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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...

1978

No new runways for London: White Paper

Stansted will probably develop as the third London airport as a result of last week's White Paper on airports policy up to 1990. No new airports will be built in the 1980s.

1989

Rains wash away Inverness rail bridge

British Rail called in JM Consultants this week to examine ways of repairing Inverness' main railway bridge, part of which was swept away by severe floods in northern Scotland on Tuesday.

1995

Costain in takeover talks

Bovis parent P&O this week emerged as front runner to rescue beleagured contract Costain Group - with conglomerates Hanson, Balfour Beatty parent BICC and Trafalgar House also in the frame as interested parties.