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Housing minister slams Lyons Review

Housing minister hits out at Lyons Review

Housing minister Brandon Lewis has slammed Sir Michael Lyons’ Housing Review for failing to address the “practical” delivery of new homes.

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CN Summit: Industry leaders debate economic outlook for construction

London faces huge challenges including a water shortage and transport pressure if infrastruture investment is not forthcoming, according to panelists at today’s Construction News Summit.

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Floating excavators tackle unusual dredging on Somerset Levels Video

The effectiveness of dredging the Rivers Tone and Parrett in flood-hit Somerset may have been open to debate, but the skill of those involved in the work is not.

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What makes a good merger: lessons from industry M&A

Mergers and acquisitions have dominated recent headlines, with the Balfour-Carillion saga in particular capturing the industry’s attention. But why did that deal fail and what must CEOs consider when looking to take over rival firms?

Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge. Image courtesy of David Knight

Swing bridge bridges Thames divide

A new development on the banks of Deptford Creek in London has provided the local authority with an opportunity to close one of the gaps in the Thames Path.

Born to Build

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The faces of Born to Build

The Born to Build campaign is being fronted by 17 young people who work in the industry, they share their stories here.

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Awards success should breed motivation, not complacency

Over the years, Lakesmere Group has been delighted to enjoy success at the Construction News Specialists Awards, having previously won five times across four different categories as well as being the first ever winner of the Business Growth Award.

Alan Woolston partner in the Construction and Projects team Field Fisher Waterhouse

Long-term supply chain deals: What to watch for

The recent growth in long-term supplier agreements and frameworks has given rise to various legal issues and may have unexpected legal repercussions if not properly considered.

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