Issue : 4 October 2012
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Poole roads review to be published next monthSubscription
An independent review into the controversial layout around Poole’s new iconic Twin Sails bridge is to be published next month.
New MD for Atkins' Danish operationSubscription
Eva Rindom has been appointed as managing director of Atkins’ business in Denmark following the retirement of Palle Beck Thomsen.
Black & Veatch expands operations in Middle EastSubscription
Consultant Black & Veatch is expanding its Middle East operations with the appointment Mazen A. Alami as regional director.
Boost to Welsh flood defence spendingSubscription
The Welsh Government today announced an extra £10M will be spent on strengthening flood defences following major flooding during the summer.
Thames sewer tunnel sites safeguardedSubscription
The government last week wrote to three London Boroughs directing them to refrain from granting planning permission without authorisation on several sites required for the Thames Tideway tunnel scheme.
Government opens £2M bioenergy fundSubscription
The government yesterday started a £2M fund aimed at encouraging innovation in bioenergy production in wetlands.
Osborne announces shale gas tax breakSubscription
Chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday the government is to consult on a targeted tax regime to help develop the UK’s shale gas industry.
CBI proposes abolishing Highways AgencySubscription
Business group CBI is today proposing to abolish the Highways Agency and replace it with an independent regulator as part of a major shake-up in the roads sector.
The Highways Agency has been given the go-ahead to deliver 57 small scale road improvements worth a combined £170M, transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced.
Ofgem warns of power shortages by 2015Subscription
Sooner than expected closures of coal-fired power stations could result in blackouts by 2015/2016, energy regulator Ofgem warned on Friday.