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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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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 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...

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...