Press releases

Dec 13 2017

Coming in 2018: Ageing gas mains to be replaced in Wymondham

The New Year will see new gas pipes coming to the town of Wymondham in Norfolk.

Dec 13 2017

UK-first ‘green’ fuel station scoops national environment award

A Cadent-backed pioneering fuel station, which uses gas made from food waste to power hundreds of HGVs operated by big retailers, including Waitrose, has won a national environmental award.

Dec 07 2017

Tunnel Vision: Cadent releases Tunnel Under the River Thames movie to mark National Tunnelling Day

Never before seen footage of gas distribution company Cadent’s Tunnel Under the River Thames project has been released to mark National Tunnelling Day.

Dec 07 2017

Ahead of schedule: Essential gas mains project completed early in Southend-On-Sea

Residents of Southend-On-Sea’s Sutton Road now have brand new gas mains ahead of the Christmas and New Year season.

Dec 05 2017

Good news for Rugby: major gas mains upgrade to finish early

First phase of a big gas pipe upgrade in Lawford Road, Rugby has finished early. Final stage of project to start on Wednesday 6 December

Dec 01 2017

Cheshire: January start date for major gas pipe upgrade

Upgrade of 3km of gas pipes in Rudheath, serving a wide area of Cheshire, will be biggest single job in North West in five years.

Nov 30 2017

Road closure: Engineers carrying out essential repairs in City of London

Cadent engineers are currently carrying out essential repairs in Cannon Street in the City of London.

Nov 30 2017

Work in West End: Cadent engineers carrying out essential repairs in London’s Oxford Street

Cadent engineers are currently carrying out essential repairs in the heart of Oxford Street.

Nov 20 2017

Thank you very much: Cadent supports Harlow Community Builders life-saving OAP safety sessions

An Elvis impersonator provided some light relief at events which provided some very serious lifesaving advice for some of Harlow’s older residents.

Nov 17 2017

Road closure: Essential repairs to gas network underway in Witham

Engineers from Cadent will be working through the weekend to carry out essential repairs to the gas mains network in Witham.

Nov 14 2017

The big breakthrough: Amanda emerges on other side after epic tunnel under the River Thames

A Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) named Amanda has completed London’s newest tunnel under the Thames after a lightning drive under the river.

Nov 13 2017

UK-first gas fuel station shortlisted for national award

A Cadent-backed fuel station in Lancashire which uses gas made from food waste to power HGVs has been shortlisted for a national environment award.

Nov 13 2017

Traffic lights ahead: Essential repairs due to take place on A12 trunk road, Yoxford, Suffolk this week

Engineers are expected to start essential gas mains repairs on the A12 in Yoxford this week.

Nov 13 2017

Joined up thinking to minimise disruption: Cadent carries out essential work on Chelsea Embankment at same time as Thames Tideway

In late November engineers will start essential work on Chelsea Embankment to replace old gas mains with tough new pipes that will keep Londoners connected to safe and reliable gas supplies for...

Nov 10 2017

Cadent-backed trailblazing trash to gas project wins 2017 Energy Institute (EI) Award

A consortium including Cadent has scooped the Technology Award at the prestigious Energy Institute (EI) Awards.

Nov 09 2017

Future-proofing Oldham’s gas mains: major project completed two months early

Engineers have completed the upgrade of 2km of underground gas pipes in Oldham, two months ahead of schedule.

Nov 08 2017

Work in progress: Essential gas mains replacement work underway in Southend

With winter fast approaching engineers are hard at work replacing ageing gas mains in Southend-On-Sea.

Nov 08 2017

Mains attraction: Hinckley gas network opens its doors to senior council officers

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council’s most senior officers got a unique, behind-the-scenes glimpse yesterday (Tuesday 7 November) into how people from Hinckley are helping to deliver the nation’s...

Nov 06 2017

Ben’s hair-raising shave nets £1,125 for Alzheimer’s Society

Hinckley-based Cadent employee Ben Pearson raised £1,125 for Alzheimer's Society after shaving off his hair and beard.

Nov 02 2017

Advice to help gas customers #BeWinterReady

Cadent and the UK's other gas and electricity networks launch PR campaign to help customers be better-prepared if they have a power cut or gas emergency this winter.

Nov 02 2017

Staying Connected: Locals invited to find out more about essential gas mains work on Chelsea Embankment at public exhibition

A public exhibition will be held this Monday (November 6) on essential work to future-proof ageing gas mains on the Chelsea Embankment.

Oct 23 2017

Cadent team in West Midlands impacts a better future for Hawbush and local residents

A Black Country community park that has suffered from years of neglect, vandalism and anti-social behaviour has been given a new lease of life by volunteers from Cadent.

Oct 20 2017

Work set to start on future-proofing Barrow gas mains

A major engineering project that will keep generations of Barrow-in-Furness residents warm for at least 80 more winters is about to get under way.

Oct 19 2017

Coming soon: Gas mains replacement to help ensure future winter warmth in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft

As winter approaches engineers are preparing to start work on a scheme that will help local people keep on enjoying warmth in winter.

Oct 19 2017

Where there’s muck there’s gas – how your rubbish bin could be the green fuel of the future

Britons looking for an affordable and green way to heat their homes could find the answer in the nation’s dustbins, according to a new report commissioned by gas distribution network Cadent.

Oct 17 2017

Energising Thetford: Ageing gas mains to be replaced

This autumn engineers will be carrying out essential gas mains replacement work in Thetford which will help ensure locals keep warm in the future.

Oct 16 2017

Back to school classroom surprise for Shropshire pupils

Ten engineers from local gas network company Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution), stepped in to help the Ladygrove Primary School in Dawley, Telford, Shropshire.

Oct 06 2017

Going underground: Tunnelling machine behind flagship project named Amanda by Chelsea Pensioners

A Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) that will dig a tunnel under the River Thames has been named Amanda by the Chelsea Pensioners.

Oct 06 2017

21st Century revamp for Rugby’s gas mains

A major engineering project that will keep generations of Rugby residents warm in the future has kicked off in Lawford Road.

Oct 05 2017

Cadent host Energy and Industry Reception at the Conservative Party Conference

Cadent’s chief executive, Chris Train OBE welcomed Greg Clark, secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to the Energy and Industry reception hosted by Cadent at the...

Sep 26 2017

Essential work: Engineers replacing pre-WW2 gas mains in Stowmarket

Ageing gas mains which were laid before the onset of World War Two are being replaced in Combs Lane, Stowmarket.

Sep 26 2017

Silence is golden for Cadent fundraisers

Staff at Coventry-based gas network Cadent proved that silence really is golden after raising more than £500 for Alzheimer’s Society in a silent promise auction.

Sep 26 2017

Cadent fundraisers net £2,600 for Alzheimer’s Society

Staff at Hinckley-based gas network Cadent have dug deep and raised more than £2,600 for people living with dementia.

Sep 21 2017

Merseyside Fire & Rescue supports Cadent's gas safety message

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service adds support to Cadent in issuing gas safety message during Gas Safety Week 2017

Sep 15 2017

Winter is coming: increase in calls to the national gas emergency service

Calls to the national gas emergency service are forecast to rise this weekend, as temperatures dip to a level when many people choose to turn on their central heating.

Sep 05 2017

Essential gas works extended: Work now expected to be completed on Thursday (7 September)

Essential work to replace gas mains in Bridgewater Drive, Southend-On-Sea is currently expected to be completed by Thursday 7 September.

Sep 01 2017

Essential gas works extended: Project end date extended due to additional work

Essential work to replace gas mains in Bridgewater Drive, Southend-On-Sea has been extended after it was discovered additional work needs to be carried out.

Sep 01 2017

Dementia: free gas safety offer rolled out to the East Midlands

Cadent, the company which ensures gas reaches 4 million homes across the East Midlands, as well as to South Yorkshire and East Anglia, is extending its offer to fit a free safety device for people...

Sep 01 2017

Dementia: free gas safety offer rolled out to West Midlands

Cadent, the company which ensures gas reaches 2 million homes in the West Midlands, is extending its offer to fit a free safety device for people living with dementia.

Aug 31 2017

Project update: Engineers plan to return to South Stifford to complete work in 2018

Cadent engineers have wrapped up work for now on South Stifford’s London Road and are planning to return to complete the final phase of the project sometime in 2018.

Aug 29 2017

Cadent postpones major gas pipe upgrade in Perry Barr Birmingham

Essential work to renew the gas mains in Perry Barr postponed until Monday 4 September.

