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      Macquarie to start sale of Thames Water stake

      The largest investor in Britain’s biggest water company will kick off the sale of its 26 per cent stake in Thames Water...

    2. May 25, 2016

      Northern politicians question Adonis role in Crossrail 2

      Politicians and businesses in the north of England have said UK infrastructure chief Lord Adonis could have a conflict...

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      The focus on improving the north of England’s economy is getting sharper. From scienti...
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    1. May 15, 2016

      UK digital bill to boost infrastructure and services

      Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, will have its powers boosted by proposals in the Queen’s Speech under a digital economy...

    2. May 15, 2016

      Potholes, litter and endless roadworks? There’s an app for that

      Your bicycle plunges into a pothole and breaks a wheel. The park bins are overflowing after a hot summer’s day. Road...

    3. May 12, 2016

      Leeds denied £250m trolleybus plan

      A plan to introduce trolleybuses to Leeds has been rejected by the government, leaving the city without a mass transit...

    4. May 11, 2016

      Japanese investors in Britain depend on the links to Europe

      Like many Japanese, I was brought up to admire the UK’s role over centuries as an industrial and political power —...

    5. May 10, 2016

      London mayor clears way for City Airport expansion

      The new mayor of London has cleared one of the obstacles to City Airport’s £300m expansion plan. Sadiq Khan on Tuesday...

    6. May 3, 2016

      Tata Steel suitors sprint to meet bid deadline

      Prospective buyers of Tata Steel UK were scrambling to submit initial bids for the ailing business as the clock ran...

    7. April 29, 2016

      Lessons from the Hillsborough disaster

      The inside of the Emirates Stadium must be among the safest places in London on a weekday night. Only a decade old, the...

    8. April 26, 2016

      Grand projects are worthless if they fail to work

      Does it lift your heart to hear that “Britain is uniquely placed to lead the world in a smart power revolution”? Do you...

    9. April 25, 2016

      Heathrow dismisses £18bn transport cost claims

      Heathrow airport has dismissed claims by the government agency in charge of London transport that more than £18bn would...

    10. April 24, 2016

      Heathrow runway ‘faces £16bn black hole’

      Heathrow faces a “black hole” of more than £16bn to fund the upgrade of road and railway links to the airport if the...

    11. April 18, 2016

      Network Rail: no easy options

      Engineering work can make UK rail travel a miserable experience. A little worrying, then, that the government looks...

    12. April 7, 2016

      Heathrow faces competition from Dublin

      London Heathrow is to face more competition in the battle among Europe’s hub airports after Dublin said it would build...

    13. April 4, 2016

      Flood Re expects 350,000 properties to be put into scheme

      Homeowners in the affluent south-east of England will be the biggest beneficiaries of a new insurance scheme funded by...

    14. March 27, 2016

      Tata warned on damage to reputation over steel plant decision

      The British government has warned Tata Steel that it faces damage to its international reputation if it decides to...

    15. March 23, 2016

      Private sector called on to invest in most big projects

      The government has called on the private sector to fund more than half of £483bn of infrastructure improvements planned...

    16. March 22, 2016

      Investment opportunities abound but we must get over the barriers

      This was to have been the year of exit from quantitative easing. Instead, 2016 is going to be the year of negative...

    17. March 20, 2016

      Think-tank reveals support for UK road charging measures

      Britain’s motorists would support some new form of charging to use the roads, according to a transport think-tank that...

    18. March 16, 2016

      Funding for projects hard to come by, say experts

      Measures to boost infrastructure investment were greeted with disappointment by industry experts, who questioned where...

    19. March 16, 2016

      ‘Powerhouse’ claims hit by scepticism

      George Osborne’s claim that his Northern Powerhouse project was taking shape garnered a mixed reaction, as businesses...

    20. March 16, 2016

      Infrastructure cannot be built on empty purses and big promises

      I don’t want the time when we built the greatest infrastructure in the world to be a footnote in the history books,...

    21. March 15, 2016

      North of England: New focus on powerhouse potential

      The North of England is dreaming big again. One of the world’s longest road tunnels, its fastest rail lines and a...

    22. March 15, 2016

      Osborne pushes ahead with Crossrail 2

      George Osborne will on Tuesday give the go-ahead for two “transformative” rail projects, with formal backing for...

    23. March 13, 2016

      Budget 2016: Osborne announces billions in further cuts to public spending

      George Osborne has announced further cuts worth billions of pounds from government spending by 2020, after warning that...

    24. March 10, 2016

      Adonis calls for Crossrail 2 to be a priority

      A proposed £27bn rail route from the north to the south of London should be a national priority, according to the head...

    25. March 8, 2016

      Competition watchdog calls for rail overhaul

      Rival train companies should be allowed to offer services on the same lines as a way of cutting fares and improving...

    26. March 7, 2016

      Osborne to support fast Leeds-Manchester rail link

      George Osborne is set to back a fast rail line between Manchester and Leeds in next week’s Budget as part of his...

    27. February 29, 2016

      The Tories do care about the north, but there is more to do

      The Tories are screwing the north — that is what the headline “Northern Poorhouse” on the front page of today’s...

    28. February 26, 2016

      Treasury laments ‘quite expensive’ £28bn cost of Crossrail 2

      A top Treasury minister has suggested proposals for a new £28bn underground line in London are too expensive. Greg...

    29. February 21, 2016

      Seven British wealth funds planned

      Seven “British wealth funds” are to be created under radical plans to save millions of pounds in investment costs for...

    30. February 10, 2016

      M6 Toll road goes on the block

      Britain’s only pay-to-use motorway, the M6 Toll, is to be put up for sale by a consortium of banks in a move aimed at...

    31. February 9, 2016

      Tidal power’s potential faces review as £1bn lagoon stalls

      Ministers are set to launch a review of tidal power, with talks in deadlock over government support for a proposed £1bn...

    32. February 7, 2016

      UK construction boosted by surge of big projects

      UK construction is expected to return to pre-recession levels for the first time this year because of a surge in road,...

    33. February 5, 2016

      North Sea oil companies in danger amid debt spillage

      The tumbling oil price has led to a collapse in profits for British oil companies in the North Sea, where losses for...

    34. February 1, 2016

      Celebrities rail at station plan for Chelsea

      It is a £27bn railway project that is planned to stretch across the south-east of England, tunnelling all the way under...

    35. January 28, 2016

      George Osborne tries to sell former deputy to China

      China has signalled its unhappiness that George Osborne, chancellor of the Exchequer, has picked his former deputy, Sir...

    36. January 21, 2016

      Plan for TfL to take control of all south London trains

      Control of all south London trains is to be handed to the capital’s transport authority in a big reform that the...

    37. January 20, 2016

      Myth of the brutal, blighted concrete tower

      What would you pay for an elegant mid-century apartment, with original wood fittings and views clear across the city,...

    38. January 11, 2016

      Environment Agency head quits after Barbados holiday furore

      Only weeks after facing public criticism for holidaying in Barbados while large areas of Britain were battling floods,...

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