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Betting Spy: No excuses for Arsenal horror show

Manager and players must shoulder responsibility while Man City can beat Liverpool

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£330m Northampton Uni campus approved

Bids were invited this month from five shortlisted firms to meet a November start target

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New leaders at WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP veteran Mark Naysmith to head-up combined business

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O’Rourke off-site housing factory gets £22m grant

Government grant for planned off-site factory to revolutionise house building

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Over 500 AmeyColas staff to switch to Network Rail

Network Rail high output renewal team grows with new £50m ballast cleaner and major staff insourcing

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Derwent London to start £125m Saatchi building job

BAM, Brookfield Multiplex and Mace are in the running for job to start later this year

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Interserve eyes construction turnover of £1bn

Prospects bright for rest of year but margins will remain static

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Defects at Kier leisure centre “beggar belief”

Council facing repair bill of up to £10m at leisure centre built for £17m

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Coleman completes huge Birmingham demo job: Video

Thousands of tonnes of concrete removed to create atrium at New Street station

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Enquirer can help HR departments fill vacancies

Recruitment package for large contractors can reach qualified construction professionals

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Argent lands Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration

North London scheme will include 750 homes, new schools and a health centre

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Balfour social housing boss joins Forrest

Ex-Mansell director Neil Ashworth will drive expansion of new-build housing

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Construction to start next year on Manchester office job

Bupa signs deal to occupy new headquarters at Salford Quays

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Green light for £390m Buchanan Galleries job

Lend Lease is due to start work this Summer on Glasgow shopping centre scheme

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Network Rail signs £450m deal with labour agencies

Number of suppliers across the network cut from 57 to 20

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Kier continues takeover talks with Mouchel

Consultant still a target as contractor looks to expand

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Barratt predicts easing in building cost rises to 4%

Barratt boss starts construction process review to strip out further costs

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BAM signs £80m V&A Dundee contract

Work to start next month on flagship museum building

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Giggs and Neville net planning for second hotel

Manchester’s former Northern Stock Exchange will be converted into a boutique hotel

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Gary Lineker crisp advert pulled after Crossrail death

Ad showing football legend covered in concrete is dropped following union pressure

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Murphy poaches Vinci project boss to run London ops

Peter Walsh joins as operations director in charge of London and the south

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£100m housing plan for Birmingham hospital site

Building work to start in April on Birmingham’s largest brownfield housing scheme

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Profit warning rocks modular housing specialist

Mar City share price collapses following shock profit warning

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R G Carter tipped for £25m Norwich student halls

Work to start in April on University of East Anglia’s 500-room student block

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Balfour strikes deal to delay £85m pension payment

Quinn secures deal to phase pension top-up payment over eight years

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Land Securities targeted by Living Wage protesters

Developer considers union demands to make minimum wage rates compulsory for contractors bidding for work

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Persimmon ramps up site openings before Election

House builder races to open sites after 17% rise on completions last year

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Sparks save workmate’s life on Birmingham site

Electricians use first aid training as colleague collapses

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Lagan lands £15m Aberdeen A96 link road

Work to start this Spring on Aberdeen park and ride and dual carriageway scheme

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74 designers battle for new Thames bridge

See all the proposals for new crossing linking Nine Elms and Pimlico

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Lend Lease construction returns to profit

Plans to be lodged in weeks for first two major office projects at East London International Quarter

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Plans launched to speed-up section 106 agreements

Time limit for deals which could also be removed from student accommodation sites

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Willmott Dixon wins £25m Lincoln transport hub

Contractor to open new office in city as work gets underway later this year

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Bovis Homes hit by subbie shortages

House building costs jump 12% at south east house builder

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Contract award imminent for £120m Bracknell site

Three in race for main contract with construction set to start this Spring

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Carillion wants subcontractors for Anfield stadium job

Meet the Buyer event for £75m main stand and £335m new hospital: Register now

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£135m Tigers rugby stadium and retail park approved

Wakefield councillors approve Five Towns Park retail and sports stadium scheme

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Brickie shortages hitting contractors again

Tender prices still rising as wage and material price inflation bites

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Balfour bridge needs new repairs weeks after reopening

Contractor ordered back to fix problems following £3.4m refurbishment

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Casey wins public realm works for £800m NOMA

New public square will be created in next phase plans for NOMA

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Vinci HIV research centre project approved

