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New build, refurbishment and fit out contractor akp is inviting comedians into its canteen in an effort to increase the health and wellbeing of its staff. The firm has linked up with the Fringe Comedy Festival in Edinburgh for the initiative as it sees laughter being a good source of stress relief.

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Russian officials have been left red-faced after a statue of a Scottish scientist was erected in a tribute intended to honour a French architect. Civic leaders in St Petersburg intended to pay tribute to Jean-francois Thomas de Thomon, a French architect who designed a number of the city’s neo-cla

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Stars of Fringe show Don Juan Andrew Paterson and Susie Berry are caught between a rock and a hard place as they channel the romance of the legendary lover Don Juan – a man so adept at the art of seduction, he thinks nothing of scaling a 100ft climbing wall in heels to reach the object of his desi

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A Russian asbestos company has given US President Donald Trump the stamp of approval by using his image to market its product. In a post to its page on Facebook, Uralasbest, which is one of the world’s largest producers and sellers of asbestos, showcased new pallets of its product adorned with a s

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Tennis star Johanna Konta is facing opposition from environmental campaigners over proposals to build in ancient woodland that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh adventures. The Woodland Trust is objecting to plans by the British number one to demolish a building and construct a four-bedroomed, one-and-a-

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Modern building materials used in energy efficient homes can make mobile phone signals weaker indoors by one million times, new research has found. A study commissioned by the telecoms regulator Comreg has concluded that the increased use of materials such as foil-layered insulation as well as alumi

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Elon Musk’s infrastructure firm The Boring Company has revealed plans to link Chicago’s Downtown area with O'Hare Airport using “autonomous electric skates” travelling up to 150 miles per hour. The company which said it “aims to alleviate soul-destroying traffic by constructing safe, affor

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A real estate development and property management company has broken ground on a first-of-its-kind cannabis-only business park in California. Sacramento-based Canna-Hub held a groundbreaking ceremony last week with local officials saying they look forward to the positive economic impact the project

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