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Dundee United's Clydesdale Bank Premier League game against Rangers has again fallen victim to the weather, the Scottish Premier League have confirmed.

Plumber denies killing woman with faulty boiler

A plumber appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of causing the death of a young dance teacher of carbon monoxide poisoning from a gas boiler.

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A further 260 redundancies have been announced by the administrator at the Exeter-based building services firm Rok, after a deal to save part of the business collapsed.

700 jobs axed at building services firm

More than 700 redundancies were today announced at building services firm Rok after the firm appointed administrators earlier this week.

Rok administration puts 3,800 jobs at risk

Rivals were eyeing Rok's business and clients last night after the building and social-housing repairs group went into administration, putting about 3,800 jobs at risk. The news follows two profit warnings and the discovery of financial problems at the company's plumbing, heating and electrical (PHE) business earlier this year. It also comes on the back of the demise of Connaught, the rival social-housing group that went into administration in September after being hit by local authority cutbacks in the wake of the Government's austerity drive.

Threat to 3,800 jobs as builder Rok enters administration

Building services firm Rok appointed administrators today in a move which puts around 3,800 jobs at risk.

Sewage works to provide gas for 200 homes in Oxfordshire

British homes will be using gas made from human sewage for the first time today as a pioneering £2.5m scheme in Oxfordshire goes live.

Biogas from human waste

Householders began cooking and heating their homes with gas derived from raw sewage yesterday, under a £2.5m scheme which is the first of its kind in the country.

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Rok FD quits after clearing his name

Rok, the building group, was yesterday forced to issue a humiliating apology to its suspended finance director of seven years , who has now quit after turning down the company's offer to reinstate him.

Business Diary: Having your cake and eating it

Our congratulations to Matthew Kraeger, a BlackRock investment manager, who has just got hitched. In particular, he deserves a slap on the back for not being jilted at the altar. Why? Well, after organising a wedding cake in the shape of a Bloomberg computer terminal, complete with Post-it Notes, one could have forgiven his new wife for walking out before the start of the honeymoon. It's one thing being devoted to your work, but she might take this as a warning that he certainly intends to bring his professional life home from the office.

21 injured as train strikes sewage tanker

Twenty-one people were injured yesterday when a train struck a sewage tanker on a rail crossing.

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