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2011-2025 of 2333 Articles
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Power tools have topped the list as the most stolen item from building sites in 2015, a new survey has revealed. A national security equipment installation and servicing company has found that smaller, easy-to-fence items are more likely to be stolen, but there are still significant numbers of theft

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Each year the Ladder Association runs a photo competition to find the biggest Idiots on Ladders. The competition is run in conjunction with the Association's Ladder Exchange campaign where users are encouraged to replace broken or unsafe ladders for news ones at a discounted price.

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Following on from a church shaped like a giant version of Cinderella’s fabled glass slipper in Taiwan, which SCN featured on this page earlier in the week, ITV.com as compiled a list of what it calls ‘10 of the world's wackiest buildings’. The list also features the giant basket shaped headqua

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Students in America have developed a Martian concrete using materials naturally found on the planet. Led by Gianluca Cusatis, the Northwestern University engineering team in Illinois said the high-strength concrete can be quickly created and is durable enough to withstand meteorite impacts — a key

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A church shaped like a giant version of Cinderella's fabled glass slipper has been built in Taiwan to entice female visitors. Over 320 tinted glass panels were used to build the 16-metre-tall high-heeled shoe, which was constructed by the local government of Taiwan's Southwest Coast National Scenic

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Tradesmen and women are bucking the ‘cowboy builder’ stereotype but are increasingly under-rated by their customers and suffer from unfavourable typecasting, according to new research. Despite acknowledging positive personal experiences, AXA Insurance found that 60 per cent of people surveyed sa

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Tokyo architecture firm Kengo Kuma and Associates have designed a set of cedar building blocks that allow kids to explore more complex and unusual shapes. The designers behind the £80 million V&A Museum in Dundee think the time has come for the next generation of architects to put down the squa

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A millionaire who built a 30ft lighthouse in her garden could be ordered to take it down due to lack of planning permission. Doreen Lofthouse, 85, who made her fortune from Fisherman's Friend, built a scaled-down version of a seaside town's Beach Lighthouse on unused farmland, near her home in Fleet

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Police in Germany have stepped in after a stash of gold worth millions was dug up in an eastern Bavaria back garden – right after the owner of the house had died. A digger showed up at the house in Bogen, near Passau, shortly after the death of the 53-year-old businessman who owned it, broadcaster

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