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Yorkshire Craft Fairs

altYorkshire Craft Fairs has been organising Arts & Craft fairs since 1979, trading then under the name of its founder, and has been providing a market place for craftspeople to exhibit their products to the public since that time, and an opportunity for the public to see a wide range of crafts and gifts not available in their standard high street shops.

All our fairs are held in prestigious hotels and well known halls, situated in attractive visitor locations. All venues have been selected to provide pleasant surroundings for both visitors and exhibitors alike.

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CEMEX Cyclist Safety Initiative in full force at PRECAST 2012 in Leicester

Construction National CEMEX Cyclist safety InitiativeCEMEX UK’s Cyclist Safety campaign which raises awareness of the dangers posed to cyclists riding alongside LGVs (Large Goods Vehicles) was displayed prominently outside the entrance of The King Power Stadium in Leicester as part of the PRECAST2012 industry event last Thursday. A collaborative effort was organised by British Precast the Leicester-based trade body for concrete products with participation from the Mineral Products Association, CEMEX UK, Leicester City Football Club and Leicester City Council. The event supports the national campaign “Cities fit for Cycling” . The key aim of the Cyclist Safety campaign is to prevent collisions between cyclists and Large Goods Vehicles (LGVs) by raising awareness from both sides on how to cycle and drive safely. The police were also on hand giving vital advice to all delegates on road safety.

CEMEX UK brought along two large vehicles, fitted with additional features aimed at cyclists and encouraged them to climb aboard and see the “cabs-eye-view”, to educate them about the potential dangerous blind spots for the driver surrounding the lorry. Cyclists from the local area attended during the day and the demonstrations were found to be a real eye-opener with visitors noting that the blind areas around the lorries are far larger than one would imagine.

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ICF National Conference 2012 16-17 May

Construction National ICFFuture Forestry - Meeting the needs of society in the 21st century.   CBI Conference Centre, Centre Point, New Oxford Street, London
Did you predict the public’s reaction in February last year to the Government's proposed change in woodland ownership in England? Do you have a clear idea of the international and domestic forces that will shape forestry and forestry businesses over the next decade? Do you know all about carbon trading and how forestry fits in?

We’ve seen the industry's reaction to policy decisions, huge public concern over forest sell-offs, biosecurity challenges, changing planting demands, economic drivers that bring tough financial decisions, increased and often bureaucratic legislation, and a potential long-term skills shortage on the horizon. The list goes on.

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A new future for Freeman's Reach

Construction National freemans reachThe Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Durham County Council and a development consortium led by Carillion Developments, Arlington Real Estate and Richardsons Capital LLP have entered into a development agreement to invest £27 million into a scheme that will breathe new life into a derelict site in the heart of Durham City, which will secure up to 1,200 jobs as well as regenerate the historic riverside site.

Neil Graham (HCA), Helen Hawkley (National Savings and Investments), Neil McMillan (Carillion), Cllr Neil Foster (Durham County Council) & Allan Cook (Arlington Real Estate) outside the disused ice rink

The 0.77ha Freeman’s Reach scheme on the east bank of the river Wear will replace the disused ice rink that was bought by the Regional Development Agency and is now owned by the HCA. Following community consultation, a detailed planning application will be submitted to the Council in the autumn.

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Big jobs fair on the way to Gloucester

JOB hunters look this way – a huge event aimed at getting hundreds of people back into work could provide the answer. Severn Vale School, in Quedgeley, will play host to more than 40 employers and training providers all looking for talent.

The likes of EDF Energy, Carter Construction, the Royal Navy, Glevum Security and Dyson are all on board for the event, which takes place on Monday from 2pm to 5pm. It has been pulled together by Gloucester MP Richard Graham. Talks with employers about coming on board for the event started towards the end of last year. He said: "This will be the fourth one we have done and at the last jobs fair in Barnwood, 500 people turned up over the course of the day.

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