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Blue Circle has won government approval to build a new cement works at Snodland, Kent, to replace the existing Northfleet operation, with the creation of 180 jobs.
Blue Circle Cement is seeking permission from the Environment Agency to use sanitised sewage pellets as a replacement for coal at its Cauldon Low works in Ashbourne.
Blue Circle Industries, the cement maker, is to be acquired by Lafarge of France for £3.1bn, which will lead to about 500 job losses at Blue Circle's UK headquarters and at research centres in Greenhithe and France.
Blue Circle has sold its 50% stake in Aalborg Portland, the Danish cement company, to its local partner for £120m.
Blue Circle is selling its heating division to Baxi Partnership for £480m, and has also announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in Heracles Cement of Greece for £388m.
Blue Circle is acquiring Iligan Cement of the Philippines for £32m, as part of an ongoing expansion in east Asia.
Blue Circle has acquired Calcemento International for £401m, which gives it a controlling stake in two Greek cement companies - Heracles General Cement and Halkis Cement.
Blue Circle is to sell Brotje, its German wholesale heating business with 27 outlets, to GC Group for £41m.
Blue Circle has sold its bathrooms division, which includes nine UK factories employing 2,200 people, to American Standard for £253m.
Blue Circle is to acquire Kedah Cement, the Malaysian cement company, for up to £356m.
Blue Circle Industries has sold its South African cement business to Lafarge of France for $240m.
Blue Circle is to acquire Needler, the Canadian aggregates and concrete blocks company, for £17m in order to strengthen its position in Ontario.
Blue Circle Industries has acquired the cement business of Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile for £19m through its Empresas Melon subsidiary, and SQM will take a 14% stake in Melon.
Blue Circle has sold its Blue Circle Incineration subsidiary to a management team for £3m.
Blue Circle is planning to build a £180 cement works at Holborough in Kent as part of a programme to improve UK productivity.
Blue Circle Industries has sold Ockley Brick to Chelwood Brick for £14.4m in order to focus more on its core cement business.
Blue Circle Industries is acquiring St Mary's Cement Corporation of Canada for £164m.
Blue Circle is planning to acquire St Mary's Cement Corporation of Canada for about £200m, in order to strengthen its North American activities.
Blue Circle Industries has bought Venesta Cubicle Systems, the manufacturer of washroom products, for £5.5m.
Blue Circle is planning a £180m cement plant in Kent as part of a £330m investment programme aimed at improving productivity.
Blue Circle Industries is planning to build a new town at Ebbsfleet, Kent, with 3,200 homes, creating up to 20,000 permanent jobs.