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Ed Owen in Birmingham


  • Prisk says local aut

    Partnering deals for councils under ToriesSubscription

    1 October, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Local authorities will be encouraged to adopt frameworks and take risk away from consultants and contractors as they build £34bn of infrastructure annually under Conservative proposals.

  • The Conservatives wo

    Tories would freeze Thames Gateway spendingSubscription

    1 October, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    A new Conservative administration would hold spending on the Thames Gateway regeneration project a senior shadow minister said this week.

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    Tories attack Labour environmental policySubscription

    30 September, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Eco-towns are 'bound to fail', the Environment Agency 'toothless', and Sir Michael Pitt’s report into the 2007 floods 'compromised', according to delegates at the Conservative party conference this week.

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    Tories back down over TIFSubscription

    30 September, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    Any Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) contracts signed prior to the election of a Conservative government would be respected, not dismantled, it was revealed this week.

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    Conservatives plan high speed rail futureSubscription

    29 September, 2008Updated: 19 February, 2009

    The Conservatives plan a high speed rail network, linking Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Heathrow and London, but they would not build a third runway at Heathrow, and dismantle the £2bn Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) pot.