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Lambeth forced to rethink housing estate demolition after High Court ruling

Lambeth Borough Council has been forced to rerun a consultation on the decision to demolish one of its housing estates after the High Court ruled the local authority acted unlawfully.

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Stonewall conference to tackle homophobia in construction

LGBT right charity Stonewall is organising a conference to raise awareness of homophobia and transphobia in the construction industry following an investigation involving Construction News into the experiences of LGBT employees.

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Balfour Beatty fined £280,000 after worker electrocuted

Balfour Beatty has been fined a total of £280,000 after a worker was electrocuted while working on the upgrade of a data centre in Middlesex.

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Exclusive: CITB suspends testing centre applications following BBC exposé

The CITB has suspended applications from firms seeking to become qualified CSCS testing centres in the wake of a BBC exposé.

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Osborne faces £10m housing association claim over care home fire

Geoffrey Osborne is facing a £10m claim over a fire that destroyed part of a Sussex care home.

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Illegal construction workers face deportation

The government has launched a campaign to clamp down on illegal working in the construction industry.

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Blacklisted workers added to undercover policing enquiry

Blacklisted construction workers have “celebrated a major breakthrough” after being given ‘core participant’ status in the Pitchford Inquiry into undercover policing.

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Exclusive: Sir Robert McAlpine sued £20m over Emirates job

Sir Robert McAlpine is facing a £19.2m court battle over alleged construction defects on a key worker housing development built as part of the high-profile Emirates Stadium redevelopment in north London.

Company director pleads not guilty to 21 charges of fraud

Company director pleads not guilty to 21 charges of fraud

The director of a Suffolk building company has pleaded not guilty to 21 fraud charges, relating to contracts worth nearly £1m.


Sisk and Shangri-La settle over Shard hotel claims

John Sisk & Son has reached an out of court settlement with Shangri-La on their dispute over delays to the chain’s five-star hotel in the Shard.

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