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The Prince of Wales last week backed plans for an urban village housing development in St Austell, Cornwall. This will be in the same vein as the retro style Poundbury scheme he championed in Dorset.

As US energy firms face a reduced credit rating, European utilities firms are gearing up to take their place in the UK energy market.

A portable gas cooker is thought to have caused a fire on an Egyptian night train that killed 373 people last week.

Councils have a right to enter private property against owners' wishes to do drainage work, a High Court judge ruled last week.

Wessex Water's new operations centre in Bath was last week awarded the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors' Building of the Year Award.

Following 6m snowdrifts over the weekend, much of northern Britain is facing floods as the snow melts.

British Energy and British Nuclear Fuels this week announced that they are to conduct a feasibility study into the construction of new nuclear power plants in the UK.

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