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Wigan steelworks contractor in administration with over 60 jobs at risk

Wigan-based steelworks fabricator and erector Eiffel Steelworks has entered administration with more than 60 jobs at risk.

Sir David Higgins chairman HS2

HS2 'vital for east-west connectivity'

HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins has argued that HS2 is vital to east-west connectivity and is a key part of northern transport.

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Amey and Carillion scoop £400m prisons deals

Amey and Carillion have been appointed to FM deals worth up to £400m over five years by the Ministry of Justice.

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Costain secures £102m A556 upgrade

The Highways Agency has appointed Costain for the £101.7m contract to deliver improvements to the A556 in Cheshire.

Danny Murray northern regional managing director ISG

ISG appoints northern managing director

ISG has appointed Danny Murray as its northern regional managing director for the UK construction business.

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Network Rail appoints two for £250m Edinburgh-Glasgow upgrade

Network Rail has appointed Costain and Morgan Sindall to deliver work on the £250m Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme in Scotland.

Update: Malmaison covers up 'sexist' hoardings

Hotel chain Malmaison has covered its advertising hoarding in central Manchester after widespread criticism that the images used on it were sexist.

Metrolink to expand under Manchester plans

Transport for Greater Manchester has revealed its plans for expansion and improvement of the Metrolink and transport systems in Manchester for the next five years.

Three win £300m BAE Systems submarine site framework

Three contractors have been appointed to BAE Systems’ £300m eight-year framework for the transformation of its submarine site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.