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Demolition News Radio #161
Telematics don’t get a bad press. In fact, in many instances, it gets no press at all. You see, the problem is, advances in this area tend to get lost amongst details of new machine launches. Which is a shame, because telematics is perhaps the most dynamic part of the demolition and construction equipment market right now. It is developing faster than any other aspect of the plant industry, and it holds the potential to enhance safety, reduce fuel consumption, reduce emissions and make the entire industry safer, more productive and more profitable. So we caught up with three key members of the JCB team to find out more about the advances in its LiveLink product offering.
18:06
June 24, 2019
Training Talk #4
A joint venture between C&D Consultancy and Prosafe Consultants Limited recently delivered an important new demolition training course targeting the delicate and often overlooked issue of adult mental health awareness.  In this episode of Training Talk, we speak to Prosafe's Danny Kearney, one of the driving forces behind the new training course and a vocal advocate for greater mental health awareness across the industry.
51:15
June 9, 2019
Demolition News Radio #160
So, an Englishman joined a party of Europeans in Japan to record an interview with an American...! During the recent European Demolition Association Study Tour to Japan, Demolition News Radio caught up with Christopher (Chris) Godek, the new president of the National Demolition Association in the US.  Godek gave a memorable speech to mark the official end of the formal part of that tour, and so I grabbed him as he came off stage to capture just some of the flavour of that speech and to find out more about the hopes and ambitions of an outgoing, forward-looking and statesmanlike NDA president.
08:16
June 2, 2019
A Japanese Adventure
This extended episode of Demolition News Radio was recorded almost entirely in Japan during the European Demolition Association Study Tour to the country. Unscripted and largely unedited, this episode has been recorded to capture some of the sights, sounds and even smells that I encountered during a truly memorable trip to a truly remarkable country. My thanks to Caterpillar and to Finning UK for making the trip and this podcast possible.
40:34
June 2, 2019
Business Briefing for April 2019
Against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty, the UK construction industry continues to confound and confuse. Builders' Conference CEO Neil Edwards attempts to make sense of an industry that is seemingly rewriting the rule book.
05:30
May 1, 2019
InSite #1 with Chris Charlton of CJ Charlton Group
This is the pilot episode of what we hope will evolve to become the latest series on the Demolition News Radio network. The basic premise of this show is very simple.   Take a dozen or so standard questions, and ask individuals from across the demolition spectrum to answer them as honestly and comprehensively as possible.   Over time, we are hoping this will give us all a unique insight into the industry, hence the name of the show. So, in our pilot show, we have set our dozen questions and asked Chris Charlton of CJ Charlton Group to share his insights.
09:44
April 30, 2019
Training Talk #3
In this episode, we feature an exclusive interview with Dr Terry Quarmby, former president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers and driving force/lead lecturer behind the IDE's Foundation Degree Course that is currently underway at Wolverhampton University.
19:42
April 28, 2019
Demolition News Radio #159
 What if there came a time when demolition companies found themselves being prosecuted retrospectively and fined for their role in causing issues with the mental health of their workers?   What if those prosecutions mirrored those handed down for physical problems such as asbestos-related diseases or conditions caused by excessive hand arm vibration?  And what if those prosecutions could be effectively back-dated to cover those effected by stress or post-traumatic stress disorders today, last year or 10 or 20 years ago? Am I right to worry? Are you worried with me?
04:46
March 27, 2019
Demolition News Radio #158
On a day upon which I find myself once again taking Citalopram tablets to help with my ongoing bout of depression, here's another quick insight into my current bout of depression. I don't normally say this but can I please urge you to listen to the very end, particularly if you know someone that you think might be struggling at present.
07:25
March 21, 2019
Demolition News Radio #157
Has the demolition industry placed too much faith in certificates, competence cards and insurance policies?   Is the sector guilty of a creeping complacency?  And were we better (and safer) whe company management took a more "hands-on" role?
06:33
March 15, 2019
Training Talk #2
This is the second part of our exclusive interview with Howard Button and Lesley Ransome of the National Demolition Training Group.   If you didn't catch the first episode, we strongly suggest that you check that out.   Just search for Demolition News Radio on the podcast platform of your choosing.
16:24
March 13, 2019
Training Talk #1
Training Talk is a new show that is dedicated to the subject of demolition training, a sector that moves almost as fast as the industry it serves. In this launch episode, we are delighted to bring you the first part of a two-part interview with Howard Button and Lesley Ransome of the National Demolition Training Group. We sincerely hope you enjoy this launch episode and that you will check back soon for the second instalment.
17:06
March 6, 2019
Demolition News Radio #156
The problem with talking about mental health issues is that it is generally done in retrospect; looking back at a period of intense negativity whilst wrapped in a blanket of renewed positivity.  That's like asking an alcoholic to explain their addiction after they've been sober for 20 years.  I am not sure that helps anyone. As someone that has suffered from mental health issues in the past, I know the signs.  And I promised that the next time I encountered that dreaded black dog of depression that I would write or record something while I was still in the midst of that encounter. And so here it is.   This is how I feel today.  Right now.
