Construction hit its fastest level of growth in six years, according to the latest survey of the building sector.
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Tuesday 03 September 2013
Activity across Britain's building sites grew at its fastest pace for nearly six years last month amid a "new dawn" for the hard-hit construction industry.
Get an eyeful of Clydebank’s towering heritage: The world’s first electrically-powered cantilever crane to receive honour
Tuesday 13 August 2013
The world’s first electrically-powered cantilever crane, which stands in Clydebank near Glasgow, is to receive the same heritage honour as that held by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
A “new dawn” is breaking for Britain’s builders as construction enjoyed its strongest growth for more than a year, the latest snapshot of the industry’s fortunes revealed today.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
London commuters who suffered the nightmare of last year's five-month closure and lane restrictions on the Hammersmith flyover must hope that yesterday's £60m strengthening contract awarded to Costain causes far less disruption.
Thursday 02 May 2013
Britain’s builders were on the mend last month as housebuilding activity perked up in April, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply said today.
Wednesday 01 May 2013
The British Standards Institution has given its stamp of approval to goods from helmets to condoms and steel. Mark Leftly meets the boss of a British success story
Sunday 03 March 2013
Who needs flowerpots? Whether you're planting indoors or on a windowsill, patio or balcony – or even in a garden with (like mine) minimal flowerbed space – take tips from a lovely new book, Teeny, Tiny Gardening by Emma Hardy (£14,99, Cico). It is stuffed with inventive ideas for weeny things you can turn into quirky planters. Such as…
Friday 22 February 2013
The legendary animator behind beloved children’s creations Roobarb and Henry’s Cat has died.
Monday 04 February 2013
Britain’s builders struggled to shake off the winter blues in January as activity sank for the third month in a row, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply warned today.
We need to find new ways to teach English to immigrants so they don't miss out on the joy of 'The Only Way Is Essex', says Eric Pickles
Wednesday 16 January 2013
New ways to teach English to immigrants must be found so they do not miss out on the “enormous joy” of TV show The Only Way Is Essex, Eric Pickles has said.
Monday 07 January 2013
Millionaire racehorse owner Marwan Koukash has been unveiled as the mystery businessman locked in talks aimed at saving Salford.
Saturday 01 December 2012
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Friday 02 November 2012
The construction sector returned to growth last month, a survey said today, although housebuilders and commercial developers continue to weigh heavily on the industry.
Tuesday 02 October 2012
The construction sector continued to decline in September, a survey showed today, as residential building saw its biggest fall in nearly two years.
Saturday 28 July 2012
From cycling stars to best-selling authors, they were the reminder of Britain's extraordinary range of talents. Nick Clark surveys the special guests
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
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Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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