Aug 29 2017

Nathaniel inspired to get on his bike for charity fundraising

A moving story about a man’s Alzheimer’s Disease prompted Cadent's Nathaniel Street to cycle 100 miles for charity. Nathaniel, a Cadent network supervisor, decided to jump on his bike after...

Aug 25 2017

Leaders of the joined up pack: Cadent helps minimise disruption with joint work plan for utilities

Cadent is leading the way in ensuring connections work by utilities is delivered with as little disruption as possible.

Aug 24 2017

New pipe to secure Bolton’s gas supply for generations

Cadent will soon start essential work to install a new gas pipe to meet demand and keep energy flowing through Bolton.

Aug 23 2017

Dementia: free gas safety offer

Cadent is extending its offer to fit a free safety device for people living with dementia

Aug 22 2017

Cadent invests in major gas pipe upgrade in Perry Barr, Birmingham

Engineers are due to carry out a major project to upgrade gas mains in Birmingham’s Perry Barr area to help ensure that local people continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking...

Aug 18 2017

Glazebury: gas pipe upgrade set to finish weeks early

A major project to upgrade gas pipes under a busy A-road in Glazebury is now scheduled to complete around seven weeks early.

Aug 16 2017

Oldham: gas mains upgrade set to complete two months early

A major engineering project to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply in Oldham for many generations is now expected to end in October, two months early.

Aug 16 2017

Call to shoppers: Lincoln’s Monks Road is still open for business

Shoppers are reminded that Lincoln's Monks Road is remaining open for business throughout essential gas mains renewal work.

Aug 11 2017

Milestone reached for UK biomethane transportation

More than 250,000 cubic metres of gas produced from renewable sources has entered Cadent’s gas network on a single day for the first time.

Aug 11 2017

Cadent decorating team transforms centre with make-over

• Washing up area and two large dormitories given make-over • Young people to benefit from newly painted bright and light spaces

Aug 10 2017

Ahead of schedule: Vital gas upgrade finished early on Bedford High Street

Ahead of schedule: Vital gas upgrade finished early on Bedford High Street • Essential gas mains renewal in the High Street completed nearly two weeks ahead of schedule • Project programme...

Aug 09 2017

Is hydrogen the future for Liverpool-Manchester gas users?

Cadent publishes research paper on ambitious proposal to introduce hydrogen to gas network in North West England.

Aug 08 2017

Cadent arranges for essential work by utilities to be delivered at same time in Clare

• Cadent has arranged for connection work by four utilities to be delivered together to minimise disruption • Cadent’s work is due to last one day out of a five day projected road closure of the...

Aug 07 2017

August gas mains upgrade on the cards for Dudley

• Six week major gas pipe upgrade starts on Monday 14 August • Work will keep gas flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century • Project is part of a £65 million investment in...

Aug 04 2017

Essential Repairs: Lane closure in place on B1113, Badley, Suffolk

Cadent is currently carrying out essential work to repair a gas main by the side of the B1113, Badley.

Aug 04 2017

Project update: Latest on essential scheme in Monks Road, Lincoln

Work is now underway on an essential gas mains upgrade in Lincoln’s Monks Road that will keep gas flowing to local homes and businesses until the end of the century.

Aug 03 2017

Road closure: Gas engineers carry out essential repair in Datchworth near Knebworth

Cadent is currently carrying out essential work to repair a gas main in Mardleybury Road, Datchworth.

Jul 28 2017

Major gas pipe renewal is postponed for Compton Road, Wolverhampton

A major scheme to upgrade the gas mains in Wolverhampton has been postponed due to engineering issues. Work on the scheme in Compton Road was due to start on Monday (31 July) and has been...

Jul 27 2017

Manchester city centre gas pipe upgrade starts 31 July

Underground pipes which keep gas flowing through Manchester city centre are to be upgraded in a project which starts on Monday (31 July)

Jul 27 2017

Huge drop in CO2 emissions from HGVs using UK-first gas fuel station

Lorries using a UK-first gas filling station emitted 84 per cent less carbon dioxide (CO2) than equivalent diesel vehicles, reveals a study released by Cadent today.

Jul 26 2017

New mains for old: summer gas pipe renewal for Compton Road, Wolverhampton

Essential gas mains upgrade starts in Compton Road, Wolverhampton, on Monday (31 July) for two weeks

Jul 26 2017

No Summer Holiday: Engineers working through the summer to keep Wheathampstead residents connected to safe and reliable gas supplies

Essential work to replace ageing gas mains is about to get underway in Wheathampstead

Jul 25 2017

Cadent announces Board Chairman

Cadent Gas Ltd has announced the appointment of Sir Adrian Montague CBE as Chairman of the Cadent Board.

Jul 25 2017

Nuneaton students shine in the workplace thanks to pioneering Cadent scheme

Three young students from Nuneaton’s Oak Wood School have landed jobs and a coveted college place – thanks to a life-changing initiative by local gas network Cadent.

Jul 25 2017

Hinckley students shine in the workplace thanks to pioneering Cadent scheme

Jul 21 2017

Mains attraction: major gas upgrade in the pipeline for Worcester Street, Wolverhampton

17-week gas mains renewal starts in Worcester Street, Wolverhampton

Jul 21 2017

Summer gas mains revamp in the pipeline for Pleck Road, Walsall

Essential work to renew gas mains in Pleck Road, Walsall, starts on 24 July.

Jul 21 2017

Mains attraction: 21st century overhaul for Small Heath’s gas pipes

15-week gas mains upgrade starts in Birmingham's Golden Hillock Road

Jul 20 2017

We’re not going on a summer holiday – no more worries for another 80 years

Heat is guaranteed in Greater Manchester this summer, with a major gas pipe upgrade that’s timed to cause least disruption

Jul 18 2017

Working in the summertime: Cadent schedule essential gas mains work for school holiday period in Ilford

As people prepare for their summer holidays Cadent engineers are preparing to start an essential project to help ensure the local community keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies.

Jul 17 2017

Coming this summer: Reminder that gas mains replacement is starting soon in Hemel Hempstead

Cadent is reminding residents and road users that work will begin later this month to replace ageing gas mains in Hemel Hempstead during the school summer holiday period.

Jul 14 2017

Mains attraction: Wath residents invited to drop in and learn more about summer gas pipe upgrade

Jul 12 2017

From trash to gas: Cadent’s revolutionary green gas trial hailed a success as preparations gear up for commercial operations

A report into a trial involving the production of gas made from household rubbish has hailed the project a great success as Cadent releases a film about the venture and construction of a commercial...

Jul 12 2017

Flexible working: Work dates shifted to accommodate Love Bedford event

Cadent engineers have rescheduled essential work to help ensure that the Love Bedford event is not impacted.

Jul 12 2017

Delivering for Londoners: Essential gas mains replacement work on Fulham Road will be suspended during RideLondon weekend

Cadent has scheduled in a brief pause on its essential gas mains replacement in Fulham Road so other essential work can be carried out in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and to minimise...

Jul 07 2017

Summer gas mains revamp in the pipeline for Regent Street, Leamington

July marks the start of an essential gas mains upgrade in Regent Street, Leamington, that will keep gas supplies flowing to businesses and homes until the end of the century.

Jul 04 2017

Digging deep leads to the top: Essential King’s Road replacement scheme wins a top accolade

Cadent is celebrating after a high profile project in King’s Road won a top award at the annual Pipeline Industries Guild awards.

Jul 04 2017

Energetic help for Wirral community centre

A community organisation on the Wirral had some energetic support, as a team from local gas distribution network Cadent turned up to offer a helping hand.

Jun 30 2017

Emojis and flames: Posters warning about the silent killer win prizes at Westminster ceremony

Winners of an annual contest to design posters warning of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide enjoyed a day in Westminster where they received their awards and were treated to a tour of the seat of...

Jun 27 2017

Mind Garden: Green fingered Cadent employee raises both awareness and cash for mental health help

A green fingered Cadent employee has planted a new mixed border in a Slough car park while also raising over £500 for charity.

Jun 23 2017

Summer gas mains upgrade for Monks Road, Lincoln

Essential gas mains renewal in Monks Road, Lincoln. Road closed to through traffic. Access maintained for residents.

Jun 21 2017

Keeping the gas on: Residents invited to find out more as engineers start essential project to replace old gas mains in Wickford

Residents are being invited to get the lowdown on an essential project to future-proof gas mains in London Road, Wickford which got underway this week.

