The new £300M American embassy under construction in Iraq, on the banks of the Tigris will be the biggest and most expensive US embassy on earth when it opens in September.
It will cover 42 hectares of land, about the size of the Vatican, and include 27 separate buildings and house about 615 people behind bomb-proof walls - The Guardian
The government will push ahead with its much-maligned road pricing policy this week when it publishes proposals for pay-as-you-drive trials. Ten areas in England are considering schemes, although ministers say a national scheme is at least a decade away - The Guardian
The four cooling towers of Crossness nuclear power station Dumfriesshire were demolished yesterday in under10 seconds. They were exploded from the base upwards to ensure they collapsed inwards - The Guardian