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    1. July 3, 2015

      Heathrow backers take hope: the expansion will be built

      Sir Howard Davies’s report on airport capacity this week is the third official recommendation of an extra runway at Heathrow...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Infrastructure is too important to fall under the spell of politics

      Next week, when the UK chancellor delivers his third Budget speech in seven months, companies will be listening out for new...

    1. July 1, 2015

      A third runway at London Heathrow airport will never fly

      Britain’s Airports Commission has done what was expected of it. It has called for a third runway at Heathrow. You do not...

    2. July 1, 2015

      Q&A: Airports Commission report

      What are the key findings of the Davies report? After decades of wrangling over where airport expansion should take place in...

    3. July 1, 2015

      A timeline of runways, reports and reversals for UK airports

      The Airports Commission is an independent body chaired by Sir Howard Davies with four other members. Its brief was to...

    4. June 30, 2015

      Osborne urges cabinet to back new southeast airport runway

      George Osborne has urged colleagues to support a new runway in southeast England on the eve of a report that will recommend...

    5. June 30, 2015

      How modern politics gives HS2 plan an easy ride

      In the 1980s privatisation was the big new idea in economic policy. I posed a question over a drink one evening to a friend...

    6. June 29, 2015

      Expand Heathrow and show Britain is open for business

      This summer, Britain has no political opposition. An introspective Labour party is only a third of the way through its...

    7. June 28, 2015

      UK infrastructure spending rises almost 72%

      UK infrastructure contracts surged in the first few months of the year, driven by renewable energy and road projects,...

    8. June 28, 2015

      Business wants money committed to UK’s north

      Business wants the UK government to back up with funds its talk of a Northern Powerhouse, to improve the region’s creaking...

    9. June 28, 2015

      Sky calls for inquiry into BT’s hold over telecoms network

      Sky will on Monday call for a full competition inquiry into BT’s hold over the national telecoms network, marking the latest...

    10. June 26, 2015

      Yet more delays on UK’s creaking rail network

      Call it first-mover disadvantage. Two centuries after first laying track across its landscape, Britain’s record for...

    11. June 26, 2015

      Delays bedevil GWR — ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’

      Leaves on the track and the wrong kind of snow are infamous as sources of railway trouble. But Network Rail’s...

    12. June 25, 2015

      Network Rail upgrades shunted on to the sidings

      Britain’s biggest programme of investment in the railways since Victorian times has been scaled back because Network Rail is...

    13. June 21, 2015

      Wood pellets add fuel to fire in Liverpool port expansion

      The port of Liverpool is building a £100m terminal to handle wood pellets for the Drax power plant on the east coast, in a...

    14. June 21, 2015

      Cameron’s pledge to upgrade trains in the north faces big test

      The prime minister’s commitment to improve trains in northern England is facing a big test as civil servants warn of the...

    15. June 12, 2015

      Call to shake up Network Rail funding

      Britain’s railways regulator is calling for an overhaul of Network Rail’s funding amid concerns that some of the industry’s...

    16. June 9, 2015

      East London site to provide 2,000 homes and new railway station

      The last main piece of London owned by City Hall is to be turned into 2,000 homes and a new railway station under plans to...

    17. June 8, 2015

      Emergency services’ £1bn contract tender in disarray

      A £1bn government contract to provide emergency service communications has been thrown into disarray after one of only two...

    18. June 4, 2015

      London Garden Bridge faces thorny patch as critics step up attack

      The Garden Bridge, billed as a horticultural oasis in the heart of London, can boast Boris Johnson, the city’s mayor, the...

    19. June 3, 2015

      UK tidal power deal shows Chinese ambition

      After just six months in office in 2010, UK Prime Minister David Cameron went to China hoping to return with a trunk full of...

    20. June 3, 2015

      Chinese group to build world’s first tidal energy plant in Swansea Bay

      A Chinese construction company has been chosen to build the world’s first tidal lagoon project for generating clean...

    21. June 2, 2015

      UK regulator warns insurers over infrastructure asset risks

      Infrastructure assets, which have surged in popularity as investors search for yield when interest rates are at historic...

    22. June 1, 2015

      UK unions call off national rail strike

      A planned national rail strike set to start later this week was called off on Monday after Network Rail put forward a new...

    23. May 31, 2015

      UK rail revival spurs commuter projects

      While the debate rages about the benefits of HS2 and other big rail projects, old train lines up and down the UK — closed as...

    24. May 27, 2015

      IoD urges investment boost for planes, trains and broadband

      From calls for new airport runways to superfast broadband for sleepy villages, demand is rising for improved infrastructure....

    25. May 21, 2015

      Unions call off UK rail strike after deal with operator

      A planned rail strike that threatened travel chaos throughout Britain over the Bank Holiday weekend has been cancelled after...

    26. May 15, 2015

      Folly of a £50bn HS2 project must hit the buffers

      You might think that the biggest infrastructure project in modern Britain would have merited a few minutes discussion in an...

    27. May 14, 2015

      Jim O’Neill takes Treasury post for infrastructure and devolution

      He built a career at Goldman Sachs based on his early championing of emerging markets and their huge economic potential. Two...

    28. May 8, 2015

      Simple projects deliver the best results

      Ah, infrastructure. The cure for our third-world airports, potholed roads, delayed trains . . . Everyone is in favour of...

    29. May 5, 2015

      Infrastructure experts warn on risks of indecisive UK election

      An indecisive election result on Thursday may stall plans for billions of pounds of crucial infrastructure projects...

    30. May 5, 2015

      Transport for London seeks media partner for £1bn contract

      Transport for London is inviting media companies to pitch for a £1bn contract to oversee advertising across the capital’s...

    31. May 1, 2015

      Crossrail project passes Canary Wharf station milestone

      Three years before the trains arrive, London’s new Crossrail railway line celebrates a milestone on Friday when the flagship...

    32. April 24, 2015

      BT recruits more engineers and pledges to speed up connections

      BT plans to recruit another 800 engineers this year in an effort to reduce the number of customer complaints about broadband...

    33. April 19, 2015

      Rothesay to reduce investments in UK infrastructure

      Rothesay Life’s chief has warned that the Goldman Sachs-backed pensions group is set to reduce investments in UK...

    34. April 14, 2015

      General election: Fears build over move to extend Right to Buy

      A Conservative manifesto pledge to extend Right to Buy to 1.3m housing association tenants was intended to emulate the...

    35. April 8, 2015

      Atkins warns on spending delays caused by general election

      WS Atkins, the UK engineering consultant, has warned of a “hiatus” in work around the UK general election as spending...

    36. April 2, 2015

      EDF axes 400 jobs at Hinkley Point nuclear project

      Four hundred construction jobs are to be shed at the site of Britain’s Hinkley Point nuclear power plant after France’s EDF...

    37. April 2, 2015

      London workers and theatres face disruption after blaze

      Several theatres in London’s West End are unlikely to open for evening performances on Thursday as firefighters struggle...

    38. March 31, 2015

      Ed Balls stokes uncertainty over high speed rail project

      Ed Balls has stoked uncertainty surrounding HS2 , suggesting that a new trans-Pennine rail route [HS3] could be built before...

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