Jun 21 2017

Coming this summer: Essential work to future-proof gas mains in Bedford town centre

Engineers are scheduled to replace ageing gas mains with tough new pipes which should last for decades in Bedford this summer.

Jun 20 2017

New mains for old: Replacement of ageing gas mains in Kings Langley begins this week

Work began this week on an essential project to replace ageing gas mains with tough new pipes.

Jun 15 2017

Cadent’s £100,000 fundraising pipeline for Alzheimer’s Society

Cadent launches £100,000 fundraising partnership with Alzheimer's Society

Jun 15 2017

Coventry-based Cadent launches £100,000 fundraising partnership for Alzheimer’s Society

Coventry-based gas network company launches £100,000 fundraising partnership with

Jun 15 2017

Hinckley-based Cadent launches £100,000 fundraising partnership with Alzheimer’s Society

Cadent launches two-year fundraising partnership with Alzheimer’s Society

Jun 13 2017

Over £90 million of investment to keep the energy flowing in North London and surrounding areas

Cadent, the UK’s biggest gas network, is investing over £90 million to upgrade 390kms of ageing metal gas pipes in the North London region this year (2017/18).

Jun 05 2017

Gold Standard: Considerate approach to essential gas work wins trifecta of City of London awards

Efforts to deliver essential gas mains work to the City of London as considerately as possible have been recognised with Gold Awards by the City of London.

Jun 02 2017

£77.5 million investment to keep energy flowing in North West

Cadent, the UK’s biggest gas network, is investing £77.5 million to upgrade 500km of ageing metal gas pipes in the North West region this year (2017/18).

Jun 02 2017

£65 million investment to keep the energy flowing in the West Midlands

Cadent, the UK’s biggest gas network, is investing £65 million to upgrade 370kms of ageing metal gas pipes in the West Midlands region this year (2017/18).

May 26 2017

Liverpool: essential work to repair leak on gas pipe

Essential work to repair a leak on a gas pipe under a busy Liverpool city centre road junction starts on Tuesday (30 May).

May 26 2017

Cadent staff go wild to help save endangered animals

Leicestershire staff at Britain’s biggest gas network - Cadent - went wild at work, and made a roaring success of helping some of the world’s most endangered animals.

May 18 2017

Lancashire: complex repair completed of gas leak deep under main road

Double gas leak found deep under the main road into and out of Bacup

May 18 2017

Pushing back the techno frontiers: Cadent showcases innovation at Utility Week Live 2017

It was only launched this month but newly minted energy company Cadent is already exploring new energy frontiers and showcasing its innovations at Utility Week Live 2017.

May 09 2017

Boost for Cadent as company makes final cut in top awards

Cadent has been shortlisted for a top industry accolade for a unique device that could prevent thousands of homes and businesses needlessly losing gas.

May 08 2017

Future-proofing Chelsea: Cadent starts work to replace historic gas mains

Engineers have started work on the second phase of an essential gas mains replacement project being carried out in Chelsea.

May 02 2017

Cadent – your gas network for the future - WM

New company continues a 200 year legacy in the West Midlands, of safety, reliability and innovation for Britain’s biggest gas distribution network

May 02 2017

Cadent – your gas network for the future

Cadent – your gas network for the future. Cadent continues a 200 year legacy of safety, reliability and innovation for Britain’s biggest gas distribution network

May 02 2017

Cadent – your gas network for the future - NW

Cadent continues a 200 year legacy in the NW of safety, reliability and innovation for Britain’s biggest gas distribution network

May 02 2017

Cadent – your gas network for the future - NL

Cadent continues a 200 year legacy in North London area, of safety, reliability and innovation for Britain’s biggest gas distribution network

May 02 2017

Cadent – your gas network for the future - EA

Cadent continues a 200 year legacy in East Anglia, of safety, reliability and innovation for Britain’s biggest gas distribution network

May 02 2017

Cadent – your gas network for the future - EM

New company continues a 200 year legacy in the East Midlands, of safety, reliability and innovation for Britain’s biggest gas distribution network

Apr 28 2017

Blackburn: ongoing six-month gas pipe upgrade reaches busy junction

A major project to upgrade pipes supplying gas to homes and businesses in Blackburn reaches a busy road junction next week.

Apr 28 2017

Lake District gas pipe move planned to minimise disruption

National Grid Gas Distribution is moving its pipes to support a project to improve water quality in England's largest natural lake

Apr 19 2017

National Grid friends raise money for sadly missed Hayley

National Grid Gas Distribution staff in Hinckley have vowed to spend the year fundraising in memory of Hayley Smith, colleague and devoted young mother-of-one who died recently.

Apr 19 2017

Blackpool: essential upgrade of gas pipe

Engineers will replace ageing metal pipe with long-lasting plastic one

Apr 13 2017

Hats off to National Grid charity team

Fun-loving employees from National Grid Gas Distribution in Hinckley raised £400 for brain tumour charity in 'Wear a hat day'.

Apr 07 2017

Foodbank eggstatic with donation

Employees at National Grid Gas Distribution collect more than 300 Easter eggs for Atherton and Leigh Foodbank

Apr 07 2017

Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Glazebury

Essential work will replace ageing metal pipes with long-lasting plastic ones

Apr 07 2017

Summer holiday project: New gas mains for Hemel Hempstead

Essential work will help make sure local residents keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating

Apr 06 2017

Passing of the torch: New head of gas operations for London

James Harrison takes over National Grid Gas Distribution's fast paced London patch

Apr 06 2017

Meet the new guy: New head of gas operations for East region

Chris Rison appointed new head of operations for National Grid Gas Distribution's huge East network

Apr 06 2017

Springtime heralds new gas mains for Stourbridge

Essential gas mains upgrade is underway in Stanley Road, Stourbridge, and surrounding streets. The work will keep gas flowing to homes and businesses for the rest of the century.

Apr 05 2017

On target: First phase of flagship Tunnel under the River Thames completed as work shifts to Battersea Park

Engineers complete tunnel shaft in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea on schedule

Apr 03 2017

New season brings new gas mains: Essential upgrade for Wootton, Bedfordshire

Spring to bring new gas mains to village of Wootton in Bedfordshire

Mar 31 2017

21st century upgrade: Springtime brings new gas mains for Bushey

New season new gas mains as engineers deliver essential upgrade to Bushey

Mar 29 2017

Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Wolverhampton

Essential gas mains renewal in Newhampton Road West and Bradmore Road, Wolverhampton. The work will keep gas flowing for the rest of the century. Temporary traffic lights and road closures needed...

Mar 29 2017

Oldham: essential gas pipe upgrade

2km of old metal gas pipe replaced with long-lasting plastic alternative

Mar 28 2017

VIP visit for National Grid in Hinckley

Bosworth MP David Tredinnick visits National Grid Gas Distribution in Hinckley. Mr Tredinnick gives thumbs up to employment scheme that is helping students from Hinckley’s Dorothy Goodman Academy...

Mar 27 2017

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and National Grid raising awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide gas poisoning

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) and National Grid are working in partnership to raise awareness of the deadly dangers associated with carbon monoxide gas.

Mar 26 2017

Media Statement: Explosion Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside

Port Sunlight media update, 6pm, Sunday 26 March 2017

Mar 26 2017

Final media statement 3 - Explosion Port Sunlight, Wirral, Merseyside

Final media statement

Mar 24 2017

Project update: Southall gas pipeline repair

Estimated completion date revised for essential repair project

Mar 17 2017

Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

National Grid is replacing iron gas mains in Newhall Street and Fleet Street with a tough new plastic pipes that will last at least 80 years. Work began last Wednesday (8 March) and is due to take...

Mar 17 2017

Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Balby Road, Doncaster

National Grid is upgrading nearly 400 metres of ageing gas main in A630 Balby Road, Doncaster. The existing metal main is being replaced with a tough new plastic pipe that will last at least 80 years.

Mar 15 2017

Coming soon: Motorists reminded about upcoming lane closures affecting A12 on the Essex/Suffolk border

Motorists are being reminded that major work will soon be starting which will affect a section of one of East Anglia’s major routes, the A12.

Mar 15 2017

Coming this summer: Essential gas mains upgrade for Ipswich

Ageing gas mains to be replaced in Woodbridge Road, Ipswich

Mar 08 2017

Upcoming upgrade: Essential gas mains revamp coming soon to Marsh Wall, Tower Hamlets

Engineers will soon be starting the latest phase of work to upgrade gas mains in Tower Hamlets.

