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Repair work on the 160 year old Strood rail tunnel in Kent is due to start on Saturday. Since 1999, a series of minor roof collapses in the 3.5km long chalk tunnel have caused regular disruption to services between London and Kent. The tunnel will be closed for 12 months to allow engineers to install steel supports and a concrete lining.

The Health & Safety Executive is to carry out a safety blitz of construction sites in March. The blitz will target designers that do little to reduce the need for heavy lifting or contact with harmful substances on site.

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