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A full-depth geotechnical survey of the ground beneath the collapsed Blackheath section of the A2 began this week. Ground radar surveys by Transport for London engineers ruled out further 'soft spots' immediately beneath the carriageway surface which opened up earlier this month (News last week). A series of 15m deep boreholes will be establish the extent of the void.

The oldest brick arch railway viaduct in England, the Grade II listed Bishopsgate Goodsyard in London, is strong enough to carry the proposed East London Line tube extension, according to a new report commissioned by English Heritage. Debate has been raging over whether the viaduct, which occupies 4ha in an inner London borough, should be demolished.

More than 90 MPs have joined an all party coalition launched last week, calling for a limit on flights at Heathrow.

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