Mar 08 2017

Keeping it flowing: New gas mains for Felixstowe in essential project

Ageing gas mains being replaced in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe

Mar 06 2017

Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Wolverhampton

Thursday (9 March) will see the start of a gas mains upgrade in the centre of Wolverhampton, that will keep the gas flowing to local residents until the end of the century.

Mar 03 2017

New chapter for historic St Albans site with 21st century gas main project

1.5km of ageing gas mains to be replaced with tough new pipes in Mud Lane, St Albans, in essential project

Mar 03 2017

Motoring alert: Essential work to gas network in Bedford

Temporary two way traffic lights will be in place in Bedford’s Kempston Road from today (Friday 3 March) as engineers carry out essential work to the gas mains network

Mar 03 2017

Phased lane closures: Essential gas mains work in Gas Street, Northampton

Engineers are embarking on the latest phase of an essential project to ensure Northampton keeps on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies

Mar 01 2017

Use footpath on other side: Pedestrians warned not to walk in road during essential repairs in Scunthorpe

Lane and footpath closure currently in place in Howdens Hill, Scunthorpe

Feb 22 2017

New phase of gas work starts in New Basford, Nottingham

National Grid is advising local people that there will be temporary traffic lights in Nottingham’s Radford Road from Monday (27 February) as essential work to renew gas mains moves into its...

Feb 22 2017

New gas mains being rolled out in Sunbury-On-Thames

Essential work to replace ageing metal gas mains has got under way in Sunbury-on-Thames.

Feb 17 2017

Toasting success: New initiative helping to keep the temperature up on Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and beyond

This winter has seen the launch of a successful new initiative by National Grid Gas Distribution and Citizens Advice Coventry to bring warmth to vulnerable people across the country.

Feb 16 2017

Gas upgrade in the pipeline for St Owen’s Street, Hereford

Essential work starts on Monday (20 February) to revamp the gas mains in St Owen’s Street, Hereford, and keep gas flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century. 

Feb 10 2017

Engineering challenges: Road closure extended due to complications

Engineers are using both force and finesse to carry out essential gas mains replacement work involving big engineering challenges in Northampton.

Feb 10 2017

National Grid gets youngsters fired up for the world of work

A local company’s efforts to get young people fired up about the world of work have won the seal of approval today (Friday 10 February) from North Warwickshire and Bedworth MP Craig Tracey.

Feb 09 2017

Gas upgrade gets underway in New Basford, Nottingham

Essential work is under way in Nottingham’s New Basford  area to upgrade gas mains and keep gas flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century.

Feb 09 2017

About to begin: Essential gas mains upgrade in Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, starts this month

Work on a major scheme to replace ageing gas mains in Oulton Broad will be starting later this month.

Feb 07 2017

Lane closures ahead: Vital work to be carried out off the A12 along the Essex/Suffolk border

Motorists are being advised of major work that has been scheduled to be carried out along a section of one of East Anglia’s major routes the A12.

Jan 31 2017

Road closure in Sleaford for essential gas mains upgrade

Grantham Road will be closed to outbound traffic – traffic heading out of the town centre – between the junction with Northfield Road and the A15. Traffic leaving Sleaford town centre...

Jan 30 2017

Diary date: National Grid hosts public exhibition in Chelsea for second phase of gas mains replacement work

National Grid is inviting the local community to a drop-in public exhibition to find out more about the second phase of its essential gas mains replacement work being carried out in Chelsea.

Jan 24 2017

The heat is on as Blackpool gets set for gas pipe revamp

Strictly contestants may have been feeling the heat at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom but National Grid is making sure they always get a warm welcome at the much-loved seaside resort.

Jan 11 2017

Calling budding young artists, poets and designers: Use your talent to target the silent killer

Potential Picassos and other budding creative types with an eye for safety are being invited to take part in an annual competition to design an eye catching gas safety poster warning of the dangers...

Jan 09 2017

New Year ushers in new gas mains for Blackburn

January will mark the start of a major, six-month project to upgrade gas mains in Blackburn and keep supplies flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century. National Grid will be...

Jan 09 2017

New Year rings in gas mains upgrade for Congleton

Today (Monday 9 January) marks the start of a major gas mains revamp in Congleton that will keep gas supplies flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century.

Jan 06 2017

New Year ushers in new gas mains for Blackburn

January will mark the start of a major, six-month project to upgrade gas mains in Blackburn and keep supplies flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century.

Jan 05 2017

New year brings new gas mains: Essential project starting in Beccles

The dawning of 2017 sees the beginning of a new era for Beccles gas mains network.

Dec 23 2016

Essential gas works starting in Cheadle

National Grid will shortly be renewing a section of gas pipe in Froghall Road, Cheadle. This work will start on 3 January 2017 and is expected to be finished by 31 March 2017. To ensure that the...

Dec 22 2016

Essential gas works starting in Smethwick

National Grid will shortly be renewing a section of gas pipe in High Street, Smethwick. This work is estimated to last for around 12 weeks and will be carried out in three phases. To ensure that...

Dec 22 2016

Update on Bilston gas mains replacement

Because of unexpected engineering difficulties, National Grid will take longer than originally planned to complete gas mains replacement work on Bradley Lane in Bilston, West Midlands. Work will...

Dec 22 2016

Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in London

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 22 2016

Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in East Anglia

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 22 2016

Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in East Midlands

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 22 2016

Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in South Yorkshire

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 21 2016

Diary date: Chance to find out more about essential gas mains work in Clapham, Bedfordshire

As winter takes hold the spring of 2017 may seem far way away but engineers have planned an essential scheme for then which will help ensure people can keep warm in the future.

Dec 20 2016

Hinckley’s big-hearted Sue wins gold award

Big hearted Sue Uttley has been honoured for her volunteer maths work with Hinckley school children.

Dec 20 2016

National Grid on standby to keep homes in the North West safe this Christmas

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 20 2016

National Grid on standby to keep West Midlands homes safe this Christmas

Gas network company National Grid is urging people to stay safe this Christmas as staff gear up for 75,000 calls to its emergency hotline.

Dec 16 2016

Gas staff put taste on the back burner in aid of charity

Warm-hearted National Grid staff in Hinckley and Leicester put taste on the back burner today (16 December) to give youngsters across the world a brighter future

Dec 16 2016

New year, new gas mains: Northampton set to benefit from vital upgrade

The New Year will see National Grid begin an essential project that will help ensure homes and businesses in Northampton keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies.

Dec 15 2016

End date moved: Essential gas mains repairs in Aylsham set to continue into early 2017

Work to repair gas mains at the junction of Burgh Road and Oakfield Road in Aylsham are now set to continue until the end of January 2017.

Dec 15 2016

In the pipeline: Essential gas mains replacement booked for Luton in January 2017

As winter sets in engineers are preparing to replace ageing gas mains in Luton to help ensure the local community can continue to keep warm in future winters.

Dec 14 2016

Works postponed: Southall gas pipeline repair to resume in January 2017

Essential repairs to a gas pipeline have been postponed until next year to avoid disruption during the busy Christmas and New Year period.

Dec 13 2016

Future-proofing Thetford: Project to safeguard local gas supplies

Engineers are preparing to embark on essential work to replace ageing gas mains in Thetford in early 2017.

Dec 13 2016

New year, new gas mains: Kings Lynn set for gas mains revamp in early 2017

The New Year will see new gas mains coming to Castle Rising Road, South Wooton, King’s Lynn.

Existing ageing metal gas mains which have served local residents for many years are...

Dec 12 2016

National Grid alerts University of East Anglia students to ‘silent killer’

National Grid is urging University of East Anglia students to protect themselves against a ‘silent killer’ stalking Britain – carbon monoxide gas.

Dec 09 2016

Keeping it flowing: Innovative traffic management for essential repairs on Victoria Embankment Cycle Superhighway

Nov 30 2016

Coming soon: Essential gas mains upgrade for Oulton Broad in early 2017

A major scheme to replace ageing gas mains in Oulton Broad is being planned for early 2017.

Nov 30 2016

Boost for low carbon future as National Grid scoops £11 million for ground-breaking test projects

Two ground-breaking pilot schemes that could transform the way Britain heats its homes and industry and usher in a low carbon energy future have secured £11 million in Ofgem funding.

Nov 30 2016

Ofgem awards National Grid and UK Power Networks NIC funding in a step towards a Distribution System Operator

National Grid and UK Power Networks have received £9.5m in funding from Ofgem for trialling a market solution that will better manage distributed generation in a step towards a Distribution...

