Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

Covers covers Women and Girls Welsh Rugby Tour

Ladies squad 1

Builders merchant Covers played a part in one of the fastest-growing women’s sports this Autumn when it supported a Kent rugby club’s Ladies Section tour to Wales. In total, 107 people, from Tunbridge Wells RFC Ladies section, including players, coaches and parents, descended on Cardiff and Newport for three days …

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Construction expectations flop in November

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UK construction companies are expecting workloads to fall further than had been expected according to the latest seasonally adjusted S&P Global / CIPS UK Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index®. There was a renewed slowdown in business activity growth during November, reflecting subdued demand and reduced risk appetite among clients. A number of …

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IBMG branches go World Cup crazy for Teenage Cancer Trust

1.IMG 5027 1MB PBS World Cup for Charity

Builders merchants Parker Building Supplies, Chandlers Building Supplies, Fairalls and Stamco Hoppings, part of IBMG,  have launched a branch-wide ‘World Cup’ penalty shoot-out challenge for charity. In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, customers are given four shots at goal with any additional shots requiring a £2 donation to the charity. …

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A new Green Deal….?


Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Government is launching a new funded scheme to encourage householders to properly insulate their homes. Hurrah and huzzah. We’re all saved. The planet is saved. Except…it’s not …

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T9630USB 2

  C.K Tools has launched a brand-new Wide Field Head Light (T9630) to ensure greater visibility and safety when accessing dark and confined spaces. The COB LED head light comes with an RRP of £39.00 and four modes of operation – spotlight, wide field, full beam, and dipped beam.  More importantly, …

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Waterproof Safety Footwear from Toe Guard.

2022 TG Wild

The new Toe Guard Wild Mid WR is a waterproof, metal free S3 safety boot made of PU coated, rip-stop leather upper. It has a wide fit for optimal comfort plus a reinforced toe area for extra safety.   The boot is designed with minimal seams in critical areas for …

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The Snickers Workwear ‘Head to Toe’ Layering system.

2022 Layering

  The new winter Snickers’ Jackets, Trousers and Topwear feature high-tech, breathable fabrics that not only deliver dryness and warmth but also advanced ventilation for controlling body heat – so users can always work effectively, whatever the weather. Advanced fabrics like these are integral to every part of Snickers Workwear’s …

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Government to fund £1bn home insulation scheme

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The Government is to spend up to £1bn on another scheme to improve the insulation and energy performance of UK homes. This time, the scheme will run alongside a public information campaign advising people how to cut power usage, and will also target some middle-income homes, and be administered via …

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Immigration Minister visits MKM Newark

3 mp jenrick @ mkm

Robert Jenrick MP visited the Newark branch of MKM, to see how the independent builders’ merchant is tackling carbon emissions and paving the way to greater sustainability, both across its network and the solutions it provides its customers. The visit to the branch, which opened 18 months ago, was arranged …

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