09:32
March 5, 2019
Demolition News Radio #155
To have moved an industry on is itself worthy of applause. To have helped shape that industry long after you have ceased to be a part of it is surely the ultimate accolade; one that is worth way more than any upward career move or positive profit report.
05:32
March 3, 2019
Business Briefing for February 2019
February is the shortest month of the year so, traditionally, it has served up some of the lowest monthly totals on the BCLive league table. It does not enjoy the post-festive period upswing that characterises January and, this year, February serves as the beginning of the final countdown to Brexit and all the uncertainty that brings with it.  But the UK construction sector is notorious for ploughing its own furrow whilst marching to the beat of its own distinctive drum. So wouldn’t you just know that the UK construction sector would fly in the face of tradition and expectation by enjoying one of the biggest months since the BCLive league table was created?
08:26
March 1, 2019
Demolition News Radio #154
As we pause to remember the #Didcot4 who died so tragically three years ago, let us set aside our business rivalries and our petty differences; and let us come together as a global demolition family that is united in sadness and respect.
03:40
February 23, 2019
Demolition News Radio #153
 The annual general meeting of the UK's National Demolition Training Group took place in London on Friday last week.   But, at a time when the future of demolition training in the UK is at a crossroads, non-NFDC members were grossly under-represented.   Yet these same companies will be the first to complain if there is a hike in training costs. 
05:36
February 18, 2019
Demolition News Radio #152
Why demolition equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors are more than just purveyors of "dumb iron"; and why the demolition industry needs them perhaps more than it cares to admit.
06:48
February 12, 2019
Business Briefing for January 2019
   After 11 consecutive months in which the value of new construction contract awards did not once dip below the £4.0 billion mark, the £2.7 billion posted in December 2018 was a bitter disappointment filled with ominous portent.  So was this merely a seasonal glitch or was it a sign that the pre-Brexit jitters have finally taken hold? We spoke to Builders Conference CEO Neil Edwards to find out.
06:42
February 3, 2019
Demolition News Radio #151
Why I don't want my epitaph to read "he was quite good at spelling and grammar" and why, when the day of judgement comes, business accomplishments will likely count for very little.
09:09
January 28, 2019
Demolition News Radio #150
The digger driver that rampaged through a Travelodge hotel lobby earlier this week throws a spotlight onto the evergreen issue of non and late payments in the UK construction sector.   In fact, this one man's actions were almost inevitable in a sector in which late payment by larger contractors is worn as a badge of honour; something to be proud of.
07:04
January 23, 2019
Demolition News Radio #149
To post or not to post, that is the question.   Yesterday, we posted a 1987 BBC documentary on DemolitionNews.com.  It provided a fascinating insight into the demolition industry some three decades ago.   But it also featured a man that has subsequently been convicted of child sex crimes.   So should we have posted it or not?   Can we rewrite history by glossing over unpalatable events?  And if we can't post this video, should we continue to feature demolition firms that have been found guilty in the injury or death of a demolition worker?
06:52
January 9, 2019
Business Briefing for December 2018
After 11 consecutive months during which the BCLive league table of new contract awards never ONCE dipped below the £4 billion monthly total, could the industry achieve a full year of unsurpassed positivity and stability?
06:05
January 9, 2019
Demolition News Radio #148
With a Brexit-shaped storm gathering on the horizon, now is the time for the UK demolition industry to forge alliances and collaborations; to unite for the greater good of the sector.
06:25
December 10, 2018
Business Briefing for November 2018
In January this year, the BCLive league table of new construction contract awards topped the £4.0 billion mark. Nine months later, and that monthly total has not dipped below the £4.0 billion mark, heralding a period of unprecedented stability across the sector. But it couldn't make it 11 consecutive months...could it?
05:26
December 4, 2018
Demolition News Radio #147
An object lesson in why I should practice what I preach; and how a single comment on LinkedIn might just have saved my son's life. Our thanks to Mavis Nye for inspiring this episode. Contributions to her charitable foundation can be made here: https://www.mavisnyefoundation.com/
09:08
November 22, 2018
Demolition News Radio #146
The fact that the demolition industry now has time to focus upon relatively minor health, safety and welfare issues is a sign of just how far the sector has come.
06:58
November 20, 2018
Demolition News Radio #145
After almost a year of almost unprecedented stability and consistency, the first signs of uncertainty might have just showed themselves. Is this the beginning of the end of the good times?
05:24
November 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #144
We live in an age of unprecedented transparency. And yet, the demolition industry still operates a "need to know" policy when it comes to reporting and sharing certain aspects of its business.
08:34
November 5, 2018
Business Briefing for October 2018
Clocking up a massive £6.0 billion in new contract awards during October 2018, it seems that the UK construction industry has no truck with talk of Brexit-led crises. But there is concern that the continued strength of the housing sector might ultimately prove to be to the industry's detriment.
06:06
November 1, 2018
The Girl in the Green Coat
In this Halloween special, Demolition News Radio brings you what we believe to be the world's first demolition ghost story. Our thanks to Safedem's William Sinclair for his help and inspiration in the creation of this short story.
