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MAY

UK unemployment falls to seven-year low

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Unemployment in the UK has continued to fall and the number of people in work has continued to rise, according to the latest official figures.The number of people out of work in the January to March period fell to 1.83 million, down 35,000 from the previous quarter and the lowest for seven years.At the same time, the total number in work rose to 31.1 million.Average pay for employees, excluding bonuses, rose by 2.2% in the quarter compared with a year earlier.Including the effect of bonus paymen

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MAY

Interesting stats released by Gas safe today;

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Interesting stats released by Gas safe today;88,617 of gas safe engineers work on domestic hot water and heating systems19,742 work on commercial heating 34,392 work with LPG28,416 work on meters4,118 are competent to work on commercial catering.Total number of registered engineers 122,000

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MAY

Inventor Matyas Gutai has developed a novel approach to insulating our homes

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Inventor Matyas Gutai has developed a novel approach to insulating our homes, sealing water between glasspanels to be used as walls. The water absorbs heat in the summer and distributes it during cold periods and this is controlled by the homeowner via a remote monitoring system.Speaking to news agency AFP at his home in Hungary, where he launched the prototype water-insulated home, Matyas said:"Imagine a building without insulation, yet with a perfect indoor thermal balance, thanks to

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MAY

In addition to the high-profile party leader debates

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In addition to the high-profile party leader debates, the BBC is treating TV audiences to several policy debates between key party representatives. First was the Environment and Climate Change debate chaired by Andrew Neil and Roger Harrabin. The panellists were Caroline Flint, Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary, Matthew Hancock, Conservative Energy and Business Minister, Ed Davey the Liberal Democrat DECC Secretary and Andrew Cooper and Roger Helmer who are respectively the Green and UKIP e

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