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Plastic off the menu at DoubleTree By Hilton York

A York hotel is carrying out a wide-ranging review of its use of plastic in a bid to significantly reduce its reliance of the environmentally harmful product. The audit is being undertaken by members of the DoubleTree By Hilton York’s recently formed Care Committee, who will closely look at each department

Major developments set for debate at Chamber meeting

Representatives of four major business and housing developments in the Harrogate district will present their cases at the same meeting for the first time in June. Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce has organised the meeting in advance of any of the sites being included in Harrogate Borough Council's Local Plan, or

Jet Aire completes school project for Hartlepool Borough Council

Leeds-based drainage and groundworks company, Jet Aire Services, has completed a £25,000 maintenance project at Dyke House Sports and Technology College, on behalf of Hartlepool Borough Council. The contract included a full CCTV survey of the drainage network to identify any remedial requirements followed by a programme of upgrades and refurbishment

UNTHA invests in new-look shredder test centre

UNTHA UK has revealed its new-look shredder test centre, following a three-month refurbishment and considerable investment in the facility. The trial department has long been a popular feature at the shredding specialist’s North Yorkshire headquarters – prospective clients from throughout the country regularly visit the site to put UNTHA’s machines through

360° flood support from UK’s leading flood responder

Adler & Allan has launched a new 360° flood resilience service, designed to help businesses prepare, protect, respond and recover from flooding. With the UK subject to at least one major flood every year since 1988, and the risk, severity, and frequency of flooding increasing, many more businesses need to consider

Leeds Building Society saves energy to the moon and back

When colleagues at Leeds Building Society wanted to help tackle climate change they didn’t realise they’d cut emissions so much they could have made it to the moon and back almost eight times. Now, as a result of its commitment to reduce its environmental impact, the Society has become only the

Virtual reality gaming technology helping Yorkshire Water engineers design futuristic sites

Engineers at Yorkshire Water are turning to virtual reality technology developed by The University of Sheffield to help design and visualise new treatment works which could help save the company £1m in design costs by 2020. The university’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) has developed virtual reality headsets that allows Yorkshire

Dockless bike hire scheme ofo to continue Northern expansion with Leeds launch

The world’s first dockless hire scheme, ofo, will expand to Leeds after the local authority approved its launch in the city. Senior councillors assessed and approved ofo’s scheme at Leeds City Council’s executive board yesterday, following discussions with several other bike share companies. ofo will now begin preparing the ground for a

Leeds City Region businesses saving enough energy to make 48 million cups of tea

Businesses in the region are reducing carbon emissions and saving energy thanks to support from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Resource Efficiency Fund. Celebrating one year since its launch, the Resource Efficiency Fund (REF) project, provides support and advice to businesses on how to save money through more efficient use

Flaxby Park Ltd ready to deliver homes and major investment for Harrogate District

Plans to transform a disused golf course into an exciting and sustainable new community, with thousands of exceptional homes, supported by improved transport links including a new rail station, will be officially lodged this month. With easy access to junction 47 of the A1(M) this 430-acre site near Knaresborough is a