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

News stand - What the papers say

The London Eye is losing £10M a year because its yearly profits are half its £20M annual interest payments, even though it is running at full capacity.

Thousands of train passengers were left stranded this week after Eurostar services through the Channel Tunnel were cancelled following storm damage in France.

Power supply was lost on the French side due to weather related problems.

Wind farms do not put tourists off from visiting beauty spots and most holidaymakers would be interested in visiting one, a MORI poll revealed. Nine out of ten tourists said the presence of windfarms would make no difference to their choice of holiday destination.

ISIS Waterside Regeneration, a partnership set up by British Waterways with Amec and the Igloo Regeneration Fund to develop canalside properties, is to be launched this week.

Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna, exploded into life again this week, spurting molten rock 200m into the air above Sicily, destroying power lines and forcing closure of Catania Airport.

David Brent, the insensitive regional manager portrayed in the BBC comedy The Office is not a recognisable character in today's office environment, 72% of people told an Investors in People survey.

Chairman and chief executive of troubled nuclear power generator British Energy Robin Jeffrey is to be given his marching orders as part of the price for the government's £650M support.

Chancellor Gordon Brown will next month propose the biggest rise in green taxation since Labour came to power by doubling tax on rubbish dumping and debating a range of other measures such as a 10p levy on supermarket plastic bags.

Asda trucks in Tyneside and Yorkshire are to start using waste cooking oil as fuel from January 2003. It is less expensive and cleaner than diesel.

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott's conference on urban regeneration, to be held this week, has failed to attract or involve engineering companies despite them being central to the cause.

Not one of the conference's 28 themed sessions will be chaired by a housebuilder, construction company or PFI contractor.

AWG, owner of Anglian Water, has admitted it has no plans to sue the former owners of Morrison Construction, 18 months after making the threat.

Gordon Morrison and his brother Sir Fraser ran the firm until it was bought in 2000 for £262M. AWG later said that it had overpaid for the company after re-evaluating the companies' assets.

Half of the 2000 strong workforce involved in the Borders construction industry in the north will retire over the next ten years, coinciding with an expected building boom. As a result a local industry forum is being set up to promote the range of careers available to local school pupils.

The Falkirk Wheel has been voted one of the top seven waterway structures in the UK by a British Waterways and Waterways Trust survey.

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.