foundations of a palace once inhabited by the nation’s ancient monarchs have found historic human remains under its walls which they claim could provide evidence of an local legend of people being buried alive under buildings in order to gain favour fro

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A group of construction workers in South Africa have been praised after they defended an Edenvale resident against would-be hijackers in a bricks-against-bullets stand-off. The Times Media reports that the 28 workers of CT Building Contractors were on the second floor of a house under construction w

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