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Tracking device leads to plant haul discovery

13 Oct 2017: Police in Yorkshire are investigating the discovery of a haul of stolen construction plant. more »

Oxford plans to become world's first Zero Emission Zone

12 Oct 2017: Contractors hoping to do any work in Oxford had better start charging their batteries because anything with a combustion engine is set to be banned. more »

Mabey expands UK hire team

12 Oct 2017: Bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has bolstered its major projects and contracts sales teams with some new recruits. more »

Speedy wins lenders’ support

11 Oct 2017: Hire company Speedy has secured an extension to its bank facilities, in a move seen as a vote of confidence in the recovering business. more »

Sleeping containers for site team

11 Oct 2017: A company that turns redundant shipping containers into portable temporary hotel accommodation has now moved into providing accommodation for construction site workers. more »

KKB places big Komatsu order

11 Oct 2017: Rochester-based KKB Group has ordered 26 new Komatsu excavators to meet growing demand. more »

Tideway debut for electric hydrofraise

10 Oct 2017: An innovative, electrically-powered hydrofraise diaphragm walling machine is being used to help build London’s Tideway Tunnel sewer. more »

JCB brand now stretches to paint

10 Oct 2017: JCB has licensed the use of its brand name to a new supplier of paint. more »

Dumper summit meetings agree on need for new guidance

9 Oct 2017: A guide to using forward tipping dumper truck is being produced for the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group in the wake of several recent fatalities. more »

Attachments investment takes waste company into demolition

5 Oct 2017: Dorset based waste management company W&S Recycling has moved into demolition with a hefty investment in hydraulic grabs and shears. more »

22-tonne digger stolen in Manchester

5 Oct 2017: Total Plant Hire has put out a call for help after the theft this week of a 22-tonne Doosan excavator from a recycling centre in Collyhurst, Manchester. more »

Council fined £150k for HAVS failings

5 Oct 2017: Wrexham Council has been fined after a 57-year old man was diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). more »

Smiths adds to hire fleet

5 Oct 2017: Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd, based at Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, has added 10 new Doosan mini excavators to its plant hire fleet. more »

Wernick invests £5m in solar powered huts

3 Oct 2017: Wernick Hire is investing more than £5m in 210 new welfare cabins with energy saving technology. more »

London mayor seeks new powers to police construction machinery

2 Oct 2017: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has asked central government to give him new powers to curb pollution from construction machinery. more »

Tool hire firms vote in favour of levy

2 Oct 2017: In-scope members of Hire Association Europe have voted to support renewal of the Construction Industry Training Board levy. more »

Solar lighting towers gain momentum

2 Oct 2017: Skanska, Costain and Carillion Rail are among main contractors behind the growing popularity of mobile solar-powered tower lights on construction sites. more »

Automatic pothole patchers head for Powys

28 Sep 2017: Powys County Council has bought two of the latest generation Roadmaster spray injection patching vehicles. more »

Balfour Beatty retrofits DPFs to comply with London regs

27 Sep 2017: Balfour Beatty has retrofitted its construction machinery with diesel particulate filters to comply with the London non road mobile machinery (NRMM) Low Emission Zone (LEZ) requirements. more »

Concrete firm expands capacity

27 Sep 2017: London concrete contractor MixIt has taken delivery of its fifth Rapid pan mixer from Rapid International. more »

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