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Portakabin emergency response team provides new school for 650 children following Cumbria floods

Portakabin, the UK’s leading modular building specialist, has provided 650 children with a 2,100 sq m interim school after Newman Catholic School in Carlisle was devastated by floods. The flood waters were 7ft deep in parts of the school, causing ...

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OCS supports flood victims across the North

Following the recent devastating floods in the North of England, OCS has been helping businesses restore their premises. The HSS Hire in Lancaster suffered damage after floodwaters reached a metre high. OCS was contacted for their specialist cleaning expertise, so ...

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Dealing with disaster

‘Disaster’, namely flooding, is high on the agenda for many businesses as we enter 2016. The Christmas period spelled devastating levels of rain, leaving much of the Northern part of the UK under water. Mark Calvert, MD for flood response experts, Adler ...

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Experts prepare to deploy resources to flood hit areas

Storm Desmond has left a trail of destruction across Cumbria, Northumberland and Lancashire with roads, bridges and rail lines cut off while thousands of homes are under water and without electricity. Damage restoration business, Richfords Fire & Flood is preparing ...

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Give winter the cold shoulder

After two very mild winters in a row, there’s a worry that some FMs might be getting complacent about preparing for the snow season. In this article Vicky Lopez, co-founder and director of De-ice gives her view on why this ...

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Flood – Is your business at risk?

Last winter was one the wettest on record, with homes and businesses that may previously have remained flood-free falling foul of the endless deluge of rain and extreme high tides. With the cost of flooding standing at between £75,000 and ...

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BRE plans climate change knowledge centre

In the wake of the UK’s unprecedented floods and the devastating effects of extreme global weather patterns on property, people and the economy, BRE has announced plans for the creation of a Centre for Resilience for the built environment at its Britain ...

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Why crisis planning could be the difference between make or break

The country may currently be basking in pleasant spring sunshine, however the recent, unprecedented floods have not been forgotten, and are not likely to be for a long time to come. The floods impacted on businesses across the country, resulting ...

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Further details of flood support packages published

Last week, the Prime Minister set out a package of measures to help homeowners and businesses in flood affected areas get back on their feet and make their properties more resilient to flooding in the future. These measures have been finalised ...

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Flood-hit landlords should receive council tax relief claims NLA

The National Landlords Association (NLA) is calling on the government to widen its offer of 100 per cent business rate relief for those affected by the recent devastation caused by UK floods to private residential landlords. The call comes after ...

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