27:50
October 30, 2018
Demolition News Radio #143
Why the language we use should depend upon the audience; and why a stripped-down and largely pictorial Risk Assessment and Method Statement might just be all your workers need.
06:04
October 9, 2018
Demolition News Radio #142
What would happen if you lost everything? Could you recover? Could you bounce back? Would you? Having recently (though, thankfully, temporarily) lost more than five years' worth of data, I have stared into the abyss. And this time, I managed to step back from the edge. Could you?
10:19
October 4, 2018
Demolition News Radio #141
Why a failure to remain current and relevant could spell disaster for your demolition business. Trust me, I know!
08:14
October 2, 2018
Business Briefing for September 2018
After eight consecutive months in which the UK construction has achieved a new contracts award total of £4 billion, the BCLive league table held its breath for the outcome of the September countdown. And it wasn't disappointed. The Builders' Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks over the figures.
03:32
October 1, 2018
Demolition News Radio #140
Demolition is an industry of borrowers. The industry appropriated explosive technology developed for the quarry industry. It adopted hydraulic excavators from the construction sector. And it embraced hydraulic attachments. So is there anything we might learn from the crane sector; anything that heavy lifting specialists might teach us; anything that we might apply to make the demolition industry safer or more efficient?
15:28
September 25, 2018
An unfitting legacy
Cuddy Group accomplished so much over so many years. It carried out literally hundreds of successful demolition contracts. It employed and trained thousands of men and women; men and women that would help nourish the UK demolition gene pool for many years to come. It helped raise the standards for demolition in their native Wales and beyond. But at the final reckoning, Cuddy Group's legacy is 68 slightly dog-eared A4 pages.
04:34
September 21, 2018
Demolition News Radio #139
In the social media age, the ability to tell consistent, memorable and engaging stories is a key consideration across all aspects of the demolition business. Don't believe me? Listen to this episode and see if you can remember the key facts afterwards.
12:08
September 21, 2018
Demolition News Radio #138
Deliberately or otherwise, Fake News could be costing the UK demolition industry a small fortune in wasted time and wasted resources. It pays to dig a little deeper.
11:04
September 18, 2018
Demolition News Radio #137
If clients and main contractors want their contracts to be sustainable, they should be willing to pay enough to make demolition businesses equally sustainable.
09:12
September 13, 2018
Demolition News Radio #136
The demolition industry has made huge strides in safeguarding the physical health and well-being of its workers. But the time has come for the industry to unite and take similarly good care of their mental health too.
09:39
September 11, 2018
Demolition News Radio #135
DemolitionNews will be introducing two new systems to allow readers, listeners and viewers to help support the content that love.
10:16
September 6, 2018
ScrapChat #2
Further falls in scrap prices; scrap pirates target sunken Royal Navy ships; and ScrapsAway focuses on trust within the industry. All this and more in the second episode of ScrapChat, exclusive to Demolition News Radio.
09:48
September 4, 2018
Business Briefing for August 2018
Latest episode of Demolition News Radio
06:33
September 3, 2018
Demolition News Radio #134
The relationship between the Health & Safety Executive and the demolition industry should be a two-way street. But that relationship is undermined by the HSE's eagerness to enforce, and its reluctance to endorse.
09:01
August 28, 2018
Demolition News Radio #133
Every major development in the demolition business in the last 20, 30 or 40 years has made the practice of demolition – actually getting a structure on the ground – easier, faster and safer. And yet, during that same period, actually running a demolition business has grown progressively and inexorably harder.
08:24
August 24, 2018
ScrapChat #1
In this launch episode, we look at how a growing trade war between China and the US is impacting on global scrap prices; how some recent rationalisation within the UK scrap sector has fallen foul of the Competition and Markets Authority. But we start by addressing the large metal elephant in the room – The ongoing fall in scrap prices.
08:04
August 22, 2018
Demolition News Radio #132
Long overdue, this episode is dedicated to all the under-appreciated people that have helped make Demolition News the global force that it is today; the people who have supported me personally over the years; the demolition and construction people that brighten my day.
07:31
August 20, 2018
Demolition News Radio #131
Why we're throwing our weight behind the DemoExpo 2019 that will take place in July next year; and why we're producing a new and limited edition book to coincide with what promises to be an epic show.
06:28
August 17, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company #4
With its first stand-alone contract safely completed, b-line can now officially count itself as a true demolition company.
08:10
August 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #130
The time has come for demolition accidents and fatalities to be discussed, denounced and condemned. Silence is complicity.
07:16
August 7, 2018
Demolition News Radio #129
Why does the UK demolition industry continue to kowtow to a group of big-name main contractors with a proven track record for late payments and a penchant for crucifying suppliers and sub-contractors?
06:42
August 6, 2018
Demolition News Business Briefing July 2018
A period of unprecedented stability in UK construction workload shows no signs of abating. But it is vital that we do not grow complacent and that we prepare for the downturn that is sure to arrive.
