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On this day in history

NCE is celebrating 40 years of being at the heart of industry by looking back at the stories that have broken over the years. Published in NCE today in...

1977

Twin Brazilian collapses flood 4,000 homes

At least 4,00 homes were washed away when two hydro-electric dams collapsed during heavy rain in the Brazilian province of Sao Paulo on Friday.

1983

Serpell criticises BR civils structure

British Rail's Civil Engineering Organisation came in for some harsh criticism in the controversial Serpell report on railway finances.

1994

Teams scramble for Chunnel rail

Frenzied activity to form consortia to finance, build and operate the Channel Tunnel rail link has been sparked by Monday's announcement of the "final" route.

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