Construction hit its fastest level of growth in six years, according to the latest survey of the building sector.
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Friday 15 August 2008
A double-digit fall in sales at Bellway, the UK's fourth-biggest housebuilder, set the scene for a season of bleak results from the sector, and sent its shares down 3 per cent despite a relatively strong balance sheet.
Sunday 06 July 2008
Thursday 26 June 2008
David Dalgado, 23, is in the final year of a degree in civil and environmental engineering at Imperial College London. He decided to pursue a career in civil engineering to try to make a difference in developing countries.
Sunday 22 June 2008
Housebuilders and councils have been warned by one of the UK's biggest insurers to stop developing new homes on flood plains.
Wednesday 11 June 2008
Shares in Barratt plummeted by nearly 25 per cent yesterday as gloomy predictions cut a swath through housebuilder stocks.
Wednesday 27 February 2008
Persimmon, the UK's largest housebuilder, is seeing the first tentative signs of a pick-up in the housing market, just in time for the spring period when it would expect to do most business.
Tuesday 26 February 2008
Housebuilder Persimmon today signalled that recent interest rate cuts had helped improve consumer confidence as the firm remained cautiously optimistic for 2008.
Saturday 12 January 2008
After Persimmon and Redrow, Bovis revealed scars from last year's market turmoil yesterday.
Sunday 06 January 2008
Investors will garner further insight into the decline of the British property market on Wednesday when estate agents Savills and Rightmove and housebuilders Persimmon and Bovis issue trading statements.
Sunday 28 May 2006
A shy museum attendant, voiced by Will Ferrell, sails to an African jungle to find an ancient idol, and comes back instead with a mischievously inquisitive chimp. In an age of 3D computer-animation, Curious George is a rare beast: a traditional 2D cartoon. But it's a throwback in other ways, too. Inspired by a series of 1940s storybooks, it glows with unironic joie de vivre, and it has almost none of the smart-alec hipness that's mandatory in today's Dreamworks and Disney products. The Wild, for instance, is wall-to-wall pop hits, movie references and grown-up innuendo. Curious George may have the inevitable King Kong pastiche, and adults might appreciate the loopiness of Will Ferrell's lines ("You don't give a monkey latte!"), but overall this sunny film has a dangerously novel concept: it's a children's cartoon that's aimed at children.
Saturday 27 May 2006
The son of Italy's World Cup coach Marcello Lippi has been put under investigation by magistrates looking into the sports agency he worked for.
Tuesday 07 February 2006
Wednesday 02 November 2005
Friday 28 October 2005
Wednesday 26 October 2005
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
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