03:30
August 3, 2018
Demolition News Radio #128
The time has surely come for the demolition industry to have a dedicated charity all its own; one that can help its own in their hour of need.
07:31
July 27, 2018
Demolition News Radio #127
A man called Samuel Landis is currently in a Miami hospital as a result of a demolition accident earlier this week. I don't know Samuel or his family. But my thoughts, and those of the global demolition brotherhood, are with him and his family and friends right now.
04:42
July 25, 2018
The Day We Came of Age
The inaugural British Demolition Awards was a roaring success; and it has established DemolitionNews as an industry influencer like no other.
08:05
July 22, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company #3
b-line demolition, the company we are following for our Birth of a Demolition Company audio and video show, has secured its first contract.
04:45
July 19, 2018
Demolition News Radio #126
Through various means, the UK demolition industry has lost a huge number of demolition companies in the past few years. And without some timely financial prudence, more could follow.
06:01
July 19, 2018
Demolition News Radio #125
The purchase of a Bentley might be a sign that a demolition director is doing well. Equally, it could be an indicator that the demolition director has lost focus and that a financial crisis might just lurk on the horizon.
06:22
July 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #124
The demolition and construction industries are missing opportunities to make small, incremental environmental strides, purely through a lack of foresight and planning.
08:08
July 12, 2018
Demolition News Radio #123
When the reaction to the publication of a rainbow-coloured digger is "get that gay shit off my Instagram feed", it is clear that the industry still has a long way to go till it achieves anything even approaching inclusivity.
07:17
July 9, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company #2
Introducing the key protagonists os our new show: Ziad Mir, operations director at b-line; and Simon King, b-line's demolition contracts manager.
14:34
July 5, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company #1
Our new show will follow the fortunes of a company called b-line as it takes its first tentative steps into the UK demolition business.
02:06
July 5, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company
For the next year, we will be following the fortunes of a new demolition company called b-line. In this pilot episode, we lay out the intentions of the show which will also appear on our Demolition TV YouTube channel AND in the Demolition magazine.
03:32
July 3, 2018
Business Briefing for June 2018
Another £4 billion month for the BCLive league table, JCB breaking ground on a new £50 million cab factory, and the buzz around the Hillhead 2018 exhibition are all cause for optimism.
04:11
July 1, 2018
Demolition News Radio #122
Are plant thieves using Facebook to target victims and draw up a hit-list of equipment to steal?
06:38
June 28, 2018
Demolition News Radio #121
Despite everything I have said in recent episodes, demolition remains a great, dynamic, endlessly fascinating and - dare I say - fun industry within which to earn a living.
06:54
June 21, 2018
Demolition News Radio #120
The nomadic lifestyle of the modern demolition worker has already had an impact upon their physical health. Could it also have an impact upon their mental health too?
08:14
June 19, 2018
Demolition News Radio #119
If you want your demolition news sugar-coated, then you came to wrong place.
07:47
June 12, 2018
Demolition News Radio #118
A request from the police to look at our book "A Site for Sore Eyes" was unexpected; but it provided an opportunity to look back at a book created in haste for a good cause.
11:57
June 7, 2018
Demolition News Radio #117
Sounding a warning - From this day forward, we will name and shame the industry's late payers and those that duck their financial commitments and moral obligations.
09:52
June 4, 2018
Business Briefing for May 2018
A diagram tracking construction workload over a year generally looks like the wave patterns experienced in the North Atlantic with perilous peaks and bottomless falls. But since the beginning of 2018, that chart has looked as calm as the most serene of mill-ponds. And that continued in May as the industry delivered a BCLive league table total of £4.34 billion, the fifth consecutive month in which the sector has topped the £4 billion monthly total that is rapidly becoming the accepted and expected norm.
02:52
June 4, 2018
Demolition News Radio #116
Amidst a spate of costly and targeted equipment and attachment thefts, surely the time has come to get tough with the plant thieves...?
09:36
May 31, 2018
Demolition News Radio #115
A half a million pound fine for an incident in which no-one was hurt is surely disproportionate. But does it point to a Health and Safety Executive seeking to make up a financial shortfall?
06:30
May 29, 2018
Demolition News Radio #114
The Waste Exchange app developed by industry veteran Andy Hopkins of Rye Demolition is designed to marry supply and demand in the demolition and construction waste sector.
06:20
May 25, 2018
Demolition News Radio #113
An exclusive look at the new ScrapsAway.co.uk website that helps demolition companies find the best local outlet and the best price for their scrap metals.
08:00
May 24, 2018
Demolition News Radio #112
With a potential financial bonanza from the decommissioning and dismantling of oil and gas platforms, there has never been a better time to pioneer and develop new equipment, new methods, and new techniques.
08:44
May 18, 2018
Demolition News Radio #111
On 12 May 1990, my dad was best man at my wedding. Precisely 27 years and 364 days later, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.
11:37
May 15, 2018
Demolition News Radio #110
The challenge of making the transition from medium-sized contractor to large contractor whilst retaining that personal touch.
