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Com-mun-ica-tions as Principle wins broadband HQ cleaning contract

2012 has been a great year so far for Principle Cleaning Services Ltd and it has now added a three-year cleaning contract for Inmarsat's global headquarters in London to its expanding portfolio.

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Consortium to explore innovative solutions to keep UK’s lights on

ENER-G and major industry partners Advanced Digital Institute; Flexitricity; Smarter Grid Solutions and UK Power Networks, have partnered to create a major research consortium, co-funded by the government, to find innovative new ways of ' keeping the lights on' and decarbonising energy supplies across the UK, as demand increases.

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New focus on nutrition for inpatients

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is placing increased emphasis on good nutrition for patients staying in hospital, with the launch of new 'Essential Goodness' menus and food, in partnership with catering contractor OCS.

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More landlords throw open their books

More than 200,000 additional social tenants are to get detailed access as to how their landlords spend money. Major landlords are to follow ministers' requests to open their books to taxpayers and tenants and let them see how they spend their rent money, housing minister, Grant Shapps announced yesterday.

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New police ICT company to drive down costs

A new company has been set up to help police forces to improve their information technology and get better value for money from contracts.

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Johnson Controls makes top outsourcing list for seventh year running

Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions (GWS), a leading provider of facilities, corporate real estate and energy management to many of the world's largest companies, has been ranked for the seventh consecutive year in the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals' (IAOP) Global Outsourcing 100, which recognises "the world's best outsourcing service providers".

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Houston building janitors strike over ‘poverty’ inducing pay offer

The Houston janitors' unfair labour practices strike spread to eight cities across the United States yesterday. Janitors, who are members of SEIU Local 1, which represents more than 150,000 janitors in the United States, fanned out across the country to establish picket lines against their janitorial contractors in Washington, Minneapolis, Seattle, Boston, San Ramon and Oakland.

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Preferred tenant for Olympics broadcast venues announced

The Mayor of London and the London Legacy Development Corporation have this morning taken another major step toward securing a lasting legacy for the Olympic Park - with the approval of a preferred bidder for the Press and Broadcast Centres, receipt of four bids for use of the Olympic Stadium, including a Formula 1 consortium and a winning bid for the first new housing development on the Park.

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A decade of success for University Park’s green spaces

The University of Nottingham has been awarded a record-breaking 10th consecutive Green Flag Award. The 330 acre University Park Campus ensured that Nottingham was the first university to bag a Green Flag back in 2003 - and has been racking them up ever since.

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C&W strengthens European property & asset management team with key hire

Cushman & Wakefield, a privately held commercial real estate services firm which operates world-wide, has appointed Richard Davies as a partner and head of retail property & asset management in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa.)

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