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South East & London News

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A recycling company has been fined £49,500 for failing to protect employees working with lead.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Twenty six businesses in London have been honoured by the Queen for their achievements in international trade.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

A Hertfordshire building firm has been prosecuted for health and safety failings which led to a woman being hit with machinery as she waited for a bus.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

A dry cleaners in Bedford has been prosecuted after it put workers’ lives at risk.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Homes near to a Tube or train station in the capital can cost significantly more than similar properties that have no station nearby, new research has indicated.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Drainage company Lanes Group has secured a contract worth some £216 million with Thames Water.

Friday, 13 April 2012

A Middlesex-based construction firm has been fined after a worker narrowly escaped death after falling from a cherry picker in to the path of a moving bus.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Virtual reality specialist Virtalis has secured a £2.2 million contract to install its technology at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories, Oxfordshire.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A building contractor based in Tower Hamlets has been fined £7,500 after a worker’s hand was severely injured by a power tool.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

A national cleaning firm has been fined £175,000 after a hospital porter was killed at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

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Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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