Nov 30 2016

'Green gas' boost as National Grid secures £5 million for green gas study

A trail-blazing pilot scheme that aims to further open the door to lower carbon, ‘green’ gas has won £4.8 million of Ofgem funding.

Nov 25 2016

The Tunnel under the River Thames: Flagship project gears up at London landmarks

Engineers are starting work on National Grid Gas Distribution’s biggest civil engineering project - a 330m long tunnel under the River Thames.

Nov 24 2016

New frontier: National Grid at forefront of green gas revolution

National Grid Gas Distribution is helping to cross a bold new frontier in green gas development to provide a clean, affordable and sustainable source of energy.

Nov 17 2016

Essential work ahead: Repairs in North Hykeham to maintain safe and reliable gas supplies

Engineers poised to carry out essential gas mains repairs at the roundabout of Station Road and Whisby Road in North Hykeham.

Nov 09 2016

National Grid alerts Birmingham University students to the 'silent killer'

National Grid is urging Birmingham University students to protect themselves against a ‘silent killer’ stalking Britain – carbon monoxide gas.

Nov 04 2016

Revised schedule: Gas pipeline repairs in Southall extended

Essential repairs to a gas pipeline are now expected to continue until the spring after engineers found additional work that must be carried out to maintain safe and reliable gas supplies in the area.

Nov 03 2016

National Grid alerts Anglia Ruskin University students to ‘silent killer

National Grid is urging Anglia Ruskin University students to protect themselves against a ‘silent killer’ stalking Britain – carbon monoxide gas.

Oct 27 2016

Urgent gas mains revamp for St Helens

National Grid is advising residents and motorists of urgent work to replace a gas main in the Islands Brow area of St Helens.

Oct 21 2016

Gas pipe work set to benefit residents in Birkenhead

National Grid engineers are starting vital gas pipe work in Birkenhead tomorrow (Saturday 22 October). The essential work will ensure that residents in the area continue to enjoy safe and reliable...

Oct 20 2016

Winter warmer in the pipeline for Bramhall Lane South, Stockport

Saturday (22 October) will signal the start of a vital gas mains upgrade in Stockport’s Bramhall Lane South. The work will keep homes and businesses warm both this winter and for decades to...

Oct 04 2016

Warmth for Windsor: Work starts on essential gas mains project

Engineers have begun essential work to replace ageing gas mains in Alma Road.

Sep 28 2016

Canal Street, Nottingham: Lane closed as National Grid carries out essential gas mains repairs

National Grid gas engineers are currently carrying out essential repairs in Canal Street, Nottingham.

Sep 27 2016

Ensuring warmth in winter: Gas mains to be replaced in South Parade, Hounslow

Ageing gas mains will be replaced with tough new pipes in a project which to future-proof local gas mains.

Sep 23 2016

Vital gas mains upgrade for Luton’s Napier Road and Western Road junction

Monday (26 September) will signal the start of a vital gas mains upgrade near Luton town centre, that will keep gas flowing to homes and businesses for decades to come.

Sep 20 2016

Essential work extended: More time for essential power project in Wellington, Shropshire

National Grid Engineers have been given more time to complete essential work to replace old gas mains after they ran into a series of unexpected obstacles.

Sep 19 2016

Road closure lifted ahead of schedule: King’s Road, London

National Grid has lifted a road closure on King’s Road, between Stanley Bridge and Gunter Grove, two weeks ahead of schedule.

Sep 16 2016

Ahead of schedule: Essential work completed early on Blake Hall Road, Wanstead

National Grid has completed work to replace ageing gas mains in Blake Hall Road, Wanstead seven weeks earlier than planned.

Sep 13 2016

Gas mains revamp to start in Flitwick

Thursday (15 September) will see the start of a gas mains upgrade in the Flitwick area that will keep supplies flowing to local residents until the end of the century.

Sep 09 2016

Utilities and council team up to curb road works disruption in Burton-upon-Trent

National Grid is set to team up with Staffordshire County Council and South Staffordshire Water in Burton-upon-Trent this weekend in a bid to cut road works disruption for local people.

Sep 07 2016

Vital gas works in Sudbury due to be completed

Work to complete a gas mains upgrade in Waldingfield Road, Sudbury, is set to get underwaytomorrow, Thursday 8 September, and is expected to take four weeks.

Sep 07 2016

Ramblers diverted for gas works

National Grid is replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe running along the Old Railway Track footpath between Oakamoor and Alton. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest...

Aug 30 2016

Ahead of schedule: Phase two of project to future-proof Leigh-on-Sea’s gas mains begins

An essential scheme to replace ageing gas mains with tough new pipes is entering its second phases – two weeks ahead of schedule.

Aug 24 2016

Digging deep: Gas pipe in Southall booked for major repairs this autumn

Engineers are due to carry out major repairs to a gas pipe in Southall to help ensure safe and reliable gas supplies for cooking and heating are maintained.

Aug 19 2016

Reminder for motorists in the Lincoln area to leave extra journey time

National Grid is reminding motorists in the Bracebridge Heath area of Lincoln to leave extra time for their journeys now that a major gas mains upgrade has reached its final stages.

Aug 18 2016

National Grid brews up gas mains revamp for Burton-upon-Trent

Monday (22 August) will see the start of a gas mains upgrade in Burton-upon-Trent that will keep supplies flowing to the town until the end of the century.

Aug 15 2016

Flitwick people urged to learn more about gas mains upgrade

National Grid is inviting residents and businesses in Flitwick to a public drop-in event next week to find out more about a gas mains upgrade in the town that will help secure supplies for decades...

Aug 08 2016

Gas mains work in Liverpool City Centre

National Grid will soon be replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe on the A57 Dale Street, Liverpool. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest possible time, National Grid will...

Jul 22 2016

Major gas mains upgrade set to benefit Harlow

National Grid is starting work on a major gas mains upgrade to help ensure that residents and businesses in Harlow continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies.

Jul 21 2016

Vital gas works under way to benefit Sudbury

Work is underway on a gas mains upgrade in Sudbury to keep gas flowing to homes and businesses until the end of the century.

Jul 21 2016

Essential gas mains replacement work in Bridge Street, Ramsbottom

Bridge Street in Ramsbottom is to be closed to traffic from Saturday for four to six weeks while National Grid engineer replace old plastic gas mains with modern plastic pipes.

Jul 21 2016

Essential gas works start in Hereford

National Grid is advising motorists in Hereford that work to replace a gas pipe on the A465, Belmont Road at the junction with Walnut Tree Avenue.

Jul 12 2016

Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for the A15 Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln

Work is due to start in August on a major project to keep gas flowing to homes and businesses in Bracebridge Heath, near Lincoln, until the end of the century.

Jul 12 2016

National Grid island trek boosts kidney charities

Big-hearted National Grid staff who took on a marathon 24-hour trek around the Isle of Wight are set to clock up thousands of pounds for kidney patients in Doncaster and across the UK.

Jul 05 2016

National Grid volunteers pave the way for Markeaton Park visitors

Big-hearted National Grid volunteers will be rolling up their sleeves this week and enhancing Derby’s most visited park.

Jun 27 2016

Vital gas mains upgrade set to benefit Oundle

A major National Grid gas mains replacement project is due to start on Monday 4 July to help ensure that homes and businesses in Oundle continue to enjoy safe and reliable gas supplies for the rest...

Jun 22 2016

Gas upgrade to benefit Norwich

Next Monday (27 June) will see the start of a vital gas mains upgrade in the centre of Norwich that will keep gas flowing to businesses and residents until the end of the century.

Jun 22 2016

Essential gas works start in Longton, Stoke

National Grid is starting work replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe on Uttoxeter Road, Longton, Stoke. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest possible time, National Grid...

Jun 21 2016

New plastic gas pipes in store for Wigan

National Grid engineers start work on Monday 11 July on a 20 week project to replace just over 1km of medium pressure gas pipe in the Poolstock Lane area of Wigan.

Jun 21 2016

Gas network improved in Rochdale

National Grid engineers start work on Monday on a six week project to increase the capacity of the local network of gas pipes.

Jun 14 2016

Hinckley staff set to 'dress down' to support good cause

National Grid staff are holding a special fund raising day to support The Brain Tumour Charity.

Jun 14 2016

Coming soon: Engineers prepare to start work in Blake Hall Road, Wanstead

National Grid is preparing to resume work to replace ageing gas mains in Blake Hall Road, Wanstead with tough new pipes.

Jun 14 2016

Essential gas works start in Coventry

National Grid will soon be replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe on Daventry Road, Coventry. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest possible time, National Grid will need to...

