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    1. December 19, 2014

      Garden bridge approved by London mayor

      Plans for a £175m garden bridge on the river Thames have been cleared by the mayor of London, who says the project will...

    2. December 18, 2014

      Mobile phone deal will give UK 90% geographical coverage

      Mobile phone operators have struck a deal with the government to fill in partial gaps in mobile coverage in a move intended...

    1. December 17, 2014

      Let London’s airports achieve potential

      If Britain is to keep pace in the global economy, southeast England needs an additional runway. But this vital...

    2. December 17, 2014

      British MPs condemn £10.5bn PFI train deals

      The purchase of new trains costing £10.5bn through two private finance initiative deals transferred all the risk to UK...

    3. December 15, 2014

      Nats defends air traffic system as failure scrutinised

      On an average day some 6,000 aircraft fly through UK airspace, roughly a fifth of the 30,000 planes that criss-cross Europe....

    4. December 14, 2014

      Cable accuses National Air Traffic Services of under-investment

      Vince Cable, business secretary, accused National Air Traffic Services of “skimping on large-scale investment for very many...

    5. December 8, 2014

      Nearly half of UK’s small businesses lack superfast broadband

      Nearly half the UK’s small and medium-sized companies lack access to superfast broadband, according to the regulator Ofcom,...

    6. December 8, 2014

      UK investment boosts 4G phone coverage

      4G phone coverage in Britain’s cities is set to improve with a £100m investment in new wireless infrastructure during the...

    7. December 3, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: Little new project cash, say builders

      Britain’s hard-pressed building industry welcomed greater details on road, flood defence and energy projects in the Autumn...

    8. December 3, 2014

      Autumn statement 2014: Q&A – What’s in a ‘northern powerhouse’?

      George Osborne promised his Autumn Statement would focus on the north of England, helping lay the foundation of a “northern...

    9. December 2, 2014

      Britain deserves better on infrastructure

      George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor, delivers his Autumn Statement on Wednesday, just three weeks before Christmas. But...

    10. December 2, 2014

      Ministers propose government-built houses

      Ministers have set out proposals for the government to directly commission house building for the first time. Danny...

    11. December 2, 2014

      Construction activity dips on growth fear

      Concerns about the economic outlook have dented confidence in the UK construction industry, pushing activity to the slowest...

    12. December 1, 2014

      Government to back £1bn Swansea tidal project

      Plans for a £1bn tidal lagoon to generate power in Swansea Bay will be given a boost when ministers announce the start of...

    13. December 1, 2014

      Fillip for Olympic quarter cultural hopes

      George Osborne has announced plans to support a major new cultural quarter at the Olympic Park in east London, intended to...

    14. December 1, 2014

      David Cameron’s A1 upgrade announcement met with guarded praise

      News of a £290m upgrade to the A1 road in Northumberland, announced by David Cameron on Monday morning and a centrepiece of...

    15. December 1, 2014

      Clegg plans £2bn route upgrade to reach out to Land’s End

      Nick Clegg, UK deputy prime minister, will announce plans on Monday to spend £2bn on improving the main route to the south...

    16. November 30, 2014

      Ministers set to claim credit now for projects in next parliament

      George Osborne’s Autumn Statement this week will be seized upon by ministers seeking to claim the political credit now for...

    17. November 30, 2014

      Ministers seek deal on UK mobile coverage

      Cabinet ministers will meet telecommunications industry bosses to thrash out a deal to fill in partial gaps in mobile...

    18. November 27, 2014

      Revenue projections boost Crossrail 2

      Half of the £27.5bn cost of Crossrail 2 in London could be met with revenue from fares, business rates and a tax on new...

    19. November 27, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: George Osborne to pledge £15bn for UK roads

      George Osborne will promise the “biggest, boldest” road improvement programme for 40 years when he rises in the House of...

    20. November 27, 2014

      Stagecoach wins East Coast rail franchise

      The London-to-Edinburgh East Coast rail franchise has been awarded to Inter City Railways, a joint venture between...

    21. November 24, 2014

      Autumn Statement 2014: UK business calls for rates reform and better roads

      Top priorities for UK business in next week’s Autumn Statement are the reform of business rates and road improvements....

    22. November 18, 2014

      PM accused of overlooking potential UK pension fund investment

      David Cameron is overlooking billions of potential investment held by British savers while asking foreign governments to put...

    23. November 17, 2014

      Qatar looks to back UK high-speed train plan

      The Qatari royal family has told British ministers it wants to invest heavily in regeneration projects being planned around...

    24. November 13, 2014

      Mixed blessings as Eurostar rolls out high-speed stock

      Even as Eurostar unveiled new state of the art high-speed trains that could cut London to Paris journey times, it conceded...

    25. November 13, 2014

      Tube extension to Battersea approved

      A £1bn scheme to extend the Northern Line to Battersea in south London has won approval from the transport department,...

    26. November 13, 2014

      Battersea boosted by New Covent Garden redevelopment plan and Tube extension

      A huge London housebuilding zone has received two significant boosts, with planning permission given for the redevelopment...

    27. November 12, 2014

      City of London answers businesses’ call for superfast broadband

      Plans to provide the City of London’s own infrastructure for superfast broadband are being drawn up to help residents and...

    28. November 10, 2014

      David Cameron commits to £15bn roads investment

      David Cameron will on Monday commit to invest £15bn in Britain’s road network in the next parliament as part of the...

    29. November 9, 2014

      Manchester to host materials research hub

      Manchester is to host an innovation hub for the discovery of new materials, along the lines of London’s Francis Crick...

    30. November 5, 2014

      Ed Davey plans years of emergency steps to keep lights on

      Britain faces three years of emergency measures to make sure the country’s ageing electricity system can keep the lights on...

    31. November 4, 2014

      Infrastructure drive raises price concerns

      Insurers and pension funds that need decent returns to match their long-term liabilities are increasingly attracted to...

    32. November 3, 2014

      Levy hitting UK housebuilding, study finds

      A tax meant to help pay for infrastructure improvements is deterring the construction of homes, according to research. The...

    33. November 3, 2014

      UK industry demands rise in road spending

      Britain’s industrial companies are demanding a big rise in spending on roads, warning that the poor state of the country’s...

    34. October 30, 2014

      Bristol to become smart city laboratory

      The underground ducts that brought cable television to Bristol in the 1970s are being upgraded as part of an ambitious...

    35. October 28, 2014

      Boris Johnson fears for London economy without Crossrail 2

      The London mayor warned on Tuesday that the capital would “seize up” without Crossrail 2, a proposed £20bn rail line linking...

    36. October 27, 2014

      China set to invest £105bn in UK infrastructure by 2025

      China is set to invest £105bn in British infrastructure by 2025, with energy, property and transport the biggest recipients,...

    37. October 26, 2014

      HS2 hailed a ‘catalyst’ for northern growth and other rail links

      Britain’s proposed high-speed north-south rail line is a catalyst for a much bigger process of economic change that should...

    38. October 26, 2014

      Businesses in UK regions choose sides in London airport battle

      Britain’s regional businesses are choosing sides in the battle between Heathrow and Gatwick over airport expansion in...

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