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Tobacco Docks to accommodate military following Olympics security staffing shortfall

An exhibition centre in Wapping, East London, will serve as accommodation for the bulk of the 3,500 additional military personnel drafted in to cover the G4S Olympic security staffing shortfall which was exposed last week.

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Councils to outsource a third of all services by 2015

Local authorities plan to outsource 32 per cent of all services by 2014/15, according to the latest research by YouGov, for support services and construction company, Interserve.

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DIO delivers eco-elite rehabilitation facilities to the Royal Marines

A new physical and remedial training centre for 40 Commando Royal Marines at Norton Manor Camp in Somerset has been completed. The new building will provide enhanced environmental performance, through the incorporation of a number of sustainable technologies, including: sun tubes, to provide daylight to circulation and deep plan changing areas; solar thermal panels to provide hot water to the changing facilities and wind-catchers, to provide natural ventilation to the two storey element and deep plan single storey areas. Excavated materials were re-used within the construction, and soft landscaping scheme.

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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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