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    1. July 28, 2016

      Southern commuter misery deepens with five-day strike

      Passengers who have suffered months of disruption on the Southern rail franchise because of a simmering industrial...

    2. July 24, 2016

      Dover warned ministers of impending border chaos

      UK ministers were warned days ago about impending chaos at the Port of Dover, it emerged on Sunday, as border staff...

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    1. Doing Business in the North of England

      The focus on improving the north of England’s economy is getting sharper. From scienti...
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    1. July 22, 2016

      Watchdog warns UK needs to rein in infrastructure projects

      Business leaders have criticised the head of the National Audit Office for suggesting that the government would have to...

    2. July 22, 2016

      London requires better service from its trains

      London is one of the world’s leading financial centres. It accounts for more than a fifth of UK economic output. Yet...

    3. July 19, 2016

      Industry groups urge Theresa May to act soon on infrastructure

      Theresa May should take advantage of low interest rates to make substantial investments in new roads, rail, broadband...

    4. July 19, 2016

      BT is on notice over depriving Openreach of investment

      BT has long faced a litany of public complaint about the way it runs much of the UK’s broadband infrastructure. Rival...

    5. July 19, 2016

      BT warned by MPs to put ‘house in order’ or face break-up

      BT needs to put its “house in order” or face a break-up of its business, UK politicians have warned, ahead of a highly...

    6. July 14, 2016

      Britain’s chance to show the world how to do stimulus

      The UK has become an un­welcome case study in populism and political disaffection. Given the challenges facing the...

    7. July 5, 2016

      Southern Rail chaos shows we need a travel ombudsman

      I am on a bus to Brighton. I do not want to be on a bus to Brighton, nor does the penniless schoolgirl two seats along....

    8. July 4, 2016

      Construction sector at weakest for seven years

      Activity in Britain’s construction sector last month was weaker than it has been for seven years, with housebuilding...

    9. July 4, 2016

      Roads and railways seen as vital to growth

      The next 12 months are likely to determine whether attempts to narrow the north-south divide succeed. Get it right, and...

    10. July 1, 2016

      Britain needs new Heathrow runway more than ever

      It is now exactly a year since the Airports Commission, which I chaired, published its final report, recommending a...

    11. June 26, 2016

      Brexit means uncertain future for infrastructure projects

      A new runway in south-east England, the sale of billions of pounds of Lloyds Banking Group shares, the rescue of Tata...

    12. June 26, 2016

      Tech companies eye opportunity in UK exit

      The UK’s exit from the EU will create the need for a new national IT infrastructure as the country turns its back on...

    13. June 23, 2016

      Rush hour chaos as floods hit London and south-east

      People in London and south-east England have been warned to expect more flooding on Thursday evening as more torrential...

    14. June 18, 2016

      Commuter action on rail operators moves full steam ahead

      Trouble on the Brighton line. This week delays and cancellations triggered a commuter protest at Brighton station....

    15. June 9, 2016

      MPs attack UK flood defence plans

      The on-off approach to funding flood defences must end and the government come up with better long-term plans, MPs have...

    16. May 26, 2016

      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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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 —...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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