Recovering from injury

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Sports injuries are almost inevitable amongst athletes. Whether they are small niggles from over training, strained muscles or broken bones from crashes, they can become a debilitating part of every athlete’s career. Sometimes it’s not just the pain of the injury itself, but the frustration of not being able to push yourself in training and

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Riparian Rights

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In September 2016 the BBC reported ‘Residents who had to evacuate their homes after a river wall collapsed are locked in a dispute over repairs they fear could cost £500,000. They own the boundary wall along the River Arun at Arundel, West Sussex, which gave way in January after high tides and heavy rainfall. But

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How to eliminate or control Japanese Knotweed

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In this post Eugenia Siccardi discusses Japanese Knotweed and the issues that this plant can have on land and property decisions. If you have any questions or would like further information please feel free to contact Eugenia directly via email or by calling us on 08444 159 000. Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a plant hailing

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Fire Insurance Plans – the future of historical mapping

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Groundsure is proud to announce the recent launch of Fire Insurance Plans, which feature detailed plans created by Charles E. Goad available in a Groundsure report for the first time. To some people, the designs created by Charles E. Goad are pretty pictures of high detailed hand drawn maps with pink and blue buildings used

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Water Pollution

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Cristina Ortega is a Groundsure environmental consultant.  In this post she discusses water pollution and the impact this can have on the environment and property transactions. If you have any questions or comments about this article you can contact Cristina via email at cristina.ortega@groundsure.com. Water pollution Did you know that the annual average amount of

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WWII Ordnance – Is it still a risk?

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“Is WWII Ordnance really a threat?” is the question I get asked the most. Alternatively I often get told by many (unqualified) clients that “WWII ordnance is not a threat! It is over 70 years old, it didn’t detonate and therefore is not a risk.” This should not be underestimated… WWII ordnance is still very much

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Archaeology and Development

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In this post Clelia discusses the importance of archaeological heritage and the impact this may have on site or property developments and how Groundsure reports can help you to uncover potential issues. If you have any questions or comments about this article you can contact the commercial team at commercial@groundsure.com Archaeology and development Archaeological or historic

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A new environmental search called Avista just launched…

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Ana Ansell, Product and Marketing Director here at Groundsure, was the integral driving force behind the launch of our new flagship product Avista. Here she discusses the Avista journey explaining the whys and the whats that went in to its inception and subsequent development. A new environmental searches called Avista just launched… In June, Groundsure

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Environmental fines are on the rise: Are you at risk?

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With Environmental fines climbing ever higher and frequently making headlines in the last year, it’s key that organisations with interests in financed or leased waste sites understand the current outlook, legal trends and make the right provisions to limit their financial and reputational exposure. Key to this is understanding what is driving environmental fines like

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