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Jackie Whitelaw's stories

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  • Congested Oxford clears city centreSubscription

    Archive imported15 January, 1998

    OXFORD CITY Council has revealed radical congestion-busting plans to ban through traffic from its city centre.

  • Heathrow Express set to impressSubscription

    Archive imported22 January, 1998

    HEATHROW EXPRESS launched its first airport train service from Paddington Station on Monday - albeit only in its temporary, partially opened form.

  • BRITISH WATERWAYSSubscription

    Archive imported12 November, 1998

    Acting on trust British Waterways has transformed many kilometres of dirty ditches into a revitalised canal network, appreciated by millions. Now the organisation wants to be allowed to carry on its work preserving this magical heritage as a charitable tr

  • Acting on trust British Waterways has transformed many kilometres of dirty ditches into a revitalised canal network, appreciated by millions. Now the organisation wants to be allowed to carry on its wSubscription

    Archive imported26 November, 1998

    British Waterways has an urgent maintenance backlog of 90M. A two year investigation into the state of the 3,200km network of 200 year old canals to create an asset management plan for the organisation revealed the extent of the extra investment needed to keep the nation's canal heritage safe. And what is more, says operations director Stewart Sim,'there is a further 230M of infrastructure improvements needed to bring the network properly up to scratch'.

  • BAA incentive drive to end consultants' hourly paySubscription

    Archive imported7 January, 1999

    HOURLY-RATE PAYMENTS to consultants are to be axed by airport operator BAA in favour of a new reward system based on 'value-added contribution' - once it works out what to measure.

  • Trunk road network set for wholesale privatisationSubscription

    Archive imported14 January, 1999

    THE HIGHWAYS AGENCY is developing plans for wholesale privatisation of the UK's trunk road network.

  • Bovis loses out to Mace in BAA's framework reviewSubscription

    Archive imported4 February, 1999

    MACE HAS replaced Bovis as one of the three best construction managers, according to the UK's most demanding client.

  • BAA gambles by drawing up T5 work scheduleSubscription

    Archive imported18 March, 1999

    AIRPORT OPERATOR BAA this week set a start date for work on its proposed Heathrow Terminal 5 project, despite being more than two years away from a decision on whether it can be built.

  • Mott fights damages rulingSubscription

    Archive imported18 March, 1999

    MOTT MACDONALD is fighting an £18.5M damages award following a dispute over a brownfield site clean up in 1989.

  • Happy builders are key to flawless jobsSubscription

    Archive imported25 March, 1999

    THE SNAG-FREE building will remain a pipe dream while construction's labour force is underskilled, underpaid and underappreciated, a structural and building board meeting concluded.

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