Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

In the papers today - Wednesday 5 March

Hundreds of nuclear workers have died of heart attacks and other circulatory illnesses...

...brought on by radiation, a study suggests - The Times

Changes likely to put about £30bn of private finance initiative assets on the government's balance sheet look set to be postoponed for at least a year because two big departments - the department of health and the ministry of defence - cannot switch to a new accounting standard in time - Financial Times

Settl cutting will begin today at a former Teesside shipyard on one of the UK's biggest maritime projects for years, underlining the resurgence of domestic expertise and facilities in the global subsea sector - Financial Times

The London Development Authority could be forced to pay up to £3M in costs after failing to justify an attempted compulsory purchase of land next to the 2012 Olympic Games site - Financial Times

A British property development company is planning five exclusive holiday villages, a string of "super luxury" hotels, three golf courses and a marina in one of the most remote and ecologically fragile areas of Greece - The Guardian

Plane and train tickets should reveal the environmental impact of individual journeys by stating the carbon emissions released on each trip, the UK's main professional body for engineers said yesterday. The Institute of Mechanical Engineers said branding tickets according to their green credentials should be one of a series of measures the government should adopt, so that having a large carbon footprint became "as socially unacceptable as drink-driving" - The Guardian

The boss of Britain's largest power station yesterday attacked the Government's plan to impose a windfall tax on the energy industry, saying it could jeopardise the much-publicised effort to spur a "green energy" revolution. Ministers, responding to public anger at the major price increases announced by five of the country's six largest utility companies in recent weeks, have threatened to hit the industry with a punitive tax that it would use to aid those in fuel poverty - The Independent

Motorists could be charged to drive at 70 mph on motorways under plans being considered by ministers. The Department for Transport is examining creating a fast toll lane for drivers willing to pay for a quicker journey on the country's most congested highways in the rush hour - Daily Telegraph

The South-East of England will be at serious risk of serious water shortages that could lead to higher bills and rationing by 2030, a report claims today. The region has been classed as one of the areas of the world at the highest risk of severe droughts because of changes in rainfall and a boom in population - Daily Telegraph

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.