The Museum of Science and Industry has revealed plans for a £54M 'museum quarter' in the city of Manchester...
...The eco-friendly building at the heart of the development would be built using the same translucent plastic used in the domes of the Eden Project in Cornwall – The Times
Land Securities, Britain's largest property business, has decided to break itself into three specialist companies in a move that analysts expect will trigger a wave of similar strategic reviews among conglomerate real estate groups. The three businesses to emerge will be a London-focused company, a retail focused company and Trillium, the group's property outsourcing arm – The Guardian
Mis-shapen walnut whips, crumbled flakes and jerry-cans of other chocolate waste are about to power a British expedition's lorry more than 4,500 miles across the Sahara to Timbuktu. The carbon-saving truck is designed to test biodiesel distilled from reject sweets and other byproducts of British confectionary – The Guardian
Security is being stepped up at hundreds of railway stations, airports, ports and power stations amid fears that suicide bombers could strike at "soft targets". Advice on guarding against terrorism will also be sent to all the country's schools, hospitals and places of worship, as well as to thousands of cinemas, theatres, restaurants, hotels, sport stadiums and shopping centres – The Independent
Dresden – the East German city sometimes known as "Florence on the Elbe" – is facing the prospect of losing its Unesco World Heritage status after a court approved a bridge that would change a skyline painted by Canaletto. The capital of the state of Saxony won the coveted United Nations cultural award only three years ago after millions were spent on reconstructing many of the city's 18th century buildings – The Independent
The Bank of England Governor has issued an extremely unusual warning on world stock markets, indicating that shares may be heading for a major fall - Daily Telegraph
BAA said that extra security measures and attempts to reduce queues at its airports had cost the group £40M so far this year, as it revealed a 14% fall in profits - Daily Telegraph