Cigarette smugglers targeting the north east of England were foiled by police this month, after they tried to conceal almost 60,000 smokes inside a shipment of radiators. The Chronicle newspaper reported that a shipping trailer carrying a legal radiator consignment at the Port of Tyne was found to be concealing illegal cigarettes underneath a false [...]

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A housing association in East Anglia was left red-faced this week after a 92-year-old tenant complained to the local paper that tenants’ radiators had been left inoperable for the past six months, leaving pensioners freezing over the winter. The East Anglia Daily Times reported that Florence Wood complained that home life at Fison House in [...]

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Fife News reported this week that refurbishment work at the Kirkcaldy Galleries library and museum will involve new cast-iron radiators and light fittings as part of a major revamp. The Fife Cultural Trust has been given control over the Council-funded £2.5 million project, of which most of the major building work is complete. Refitting will [...]

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  St Michael’s Church in Aldbourne, Wiltshire is seeking funding or sponsorship to enable it to install some much needed radiators in the old building. The church community believes that people are being put off the winter services by the chill, and a warm radiator system would turn this around. They are currently seeking some [...]

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  The incredible staying power of the cast iron radiator is born of more than just smart design and a yen for the traditional architectural styles of the early 20th century – cast iron radiators are widely celebrated, by house builders and home owners alike, as one of the most efficient ways to heat a [...]

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With many different innovations in the field of domestic heating over the past decades, it is interesting to see a return to the well-worn benefits of more traditional systems, chief among which are cast iron radiators. These are modelled on the very first radiators to be mass produced in late Victorian times, although of course [...]

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Staff at an air base in Sweden were left with a nasty taste in their mouth this week when it was revealed that they have been drinking coffee made from the water in the facility’s radiators for the past two years! The workers were horrified to discover that due to a pipe being fitted incorrectly, [...]

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An 80-year-old French pensioner remained brave and steadfast this week in the wake of an accident which saw her enduring three days with her head wedged under a radiator. Reports referred to the woman only as Renée from the town of Annecy in the French Alps, but detailed how she fell head first in her [...]

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