07:36
May 9, 2018
Demolition News Radio Business Briefing for April 2018
Despite headlines to the contrary, the UK construction sector continues to maintain a positive level of workload for the fourth consecutive month.
03:22
May 4, 2018
Demolition News Radio #109
Why the National Federation of Demolition Contractors is to demolition what Andrew Ridgeley was to George Michael in their WHAM! days; and why I am washing my hands of the whole sorry business.
08:12
May 2, 2018
Demolition News Radio #108
The UK demolition industry is dynamic, fast-paced and constantly developing. The recruitment and training systems serving the industry - sadly - are not.
09:51
April 30, 2018
Demolition News Radio #107
The National Federation of Demolition Contractors has less members than it had a decade ago, and yet it employs five times as many people and operates from about 20 times as much office space. How does that work?
05:54
April 26, 2018
Demolition News Radio #106
Why a last minute Dark Horse entrant might just put an end to the dark times at the NFDC.
07:11
April 23, 2018
Demolition News Radio #105
If the demolition industry is to truly learn, it is VITAL that mistakes are aired and that accidents are discussed.
06:52
April 19, 2018
Demolition News Radio #104
Why the National Federation of Demolition Contractors should choose its interim president wisely AND geographically.
07:29
April 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #103
Are houses rendered "evil" by atrocities that take place within and - if so - is demolition the answer?
06:00
April 10, 2018
Coming Soon
The birth of a demolition company. We follow a fledgling company as it takes its first tentative steps on the demolition ladder. We will follow them as they recruit and train staff; as they purchase equipment; and as they win their first demolition projects. And we plan to follow them throughout their first year in this rough, tough but ultimately rewarding business. So check back soon for the first episode of: Birth of a demolition company, exclusive to Demolition News Radio.
00:32
April 9, 2018
Demolition News Radio #102
President of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors - Paul Brown - has been forced to resign in what must surely rank as the saddest and most wretched day in the Federation's history.
04:04
April 4, 2018
Demolition News Radio #101
The story of how I came to be in hot pursuit of a stolen vehicle alongside a former murder squad detective.
12:14
April 3, 2018
Demolition News Radio Business Briefing for March 2018
A mammoth framework project for the residential arm of Wates Group could mean a windfall for demolition contractors in the south of England. This episode is sponsored by The Builders' Conference and the BCLive league table.
02:52
April 3, 2018
Demolition News Radio #100
In our 100th episode, we look at three quarters of the UK's demolition contractors are abiding by the training rules and regulations laid down by the other quarter; and how they're paying handsomely to do so. If you are a non-NFDC company that uses the NDTG's training services, we strongly recommend that you give this a listen.
08:47
March 29, 2018
Demolition News Radio #99
Claude Brown was always going to be a tough act to follow. But despite numerous attempts to oust him as NFDC president, Claude's son Paul Brown has stood strong...much as his father would have done.
07:48
March 26, 2018
Demolition News Radio #98
How YOU can use OUR global reach
08:40
March 24, 2018
Demolition News Radio #97
On Friday this week, I will be attending my first NFDC event for six years; and this is why.
06:00
March 20, 2018
Demolition News Radio Episode #96
We are delighted to announce the launch of DemolitionKit.com, a dedicated news resource for the demolition equipment sector.
06:21
March 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio Episode #95
My take on yesterday's Extraordinary General Meeting of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, the temporary ceasefire it triggered, and the misplaced priorities of some of those involved.
05:22
March 14, 2018
Demolition News Radio #94
Why I no longer wish to be associated with a book I researched, wrote and published some seven years ago.
10:31
March 14, 2018
Demolition News Radio #93
A non-demolition tale of how I unwittingly became part of the porn industry....for almost four years.
07:44
March 10, 2018
Demolition News Radio #92
Just days after Erith Group confirmed that it had won more work in a single month than construction behemoths Sir Robert McAlpine and Laing O'Rourke, we look at the dawning of a new era of super-sized demolition companies.
05:44
March 7, 2018
Demolition News Radio #91
Where have the great men of the demolition industry gone? If the UK demolition industry had a House of Lords, who would get to wear the ermine?
06:00
March 5, 2018
DemolitionNews Radio #73
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • The story behind the story • Demolition 2051 - The story behind the story • Demolition 2051 - The story behind the story • Patreon
07:31
March 2, 2018
Beware the Ides of March
With the UK's National Federation of Demolition Contractors scheduled to meet soon for an extraordinary general meeting that MIGHT decide the fate of the incumbent Federation president, Demolition News Radio acts as soothsayer.
04:29
March 2, 2018
Demolition News Radio Business Briefing for February 2018
Charting the highs and lows of UK construction and demolition demand over the past month.
04:02
March 1, 2018
Demolition News Radio #89
On Friday last week, I returned to the Didcot A Power Station, the scene of an accident that killed four demolition men on 23 February 2016. I went primarily to pay my respects to those four men who were taken from the families and friends on that fateful day. I went also to be a part of a BBC Radio show that looked back on the events that unfolded on that terrible day, and the events that have unfolded since.
