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Business, Law, Lawyers

Retentions: has the construction industry had enough following the Carillion disaster?

Retentions: has the construction industry had enough following the Carillion disaster?

  By Jonathan Hyndman, Partner at Rosling King.   The use of cash retentions is commonplace in the construction industry. Some £3 billion of retentions remain outstanding in the UK construction industry at any one time. […]

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Business, Energy Trading, Europe, European Union

The SPIMEX Gas Exchange: Russian Gas Trading Possibilities

The SPIMEX Gas Exchange: Russian Gas Trading Possibilities

The sale and purchase of Russian gas in the post-Soviet era have been dominated by the need for Gazprom, the dominant player, to sell to consumers at a regulated price. Since 1998 other producers, known […]

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Business, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Focus Oxford LLP announces intention to merge with Punter Southall Aspire

Focus Oxford LLP announces intention to merge with Punter Southall Aspire

  Focus Oxford LLP, an award-winning Oxford-based independent financial advisory firm, has announced its intention to merge with Punter Southall Aspire, a leading UK workplace pensions and savings company, which is part of the Punter […]

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Business, Energy, Gas, Oil, Oil Field Services

DELAYED PROJECT SANCTIONS IN 2017 MORE THAN DOUBLE THE 2015-16 COUNT

DELAYED PROJECT SANCTIONS IN 2017 MORE THAN DOUBLE THE 2015-16 COUNT

Rystad Energy  A flurry of delayed final investment decisions (FIDs) during the final quarter of 2017 led to an encouraging industry statistic: delayed projects sanctioned during 2017 more than doubled over the combined count in […]

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Travel

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A third of UK cyclists claim they’ve been victims of road rage

Over half of UK cyclists have experienced road rage from drivers One in three admit they experience road rage regularly Over a half of cyclists believe drivers have no patience on the road     […]

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Art, Lifestyle, London, Opera, Paris

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Notes on getting a job as an opera singer

By Nicholas Newman Here is a list of useful links about getting a job as an opera singer. Key qualities needed by an opera singer “Great personal performance in audition.. well groomed and presented. Good […]

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Oxford, Oxfordshire, Technology, Travel

Oxfordshire M40 to get new noise barriers

Oxfordshire M40 to get new noise barriers

Work on a highly anticipated £3.5 million plan to cut traffic noise for many people living along a section of the M40 in Buckinghamshire has begun. Highways England is installing new noise reducing barriers at […]

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Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Nutcracker at Oxford’s New Theatre

Nutcracker at Oxford’s New Theatre

A review by Nicholas Newman With its glittering set, fairy-tale transformations and stage wizardry, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker is perfect for bringing the magic of the festive season to the stage – small wonder that this tale […]

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Five post- Christmas cleaning hacks for a squeaky clean 2018!

To make the post- Christmas clean-up operation less stressful, Oven Pride has teamed up with blogger Domestic Gothess, to create some time-saving hacks for an easy, fuss-free clean up that will allow you to enjoy […]

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Technology

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Drones, robots…and Mercedes?

With the unveiling of its Vision Van at its Van Innovation Campus in Stuttgart, Germany, Mercedes has showcased how robots and drones could soon be used more effectively for delivery tasks. Van hire and leasing […]

by × January 4, 2018 × 0 comments