Jun 12 2016

Gas mains upgrade set for Thorne

July will see the start of a three-week project in Thorne, near Doncaster, to keep gas flowing to businesses and residents for decades to come.

Jun 08 2016

Gas mains to be replaced in Leyland town centre

National Grid engineers are to replace over 600 metres of gas main in Leyland, with work starting on Monday 20th June and scheduled to take around 14 weeks to complete.

Jun 07 2016

Digging beneath the Thames: National Grid invites public to find out more about new gas mains project

National Grid is inviting the local community to get the lowdown on a new tunnelling project that will help ensure Londoners keep on enjoying safe and reliable gas supplies.

Jun 06 2016

Gas mains to be replaced on Barrow's Hill, Northwich

National Grid engineers start work on Monday 6 June on a project to replace a kilometre of gas mains on Burrows Hill in Northwich between the industrial estate and Beech Road.

Jun 03 2016

Braintree gas pipe upgrade is postponed

A scheme to upgrade the gas mains in Braintree has been postponed until June due to engineering issues.

Jun 03 2016

Essential gas works start in Stoke

National Grid will soon be replacing a worn-out section of gas pipe at the junction of Waterloo Road and Cobridge Road, Stoke. So that work can be carried out safely and in the shortest possible...

Jun 02 2016

Diary date: Drop-in session for major gas mains project in Petersham

National Grid is inviting the local community to come and find out more about essential gas mains replacement work planned for Petersham this summer.

Apr 29 2016

Essential gas mains overhaul set for Barnsley

Wednesday (4 May) will see the start of a three-week engineering project in the Worsborough Bridge area of Barnsley to keep gas flowing to local homes until the end of the century

Apr 13 2016

National Grid ‘chips in’ for free lunch for elderly residents

Hertford’s Gosselin House is the ‘plaice’ to be this Thursday (14 April) as National Grid treats local elderly residents to a free fish and chip lunch.

Mar 24 2016

National Grid raises record £3,000 for Sport Relief

A titanic soccer clash between National Grid gas engineers and customer services staff at Leicester’s Riverside Ground has help net a record sum for Sport Relief.

Mar 24 2016

National Grid teams up with Sport Relief

National Grid employees in Hinckley and Leicester dusted down their sporting credentials for another herculean effort in aid of Sport Relief.

Mar 16 2016

National Grid teams up with Sport Relief

National Grid employees in Hinckley and Leicester dusted down their sporting credentials for another herculean effort in aid of Sport Relief.

Mar 14 2016

CNG Fuels and National Grid unveil first high-pressure grid connected CNG filling station

CNG Fuels, in partnership with National Grid, has unveiled a new state-of-the-art filling station in Leyland, Lancashire today, allowing vehicles to fill up on compressed natural gas (CNG...

Feb 11 2016

National Grid's Darren puts the boot into cancer

A Sheffield-based National Grid gas supervisor, who led more than 50 colleagues on two of Britain’s most gruelling charity fundraisers, has won special recognition for his efforts.

Jan 25 2016

National Grid gears up for 'Bike to Work Day'

Jam-busting employees at National Grid’s Hinckley offices took to their bikes last week to ‘pedal’ the green transport message.

Dec 29 2015

National Grid gears up to take thousands of calls across North West

It’s not just Santa who will be working on Christmas Eve.  Whilst many of us are making last minute plans, watching Christmas TV and wrapping presents, National Grid engineers will be...

Dec 24 2015

National Grid gears up to take 63,000 emergency calls over Christmas

It’s not just Santa who will be working on Christmas Eve.  Whilst many of us are making last minute plans, watching Christmas TV and wrapping presents, National Grid engineers will be...

Dec 23 2015

National Grid prepares as over 63,000 emergency calls expected over Christmas season

It’s not just Santa who will be working on Christmas Eve.  Whilst many of us are making last minute plans, watching Christmas TV and wrapping presents, National Grid engineers will be...

Dec 21 2015

National Award for EmployAbility scheme

A scheme involving youngsters from special needs schools in Hinckley and Nuneaton has scooped a national award.

Dec 21 2015

EmployAbility scheme scoops national accolade

A scheme involving youngsters from special needs schools in Nuneaton and Hinckley has scooped a national award.

Dec 07 2015

National Grid’s Christmas cracker for older people

Kind hearted National Grid and Pertemps employees have brought Christmas cheer to the region’s elderly by giving hundreds of much needed gifts.

Dec 04 2015

Historic occasion: National Grid takes pupils back in time to explore history of gas in Swindon

Pupils went back in time with National Grid to learn about the important role the gas industry has played in Swindon’s past.

Nov 30 2015

National Grid awarded £23 million for three major innovation projects

National Grid has been awarded £22.8 million through Ofgem’s Network Innovation Competition, to fund work on three ground-breaking projects.

Nov 25 2015

Bright ideas generate Christmas joy for Wath food bank

National Grid is donating £1,000 to the Wath Community Foodbank.  Jeremy Nesbitt, Managing Director of National Grid Affordable Warmth Solutions – an organisation set up by...

Nov 17 2015

National Grid Hinckley team raises thousands for Children in Need

Children in Need has received another bumper cheque for more than £2,300 from the team at National Grid after a fun-filled day at work.

Nov 16 2015

National Grid ‘highlights’ World Prematurity Day

On Tuesday (17 November) National Grid will be illuminating part of its Grade Two Listed Moore Street electricity substation in purple neon to mark World Prematurity Day.

Nov 12 2015

Donation in the pipeline for Laceby’s Stanford Centre

National Grid engineers, who descended on Laceby to restore gas supplies, are returning to the North East Lincolnshire village with a £1,200 ‘thank you’ to the local community...

Oct 30 2015

Halloween raises ‘spirits’ at National Grid Hinckley

Sep 28 2015

National Grid raises £3,800 for Macmillan coffee morning

A feast of cakes made by National Grid staff has helped raise £3,800 towards Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sep 28 2015

Scheme to protect vital gas pipeline in Stockport receives praise

National Grid engineers have finished work on a £250,000 project to shore up the banks of the River Tame after erosion threatened the safety of a high pressure gas pipe running between...

Sep 23 2015

National Grid makes “Over 50’s Day” go with a boom

More than 220 people aged over 50 – helped by National Grid volunteers - joined in a fun-filled day to discover how to get the most out of life.

Sep 23 2015

National Grid teams up with fire and rescue services for CO safety drive

National Grid has teamed up with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to give lifesaving carbon monoxide (CO) advice to the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Sep 23 2015

National Grid teams up with Essex Fire and Rescue Service for CO safety drive

National Grid has teamed up with Essex CountyFire and Rescue Service to give lifesaving carbon monoxide (CO) advice to the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Sep 23 2015

National Grid teams up with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service for CO safety drive

National Grid has teamed up with LeicestershireFire and Rescue Service to give lifesaving carbon monoxide (CO) advice to the area’s most vulnerable residents.

Sep 22 2015

IT harnessed in the fight against fuel poverty

Information technology is being harnessed in a new initiative totackle fuel poverty.

Sep 22 2015

National Grid bid to beat Macmillan coffee morning record

It’s kettles on and ovens at the ready for National Grid staff in Hinckley and Leicester as they whip up a record-breaking, five-day feast of fundraising in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Sep 17 2015

Hinckley bids to topple world record

There was sitting room only at National Grid Hinckley as hundreds of employees attempted to smash a Guinness World Record for fitness – without even leaving their chairs.

Sep 14 2015

National Grid to help “Over 50’s Day” go with a swing

As people are living far longer and healthier National Grid Hinckley is ensuring more can be done to give baby-boomers a “fuller life”.

Sep 08 2015

Sitting pretty – Hinckley bid for Guinness World Record fame

Two Hinckley organisations have joined forces in a bid to smash a Guinness World Record for fitness – and spread the healthy living message to National Grid staff.

Sep 07 2015

Government grant awarded to fuel UK towards sustainable future

A consortium of UK companies led by advanced waste to energy and fuels company, Advanced Plasma Power (APP), has today been awarded £11m in government funding to develop and build the first...

Aug 27 2015

National Grid pipes up for gas safety

National Grid Hinckley staff will be joining the carnival this weekend to spread the message about carbon monoxide safety.

Aug 27 2015

National Grid volunteers help to transform School

The Dorothy Goodman School in Hinckley has been given a brand new look – thanks to employees from National Grid.

Aug 21 2015

Gas mains upgrade finishes early in Clare, Suffolk

Vital National Grid work to renew gas mains in the Suffolk village of Clare is set to finish today (Friday 21 August), a week early.