09:15
February 26, 2018
Didcot - Two Years On
Latest episode of Demolition News Radio
21:20
February 22, 2018
Demolition News Radio #88
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Love over gold 1 • Love over gold 2 • Let’s e over gold 3 • Love over gold 4 • Love over gold 5 • Patreon
07:34
February 20, 2018
Demolition News Radio #87
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Old boots 1 • Old boots 2 • Old boots 3 • Old boots 4 • Old boots 5 • Old boots 6 • Old boots 7 • Patreon
12:35
February 15, 2018
Demolition News Radio #86
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Power to the regions • CanTrack • Power to the regions 2 • Patreon
05:27
February 14, 2018
Demolition News Radio #85
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Disclosure • CanTrack • Disclosure 2 • Disclosure 3 • Patreon
06:04
February 13, 2018
Demolition News Radio #84
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Spies 1 • CanTrack • Spies 2 • Spies 3 • Patreon
07:52
February 8, 2018
Demolition News Radio #83
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Glass Ceiling • CanTrack • Glass Ceiling 2 • Patreon
06:58
February 6, 2018
Demolition News Radio #82
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Sadiq Khan • CanTrack • Sadiq Khan 2 • Patreon
06:24
February 5, 2018
Demolition News Radio #81
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Business Briefing intro • Business Briefing 1 • Neil Edwards • CanTrack • British Demolition Awards • Brutish Demition Awards 2 • Patreon
04:57
February 1, 2018
Demolition News Radio #80
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Watershed • CanTrack • Watershed 2 • Patreon
05:45
January 31, 2018
Demolition News Radio #79
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • A date to remember • CanTrack • A date to remember 2 • Patreon
04:45
January 25, 2018
Demolition News Radio #78
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Card scheme or card scam? • CanTrack • Card scheme or card scan? 2 • Patreon
05:00
January 22, 2018
Demolition News Radio #77
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Kill your boss • CanTrack • Kill your boss 2 • Patreon
04:25
January 18, 2018
Demolition News Radio #76
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Safety is the starting point • CanTrack • Safety is the starting point 2 • Safety is the starting point 3 • Patreon
04:55
January 17, 2018
Demolition News Radio #75
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Carillion 1 • CanTrack • Carillion 2 • Patreon
04:36
January 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #74
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Demolition in the #metoo age • Patreon
04:07
January 11, 2018
Demolition News Radio #72
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip ad • Starting the New Year with a Bang • CanTrack • Starting the New Year with a Bang 2 • Patreon
05:50
January 8, 2018
Demolition News Radio #71
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Business Briefing intro • Business Briefing 1 • Hydraquip • Business Briefing 2 • Patreon
04:36
January 2, 2018
Demolition News Radio #70
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • The Highs of 2017 • Patreon
02:46
December 20, 2017
Demolition News Radio #69
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Children • Children of the Revolution 1 • Children of the Revolution 2 • Patreon
03:45
December 19, 2017
Demolition News Radio #68
Friends, Romans • In this episode • Hydraquip • Giving up for good • Giving up for good 2 • Giving up for good 3 • Patreon
05:34
December 14, 2017
Demolition News Radio #67
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Winter Working Safety • Patreon
02:46
December 11, 2017
Demolition News Radio #66
Friends, Romans • Intro • Eviction order • Hydraquip • Eviction order 1 • Eviction order 2 • Eviction order 3 • Eviction order 4 • Eviction order 5 • Eviction order 6 • Eviction order 7 • Eviction order 8 • Eviction order 9 • Eviction order 10 • Eviction order 11 • Patreon
21:15
December 8, 2017
Demolition News Radio #65
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Age of engagement • CanTrack • Age of engagent 2 • Age of engagement 3 • Patreon
05:05
December 7, 2017
Demolition News Radio #64
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Business Briefing November 1 • Neil Edwards • Business Briefing November 2 • CanTrack • Christmas • Patreon
00:09
December 4, 2017
Demolition News Radio #63
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Beyond the call of duty 1 • CanTrack • Beyond the call of duty 2 • Beyond the call of duty 3 • Patreon
05:57
November 30, 2017
Demolition News Radio #62
Friends, Romans • Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Ready, aim, FIRE! • FIRE! • First responders • First responders • Patreon
11:48
November 29, 2017
Demolition News Radio #61
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Coming soon • Demolition 2051 trailer • Coming soon 2 • Coming soon 3 • Demolition 2051 trailer • Patreon
06:44
November 28, 2017
Demolition News Radio #60
