Press releases from our media team
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...
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...
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...
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.
Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in East Midlands
Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in South Yorkshire
Working Christmas: National Grid on standby to keep homes safe in London
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.
Hinckley’s big-hearted Sue wins gold award
Big hearted Sue Uttley has been honoured for her volunteer maths work with Hinckley school children.
National Grid on standby to keep homes in the North West safe this Christmas
National Grid on standby to keep West Midlands homes safe this Christmas
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Keeping it flowing: Innovative traffic management for essential repairs on Victoria Embankment Cycle Superhighway
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.
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.
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...
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
Warmth for Windsor: Work starts on essential gas mains project
Engineers have begun essential work to replace ageing gas mains in Alma Road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Braintree gas pipe upgrade is postponed
A scheme to upgrade the gas mains in Braintree has been postponed until June due to engineering issues.
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
National Grid gears up to take 63,000 emergency calls over Christmas
National Grid prepares as over 63,000 emergency calls expected over Christmas season
National Award for EmployAbility scheme
A scheme involving youngsters from special needs schools in Hinckley and Nuneaton has scooped a national award.
EmployAbility scheme scoops national accolade
A scheme involving youngsters from special needs schools in Nuneaton and Hinckley has scooped a national award.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
Halloween raises ‘spirits’ at National Grid Hinckley
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
IT harnessed in the fight against fuel poverty
Information technology is being harnessed in a new initiative totackle fuel poverty.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inspirational interns: youngsters win permanent roles after completing pioneering National Grid scheme
Working Together: National Grid and Thames Water work to deliver vital work in Camden with minimal disruption
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...
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).
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).
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...
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)
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Green gas in the pipeline for Yorkshire
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...
Innovative energy from waste project gets £1.9m injection
Olympian feat wins laurels for Kyle
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'...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 9
Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 10
Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 11
Gas supply restoration in Rossendale - Statement 12
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...
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...
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...
"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."
"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."
"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."
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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