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Wednesday, 26 November 2008

The Department for Transport has given Manchester Airport £165m of government funding to improve road access.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Over the last eight years, twice as many affordable homes were sold off than were built in England, according to new figures.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Plant hire company Speedy Hire has ditched its "progressive" dividend policy in the face of an uncertain market.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

WS Atkins today announces a sparkling set of results, given market conditions, for the six months ended 30 September 2008.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Swedish construction group Skanska is to cut 3,400 jobs.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

An extra £1bn is to be invested in major transport projects next year Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon announced today.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Balfour Beatty has won an £82m contract to construct an overhead power line link from Whakamaru to Auckland in New Zealand.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Equipment rental company Vp has delivered a rise in profits.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Plumbing merchant BSS Group reported a rise in pre-tax profit for the six months to end September.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Over £3bn of public sector funding will be brought forwards from 2010-11 for motorway infrastructure and modernising schools, it was announced today.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Laing O'Rourke hasbeen awarded a£425m contract which will see it work on signalling, track and railway infrastructure in New South Wales, Australia.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Wear Valley District Council has granted developer Terrace Hill Group planning permission to build a £45m leisure and retail park in County Durham.

Monday, 24 November 2008

The Construction Confederation (CC) has appointed Manus Adamson as its new executive chairman, as chief executive Stephen Ratcliffe and chair James Wates step down from their roles at the organisation.

Monday, 24 November 2008

The Mitie Group dispelled some of the gloom surrounding the sector today, reported a strong set of half-year results.

Monday, 24 November 2008

The construction industry could cut at least 300,000 jobs in the next few years unless the Government brings forward a number of "much needed" plans, a new report has warned.

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