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Money’s too tight 1 • CanTrack • Money’s too tight 2 • Simply Red • Patreon
05:33
November 27, 2017
Demolition News Radio #59
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Steve Austin • Under the knife 1 • CanTrack • Under the knife 2 • Patreon
04:41
November 23, 2017
Demolition News Radio #58
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Letting go • CanTrack • Letting go 2 • Patreon
03:53
November 21, 2017
Demolition News Radio #57
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • The Clash 1 • Should I stay 1 • The Clash 2 • Should I stay 2 • The Clash 3 • Should I stay 3 • Should I stay 4 • The Clash 4 • Patreon
06:43
November 19, 2017
Demolition News Radio #56
Intro • Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Is this what you voted for? • CanTrack • Is this what you voted for 2 • Patreon
04:51
November 17, 2017
Demolition News Radio #55
Patreon • Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Fit and proper person test • CanTrack • Fit and proper person test 2 • Patreon
04:16
November 16, 2017
Demolition News Radio #54
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Demolition as closure • CanTrack • Demolition as closure 2
03:35
November 15, 2017
Demolition News Radio #53
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Site Audit 1 • CanTrack • Site audit 2 • Patreon • Bueller
04:36
November 14, 2017
Demolition News Radio #52
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Terminator • Future Shock • Hydraquip • Future Shock 2 • CanTrack • Future Shock 3 • Patreon • Bueller
05:44
November 8, 2017
Demolition News Radio #51
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Fines, not dandy • CanTrack • Fines, not dandy 2 • Patreon • Bueller
04:12
November 3, 2017
Demolition News Radio #50
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Brought to book • Brought to book 2 • CanTrack • Brought to book 3 • Bueller
05:39
November 2, 2017
Demolition News Radio #49
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Business Briefing • Business Briefing 2 • Patreon
03:20
November 1, 2017
Demolition News Radio #48
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Service disconnections 1 • Service disconnections 2 • CanTrack • Signing off • Arnie • Thanks • Patreon
05:21
October 19, 2017
Demolition News Radio #47
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Lucky man 1 • Lucky man 2 • CanTrack • Big boot
05:23
October 18, 2017
Demolition News Radio #46
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • High Reach 1 • CanTrack • High Reach 2 • Demolition magazine • Patreon
05:21
October 17, 2017
Demolition News Radio #45
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Going paperless • CanTrack • Going paperless 2 • Going paperless 3 • Patreon
05:39
October 16, 2017
Demolition Digest #5
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Smart intro • Smart Cards 1 • Smart Cards 2 • CDC Intro • CDC 1 • CDC 2 • CDC 3 • CDC 4 • Exit 1 • Exit 2 • Exit 3 • Exit 4 • Exit 5 • Right ...
22:21
October 15, 2017
Demolition News Radio #44
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Smart cards 1 • CanTrack • Smart cards 2 • Patreon
05:36
October 12, 2017
Demolition News Radio #43
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Three years in advance • Three years in advance 2 • CanTrack • Three years in advance 3 • Patreon
04:47
October 11, 2017
Demolition News Radio #42
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Exit strategy 1 • Exit strategy 2 • Exit strategy 3 • CanTrack • Exit strategy 4 • Exit strategy 5 • Patreon
09:06
October 10, 2017
Demolition News Radio #41
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • CDC acquisition • Whole lotta shakin' going on • Rationalisation • A change is gonna come • Thanks • Patreon
04:21
October 9, 2017
Demolition Digest #4
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • HS2 1 • HS2 2 • CanTrack • Business Briefing intro • Business Briefing 1 • Business Briefing 2 • London emissions intro • London emissions 1 • London emi...
29:42
October 7, 2017
Demolition News Radio #40
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Litmus test • Litmus test 2 • Litmus test 3 • Litmus test 4 • CanTrack • Litmus test 5 • Litmus test 6 • Patreon
09:15
October 6, 2017
Demolition News Radio #39
Friends, Romans • Intro • The Boxer • GroupThink 1 • Hydraquip • GroupThink 2 • GroupThink 3 • GroupThink 4 • Patreon
07:06
October 5, 2017
Demolition News Radio #38
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Today 1 • Today 2 • Today 3 • CanTrack • Outside the hospital • Green light
06:52
October 4, 2017
Demolition News Radio #37
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • London emissions 1 • London emissions 2 • London emissions 3 • London emissions 4 • Patreon
07:31
October 3, 2017
Demolition News Radio #36
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Business Briefing intro • Business Briefing - September 2017 • Breaking into Demolition • Breaking • Patreon
04:49
October 2, 2017
Demolition Digest #3
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Business Briefing • Friends Influence from Within • Knocked intro • Broke...
