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After a long cold winter, our gardens and patios often don't look the most appealing places to sit. However, with a small budget and a little imagination, you can transform them into a relaxing oasis where you can sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the warm summer evenings
Wild camping expert Phoebe Smith checks out some hi-tech gear that could coax the uninitiated into the great outdoorsJune 12 2015
Autogas has completed the first phase of appointments to its new nationwide network of LPG conversion workshops. Located in key strategic locations around the UK, including Edinburgh, the north-east, Birmingham and the north-west, the five workshops were selected after rigorous assessments to ensure they are technically competent and deliver service to the very highest standards.
AGraham Young goes behind the scenes as Paddy Considine, former Bond girl Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close film on the Asda-owned site in Shirley. Nearby, a West Midlands Fire Service engine was on standby in case the Calor Gas-fuelled disaster scene turned into... a disaster.
A mother and a daughter were treated for burns - and a tent severely damaged - after a gas cooker exploded during a camping trip. Fire crews from Huntingdon and Chatteris were called to a gas explosion at Westview Marina, Marina Drive, Earith, just after 7pm on Friday. On arrival they discovered a large dome tent has been about 40 per cent destroyed by the blaze which was out when they arrived.
Lily Allen has shared pictures of 'minor burns' obtained in a gas explosion in her caravan. The mother-of-two, 30, who is thought to be holidaying in Gloucester, posted a picture of her singed eyebrows as she wrote a warning to fans about gas stoves on Saturday night.
Previous news from Jan to March 2015
Energy-savvy homebuilders in the Midlands will be able to explore the benefits of using LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) in their home projects as national supplier, AvantiGas, shares its expertise at the Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Birmingham NEC from 26 to 29 March.
Firecrews prevented a potential explosion after a fire involving two gas cylinders in Worksop.
Crews tackled a blazing shed containing a 7kg lpg cylinder and a 3kg compressed air cylinder on Kilton Road, on Sunday. They managed to isolate the cylinders after extinguishing the fire in the 4x6m shed, using a hose reel jet and breathing apparatus.
Spending a night at “Priest’s Hole”, a cave hidden high up on the side of a fell called Dove Crag, is almost a rite of passage for outdoors aficionados. This isn’t a dark, scary tunnel deep in the mountainside; it’s merely a shallow overhang, big enough to keep the wind and rain at bay, but open enough to prevent any claustrophobia.
Jones and Cocks, an online hardware store based in Aylesbury, is urging other businesses to consider LPG after saving around £15,000 on fuel costs over a five-year period.
The UK’s second-largest supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has reported that annual sales rose by a fifth. Flogas Britain, of Syston, said revenue was £228.6 million in the year to March 31, 2014, compared to £191.8 million the year before. Pre-tax profit in the same period rose fell slightly to £17.3 million, £300,000 lower than before. The figures were made publicly available on Companies’ House on Tuesday.
Previous news from October to December 2014
A TEENAGER, whose death sparked a murder inquiry, suffered a heart attack after inhaling butane and propane gas, an inquest heard.
POLICE set-up a 100m cordon around the site on Bankhead Crossway North after the alarm was raised shortly after 9am.
FOUR fire crews tackled a blaze this morning at a gas storage facility in Edinburgh after smoke was seen coming from a workshop.Police set up a 100m cordon at the site belonging to the Russell of Edinburgh Calor Centre on Bankhead Crossway North.
A ROAD in Kempston has been taped off and two houses evacuated after a fire near a gas cylinder prompted fears that it might explode. The 17kg LPG cylinder is often used to fire up gas barbeques. Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call just after midday today (November 6) to the address in Spring Road, Kempston, where they extinguished the flames of a small fire in a rear garden.
Two fire crews fought a blaze in a carport in Tilehurst last night. Firefighters using breathing apparatus tackled the blaze in the building in Long Lane at 9.44pm. A propane gas cylinder in the carport was allowed to release its contents safely into the garden. Although the carport was blazing when the fire crews arrived, they were able to prevent damage to the house and only "light smoke" got inside Crews used a fan to clear the smoke.
