Shop Sign Kills Man in Camden Town

A man in his twenties has been killed on Camden Road in North London after a large metal shop sign fell on top of him. The man is thought to be 27-year-old Jacob Marx, a lawyer from New Zealand, who travelled to the UK last September. The tragic incident occurred on Monday when Mr Marx … Continue reading “Shop Sign Kills Man in Camden Town”






Road Signs Concealed in London Colney

A councilor in London Colney has expressed his concern after road signs in the area were covered with black bin bags. Councillor Jacob Quagliozzi was notified of the incident by residents. On checking the signs himself, the councilor reported the problem to Hertfordshire County Council. After being informed that the bin bags had been removed from the signs, Councillor … Continue reading “Road Signs Concealed in London Colney”






Farmer Vents Frustration Over Signage Ruling

A farmer in Lathom, Lancashire, has spoken out after planning officials rejected an appeal to install advertising signs on a stretch of Green Belt land. Roger Webster erected three signs on private land near Hall Lane in Lathom. Each sign was affixed to a five-metre-high poll and advertised his retail business, Taylors Farm Shop. Mr … Continue reading “Farmer Vents Frustration Over Signage Ruling”






NovaDura Tackles Vandalism

NovaDura has developed a new system of signwriting that aims to reduce the impact of vandalism. The system incorporates a number of materials and methods to produce signage that is more resistant to graffiti. Though signs can still be vandalised in various ways, the new system should ensure that most types of graffiti can be … Continue reading “NovaDura Tackles Vandalism”






3M Expands vehicle Wrap Range

3M has announced the launch of new colour and finish options for its popular Scotchprint vehicle Wrap Film Series 1080, which now consists of almost 40 formats. Having recognised that the market for vehicle wraps was somewhat lacking in diversity, the manufacturer added a number of new films to its range. The Scotchprint vehicle Wrap … Continue reading “3M Expands vehicle Wrap Range”






Signage Cull Spreads North

Days after politicians and council leaders praised the government’s stance on “unnecessary” signage, which has resulted in the removal of thousands of signs in London, Somerset and Hampshire since October 2011, MPs further north have jumped on the bandwagon. Alan Duncan, MP for Rutland and Melton, believes the Coalition’s efforts to reduce signage clutter was … Continue reading “Signage Cull Spreads North”






Focus Groups Established in Hospital Signage Review

A hospital in England has taken the unusual step of consulting the public on plans to amend Directional signage. Barnsley Hospital has established a number of focus groups, designed to provide members of the public specifically visitors and patients with an opportunity to comment on new designs A revised system of signposting and directional signage … Continue reading “Focus Groups Established in Hospital Signage Review”






Signage Cull Praised by Ministers

Transport ministers have welcomed the removal of thousands of road signs in England. Last year, officials promised to liberate the country from excessive road signage, otherwise described as “unnecessary clutter,” but can such a move be justified? Road signs are obviously essential for maintaining health and safety on Britain’s roads, as they provide important information … Continue reading “Signage Cull Praised by Ministers”






Paper Mill Manager Raises Cash for Tourist Signs

The manager of a paper mill in Hertfordshire briefly overcame her fear of spiders, to take part in a sponsored stunt that aimed to raise cash for Tourist signs. Sue Woolnough, who is employed by Frogmore Paper Mill as education manager, raised over £800 by letting a large tarantula walk across the palms of her … Continue reading “Paper Mill Manager Raises Cash for Tourist Signs”






Pay-and-Display Sign Obscured by Height Barrier

A motorist who received a  £50 penalty notice after parking his car outside a Tesco Metro in Chippenham, Wiltshire, has won his case at a Traffic Penalty Tribunal. Fifty-six-year-old John Samuels received the fine after he parked in the pay-and-display car park at Emery Gate Shopping Centre. Mr Samuels failed to notice the pay-and-display sign on entering … Continue reading “Pay-and-Display Sign Obscured by Height Barrier”