32:04
September 30, 2017
Demolition News Radio #35
Intro • In this episode • Broken Arrow • Getting knocked • Hydraquip • Getting knocked 2 • What if... • CanTrack • Register • If you build it... • Thanks • Patreon
04:55
September 29, 2017
Demolition News Radio #34
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Episode numbering • Unseen cost of plant theft • Unseen cost 2 • CanTrack • Unseen cost 3 • Unseen cost 4 • Unseen cost 5 • Patreon
08:19
September 28, 2017
Demolition News Radio #33
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Innovation 1 • Innovation 2 • Patreon
04:29
September 27, 2017
Demolition News Radio #32
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Friends • Friends 2 • Friends 3 • CanTrack • Friends 4 • Friends 5 • Patreon
08:13
September 26, 2017
Demolition News Radio #31
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Influence from within • CanTrack • Industry Insight • Patreon
04:38
September 25, 2017
Demolition News Radio #30
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Pies and pilgrimage • CanTrack • Arrival • Silence is golden • Well-oiled machine • Nectar of the Gods
10:44
September 23, 2017
Demolition News Radio #29
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Sore throat • My JCB Rant • My JCB Rant • Patreon
07:36
September 21, 2017
Demolition News Radio #28
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Demolition training • CanTrack • Special offer • Patreon
05:23
September 19, 2017
Demolition News Radio #27
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Apology for Absence • CanTrack Global • Life isn't fair • Patreon
03:48
September 18, 2017
Demolition News Radio #26
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • The king of recycling • Robert Collard interview • CanTrack • Pre-order • Patreon
07:06
September 12, 2017
Demolition News Radio #25
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Apology • CanTrack • Urban Exploration • Patreon
04:05
September 11, 2017
Demolition Digest #2
Intro • In this episode • AR intro • AR Demolition on training • AR Demolition on training • AR Demolition on Training 2 • Mental health intro • Mental Health 1 • Mental Health 2 • Cyber • Insomnia...
18:43
September 9, 2017
Demolition News Radio #24
Intro • In the episode • Hydraquip • Hacking and cyber crime • CanTrack • Cyber crime • Patreon
04:49
September 7, 2017
Demolition News Radio #23
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Mental Health • CanTrack • Mental Health 2 • Patreon
07:10
September 6, 2017
Demolition News Radio #22
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • AR Demolition intro • AR Demolition on training • AR Demolition on training • CanTrack • Demolition Degree intro • University of Wolverhampton • Selfless • Pat...
10:01
September 5, 2017
Demolition News Radio #21
Intro • Insomnia and Internet frustrations • Hydraquip • Insomnia • CanTrack Global • Insomnia (continued) • Insomnia and Veritas Consulting • Fatigue is no snoozing matter • Fatigue • Patreon
06:33
September 4, 2017
Demolition Digest #1
Intro • In this episode • Demolition Degree • BCLive intro • Neil Edwards 1 • Neil Edwards 2 • Neil Edwards 3 • Neil Edwards 4 • Skills & Brexit • Skills Shortages & The Brexit Effect • Fat Cats in...
22:40
September 2, 2017
Demolition News Radio #20
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip ad • Bust to Boom • Business Briefing 1 • Contract numbers down? • BUsiness Briefing 2 • Companies winning work down? • Business Briefing 3 • Regional update • B...
07:45
September 1, 2017
Demolition News Radio #19
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip ad • Didcot collapse • Alford Technologies • Alford Technologies • Demolition TV • Patreon
09:56
August 31, 2017
Demolition News Radio #18
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Fat Cats and Wage Disparity • CanTrack Global • Breaking into Demolition • Patreon
06:53
August 30, 2017
Demolition News Radio #17
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Skills Shortages and the Brexit effect • CanTrack Global • Breaking into Demolition • Patreon
07:03
August 29, 2017
Demolition News Radio #16
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • HS2 • New book • Patreon
04:07
August 24, 2017
Demolition News Radio #15
Intro • Remoquip • Remoquip with Francis Dolan • Remoquip with Francis Dolan
06:37
August 23, 2017
Demolition News Radio #14
Intro • Accident 1 • My demolition accident
11:39
August 22, 2017
Demolition News Radio #13
Anchor Talk, Demolition News Radio, Dr Dan Davidson
18:52
August 21, 2017
Demolition News Radio #12
Intro • Coming up • Hydraquip • Technology in training • CanTrack • Marketing Monday • Looking Ahead
05:58
August 21, 2017
Demolition News Radio #11
Welcome • Intro • Threatened on my own doorstep • Double-edged sword • A great industry
08:01
August 18, 2017
Demolition News Radio #10
Intro • Sarah Champion resignation
02:57
August 17, 2017
Demolition News Radio #9
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Changing face of demolition
04:32
August 16, 2017
Demolition News Radio #8
Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • Business Update • CanTrack • Douneray • Secret New Book
05:09
August 15, 2017
Demolition News Radio #7
Employing local people
03:45
August 14, 2017
Demolition News Radio #6
Intro • A divisive brand • Why did I write the book? • Was JCB involved? • Was JCB aware of the similarities with Apple? • How long did it take to write? • Were there any surprises along the way? •...
16:55
August 12, 2017
Demolition News Radio #5
Intro • CanTrack • Grenfell • Hydraquip • The Stalker Incident • If...
05:54
August 11, 2017
Demolition News Radio #4
Intro • Jobs • Andy Hair • Google • Patreon • Book • Wheels of Justice • Beattie
07:21
August 10, 2017
Demolition News Radio #3
Intro & Shoutouts • Urban Exploration Frustration • Business Briefing Update • Hydraquip ad • Book announcement
08:40
August 9, 2017
Demolition News Radio #2
Knowledge is Power • If... • Held at Gunpoint
09:07
August 8, 2017
Demolition News Radio #1
Check out Kit Talk magazine • My accidental lunch with Captain Kirk • Discussions with Chris Grayling MP • Ogden Rate Decision Delayed
06:46
August 7, 2017
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