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07/18/2018 02:48 PM
Grenfell: Police reveal three interviews held
Police have carried out three interviews under caution in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire as investigators consider offences including gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter.
07/16/2018 12:41 PM
Minister quashes fears over TransPennine electrification
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has said the £3bn upgrade of the TransPennine route will include electrification, following fears that plans to electrify the route could be scrapped by the government.
07/16/2018 12:02 PM
Directors face five-year ban on shares sale
Company directors will be prevented from selling shares for up to five years under a new code of conduct for listed companies drawn up following Carillion’s collapse.
07/16/2018 11:49 AM
Bad debt plummets in the second quarter
The amount of bad debt among construction companies plummeted 39 per cent year on year in Q2 2018, according to Creditsafe’s latest Watchdog report.
07/13/2018 01:55 AM
CN Awards 2018 winners revealed
The winners of the Construction News Awards 2018 have been revealed at a glittering ceremony in London’s Mayfair.
07/11/2018 06:50 AM
Aberdeen bypass: 15 hour-a-day job adverts uncovered
Exclusive: A second CN investigation has uncovered adverts for 15-hour-a-day jobs on the £745m Aberdeen bypass, prompting renewed calls for a government investigation into safety conditions on the project.
07/10/2018 12:03 PM
NHBC to pay for Grenfell-style cladding removal
The National House Building Council has agreed to foot a multi-million-pound bill to re-clad a London development following a long-running dispute with the project’s developer and residents.
07/10/2018 06:50 AM
Infra commission: Stop nuclear deals until 2025
The government should withhold financial support for all but one of the planned new nuclear projects until at least 2025, its chief infrastructure advisory body has said.
07/09/2018 12:04 PM
Mayor demands Crossrail 2 and Bakerloo investment
The mayor of London has called on the government to increase spending on infrastructure in the capital, saying investment in projects like Crossrail 2, the Bakerloo extension and taking the Elizabeth line to Ebbsfleet could add £33bn a year to the economy.
07/04/2018 12:21 PM
CITB begins streamlining with HQ switch
The CITB has announced it is now “actively seeking” a new head office location in Peterborough, confirming the move away from Bircham Newton in Norfolk.
07/04/2018 06:50 AM
Multiplex faces delay on £400m 100 Bishopsgate
Exclusive: Multiplex faces delays on its £400m 100 Bishopsgate tower after issues with the installation of its façade and the exit of its project director, Construction News can reveal.
07/03/2018 12:16 PM
Output and orders hit 2018 highs in June
Output and new orders in the construction industry hit their highest levels of 2018 in June, according to the latest purchasing managers’ index.
07/02/2018 01:15 PM
Skanska ‘should pay’ hospital cladding bill
A local MP is calling for Skanska to pay compensation if it is found to have been at fault for installing combustible cladding on Cambridge’s New Papworth Hospital, which caused the project’s handover to be delayed.