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My Money: ‘Hollie thinks she spent less than me’

BBC News - Business Jay and Hollie from Liverpool take us through their week's spending. Jay and Hollie from Liverpool take us through their week's spending. Read More

Brexit trade talks: Deal can and must be made, says CBI boss

BBC News - Business The head of the Confederation of British Industry urges a "spirit of compromise" as trade talks resume. The head of the Confederation of British Industry urges a "spirit of compromise" as trade talks resume. Read More

EasyJet ‘hanging by a thread’, says union official

BBC News - Business The airline disputes the claims made in a leaked recording obtained by the BBC. The airline disputes the claims made in a leaked recording obtained by the BBC. Read More

Transport Scotland weighs options for A83 upgrade

Transport Scotland has identified 11 corridor options for improving the landslip-prone A83 route to Argyll & Bute.

Vattenfall trials wooden wind towers

Vattenfall is to assess a timber tower design by Modvion for potential use in future onshore wind farms.

OilQuick sets up in the UK

OilQuick, the Swedish manufacturer of quick couplers for construction machinery attachments, has set up a subsidiary in the UK.

Balfour Beatty reaches milestone on LA people-mover

A joint venture that includes Balfour Beatty has placed concrete for the first segment of the elevated people-mover being built at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the USA.

Coronavirus: Shoppers lost £100m in vouchers expiring in lockdown – Which?

BBC News - Business A quarter of people had vouchers that expired when shops were shut, a survey by Which? suggests. A quarter of people had vouchers that expired when shops were shut, a survey by Which? suggests. Read More

Singapore in world first for facial verification

BBC News - Business The technology is being rolled out countrywide as part of Singapore's national identity scheme. The technology is being rolled out countrywide as part of Singapore's national identity scheme. Read More

Thomas Cook staff: Redundant twice in a year

BBC News - Business A year on from the firm’s collapse, many staff are still out of work while others have set up businesses. A year on from the firm’s collapse, many staff are still out of work while others have set up businesses. Read More

Contact-tracing app: First version worked on more phones

BBC News - Business The first version of the NHS England and Wales app was trialled on the Isle of Wight. The first version of the NHS England and Wales app was trialled on the Isle of Wight. Read More

William Hill: Takeover battle looms for UK bookmaker

BBC News - Business Shares in the betting giant jump by a third after it says it has received two rival bid approaches. Shares in the betting giant jump by a third after it says it has received two rival bid approaches. Read More

European Commission to challenge Apple tax bill verdict

BBC News - Business EU court ruling that the tech giant does not have to pay hefty back taxes to Ireland goes back to court. EU court ruling that the tech giant does not have to pay hefty back taxes to Ireland goes back to court. Read More

Places on £5bn Welsh housing framework up for grabs

Construction Enquirer News South and Mid-Wales housing framework to cover all sizes of projects The Welsh Procurement Alliance is inviting firms to bid for places in it pool of contractors to deliver housing in south and mid-Wales. The dynamic purchasing agreement is...

Covid-19: What has it meant for the ‘busiest’ trains?

BBC News - Business Data for autumn 2019 shows 22% of passengers into London were standing. That was before Covid-19 struck. Data for autumn 2019 shows 22% of passengers into London were standing. That was before Covid-19 struck. Read More

Tesco joins Morrisons to curb sales of some items

BBC News - Business Limits on loo roll and flour are back as supermarkets act to prevent a repeat of March's panic buying. Limits on loo roll and flour are back as supermarkets act to prevent a repeat of March's panic buying. Read More

Reaching out

Specialist contractor Sheet Piling UK has started work installing two and a half kilometres of permanent steel sheet piles along a 5km stretch of the A19 trunk road near Stockton-on-Tees.

BAM gets green light for £350m Manchester arena

BAM is set to start work in November on the construction of a £350m arena in east Manchester after the city council gave planning permission yesterday.

Scotland sets out £24bn infrastructure plan

The Scottish government has published the draft of a £24bn Infrastructure Investment Plan (IIP) that is expected to create tens of thousands of jobs.

Hill lands role on $4bn Egyptian monorail scheme

Hill International has been picked as project manager for a US$4bn monorail scheme in Egypt.

Thomas Cook staff: Redundant twice in a year

BBC News - Business A year on from the firm’s collapse, many staff are still out of work while others have set up businesses. A year on from the firm’s collapse, many staff are still out of work while others have set up businesses. Read More

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