When it comes to investing in a forklift truck, there are a lot of factors to consider. If it was as simple as comparing truck features, performance statistics, and of course prices, then operators would probably purchase them online. Keith Higginson, commercial marketing manager at Calor Gas Ltd highlights the benefits of LPG, which include a range of cost efficiencies, environmental improvements and productivity gains.
Previous news from july to september 2014
Householders and businesses that use LPG for heating are being urged to ensure all gas appliances have been checked and serviced as winter approaches, to avoid the potential for deadly gas leaks, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.
UKLPG, the trade association for the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) industry has issued the stern warning as part of Gas Safety Week (15-22 September), an event co-ordinated every year by the Gas Safe Register.
Rob Shuttleworth, chief executive of UKLPG, explains: “Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas which can kill quickly with no warning and just one of the many reasons that gas appliances need to be serviced and checked every year by a Gas Safe Registered installer.
“It is vitally important to invest in proper boiler and heater maintenance, including portable LPG heaters that may have been stored in a garage or shed over the summer. Calling in a Gas Safe registered fitter to service and safety check your appliances is a small price to pay for the safety of your loved ones.
REVELLERS heading to V Festival are being urged to ensure a potentially fatal gas does not kill their fun.
Tens of thousands of music lovers will be travelling to Weston Park this weekend and many will be spending their nights under canvas. But popular camping items such as barbecues, gas cookers and gas heaters and recreational shisha pipes all produce carbon monoxide (CO), a deadly gas that cannot be seen, smelt or tasted.
A spokesman for CO Be Alarmed, a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of the gas, said: “CO causes dizziness, nausea, breathlessness and a loss of consciousness. It can cause permanent brain damage and in some cases can be fatal.
“If you are going to any festivals this summer, take a portable CO alarm with you and make sure you use your fuel burning appliances safely in the open air.
Calor Gas Ltd is issuing a product recall with immediate effect on all 6kg CalorLite® cylinders manufactured between 2008-2011 inclusive. All such cylinders must be returned to a local CalorLite® stockist immediately.
Please note that the Calor Gas network are currently being briefed and should be in a position to start handling returns from Wednesday 24th September.
All 6kg CalorLite® cylinders manufactured in 2008, 2009, 2010 or 2011 are included in the recall and must be returned to a CalorLite® retailer immediately. 6kg CalorLite® cylinders manufactured in 2012, 2013 or 2014 are not affected and are safe to use.What will Calor offer me when I return my cylinder?
Upon return of their cylinder to a CalorLite® Stockist, the customer will be issued with a free of charge replacement 6kg CalorLite® cylinder.
Flogas Britain today announced a voluntary recall of butane gas cylinders that have been purchased from Budget Bottle Gas Limited at 28 Forth St, Bootle, Liverpool, due to potentially serious health and safety issues.
The precautionary recall comes after Flogas obtained evidence that suggested these cylinders may have been improperly filled with propane instead of butane and as a result they must not be used. The affected butane cylinders (13kg, 7kg, 4.5kg) are only those supplied by Budget Bottle Gas Limited, and no other cylinders supplied directly by Flogas or any other Flogas dealer or distributor are affected.
This week's Monday Tip is a timely summer camping one - beware the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning when you're cooking under canvas this summer, not just from gas stoves, but also from less obvious sources like portable barbecues and even gas-powered fridges.
Carbon monoxide poisoning is particularly dangerous because the gas, produced as a by-product of stoves and other gas-powered appliances is colourless, odourless and poisonous. Symptoms include headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, chest pains, nausea and vomiting.
Barbecues are a precarious enough social occasion when they occur in the privacy of a back garden, with smoke and chatter billowing across fences, potentially inciting the ire of neighbours....
Results from a nationwide public survey by Comres, showed that British drivers would consider converting to LPG to avoid the rising costs of petrol and diesel as fuel prices are predicted to rise by an average of 10.4% over the next six years.
By rights, camping should be the simplest and most relaxing of holiday options The vision of a restorative simple pleasures-filled break quickly turns into a horror show where everybody is whining about being too-hot or too-cold, starving hungry and uncomfortable. But holidaying under canvas doesn’t need to be that way.
Previous news from april to june 2014
Whatever the weather report says, we all know that it's the season to go camping and that brings a whole new excitement for the tech enthusiast in the shape of outdoor gadgets. Each year comes the next generation of fascinating kit to make it feel as though you were pitching your tent in the dark ages the last time you dusted it off.
