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Seddon selected for

Forest Heath District Council and St. Edmundsbury Borough Council in Suffolk have awarded maintenance specialist, Seddon Property Services, a four-year contract to carry out corrective maintenance to the authorities' corporate (non-housing) properties.

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DECC HQ slashes energy rating

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has been awarded an improved Display Energy Certificate (DEC) rating of 'C' for its headquarters building.

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BIFM Awards see record number of entries

20 July 2012 saw the 'Facilities Manager of the Year' category closing - signalling the close of all entries in the BIFM Awards for another year. Without doubt, 2012 looks set to be very competitive, with the total number of entries received across 11 categories up by 50%. This year has seen the highest number of entrants ever received in the history of the BIFM Awards.

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OCS awards new catering contract to Brakes

OCS has chosen the grocery and fresh food company Brakes as its new supplier of frozen and grocery foods including fruit and vegetables, which will be used by all OCS sites across the UK.

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LPC launch consultation on the accommodation offset

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has launched a public consultation to obtain views on the accommodation offset (offset) from both workers and employers who provide accommodation to their workers.

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Beating the heat in London’s stations

With the sun finally deciding to grace the capital with its presence and with millions of passengers expected to travel on the Tube during the hot weather, Transport for London (TfL) has set out the work it continues to carry in order to cool the tube network.

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Extra 1200 troops mobilised ‘leaving nothing to chance’ for Olympics’ security

The Ministry of Defence is deploying an additional 1,200 members of the Armed Forces to supplement the security workforce as the busiest period of the London 2012 Games approaches.

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Kier consortium selected as preferred bidder for

A Kier consortium has been selected by Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Fire Authority as preferred bidder in a

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Plans to deliver the UK’s largest geothermal heating project announced

Plans to tap into the heat that occurs naturally underground and establish the UK's largest deep-geothermal heat plant have been announced by developer GT Energy.

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Councils must better understand procurement spend with small firms

Local councils spend

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