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Union Lay In to Janet Street Porter As She Won’t Offer Trades A Brew

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2021  

Speaking on Loose Women, Janet Street Porter claimed tradespeople aren’t deserving of a hot drink – and the GMB Union did not take kindly to it when speaking on the Clive Holland Show. 



Lad Riding Power Trowel Falls Off And Slices Mates Face

Posted: Thursday, October 21st, 2021  

A bloke in Australia decided to ride a power trowel like a mechanical bull while his mates cheered him on over the weekend, with the lad eventually losing control, falling off it and injuring his mate watching on. 



Trade Websites Can Go 20 Months Without Being Updated, Says Yell CEO

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021  

According to research from Yell, a lot of trade websites can go over a year and a half without being updated… 



Scottish Tradesman Watching TV Interrupted By Car Smashing Through Front Drive

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021  

How would your nerves be after sitting down quietly on a Friday evening with your partner, enjoying the latest episode of Squid Game let’s say, only to be interrupted by a motorist losing control and smashing straight through your front garden brick wall? 



Plumber Ordered To Pay £100K Over Use Of Ring Doorbell 

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021  

A landmark court ruling has left a plumber in Oxfordshire being asked to stump up £100,000 in compensation to a disgruntled neighbour, who took him to court on claims his Ring doorbell ‘breached her privacy’. 



Housing Developer Builds Flats Facing Wrong Way

Posted: Tuesday, October 19th, 2021  

New builds in the UK have a habit of making headlines and one major UK developer has been forced to make embarrassing alterations after discovering an error in construction that left several properties with balconies, window and doors ‘facing the wrong way’. 



Delivery driver mistaken for fuel tanker adds sign to back of his truck

Posted: Friday, October 15th, 2021  

A midlands based haulage driver has had to take things in to his own hands after being followed for miles by motorists who thought he was hauling a tanker full of petrol… 



Teesside Tradesmen Volunteer Time And Materials To Rebuild Family’s Home Destroyed In Fire

Posted: Thursday, October 14th, 2021  

A family from Middlesborough, whose house was recently severely destroyed by a fire, have been overcome with emotion following the generosity of local tradesmen who have offered free materials and labor to help them get their life back together. 



Popular Fix Radio host reveals moment he was caught out on site…

Posted: Wednesday, October 13th, 2021  

We’ve all been caught on site one way or another, whether it be sleeping in the van, leaving early or even nursing a hangover – but Heating & Plumbing Show host Andy Cam revealed his when appearing on the Clive Holland Show earlier this week. 



Irish building merchant launches tradespeople health checks

Posted: Monday, October 11th, 2021  

Irish merchants Chadwick's recently launched 'in-store' health checks for tradespeople all across the country, to ensure they were fully safe to work. Irish building celebrity Pete Finn came on the The Clive Holland Show to discuss the initiative. 



Double Garage In Devon On Sale For Almost £100K

Posted: Monday, October 11th, 2021  

A garage in Cullompton, Devon, is making headlines after the dilapidated piece of property has been advertised with an asking price of £95,000. 



London plumber gets hit with £15,000 of fines

Posted: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021  

London-based plumber and heating engineer warns that traffic fines and road tolls are killing trade businesses in the capital after paying out £15,000 in fines in the last year.



Builder Rescues Woman From House Fire In Hull

Posted: Tuesday, October 5th, 2021  

A builder is being hailed a hero in Hull after he rushed to rescue a woman who was trapped on the roof of a burning house. 



Man Has 1kg Of Screws And Nails Taken Out Of Stomach 

Posted: Monday, October 4th, 2021  

A Lithuanian man who was struggling to give up alcohol and chose to suppress his cravings for it by swallowing screws, nails and other foreign objects, has had emergency surgery to remove it all. 



Tanker Driver Carrying Cement Followed By 20 Cars Who Thought He Had Fuel On Board

Posted: Monday, October 4th, 2021  

A man driving a tanker full of 44 tones of cement to a construction site has made headlines after he was followed by a convey of cars who all believed he was transporting fuel to a petrol station. 



