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Gwyneth Dunwoody has been reinstated as chairman of the transport subcommittee, following a deluge of support from the press, public and back benches.

British Waterways announced that its annual income has increased by a third.

York is to be the first site outside London to benefit from an affordable, factory-built, steel framed module housing scheme. The £2M Sixth Avenue development will be built on a brownfield site by Yorkon, a Portakabin subsidiary specialising in modular construction.

Planning applications need to be made in consultation with sewerage companies to avert sewer flooding, claimed Ofwat National Customer Council (ONCC). The water watchdog spoke out in response to the government's new planning policy guidance for England on development and flood risk.

www. ofwat. gov. uk The Department of Trade & Industry has unveiled plans to refurbish around 30 hydroelectric power stations.

This will be a start towards its target of generating 10% of electricity from a renewable source by 2010.

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