Injure yourself the DIY way
Susan Erasmus, Health24
08 Oct 2005
...many people underestimate the dangers in doing their own home repairs.
In the UK alone, 70 people die per year while fixing their homes. Most of them fall off ladders.
There is usually a sharp rise in accident numbers during spring, as this is the time of year
people set about repairing the ravages of winter, such as blocked gutters, rising damp, mouldy
garden walls and so forth. The largest single cause worldwide of DIY injuries, is falling off ladders.
Power tools and electricity are also high up on the list.
Women prefer gas as trade proves fitting job
Skilled Germans plug UK jobs gap
Independent, UK -
02 Oct 2005
... degree in African studies at the School
of African and Oriental Studies in London. ...
desperate shortages of skilled staff such as plumbers,
electricians and gas ...
28 September 2005 BBC News business reporter
By Clare Matheson
One UK company has had to follow the
example of 1980s TV show Auf Wiedersehen Pet in an effort to
tackle the country's skilled worker shortage - but in reverse.
Crunch Time Approaches for Digital TV Switchover
22/3/2005 1:12pm (UK)
By Andrew Woodcock, PA Political Correspondent
Key decisions over the timing of the switchover to digital TV across
Britain will be taken by the end of this year, Culture Secretary
Tessa Jowell said today.
residents are fighting plans to put phone masts on a pub roof - just
yards from two schools and a children's playground.
Save £200 a year on energy bills
Mobile phone company Vodafone wants planning permission to put
controversial G3 masts on the roof of Monkey Chews pub on the corner
of Queen's Crescent and Marsden Road in Gospel Oak.
Monday, 07 Mar 2005 11:02
A typical family fuel bill could be cut by £200 a year by taking
simple energy saving steps, Friends of the Earth has said today
28th Feb 2005, a Monday
New buyers are returning to the housing market
confident that interest rates have peaked, Hometrack figures showed
this morning. The number of buyers registered with the property
website jumped 28.5% last month.
We're a nation of DIY
22 February 2005
For DIY, read Destroyed It Yourself. Some of
us are so outstandingly bad at home improvements we have to take
annual leave to sort out our blunders, research shows
Electricians number eight in happiness poll
City & Guilds
Friday, February 25, 2005
LONDON, England -- Electrician is
the eighth happiest job. Hairdressers are the happiest
workers, while civil servants, social workers and architects are the
unhappiest, a new poll shows.
create a DIY disaster
24 February 2005
In the second of her new monthly
columns, interior design consultant Jayne Webb, whose company
Southover Design is based in Horley, warns about the dangers of
biting off more than you can chew.