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The Garden Centre Group Could Be Fined up to £50,000

The Garden Centre Group tried to buck the retail trend over the Easter weekend by opening its stores on Easter Sunday. This is despite the 1994 Sunday Trading Act not allowing stores of more than 280sq metres to open on an Easter Sunday. The stores could be fined up to £50,000 if they contravene this rule.

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The Humble Carrot More Expensive Than Ever

People who are wanting to save a little money this spring by planting their own vegetables are being warned that one brand plants is in fact making the humble carrot more expensive than ever.

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The Most Likely Easter Break DIY Jobs

A survey from Homebase has discovered that the DIY jobs people are most likely to complete over the Easter break are planting in the garden, followed by putting in new flooring, replacing the bathroom or the kitchen and laying a patio or some decking.

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The Perils of Working With Gas

The perils of working with gas appliances without proper training have been highlighted by the death of Toby Griffiths from Devon.

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The Top Ten DIY and Building Trends

The UK's number one website for matching tradespeople with clients has released a list of their top ten DIY and building trends for 2010.

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The Ultimate Garden Shed

A DIY enthusiast from Leicester has spent £15000 building the ultimate garden shed as a retreat from the stresses of life.

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Space Images on a Budget

A Leeds man has put his DIY knowledge to the test and built a camera which he sent to the edge of the Earth.

Robert Harrison spent just £500 and used a standard digital camera, some duct tape and a polystyrene box to build the contraption which he sent into the atmosphere attached to a large balloon.

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Self Build on the Increase

The Observer has this weekend suggested that people in the UK are increasingly opting to build their own home themselves in a bid to save money during the recession. They say that plot prices are down by 20% since last year and the lack of builders able to purchase these sites has mean that BYO's (build your own's) can snap these up.

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Selling Before Buying

The UK's largest self storage firm, Safestore has reported a 1.9% increase in revenues across it's 95 outlets in the UK.

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Snowy Weather Proving to be Good for DIY Stores

Freezing and snowy weather conditions are proving to be good for DIY stores around the country as councils have been turning to them in a desperate bid to get further supplies of grit, salt and sand.

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Product of the Year Award 2010 Gets Two New Sponsors

Two new sponsors have signed up to support the Product of the Year Award 2010, one of the most prestigious awards events for the home improvement sector.

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Product of the Year Awards

The Annual Product of the Year Awards as organised by DIY Week and Housewares magazine is being launched this week. The award which takes place on May 14, celebrates innovation in the DIY industry and the award ceremony is one of the biggest, attracting buyers and executives from the largest DIY, homewares and garden stores in the country.

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