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Watch: Developers urge politicians to ‘get on with Crossrail 2’ Video

Four major developers have urged politicians to “get on with Crossrail 2” to aid development in the capital.

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We must look behind the gloomy headlines

So what is the real state of the industry then?

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Risky world: Your guide to global disputes

Recovery brings new opportunities not just here but around the world. But what are the legal risks and conventions facing your company across different continents? The global projects and construction group at international law firm Clyde & Co explain what disputes will translate to in these varied markets.

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Construction firms in line for NHS partnership contract

Two construction firms are part of consortia shortlisted for a £120m NHS project to help a struggling hospital improve the efficiency of its estate.

Land Sec increases dividend after asset-driven profit hike

Land Securities has increased its dividend by 3.7 per cent after delivering a strong set of results for 2014/15.

Boles retains construction brief

Nick Boles has retained his role as construction minister as prime minister David Cameron puts the finishing touches to his new government.

‘Building Lives was my lifeline; it helped me change career to do what I loved’

Gabriel Ededey tells Construction News that Building Lives was so important to changing his life, he is now working for the social enterprise as an apprenticeship officer.

ONS stats row rumbles on after latest output figures

The latest Office for National Statistics output figures have reopened a row over data quality, after they suggested the industry dipped into a recession during Q1.

Royal Bam hit by Q1 loss as problem contracts bite

Legacy problem contracts in its operational business and high overheads in the Netherlands have contributed to Royal Bam’s €21.1m (£15.2m) pre-tax loss for the first quarter of 2015.

JCB chief calls for EU exit

The chief executive of the UK’s largest plant firm has argued that an exit from the EU would “make no difference” to trade with Europe.

Central London office construction at near record level

Total office space under construction in London has hit 9.5m sq ft with 31 new projects starting in the last six months alone.

Mitie: M&E exit undoubtedly the right thing to do

Mitie Group’s exit from its loss-making mechanical and electrical construction businesses was “undoubtedly the right thing to do”, it has said after posting a modest rise in its pre-tax profit for 2014/15.

Paxman slams HS2 as ‘grotesque waste of taxpayers’ money’

High Speed 2 is a “grotesque waste of taxpayers’ money” that will see “great tracts of concrete laid across the countryside”, Jeremy Paxman has said.

Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock pledge support for #loveLIVES

The mayor of London Boris Johnson and paymaster general Matt Hancock have both backed the #loveLIVES campaign, urging construction firms to pledge their support.

Sir Robert McAlpine posts major loss

Sir Robert McAlpine made a pre-tax loss of £89.7m for 2013/14, citing “weaknesses” that led to project delays and cost escalations.

Digital edition

Construction News front cover 22 May 2015

Construction News digital edition – 22 May 2015

ONS data suggests that construction has slipped into a technical recession – despite industry surveys and confidence showing the opposite. What’s the real story behind the words and numbers?; Just two firms remain in the running for the £800m Battersea Power Station development phase three; government plans to increase NHS spending means output in healthcare is forecast to increase to £3.1bn; PC Harrington Contractors - latest.