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

Arsenal makes profit but debts mount

Six on spin a high point for buoyant Irish

Ireland 16 Argentina 7

On time, on budget (no, really)

REAL WORK: NINE TO FIVE

Name Mel Thomas, 25 Occupation Commercial diver Salary From pounds 18,000 Address Stoke Newington, north London

Turn left on to the A50 and move into your own toll lane

EVER fancied owning your own road? Well, now you may get your chance. Thanks to the financial problems of Philipp Holzmann, two of Britain's first private trunk roads - the A50 and the A30/A35 - are all set to be put on sale.

The Investment Column: Redrow is on firm foundations but rate rises put shares at risk

REDROW, along with its fellow housebuilders, took the brunt of the punishment inflicted on the stock market by last week's surprise rise in interest rates.

McAlpine shuns renewed bid

ALFRED MCALPINE, the UK house builder and construction group, has rejected a second approach from Brunswick Developments, the family- owned property group whose assets include Brighton Marina.

MBA: `I got what anyone wants, a job that I'm happy in'

Barbara Burford (right), 54, runs a national programme for strategic human resources at the NHS Executive. Two years ago she completed a part- time MBA at Durham University Business School.

The Investment Column: Wilson Connolly

HOUSEBUILDER Wilson Connolly has no truck with the idea it is just lying back and enjoying the much-hyped surge in house prices this year. It claims there are other reasons - such as its strategy - behind the 42 per cent jump in first half profits.

Inside business: All right on the site

Roger Trapp reports on a housebuilder that is trying to reconcile rapid growth with green issues
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Charlie Austin: Queens Park Rangers striker says ‘If the move is not right, I’m not going’

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Labour leadership: Andy Burnham urges Jeremy Corbyn voters to think again in last-minute plea

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