Aug 20 2015

National Grid charity duo put the boot into cancer

An intrepid National Grid Hinckley duo are gearing up for the daunting Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, this weekend, to help raise over £40,000 for charity.

Aug 19 2015

National Grid goes back to school early for decorating challenge

A team of 11 volunteers is heading back to school early for two days this week to brighten up school life for more than 200 school children.

Aug 18 2015

National Grid team tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks

A determined team of National Grid employees will be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge this weekend to raise over £40,000 for charity.

Aug 14 2015

Cavendish Road reopens in Clare, Suffolk

Cavendish Road, in the Suffolk village of Clare, is set to reopen to traffic this weekend as a vital National Grid gas mains upgrade heads to the finishing line.

Aug 11 2015

Utilities unite: National Grid and Thames Water work to deliver vital work in Haringey smoothly

National Grid is working with Thames Water to ensure that vital work to replace local infrastructure causes minimal disruption to residents and road users.

Aug 04 2015

Inspirational interns: Nuneaton youngsters win permanent roles after completing pioneering National Grid scheme

Four young people with learning needs and disabilities have been offered permanent jobs after completing a pioneering National Grid scheme.

Aug 04 2015

Inspirational interns: youngsters win permanent roles after completing pioneering National Grid scheme

Four young people with learning needs and disabilities have been offered permanent jobs after completing a pioneering National Grid scheme.

Jul 29 2015

Working Together: National Grid and Thames Water work to deliver vital work in Camden with minimal disruption

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Jul 27 2015

Green gas set to ‘amaize’ as Euston Biogas powers up to fuel 1,000 homes

A brand new ‘green gas’ facility in Euston, Suffolk, has started delivering gas into National Grid’s pipeline network and is set to fuel 1,000 local homes with sustainable energy...

Jul 13 2015

Four-week road closure set to start in Clare, Suffolk

Residents, businesses and motorists are being reminded that Cavendish Road, in the Suffolk village of Clare, will be closed for four weeks, starting at 6pm this Saturday (18 July).

Jul 07 2015

Gas work set to start in Clare, Suffolk

National Grid is reminding residents, businesses and motorists in the Suffolk village of Clare that essential gas mains renewal work will start in Cavendish Road on Monday (13 July).

Jul 07 2015

New storage building rises from the ashes

Two local companies came to the rescue when Hindsford Primary School in Atherton was attacked by vandals who set fire to a storage building used by the school’s wrap-around care club...

Jun 30 2015

Detailed gas plans for Clare, Suffolk, shared with public

National Grid has laid out details of how essential gas mains replacement work will be carried out in the Suffolk village of Clare, this summer.

Jun 17 2015

National Grid Hinckley volunteers help bring Café culture to community centre

A group of National Grid volunteers has spruced up a community house for people to enjoy its gardens, and a soon to be launched café.

Jun 16 2015

Follow-up public meetings for revised gas mains upgrade plans in Clare, Suffolk

National Grid is inviting residents in the Suffolk village of Clare and the surrounding area to further public information events next Tuesday (23 June), after putting forward new proposals for gas...

Jun 11 2015

National Grid charity climb set to 'pylon' £24,000 for Macmillan

Plucky National Grid employees, who embarked on a white-knuckle climb to the top of a 150-foot electricity pylon, have generated a whopping £24,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jun 10 2015

Stephanie’s charity climb set to ‘pylon’ the pounds for Macmillan

It was a case of ‘fortune favours the brave’ for plucky Hammersmith resident Stephanie Hazell as her white-knuckle climb to the top of a 150-foot electricity pylon helped generate a...

Jun 09 2015

Wired for pounds – Sally’s pylon climb sees cash soar for Macmillan

Hinckley’s plucky Sally Barson took charity fundraising to new heights when she scaled a 150-foot electricity pylon in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jun 05 2015

National Grid charity climb set to ‘pylon’ the pounds for Macmillan

Plucky National Grid employees are scaling the heights of fundraising success in a bid to generate thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jun 04 2015

Volunteer of the year: Melanie’s endeavours scoop top Macmillan award

The efforts of an Islington based National Grid employee have been recognised at the Macmillan Volunteer awards.

May 26 2015

Public meeting to shine a light on gas mains upgrade for Clare, Suffolk

National Grid is urging people in the Suffolk village of Clare and the surrounding area to come and find out more about forthcoming gas mains renewal work at a public meeting next Tuesday (2 June).

May 26 2015

Success written on the walls for National Grid paint challenge team

It was a tall order but when a team of National Grid volunteers were asked to spruce up Burbage Millennium Hall, near Hinckley, they rose to the challenge.

May 22 2015

Bra Wars – National Grid Hinckley helps fight breast cancer

National Grid employees have swung into action to donate their bras to help beat breast cancer. They’ve handed in their underwear as part of the Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer campaign.

May 05 2015

Minister Praises scheme to help pupils with special educational needs gain employment

Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson, has today (Monday 12 January 2015) praised a National Grid scheme to help young people with learning disabilities get into work.

May 01 2015

Gas mains upgrade in the pipeline for Clare in Suffolk

July will mark the start of an essential gas mains upgrade in Cavendish Road, Clare, that will keep gas flowing to local homes and businesses until the end of the century.

Apr 22 2015

Manchester youngsters get a leg-up on the career ladder thanks to National Grid

Young people in Manchester taking their first steps into the world of work are set to get a leg-up on the career ladder from National Grid as part of Responsible Business Week (20 - 26 April).

Apr 17 2015

National Grid staff provide life skills to West Midlands residents

National Grid staff will be sharing their knowledge and expertise to help West Midlands residents land a coveted job or training place in an initiative to mark Responsible Business Week (20 - 26...

Apr 17 2015

National Grid staff provide life skills to Solihull residents

National Grid staff will be sharing their knowledge and expertise to help Solihull residents save money in an initiative to mark Responsible Business Week (20 - 26 April)

Mar 24 2015

Lancaster students help trial lifesaving alarms

National Grid has enlisted the help of Lancaster University to trial a new intelligent carbon monoxide alarm within student accommodation managed by the university.  200 new alarms have been...

Mar 19 2015

National Grid ‘chips in’ to free lunch for elderly residents

The gas network company had to cut gas supplies today (Thursday 19 March) to some 56 retirement flats and bungalows while it carried out essential gas mains renewal work.

Mar 09 2015

National Grid Hinckley does "something funny for money"

So far, the celebrity driven charity has raised £950 million in the UK. But it's mainly the public that brings in the money.

Feb 23 2015

National Grid ‘chips’ in to Cub Scouts’ IT skills

Scouting isn’t just about exciting outdoor activities – as Earl Shilton Cubs have been finding out. The youngsters are set to earn badges in information technology and science related...

Feb 02 2015

From green grass to green gas – Suffolk (Ellough AD) plant set to fuel 7,000 homes

A brand new ‘green gas’ facility in Suffolk is set to fuel thousands of local homes with sustainable energy and benefit local farmers.

Jan 17 2015

Minister gives thumbs up for EmployAbility Scheme

Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson MP has given the thumbs up to a pioneering National Grid programme that is helping three students from Hinckley’s Dorothy Goodman School prove...

Jan 14 2015

Minister visits EmployAbility scheme

Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson MP has given the thumbs up to a pioneering National Grid programme that is helping three students from Nuneaton’s Oak Wood School prove their...

Jan 12 2015

Minister Praises scheme to help pupils with special educational needs gain employment

Children and Families Minister, Edward Timpson, has today (Monday 12 January 2015) praised a National Grid scheme to help young people with learning disabilities get into work.

Dec 26 2014

National Grid Christmas Jumper Day

Christmas jumpers make a come-back. National Grid Hinckley team raises money with knitwear. Reindeer and snowflakes most popular designs.

Dec 09 2014

National Grid set to light up Christmas for youngsters in poverty

Big-hearted National Grid staff in Hinckley put charity at the top of their Christmas shopping lists to bring joy to youngsters across Leicestershire

Sep 17 2014

National Grid Hinckley launches pioneering scheme

A pioneering National Grid scheme has been launched to help young people with learning needs and disabilities to find work.

Jan 21 2014

Stay CO safe and win a carbon monoxide detector

This winter's unusually mild weather may have deterred many people from switching on their central heating but gas network company National Grid is urging householders to ensure their gas...

