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Top stories in the North West

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£830m Northern housing and commercial framework takes shape

A social housing regeneration consortium has laid out plans for an £830m housing and commercial development framework.

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Sellafield faces wave of industrial action

Sellafield set for more industrial action after workers from nine subcontractors announced four walkouts.

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Balfour Beatty pulls out of £75m Network Rail contract

Balfour Beatty has pulled out of a £75m electrification project for Network Rail after it said it would be unable to complete the work “on time and to budget”.

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High-rise boom sees Lakesmere profit climb

Building envelope specialist Laskesmere saw its annual profit rise by almost a quarter as the company took advantage of London’s high-rise building boom.

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In pictures: 12 m-deep sinkhole opens on Manchester road

A sinkhole measuring at least 4.5 m across and 12 m deep has appeared on a road in Manchester following heavy rain and flooding this morning.

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Sellafield workers to strike again

Workers at the Sellafield nuclear plant will go on strike for a second time this month after a meeting over health and safety concerns was cancelled when subcontractors refused to give stewards paid release to attend.

In Pictures: 650-tonne roof truss installed at Anfield

Carillion has successfully installed a 650-tonne roof truss using two of the largest cranes in the country as part of Liverpool FC’s stadium expansion.

Smart motorways deals worth £1.5bn go to big hitters

Smart motorway deals worth around £1.5bn have been awarded to some of the UK’s biggest contractors, with a Balfour Beatty/Vinci JV set to scoop the biggest of the packages.

NuGen signs land deal for Europe's largest nuclear site

Nuclear developer NuGen has signed a land deal confirming a site in west Cumbria as the location for what will be Europe’s largest nuclear reactor.

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