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Gas Safety Week: Boiler packaging label launched

A new label will be added to boiler packaging to help remind homeowners of the need to use a Gas Safe registered engineer.

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Could you be the next HIP Apprentice of the Year?

The HIP Apprentice of the Year competition kicks off in the new year – and plumbing students are being urged to get their entries in now.

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Gas Safety Week: Survey reveals 10% of Brits have never had their boiler serviced

A tenth of Brits have never had their boiler serviced, a survey by Worcester Bosch has revealed.

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Fix Radio on the lookout for UK’s best plumber

Fix Radio is looking for the UK’s best plumber and best apprentice.

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GROHE celebrates sustainability at Bournemouth Air Festival

GROHE spent four days at the Bournemouth Air Festival earlier this month promoting sustainability.

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Plumbase and Polypipe sponsor boxing world champion Terri Harper

Two heavyweights of the plumbing and heating industry have announced a joint sponsorship deal with one of British boxing’s rising stars.

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Grundfos all set for heating season with line-up of domestic circulators

Grundfos has introduced its updated domestic circulator line-up, ready to meet all the challenges of the heating season

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Selco gives ‘Britain’s dirtiest van’ a makeover

A Surrey tradesman’s van dubbed ‘the dirtiest in Britain’ has been given a professional makeover – thanks to Selco Builders Warehouse.

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Features

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Plumbing diary: Starting out

Rhiannon de Wreede is taking on a Level 2 plumbing course, having previously worked as a scientist, lecturer and writer.

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HIP Blog: Q&A with Off the Tools’ Wayne Bettess

From hats to heating: how one man changed the family business for the better.

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Hall of Shame – 18th July

We teamed up with our mate James from Plumberparts to showcase some of the biggest plumbing tragedies around. Here’s some shocking examples of what not to do!

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Things they don’t teach you in class

Ever wondered what you might learn once you take the leap onto the tools after all of this studying? We asked a group of professionals what they learnt outside of the classroom.

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