Irish Men Moving Sofa Go Viral With Hilarious Unconventional Method

Posted: Friday, October 1st, 2021  

Footage has gone viral of three men attempting to move a sofa from a first story balcony and were captured using sweeping brushes as support to keep the sofa from hitting the ground and (supposedly) manoeuvring it.




New Study Finds A Quarter Of Van Owners Had Tools Stolen In Past 12 Months

Posted: Friday, October 1st, 2021  

A new piece of research published by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VCV) have found that a quarter of the tradespeople and van owners they spoke to had tools or pieces of work equipment stolen from their vehicles in the past 12 months.




Tradespeople should be given priority at the petrol pump, says union boss

Posted: Thursday, September 30th, 2021  

Electricians, plumbers and heating engineers should be classified as essential workers and given priority at the petrol pump, says GMB Union secretary, Andy Prendergast 



55 Builders Safeguarded After Police Uncover Human Trafficking Operation

Posted: Wednesday, September 29th, 2021  

An international police operation has resulted in the arrest of 13 men in the UK and Romania after a sophisticated human trafficking operation between the two countries was uncovered, with 55 people being safeguarded. 



Tool vendors must do more to combat theft says show guests

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021  

Tool manufacturers must incorporate tracker technology into hardware to combat rampant tool theft, say guests on The Clive Holland Show 



83-Year-Old Note Written By Plasterers Found By Builders In Sheffield

Posted: Tuesday, September 28th, 2021  

Construction workers currently converting a historic chapel into a new entertainment venue in Sheffield have discovered an 83-year-old note written by the foreman of a plastering firm, who rolled it up and left it in a wall cavity in 1938.



Trail Of Blood Left On Street After Tradesman Fights Off Tool Thief

Posted: Friday, September 24th, 2021  

A tradesman from Grimsby was hit over the head with a blunt object and suffered head injuries after fighting off a would-be thief who was stealing tools from a parked van last Saturday. 



Bricklayer’s Toy Leads Locals To Believe He Had A Crocodile In His Garden

Posted: Friday, September 24th, 2021  

A Yorkshire bricklayer burst out in hysterics when he opened up the local newspaper to not only read a headline that there was a crocodile on the loose in his hometown, but that it appeared to be in his garden! 



Sign On Incentives Up To £3k For Gas Engineers As UK Job Market Booms

Posted: Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021  

A new study from Indeed has found there has been a 75% increase of employers offering generous signing-on packages in an attempt to attract skilled workers, as job vacancies in the UK soared past one million for the first time in history. 



Protesting Construction Workers Clash With Police Following Site Closures Due To Covid

Posted: Tuesday, September 21st, 2021  

For the second consecutive day there have been chaotic scenes in Melbourne, Australia, with construction workers protesting and closing down some of the city’s busiest roads following controversial new laws requiring tradespeople to prove they have been vaccinated in order to access a site. 



Pimlico Plumbers sold to US home services firm Neighborly

Posted: Tuesday, September 21st, 2021  

Charlie Mullins sells plumbing empire for undisclosed amount to US home services giant. Son Scott stays on as chief executive. 



Parking & Motor Fees Over £100 A Day Forcing Tradesmen To Pass The Bill To Customers

Posted: Monday, September 20th, 2021  

Tradesmen in the UK are raising their prices and being forced to pass on the costs of sky-rocketing parking fees and general motor charges to their customers, with some facing charges over £120 a day to park in areas of London, a new study by the Federation Of Master Builders have found. 



Michael Gove takes over as housing secretary

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2021  

Former education and environment secretary assumes leading of sprawling housing department. Anne-Marie Trevelyan moves on to international trade secretary 



Sparky Designs Alarm System To Give Tool Thieves 1000-Volt Shock

Posted: Wednesday, September 15th, 2021  

Electrician Ray Taylor has developed a series of van security products in response to being repeatedly broken into over the years which includes sending a 1000-volt shock to would-be thieves. 



Plasterer Sends X-Rated Text After Leaving Job Unfinished

Posted: Tuesday, September 14th, 2021  

A brutally honest plasterer, who walked off the job at the halfway point, has left a home owner stunned after texting her and revealing the reason for his actions… because he wanted to “do naughty things to her” and thought it would be best for him to leave the property.