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Appliance articles

Washing machine the best gadget of all time – for women?

In a not-in-the- slightest-bit-sexist set of survey results, email titans Hotmail have determined that while the highest proportion of men say that the computer is the best time-saving device ever, an overwhelming 32% of women voted the washing machine into the top slot in their ‘best ever time saving gadgets’ poll, pushing the computer into second place, with the mobile phone placed third, the dishwasher in forth place and the microwave in fifth.

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11
April
2011

Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? Richard Hamilton (1956)

Kitchen Art?

It might be a fairly narrow field of interest, but some fine artists have eschewed the classic bowl of fruit or life model over the years to make their subject the humble household appliance.

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06
April
2011

Hoover Dirt Seeker

Hoover “Dirt Seeker” 1968

Our second classic appliance that refuses to kick the bucket belongs to James Sanbrook. It is a well worn Hoover “Dirt Seeker” circa 1968, a rather un-becoming name (even for a vacuum cleaner) but the Dirt Seeker represented something of a departure from established design (as well as product nomenclature) for Hoover.

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04
April
2011

 

Gas articles

Can you go too far to repair a boiler?

Here at 0800 REPAIR central command, we’ll go to considerable lengths to repair your appliances, but a story in the Daily Mirror shows why we have local franchises.

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29
March
2011

Energy Secretary says it’s up to UK householders to reduce emissions with renewable heating systems

Energy and www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Climate-Change”climate change secretary Chris Huhne has called on UK homeowners to aid reduction of carbon emissions from the UK housing stock by to taking up renewable heating systems.

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10
March
2011

Heating costs set to spiral as Arab unrest continues

Colonel Gaddafi, one of the more ‘flamboyant’ despots of recent times threatens to send Libya into a state of civil war with potentially serious repercussions for Europe.

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24
February
2011

 

Press release articles

Patients at Chester Le St Hospital will benefit from brand new TVs

Appliance shop steps in to help hospital

Patients at Chester Le St Hospital will benefit from brand new TVs - thanks to the support of a local appliance store.

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01
May
2012

Chester St pupil wins Easter egg competition

Chester St pupil wins Easter egg competition

The new school term got off to an egg-cellent start for one pupil at Chester Le St Church of England Junior School.

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25
April
2012

0800 REPAIR Gas Services have signed a deal with energy company  ScottishPower

County Durham repair firm wins major contract with ScottishPower

A COUNTY Durham-based repair firm has won a national contract with one of the UK’s leading energy providers.

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23
March
2012

 

Franchise articles

Nathan Eades 0800 REPAIR engineer

Former RAF engineer reaches new heights with appliance repair business

When Nathan Eades was an RAF engineer servicing tornado jets in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars - the lives of our war heroes depended on his skills.

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28
September
2011

Richard Melvin new 0800 Repair franchisee for Sunderland, Washington, South Shields and Gateshead.

Repair firm forges family connections

The family bond is at the heart of expansion plans for an appliance repair firm. For repair engineer Richard Melvin has followed in his father’s footsteps and set up his own business - fixing household appliances.

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20
July
2011

Darren Bowman new 0800 franchisee covering Northumberland.

Darren’s set to enjoy the great outdoors – with a 7ft screwdriver!

Darren Bowman loves the great outdoors – and in his new job, he’s going to be enjoying some of the best scenery in the country. For Darren, 27, from Pelton, Chester-le-Street, will be covering the whole of Northumberland as the new 0800 Repair franchisee for the area.

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01
June
2011

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