Spy-in-the-sky cameras are being used to identify householders who are wasting the most energy and Haringey Council is the first authority in England to place house by house thermal maps on the web.
Thermal images of homes have been taken by light aircraft fitted with military spy technology to record the heat escaping from people's houses. Hotmapping.co.uk is conducting the surveys - The Times
Saudi Arabia and Egypt are putting the final touches to an ambitious transcontinental project to bridge the Gulf of Aqaba. King Abdullah, the Saudi monarch is expected to lay the foundation stone for the causeway next week. The project would involve construction of two 25km bridges across the Tiran Strait. Current cost estimate is £1.5bn and completion is planned for 2012. A consortium of Saudi, Kuwaiti and Egyptian partners is involved in the scheme - The Times
Hanson is bracing itself for a £7bn bid from Germany's HeidelbergCement - The Times
There is renewed speculation in Westminster and London Olympic circles that the Department of Culture, Media & Sport will lose responsibility for delivering the 2012 games when Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister. The Cabinet Office and the Office of Deputy Prime Minister are touted as the frontrunners to take control following a cabinet reshuffle - The Guardian