Work to start this spring at London Royal Free Hospital site

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Skanska UK boosts senior management team

Skanska boss Mike Putnam promotes two to senior management team

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Siteserv buys industrial painting contractor

Chepstow painting specialist PDC will team up with scaffolder Deborah Services to spearhead growth drive

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Asda to pump £600m into stores this year

Up to 19 new stores to be opened this year and 62 remodelled

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Cyclist on Boris Bike crushed by construction lorry

Truck owned by plant hire firm at forefront of improving road safety

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Prefab building collapses on churchgoers

Modular building specialist in court as pastor hails miracle escape for 30 people

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New London tower deal for stalled Pinnacle site

Fresh plan to build City’s tallest building on ‘The Stump’ site

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Betting Spy: Cheats do prosper in football

Let’s use instant replays to stop bad behaviour while West Brom can beat Sunderland

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Concrete firm drops Jim’ll Mix It name

Eye-catching brand disappears from side of concrete lorries

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Rail worker faces charges over colleague’s death

Site safety controller facing prosecution after track worker hit by train

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Housing starts growth spurt fizzles out

Housing starts grow 10% in 2014, but latest figures show growth is slowing

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Morgan Sindall construction margins slide to 0.3%

Strong profit growth in fit-out and urban regeneration lift pre-tax profits to £23m.

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CITB under fire for levy change tactics

Contractors attack training body as revised 2017 bills start accruing this April

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BAM slumps to loss in UK

Problem jobs continue to dog contractor as cost cuts continue

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Bids invited for £20m Glasgow ground remediation job

Glasgow’s biggest remediation project since construction of the M74 will last five years

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£400m Marble Arch Tower plan approved

Work is set to get underway in the Autumn with Brookfield Multiplex favourite to take the main contract

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Balfour wins £12m M40 junction 12 upgrade

Work will start on Warwickshire junction improvement in March

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Hero builders save man from house blaze

Site team race into burning building

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Construction start delayed on £70m biomass plant

Developer Peel Group looks at way of improving “sustainability” of power scheme

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Construction starts on UK’s largest road scheme

An army of 1500 workers will be on the Aberdeen Bypass at peak construction

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RG Group set for £25m Morrisons store project

Work to start in May on Romford supermarket project built on stilts

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Willmott Dixon wins UK’s first green business park

£40m construction job will transform the former Betteshanger Colliery

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Galliford Try targets £1.5bn construction turnover

Record results for group as housebuilding and construction model pays off

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PHD1 gets green light for £90m Liverpool mixed scheme

18-floor Pall Mall scheme will start in July

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Skanska confirms £300m AstraZeneca HQ job

Skanska will build the vast Cambridge complex under a construction management deal

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BAM Nuttall wins £12m Shetland port expansion

Work will start in April on Dales Voe South quay extension

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Laing O’Rourke in record concrete pour

Site team takes delivery of 400 trucks of concrete on St George job at One Blackfriars

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Two men arrested after tipper truck tragedy

Pair arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after four people killed in Bath

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Balfour Beatty unveils ‘Build to Last’ recovery plan

Balfour boss to concentrate on cash generation and cost-cutting

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Cambridge Uni seeks two more housing partners

Developers wanted for two parcels of land to deliver 215 flats

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Site safety inspections fall by 30% in Scotland

Union outrage over drop in visits by the HSE

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£20m bid race for Edinburgh law school revamp

Refurbishment of iconic building will take five years to complete

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R G Carter bags £15m Hemel Hempstead town hall

Work to start in May on Dacorum Borough Council HQ

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Clean-up to start at Bank of England

Thomann-Hanry wins facade restoration deal for famous Threadneedle Street HQ

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Crane company faces charges 8 years after collapse

Court hearing starts next week into Battersea tragedy that killed driver and bystander

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Labour plan to create 33,000 HS2 apprentices

Large firms hiring skilled workers from outside the EU or bidding for public jobs will be forced to take on apprentices

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Student halls developer Fortis buys northern builder

£20m turnover builder Beaumont Morgan Developments will give Fortis full turnkey capability

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McAleer & Rushe lands £27m London luxury resi deal

Work to start this month in West London for Indian developer

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Osborne boss David Fison to step down

Fison retires in March with construction director Andy Steele taking the helm

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JN Bentley bags £16m mine water treatment works deal

Fims will design and build water treatment works for the Coal Authority