5.30pm: Ringway has retained its highways maintenance service contract with Worcestershire County Council.
The firm has been the encumbent of the highways and vehicle maintenance deal since 2005.
Under the new contract, it will deliver highways maintenance for the county’s 4,000km of roads; 3,250km of footways; 1,330 bridges and structures; and 105,150 drainage gullies.
It will also look after road signs, road markings, cyclical maintenance and winter service delivery.
The deal will begin in April 2014 and run for an initial term of six and a half years.
11.30am: Infrastructure work fell in the third quarter of this year, according to official data.
The Office for National Statistics said civils workloads were 0.5% lower in Q3 than in Q2.
However, fortunes improved towards the end of the quarter, with October’s levels 7.5% higher than September’s.
Overall construction output was up 2.5% in Q3.
11am: Several homes in South Wales were flooded on Saturday night when a local pumping station failed.
Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water attended the incident on High Street Treorchy.
The utility firm said in a statement: “We were on site as soon as possible to investigate the situation, which was caused by a failure at a local pumping station, combined with heavy rainfall. We worked overnight to fix the problem and ensure the flooding subsided.
“We are extremely sorry and now liaising with the customers affected to offer support and ensure any damage to their properties is affected.”
10am: A judge has reportedly ordered a halt to construction on a World Cup stadium in Brazil after a worker died falling off its roof over the weekend.
Marcleudo de Melo Ferreira was killed in the accident at the Arena Amazonia – where England will play Italy in the global tournament next summer – according to Reuters.
It comes just weeks after two workers died at the Arena Corinthians, due to host the opening game of the World Cup.
Brazil has previously admitted that it is struggling to meet construction deadlines for the 2014 World Cup stadiums.