Dec 24 2013

National Grid staff contribute to Leicestershire's biggest ever 'Collect 4 Christmas' campaign

Big-hearted National Grid employees in Hinckley and Leicester have been hitting the shops this Christmas to provide a little festive cheer to some of the county's most vulnerable residents.

Dec 24 2013

Five plus 100 equals two Golden Heart accolades for National Grid school volunteers

Two National Grid staff, who between them have notched up a decade helping local youngsters brush up on their numeracy skills, have been honoured for their efforts. Business and community charity...

Dec 23 2013

Christmas Shopping

National Grid employees equipped for winter weather. Seasonal items ranging from gloves to thermals in stock. Company asking people to prepare too by getting boilers and gas appliances checked.

Dec 12 2013

Interview training helps students make good first impressions

A 33-strong team from the gas and electricity company's Hinckley offices in Brick Kiln Street joined volunteers from other local businesses to help the teenagers hone their interviewing skills...

Dec 02 2013

Green gas in the pipeline for Yorkshire

Dec 02 2013

First commercial bio-gas connection for National Grid

Official unveiling of Yorkshire's first commercial operation to inject bio-gas, made from local farming break-crops, into the gas network. Future Biogas Managing Director Philipp Lukas and...

Dec 02 2013

Innovative energy from waste project gets £1.9m injection

Nov 27 2013

Olympian feat wins laurels for Kyle

Nov 13 2013

Fundraising fiesta in the pipeline for Pudsey

Nov 13 2013

Fundraising fiesta in the pipeline for Pudsey

What: National Grid staff day of fundraising in aid of BBC Children In Need. Staff will be wearing their pyjamas to work and bringing their teddy bears, Pudsey make-overs, 'pick your victim'...

Sep 24 2013

Students urged to think 'gas safety'

Around 50 people in the UK die of CO poisoning every year. CO alarms and landlord safety checks can save lives.

Sep 23 2013

Congestion-Busters: National Grid's revamped 'keyhole for roads' fleet prepares to hit the highway

Four new trucks tooled up with trailblazing technology will be taking to the highway this autumn on a mission to slash repair times wherever they can.

Jun 03 2013

Rave reviews for Community Fun Day

A football tournament, Zumba dancing, live music, rock climbing, archery, a tea dance, a children's entertainer and funfair helped make National Grid's fun event yesterday a day to remember.

Dec 13 2011

Santa's not the only one working this Christmas

Call for people to stay safe - smell gas? call the National Gas Emergency Service. National Grid gas engineers carried out 35,000 emergency jobs last Christmas - regional breakdown in Notes to...

Oct 03 2011

Leading illusionist Damien O'Brien highlights the tricks of gas safety for students

Students have a chance to win a year's rent through the National Grid's Student Union on Facebook. The National Grid Student Union on Facebook will host the first ever live Magic Show on 28...

Sep 30 2010

REISSUED (REVISED FIGURES) – Award-winning comedian Greg Davies stands-up with National Grid to warn students about gas safety

TV star and stand-up comedian Greg Davies, who plays the infamous head teacher Mr Gilbert in hit E4 show The Inbetweeners as well as regularly featuring on Mock the Week and Ask Rhod Gilbert, has...

Sep 05 2009

TV soap star backs National Grid's gas safety campaign for students

The housewives' heart-throb is also a cult figure among students, many of whom see Dr Kennedy as a father figure who dispenses sound advice to many of Neighbours' teenage characters.

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Jul 16 2009

Delivering gas to Rossendale

The company, which is the UK's largest utility, already supplies around 26,000 homes and businesses in the Rossendale Valley but more and more developments are clamouring for connection to the...

Jul 16 2009

National Grid Urges Children to Play Safe

"Harry Buchanan, operations manager, said: "The aim of the 'Play Safe, Stay Safe' campaign is to remind children, for their own safety, that areas where people are working are not...

Jan 07 2009

National Grid Says 'Thank You' to the People of Rossendale

Homes across the Rossendale Valley lost their supply on 22 December after gas caught fire during repair work on a 500mm medium pressure main in Rawtenstall, Rossendale in Lancashire.

Dec 25 2008

Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 13

National Grid's Director of Operations Jon Butterworth said: "If you've come home on Christmas day, Boxing day, or over the weekend and you're not connected; please call 0800 111...

Dec 24 2008

Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 8

Around 18,000 properties lost their supply on Monday morning after gas caught fire during repair work on a 500mm medium pressure main in Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire.

Dec 24 2008

Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 9

Around 18,000 properties lost their supply on Monday morning after gas caught fire during repair work on a 500mm medium pressure main in Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire.

Dec 24 2008

Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 10

Around 18,000 properties lost their supply on Monday morning after gas caught fire during repair work on a 500mm medium pressure main in Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire.

Dec 24 2008

Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 11

Around 18,000 properties lost their supply on Monday morning after gas caught fire during repair work on a 500mm medium pressure main in Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire.

Dec 24 2008

Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 12

Around 18,000 properties lost their supply on Monday morning after gas caught fire during repair work on a 500mm medium pressure main in Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire.

Dec 23 2008

Gas supply loss Rossendale - Update 5

Engineers are working around the clock to get local people back on gas, after properties in Bacup, Rawtenstall, Newchurch, Waterfoot and Crawshawbooth were left without supplies following a gas...

Dec 23 2008

Gas supply loss Rossendale - Statement 6

Following work to repair the damaged pipe, National Grid has begun work to repressurise the medium pressure main. However, work has not started to pump gas back into the local gas network which...

Dec 23 2008

Gas supply loss Rossendale - Statement 7

National Grid has begun work to reconnect gas supplies to 18,000 homes and businesses in Bacup, Waterfoot, Rawtenstall, Newchurch and Crawshawbooth, in the Rossendale area of Lancashire and will be...

Dec 22 2008

"Rossendale Gas Escape - Statement 1 - 11.45am Holme Lane, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancs "

"There is a gas escape from a 500 mm medium pressure gas main which has caught fire in Holme Lane, Rawtenstall."

Dec 22 2008

"Rossendale Gas Escape - Statement 2 - 1pm Holme Lane, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancs "

"A gas escape from a 500 mm medium pressure National Grid gas main caught fire in Holme Lane, Rossendale, this morning."

Dec 22 2008

"Rossendale Gas Escape - Statement 3 - 1pm Holme Lane, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancs "

"A gas escape from a 500mm medium pressure National Grid gas main caught fire in Holme Lane, Rossendale, this morning."

Dec 22 2008

National Grid Public Safety Announcement

As the result of the gas escape and fire in Holme Lane, Rawtenstall, today (22 December 2008) we have had to turn off the gas supply to the local area for safety reasons. There will be no gas for...

Nov 17 2008

Safe as houses? - National Grid launches Safer Homes Week

The week, which aims to raise awareness of accident prevention in the home, follows a recent survey which showed that less than 1% of people know who to call in the event of a gas leak in their...

Sep 29 2008

TV soap star backs National Grid's gas safety campaign for students

James, whose Hollyoaks character John Paul McQueen suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in an episode of the hit TV series, is backing National Grid's campaign to help students avoid a similar...

Aug 31 2008

Safety sponsorship earns badge of honour from Chief Scout

The popular actor and broadcaster thrilled viewers with his daredevil exploits in BBC1's 'Blue Peter' and 'Duncan Dares' but today he turned the spotlight firmly on safety as he...

Jul 24 2008

National Grid urges children to play safe

Harry Buchanan, operations manager, said: "The aim of the 'Play Safe, Stay Safe' campaign is to remind children, for their own safety, that areas where people are working are not...

Jul 22 2008

Hinckley 5K – Charity Run for LOROS

The five-kilometre run and one-mile Kids Kaper has been organised by Hinckley Running Club and National Grid to help raise money for LOROS Hospice.

Dec 14 2007

Recycling Cash

During the year, the Wolverhampton based company, an alliance between National Grid and utilities company Morgan Est, has renewed more than 300 kilometres of old metal gas pipes across the West...

Aug 14 2007

Hinckley 5K Charity Run for LOROS Hospice

The 5K run and 1 mile Kids Kaper has been organised by Hinckley Running Club and National Grid to help raise money for LOROS Hospice.

Jun 05 2007

National Grid Helps Local Charity to have a Sense of Place

Leicestershire's visually impaired are to benefit from a new sensory garden which is being opened in Market Bosworth Country Park.

Apr 21 2006

Rogue Trader Warning in Worcester

The West Midlands Gas Alliance is currently renewing gas mains in the Lower Wick area of the city and engineers have spotted the traders approaching residents and offering to resurface drives and...