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  1. September 12, 2014

    Thames Water’s supersewer secures planning permission

    Thames Water, the largest water company in the UK, received planning consent on Friday for London’s contentious new...

  2. September 9, 2014

    Impractical promises will not convince a sceptical electorate

    Pause before you promise. Most politicians will spend the long pre-election period campaigning rather than governing. You...

  1. September 8, 2014

    George Osborne freezes rail fares but his constituents take hit

    George Osborne has announced that commuter rail fares will be frozen in real terms for another year, but some “unregulated”...

  2. September 7, 2014

    Mobile telecoms groups reject shared networks proposal

    A government demand to improve mobile phone coverage in Britain’s rural areas by asking operators to share networks has been...

  3. August 21, 2014

    Rail subsidies fall 40% in five years

    Rail subsidies have fallen almost 40 per cent over the past five years, according to statistics released by the Department...

  4. August 19, 2014

    Rail fares to rise 3.5% in January

    Campaigners reacted with anger to the news that rail fares in England would rise by an average 3.5 per cent in January – and...

  5. August 18, 2014

    Call for independent body to drive UK infrastructure projects

    Manufacturers have called for the creation of an independent authority to address Britain’s “most pressing” infrastructure...

  6. August 15, 2014

    Ecigarette shops lead high streets’ transformation

    The smell of lychees, bubblegum and strawberries fills the vapour filled room in Vape Lab, an ecigarette store in east...

  7. August 15, 2014

    Be honest about Network Rail’s £34bn debt

    Network Rail, that phoenix from the ashes of Railtrack, was set up as a “not for profit” company. Well, it has certainly...

  8. August 15, 2014

    UK rail groups must do more to win over passengers, says watchdog

    Train companies must do more to win the trust of passengers, a watchdog has said, after research showed most operators...

  9. August 14, 2014

    Carillion steps up pursuit of Balfour Beatty

    Carillion has stepped up its pursuit of construction rival Balfour Beatty, telling investors that its proposed deal to...

  10. August 12, 2014

    Network Rail debt move goes off track

    Ministers are exploring ways to reverse the accounting changes that will next month see Network Rail’s £34bn of gross debts...

  11. August 8, 2014

    UK broadband link-up back on schedule, says minister

    The government has said its efforts to provide internet to remote parts of the UK are back on track, after a difficult start...

  12. August 6, 2014

    Rail industry reviews prospects for automated trains

    The rail industry has begun a review into using driverless technology to bring automated trains to Britain’s railways. Train...

  13. August 6, 2014

    Ofwat challenges water utilities’ £1bn spending plans

    Spending plans totalling more than £1bn by two of Britain’s biggest water companies have been challenged by the regulator,...

  14. August 5, 2014

    Funding doubts cast shadow on £15bn push for northern revival

    A £15bn plan by five of Britain’s northern cities to bury longstanding rivalries and forge an economic revival with new road...

  15. August 4, 2014

    UK building industry hit by ‘lost decade’

    The UK building industry feels it is enduring a “lost decade”, with business activity not expected to return to...

  16. July 30, 2014

    Mayor calls for £1.3tn investment in London’s infrastructure

    London needs £1.3tn invested in its infrastructure over the next 35 years to retain its place as one of the world’s leading...

  17. July 30, 2014

    Insurers worry driverless cars are ‘existential threat’

    Motor insurers will need to overhaul their business models to remain relevant in the coming decades, executives and...

  18. July 22, 2014

    Sajid Javid faces fight to boost UK broadband access

    For Sajid Javid, the pragmatic former banker turned culture secretary, improving the UK’s much criticised broadband and...

  19. July 22, 2014

    Britain’s need for broadband speed

    Since coming to office in 2010, David Cameron has striven to be Britain’s prime minister for broadband. A technophile whose...

  20. July 22, 2014

    Founders frustrated with slow internet service in London

    After being told they would not be able to get superfast broadband connections for their companies, the founders of...

  21. July 22, 2014

    Low UK take-up for superfast broadband fund

    Only a small fraction of a £100m government fund for superfast broadband in UK cities has been taken up, in spite of growing...

  22. July 18, 2014

    CBI questions Labour’s part-nationalisation rail plans

    John Cridland, the head of the CBI employers’ federation, has questioned the wisdom of Labour’s plans to part-nationalise...

  23. July 16, 2014

    Labour plans part nationalisation of UK railways

    Labour has insisted that part-nationalisation of the railway system will not scare away private companies, claiming...

  24. July 11, 2014

    UK construction output dips in May

    UK construction output dipped in May, increasing the chances that overall economic growth in the second quarter could be...

  25. July 9, 2014

    Stagecoach chief warns Labour rail reform would deter bids

    Transport companies will be deterred from bidding for rail franchises if a future Labour government part-nationalises the...

  26. July 6, 2014

    Late trains fine to be spent on free and faster WiFi links

    Passengers on some trains will benefit from faster internet access after ministers decided to spend a fine imposed on...

  27. July 1, 2014

    Gigaclear speeds up broadband programme

    Gigaclear, the UK telecoms group, is accelerating the pace of its rural broadband programme, backed by veteran investor Neil...

  28. July 1, 2014

    Hong Kong developer markets microflats to Manchester students

    Pioneered in San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York, the “microflat” is a concept usually associated with cities...

  29. July 1, 2014

    High-speed rail line opponents fear exclusion from Commons committee

    The biggest anti-HS2 campaign groups risk being barred from presenting their case against the high-speed rail line to MPs on...

  30. June 25, 2014

    Doubts grow over Davies report on Heathrow

    Lord Heseltine and Lord Adonis have warned that the disagreement over whether to expand Heathrow is unlikely to be resolved...

  31. June 24, 2014

    Manchester City owner to build up to 6,000 houses in £1bn deal

    The Middle Eastern owner of Manchester City football club is to build up to 6,000 homes in the city, mostly to rent, in a...

  32. June 23, 2014

    Northern cities jostle for seat on HS3

    Within hours of George Osborne calling for a high speed line between Manchester and Leeds to create a “Northern powerhouse”,...

  33. June 23, 2014

    Germany's Ruhr maps out supercity blueprint

    George Osborne’s plan for a supercity in the north of England has drawn comparisons with Germany’s Ruhr valley: a former...

  34. June 23, 2014

    George Osborne’s HS3 idea yet to reach drawing board

    Plans for a high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds are still embryonic: officials at the transport department...

  35. June 23, 2014

    UK nuclear clean-up bill rises by £6.6bn

    The bill faced by taxpayers for the clean-up of Sellafield and Britain’s other nuclear sites will be £6.6bn more than...

  36. June 23, 2014

    George Osborne to propose Leeds-Manchester ‘HS3’ rail link

    On Monday the UK chancellor will float the idea of building a high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds as part of...

  37. June 19, 2014

    UK regulator rejects claim BT abused dominant position

    BT has claimed victory over rivals seeking to change the price they pay to use its superfast broadband network after the UK...

  38. June 17, 2014

    Social housing group Cosmopolitan too ambitious, report finds

    A UK social landlord that faced financial collapse in the aftermath of the credit crunch took overambitious housebuilding...

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