The last working tin mine in Cornwall has been given a new lease of life, nine years after it closed, thanks to demand for metal in China and the developing world...
More than 4,000 years of Cornish tin mining came to an end when the South Crofty mine near Camborne was allowed to fill with water after being decommissioned in 1998 –The Times
BAA must halve queueing times at Heathrow and Gatwick or face fines of up to £75m under proposals put forward by the aviation industry regulator. In a move that would increase the financial pressure on Britain's largest airport operator, the new regime will add hundreds of millions to BAA's security bill – The Guardian
The £5.7bn Channel Tunnel Rail Link will be sold in 2009 under government plans to split the company behind one of Britain's greatest engineering achievements of recent times into three. The auction of Britain's only high speed rail line, now known as High Speed 1, is expected to draw interest from the private equity community and the owner of Britain's rail infrastructure, Network Rail – The Guardian
Controversial plans by the American businessman Donald Trump, to build a huge golf complex on sand dunes north of Aberdeen have been backed by local councillors. Although there are more hurdles before the £1bn project can begin, Aberdeenshire Council planning committee's approval, by seven votes to four, was welcomed by Mr Trump's advisers – The Times
The project to construct a highly controversial third runway and a sixth passenger terminal at Heathrow, the most congested airport in Europe, could cost about £9bn, the Civil Aviation Authority said yesterday. It would be the largest single investment made by BAA, a subsidiary of Spain's Ferrovial, since the UK airports group was privatised in 1987 and would be double the £4.5bn being spent on Terminal 5, which is due to opening late March – The Financial Times
Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways, has warned that Britain faces a low-growth future if the Government fails to allow a third runway to be built at Heathrow. Ina strongly worded speech to the Guild of International Bankers last night, Walsh said building the runway would benefit the UK economy to the tune of £9bn a year without increasing carbon emissions – The Independent