So, whether you're heading off to a music festival, seeking solitude in the wilderness or taking the family back to nature in the woods, you'll find something here to make life that little bit more comfortable. Portable power, eating and drinking, or whatever you need, we've got you covered with our list of the best camping gadgets for 2014.
A local cycling club is bringing the excitement of the Tour de France build up to Harrogate this weekend. Ilkley Cycling Club will be hosting its first ever two day race over the May bank holiday with support from local LPG supplier, AvantiGas. As part of the Club’s Tour de France celebrations, they have created the challenging stage race which goes through areas of Harrogate, called the ICC – AvantiGas 2 Day, to support the increasing number of participants in road racing.
As one of the key events on Ilkley Cycling Club’s calendar this year, the club enlisted the support of local LPG supplier AvantiGas to be the main sponsor for the event.
Dan Eadson, Domestic Sales Representative from AvantiGas commented: We are delighted to be supporting Ilkley Cycling Club with their inaugural stage race to help celebrate the Tour de France coming to Yorkshire. As a national supplier of LPG, we strive to support local communities and understand more about their energy needs. Sponsoring the ICC – AvantiGas 2 Day is an opportunity for us to support a local initiative and raise awareness around our company to the community.
FIREFIGHTERS have issued a safety warning about barbecues, following a Tilehurst fire yesterday (Tuesday) evening and particularly in view of any planned barbecues over the approaching Easter break.
Crew manager of Green Watch at Dee Road Fire Station, Tilehurst, Simon Abbott, said one pump was called from the station at around 7.30pm to Linnet Close, Tilehurst, where a gas barbecue was on fire. The householders, he continued, had managed to isolate the cylinder valve on the barbecue and turn it off before firefighters arrived
Calor has been recognised in Business in the Community’s (BITC) annual benchmark of responsible business, the Corporate Responsibility Index (CR Index) – UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility.
Completing the CR Index for the first time, Calor achieved a score of 80% and performance rating of 2 stars – a score which reflects Calor’s commitment to sustainability.
Summer barbecues are no longer confined to dry land, thanks to the BBQ Donut boat. Designed by inventor Sebastian Schmitt, the bright orange vessel is the perfect venue for up to ten friends wanting a barbecue with a difference. But at £13,000, it costs a fair bit more than a throwaway BBQ from Tesco.
Measuring three-and-a-half-metres in diameter, there are two size models of the boat - both customisable with the option of LED lighting. Containing a five HP engine with a 12-litre tank, the basic BBQ-donut provides between six to eight hours of driving time and costs 15,990 euros. A low-smoke charcoal kettle grill has been installed in the centre - set up to ensure maximum safety and ease of use.
Fire crews fought a ten-hour battle to extinguish a barn blaze near Winkleigh yesterday afternoon. The fire at Newlands Farm, Downland was reported around 1.40pm. Fire engines from Hatherleigh, Torrington and North Tawton were sent out as well as the water bowser from Barnstaple.
On the way Hatherleigh crews could see a large plume of smoke from several miles away and called for a fourth engine from Chulmleigh as well as the incident command vehicle and a support pump from Ilfracombe.
When they got there crews found a farm building measuring 100 metres by 40 metres with hay, straw and manufacturing equipment on fire.
Autogas Ltd, the UK’s leading supplier of LPG Autogas fuel for cars and vans, has released a statement explaining how more wide-spread adoption of LPG Autogas could alleviate this week's smog issues and help the UK meet emissions targets.
Linda Gomersall, head of Autogas Ltd, said: 'The smog in London and the South East this week has highlighted the on-going issues of emissions in the UK. We need to act to reduce our impact as a society on the environment and our choice in vehicle fuel has a significant role to play - particularly in helping to meet EU targets. LPG Autogas is already used by 160,000 drivers in the UK and is available from 1,400 sites.
Previous news from january to march 2014
Natural gas once promised to revolutionise the transport industry in the 1970s, as skyrocketing petrol prices following the Arab oil embargo forced some hard-pressed motorists to convert their vehicles to the cheaper fuel.
