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City of London Corporation wins ponds landscape work judicial review in High Court

City of London Corporation wins ponds landscape work judicial review in High Court

The City of London Corporation has beat off a legal challenge to flood-prevention landscape work to Hampstead Heath by a residents' group.

National Trust veteran horse chestnut confirmed as country's largest

National Trust veteran horse chestnut confirmed as country's largest

A 300-year-old horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) on the National Trust's Hughenden estate in Buckinghamshire has been declared a "champion tree" as largest-girthed tree of its kind in the UK.

Greenvale's All Rounder Potatoes get a seasonal look

Greenvale's All Rounder Potatoes get a seasonal look

Fresh potato supplier Greenvale AP has launched a festive edition of its 2kg bags of All Rounder Potatoes.

Prime Minister visits JCB

David Cameron has praised British manufacturer JCB on an official visit.

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Dealing with unrealistic tenders

Dealing with unrealistic tenders

The comments of Andy Corcoran, boss of contractor Glendale Managed Services, reported in the last edition of Horticulture Week highlighting the potential threat from the "price-focused tender model" to sustainable contracting and skills development, have clearly touched a raw nerve with many in the sector.

According To Hewson ... Under-production makes business sense

According To Hewson ... Under-production makes business sense

Long ago, I was told that under-production is always better than over-production. It came from one of our most talented, experienced and pioneering production directors of the time, so it must have been right. It still is - in fact, more so now than ever before.

Seabrook on...Unnecessary meetings strike a raw nerve

Seabrook on...Unnecessary meetings strike a raw nerve


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