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Paul Madill

Stories

  • Bridging the gapSubscription

    28 March 2013

    In Paul Thomas Anderson’s feted 2007 film “There Will Be Blood,” pathologically ambitious Daniel Plainview, played by Daniel Day- Lewis, turns from gold to black gold during the great South Californian oil boom that straddled the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. Based on the spirit more than the text of Upton Sinclair’s 1927 novel Oil!, it showed how a man could be possessed by the potent, magical allure of oil.

  • Beeching revivals

    Beeching 50 years on: NCE readers' revivalsSubscription

    27 March, 2013Comments (1)

    As a physicist, Dr Richard, later Baron, Beeching, would have known all about forces. A lot of force and pressure was exerted on him when he was entrusted with rescuing a railway that was itself going off the rails just after mid-century.

  • New Thames river crossing to be at Nine ElmsSubscription

    21 March 2013

    An international competition to design the first central London crossing of the river Thames since the Millennium Bridge in 2000 is to be launched in the autumn.

  • HS2 Judicial Review: No logic in ruling, says BostockSubscription

    15 March, 2013

    Former Arup rail director Mark Bostock has said that the High Court ruling dismissing all but one of the objections to the High Speed 2 rail project had no logic.

  • Public shows support for Northern Line extensionSubscription

    8 March, 2013

    The third public consultation on the proposed Battersea Northern Line extension has shored up support for the new project.

  • Hatfield Landslip

    Hatfield landslip removal set to startSubscription

    8 March, 2013

    Hatfield Colliery engineers are expected to soon begin removing the spoil from a landslip site after indications that the slide has finally halted.

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    Construction strategy to embrace SMEsSubscription

    7 March 2013

    Government construction strategy due in July.

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    Bam Nuttall's busway claims rejected by councilSubscription

    27 February, 2013Updated: 27 February, 2013

    Cambridgeshire County Council this week rejected Bam Nuttall’s assertion that the council’s project manager Atkins was responsible for delays to its guided busway scheme.

  • Guided bus dispute heads for courtSubscription

    21 February 2013Comments (1)

    Cambridgeshire County Council this week opened the way to the next phase of legal action concerning its dispute with Bam Nuttall over delays to its guided bus project.