NEWS

Covid: Report finds big rises in garden furniture prices

Tuesday 31st August 2021  Retailers have blamed rising shipping, freight and raw material costs for big increases in the prices of garden furniture over the past two years. Consumer group Which? found some items were about twice as expensive as they were in 2019. In one case it found the price of a shed sold by a leading DIY retailer was 155% dearer in 2021. Retailers pointe...

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Salford Red Devils captain Lee Mossop forced to retire.

Wednesday 11th August 2021  Salford Red Devils can confirm that skipper Lee Mossop has been forced to retire with immediate effect following medical orders. Prop Mossop joined Salford in 2017 from Wigan Warriors and became captain in 2018. Throughout his career, Mossop has had 11 reconstruction operations on his shoulders to try and prolong his career as much as possible. Althoug...

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Timber shortage due to 'unprecedented' post-lockdown demand

Wednesday 4th August 2021.   Architecture student Mersei Mongaba works on a modular house made from sustainable Finnish larch, which has doubled in cost The price of timber has risen sharply with builders struggling to get supplies, as post-lockdown construction and DIY projects create huge demand. The Timber Trade Federation (TTF) said suppliers were "working around th...

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B.C. declares provincial state of emergency due to wildfires

Wednesday 28th July 2021 The B.C. government has declared a state of emergency, giving extraordinary powers to react to a wildfire situation that is expected to get worse over the coming days.  British Columbia is once again under a provincial state of emergency. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth declared a state of emergency on Tuesday afternoon in response to ongoing wildfires bur...

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The National 3 Peaks Challenge - Prowood Ltd

Tuesday 13th July 2021. The National Three Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in ‘one go’ inside 24hrs. What started as a group of 8 people on Ben Nevis finished with just 3 people on Mount Snowdon.  Although the elapsed times on each mountain were great the team spent a huge amount of precious time dealing with inj...

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B.C. wildfire concern as province braces for heat wave

Tuesday 29th June 2021  Eleven fires are burning around the province, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. In the last seven days, 26 new fires broke out.  The George Road wildfire near Lytton, pictured from the air earlier this week. Amid warnings of a days-long heat wave to hit B.C. starting Friday, a major concern the threat of wildfires lurks. Environment Canada...

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Urgent Care Appeal - Wigan & Leigh Hospice - Prowood National 3 Peaks Challenge.

Friday 25th June 2021  In just 2 weeks team Prowood will hit the M6 North bound to begin The National 3 Peaks Challenge journey at Ben Nevis. Reaching the summit of any mountain is an incredible feeling and a huge achievement, however, attempting to climb the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales inside 24hrs will be an enormous test of physical and mental strength. 42km...

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