Natural gas once promised to revolutionise the transport industry in the 1970s, as skyrocketing petrol prices following the Arab oil embargo forced some hard-pressed motorists to convert their vehicles to the cheaper fuel. Natural gas once promised to revolutionise the transport industry in the 1970s, as skyrocketing petrol prices following the Arab oil embargo forced some hard-pressed motorists to convert their vehicles to the cheaper fuel.
A comprehensive new vehicle emissions study has demonstrated that Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) delivers significant all round environmental benefits and in terms of pollutants it is much cleaner and significantly outperforms petrol, diesel and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Previous news from january to december 2013
Published: 12 September 2013 by www.fleetnews.co.ukOutdoor advertising firm Clear Channel UK has invested in autogas LPG to fuel its fleet of service vehicles.
The firm chose the fuel for its environmental and financial advantages.
Glenn Ewen, fleet manager, said: “As part of our wider strategy to minimise our impact on the environment, Clear Channel UK has set a target of 84 per cent LPG usage against petrol for 2013. As part of our commitment to this target, we have installed seven bunkers at Clear Channel depots nationwide where our drivers may refuel."
As thousands of revellers head to Glastonbury this weekend, Avon Fire & Rescue Service is reminding them to take care when camping at the festival.
Firefighters are warning revellers that carbon monoxide from disposable barbecues, a badly adjusted camping light or a stove can kill.
Be an LPGenie - return your bottles and help make children's wishes come true!
For every* disused Calor cylinder returned to an approved Calor outlet, Calor pledge to donate £5.00 to to Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK to help make magical wishes come true for young people with life threatening conditions...
Anyone who has ever had a daydream about living the high life would be hard pushed to imagine a more opulent home than Heddfan
The Warwickshire based distributor, has also ordered an additional 8 rigid vehicles from Cartwright to bring the total units purchased by Calor to 96 for this year. Calor’s relationship with Cartwright goes back to 1999 when engineers from the body and trailer manufacturer began working closely with Calor to redesign their cylinder trailer.
Published: 4 July 2013 by www.dailymail.co.ukThe Met Office long-term forecast is for the high pressure to stay in place over the south of England for two weeks, making it 'warm or very warm'
The whole of the UK will feel the benefit of an area of high pressure moving up from the south-west
Remember the feel of sunshine on your skin? The sound of ice clinking in drinks and the smell of factor 30 lotion? Or the deckchairs in the garden and the aromas from the regular weekend barbecue?...
MOTORISTS can now fill up on cheaper fuel in Grimsby thanks to the opening of a refuelling station for gas-powered vehicles in the town.
The new facility, which was officially opened by Mayor of North East Lincolnshire Peggy Elliott, has been installed at the newly- refurbished Shell petrol station on Moody Lane....
Never, ever use your gas or liquid fuel stove or lantern inside your tent!
The deal, for an undisclosed amount, is for the UK wholesale and retail parts of the business. A series of suspected carbon monoxide tragedies on campsites last summer has brought the subject of tent safety to the fore. John Traynor looks at how to reduce the risks and stay safe on site.
Sportswear giant Sports Direct, founded by Mike Ashley, has bought outdoor brand Gelert out of administration, saving 100 jobs.
The deal, for an undisclosed amount, is for the UK wholesale and retail parts of the business. Gelert, which was established in 1975, operates as an importer, wholesaler and retailer. It has five stores, a showroom in Haydock, Merseyside, and a headquarters in Widnes, Cheshire, from which its wholesale operations are run. The brand is sold in retailers including Cotswold Outdoor, Blacks and Millets.
Britons have been warned about the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) following the poisoning and subsequent death or injury of 40 people in the last two years.
The incidents all involved holidaymakers who stayed in a tent, caravan, cottage or boat in Britain, according to records from the Gas Safe Register. New research released by the authority reveals that just over half (53 per cent) of Britons questioned in a survey did not know that leaving a smoking charcoal barbeque in an enclosed space like a tent or room can lead to CO poisoning.
Eating outdoors is a triumph of optimism over experience, of seize-the-day spontaneity over climatic adversity and a heady sense of life’s possibilities.Far be it from me to interrupt your relaxing Saturday immersion in the infinity pool of my common- sense opinions...