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Gas Safety Week Starts Today

Monday, 10 September 2012 14:01:51 Europe/London

Gas Safety Week runs from 10-16 September, with the gas industry joining forces with consumer organisations to increase gas safety awareness among the general public and encourage people to take good care of their gas appliances. This post looks at the main safety issues addressed by the campaign and gives information about locations of Gas Safety Week events.

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Free Fire Safety Reminders with Press The Button

Friday, 31 August 2012 12:35:08 Europe/London

CO alarm

Testing your smoke alarm or CO alarm is one of those things you know you should do regularly, yet it is easy for it to slip your mind. South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have come up with a great way to help people keep their smoke alarms in working order.

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Stove Owners - Are You Ready For Winter?

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 14:10:04 Europe/London

The burning season will soon begin. If you have a wood burning or multi fuel stove it's time to make sure it is ready to keep you warm through the winter. To help you get organised Stores Direct have produced this checklist of essential tasks.

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Have You Got Firewood?

Friday, 10 August 2012 14:28:15 Europe/London

Forest Garden log store

At this time of year chatter among seasoned wood burning stove and fireplace users turns to firewood, with everybody talking about whether they have enough stockpiled for the winter. If you're new to wood fired heating or planning to get your first woodburner or open fire this year you may not be thinking about your fuel supply yet, but we recommend you start thinking about firewood well before you need it.

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Small Woodburner Suggestions

Wednesday, 18 April 2012 14:05:45 Europe/London

Village Puffin Wood Burning Stove

There are so many woodburners and multi fuel stoves on the market that it can be hard to work out what stove is best for you, especially if you have very specific requirements. One common problem scenario is finding a suitable stove for a small living room, a boat, a caravan, a mobile home or even an outbuilding. To help you along the way this post rounds up suggestions for tiny woodburners with a heat output of 3-4kW. I've picked a mixture of top sellers in this output range and lesser known models.

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Wood Stove Safety Tips From Fire Service

Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:18:40 Europe/London

Villager Chelsea Duo multi-fuel stove

Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service recently issued some safety guidance in the wake of a number of house fires linked to wood burning stoves. Substantial energy price rises in recent years, coupled with the struggle to cope with recession, have made woodburners a popular way to save money on home heating bills. The trouble is that the pressing need to save money can tempt people to cut corners when installing their wood burning stove, increasing the risk of a house fire.

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Goodbye Movember, Hello Men's Health

Thursday, 1 December 2011 16:51:37 Europe/London


 It's the first day of December and Movember so wives and girlfriends across the land are heaving a sigh of relief as their significant others shave off some of the strangest moustaches seen since the seventies.

Our very own Hairy Desperados have now been restored to their usual clean shaven good looks. With your help they've managed to raise £1207 for Movember, which will be used to support testicular and prostate cancer initiatives. Altogether Movember has raised over £14 million in the UK alone, and over £63 million worldwide.

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Change to Opening Hours

Monday, 28 November 2011 14:36:00 Europe/London

We just want to let you know that as of today we will no longer be opening late on weekdays. This is necessary to ensure we have enough staff answering phones at the busiest times of day. While we regret any inconvenience to people who prefer to contact us during the evening, it is essential that we answer the phones quickly at peak times. Anyone calling outside opening hours will be able to leave a message requesting a call back the following day.

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Movember Progress

Friday, 25 November 2011 16:24:13 Europe/London

Hairy Desperados Movember

Well, we're in the final week of Movember. While the Hairy Desperados have managed to grow some quite magnificent moustaches, they seem strangely excited about shaving them off again. Maybe they don't like being pointed at in the street or maybe they just want to be able to kiss their wives and girlfriends again without them complaining of stubble rash. Whatever the reason, they've all been great sports

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Laptop Security at Stores Direct - Your Questions Answered

Monday, 21 November 2011 17:06:08 Europe/London

Dave Duffy and Mike Birtwhistle recover stolen laptop
David Duffy and Mike Birtwhistle in Manchester Evening News

Since the story of our recovery of stolen laptops first appeared in the press last week it has taken on a life of its own and received widespread media coverage in the national and local press, radio and TV as well as being mentioned on many websites. We have noticed that some of the versions of the story raise questions about whether Mike Birtwhistle's company laptop contained any customer data at the time it was stolen, and want to set the record straight on this issue

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