Early Met Office figures show this is set to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country.
It is also likely to finish in the top five warmest, with UK mean temperatures significantly above the monthly average.
Using figures from 1-28 September, the UK as a whole has received 19.4mm of rain, which is just 20% of the normal amount of rainfall we'd expect for the month. Prior to this, the driest…Continue
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The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans kill them for food in unsustainable numbers, while polluting or destroying their habitats, the research by scientists at WWF and the Zoological Society of London found.
“If half the animals died in London zoo next week it would be front page news,” said Professor Ken Norris, ZSL’s director of science. “But that is…Continue
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New employment rights are set to come into force from October 1, 2014, that allow staff the chance to take time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to an ante-natal appointment.
Government guidance explains how an employee who has a qualifying relationship with a pregnant woman or her expected child is able to take unpaid time off during working…Continue
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British consumers face another three years of squeezed spending, an influential report suggests, amounting to a "lost decade" for households.
Annual wage growth is likely to remain well below the 4.5%-to-5% rises seen before the financial crisis struck in 2008, the EY Item Club survey says.
This will slow consumer spending growth over the next two years.
Median pay in real-terms is forecast to fall from £18,852 in 2008 to £17,827 by 2017, the survey suggests.
The award-winning ‘Hope on the Horizon’ garden, designed by Matthew Keightley, of Maidenhead-based landscaping firm Farr and Roberts’, has been moved to a Help for Heroes Recovery Centre in Colchester where it will help servicemen, women and Veterans who have suffered life-changing…Continue
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The recent announcement that SALTEX (Sports Amenities Landscaping Trade Exhibition) will be moving from Windsor to the NEC Birmingham, has been met with enthusiastic support from both exhibitors and visitors. The new look SALTEX will take place on 4 and 5 November 2015.
The announcement has been well received by exhibitors, with close to 100 already committed to exhibiting at the 2015 event - which will incorporate a wide range of educational seminars and turf debates, the unique ‘Ask…Continue
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The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced that a partnership of private and public organisations, hosted by South Gloucestershire…Continue
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Backed by groups such as the RHS, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture and Lantra, the updated report highlights some of the work undertaken, and the challenges the…Continue
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Sherriff Amenity is pleased to announce the appointment of new amenity specialist Craig Spooner, who will be responsible for covering the East Anglian area for the company. Craig joins from Limagrain, the largest seed company in Europe.
With an impressive employment history including greenkeeping positions at a string of golf clubs such as The Forest of Arden, The Isle of Purbeck and Leatherhead, Craig landed the role of Head Greenkeeper at Bourn Golf Club near Cambridge, where he…Continue
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Following trials held by FIFA on synthetic surface maintenance equipment, Alan Ferguson, Head of Grounds and Estate at St George’s Park - the FA’s National Football Centre, has chosen a SISIS Osca tractor mounted oscillating brush for use on their indoor and outdoor synthetic pitches.
An advocate of both natural and synthetic maintenance equipment from SISIS, AIan has held a strong relationship with the company since his time as head groundsman at Ipswich Football Club.…Continue
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Etesia UK has announced a special offer which will enable anyone to trade in their old petrol machine which can be used as a cash discount on a brand new Pellenc battery-powered model.
This special offer will allow you to swap your old petrol chainsaw, hedge trimmer or brush cutter for a brand new Helion hedgecutter (£100 discount), Airion leaf blower (£100 discount) or an Excelion 2000 brushcutter (£175 discount).
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An un-audited count of visitors to the IoG Saltex event found that 7,485 individuals visited the show.
Hort Week reports that the number is down on last year, but is up on 2012 when the show saw 6,441 visitors.
The IoG Saltex show announced a few weeks ago that…Continue
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Around five football fields of tropical forest have been illegally cleared every minute between 2000 and 2012 according to a new report.
The authors say that consumer demand in Europe and the US for beef, leather and timber is driving these losses.
The vast majority of this illegal deforestation for commercial agriculture took place in Brazil and Indonesia.Continue
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The four year regeneration of Castlerock, the tranquil coastal town which lies along the north coast of Ireland, has injected new life into the quaint, picturesque area over the summer of 2014.
In October 2009, Colin Buchanan & Partners Ltd were commissioned by Coleraine…Continue
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Due to the continued success of the Dennis and SISIS brands, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Ambler as export sales administrator. The newly created role also signals the company’s rapid growth in the export market.
After spells of working for a fine art shipping company and a high level auction house in London, Stephanie (Steffi) has spent the last six years working in the export department at Royal Crown Derby.
“I’m very excited about this new…Continue
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