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Construction hit its fastest level of growth in six years, according to the latest survey of the building sector.

Construction sector suffers sharp decline

The UK's construction sector suffered its sharpest contraction in two-and-a-half years in June, dealing a further blow to the UK's recovery hopes.

Construction sector growth slows

Growth in the construction sector slowed in April but another solid rise in new orders shored up confidence in the year ahead.

Tony Nicklinson: A mind as sharp as his body was useless

Nina Lakhani recalls her heartbreaking interview with Tony Nicklinson and his wife

Ruud van Nistelrooy is among Malaga’s recent high-profile signings

Malaga ride out growing pains

Buoyed by Qatari cash, the Andalusians scent a Champions League spot but progress has been uneven

Mortgage approvals hit a two-year high

High street banks turned on the lending taps in January with the most mortgage approvals for more than two years, the British Bankers' Association (BBA) said yesterday.

Jump in profits boosts Redrow recovery

Redrow said its recovery looked set to continue after a strong start to the second half, as the builder reported an 80 per cent jump in first-half profits, driven by a focus on higher-priced family houses.

Henry Tang and his wife Lisa Kuoapologise at a news conference after the media used cranes to take pictures of their mansion

Tycoon's illegal 'underground palace' buries his hopes of ruling Hong Kong

Tang blames his wife after the media expose the truth about his secret luxury basement

UK builders stuck in the slow lane

Britain's builders were stuck in first gear in January, as the industry's growth slowed to a crawl, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (Cips) said yesterday.

Bovis on track as profits rise

A focus on family homes in the south of England has left Bovis Homes on course to deliver a "significant" increase in profits, it said today.

Builders subdued as they battle spending jitters

Builders fared better than manufacturers in December but nerves over possible spending cuts are still to the fore, an industry survey revealed yesterday.

Construction growth continues

Construction activity in the UK grew last month, according to a closely-watched survey, but experts warned the wider economy was still likely to have stagnated at the end of last year.

Upbeat assessment at Bellway

Bellway has become the latest British housebuilder to display signs of life in the property market, as it forecast a 5 per cent jump in sales in the first half of its financial year yesterday.

Stobart hauls a growing profit

Stobart, the road haulier, reported an increase in half-year profits and sales, despite warning of a "tough market" for the business.

Stobart is slowed by a tough summer

A surge in supermarket promotions knocked Stobart Group off course in early summer as the transport and logistics company struggled to meet retailers' demands at short notice.

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