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Expectant mums get better protection at Tarmac

Expectant mums get better protection at Tarmac

Building materials and construction firm Tarmac says it is one of the first major UK construction companies to provide expectant mothers with specialist high-visibility maternity protective clothing when required.

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Arup and Atkins among consultants picked for £2.6bn investment plan

The Environment Agency (EA) has named the consultants it is to work with on delivering its £2.6bn capital investment plan.

PAS2080 mark for Aggregate Industries

Aggregate Industries says it has achieved a "major milestone" by becoming the first construction materials supplier to gain PAS 2080 verification.

Banks invests locally at Bradley surface mine

Banks Mining says it has signed deals worth £1.5m with local companies for equipment and services at its Bradley surface mine.

Tarmac recruiting 2019 apprentices

Tarmac has more than 80 places on its apprenticeship scheme up for grabs, but the deadline for applications closes on 11 April.

Glastonbury founder backed over quarry plan

Glastonbury founder backed over quarry plan

Somerset County Council's regulation committee has backed plans by Glastonbury music festival founder Michael Eavis to quarry stone at Worthy Farm.