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A big boom in the construction sector means great opportunities for job-hunters, with major employers looking for staff to train for jobs in the construction sector – particularly as plant operators. Find out more at our Construction Careers Day where you can meet the top construction employers who need new …

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Birmingham to invest £1bn for HS2 arrival

Birmingham is planning to invest almost £1bn into regenerating the area around the planned HS2 Curzon Street Station. Ambitious plan unveiled to invest nearly £1bn around new Curzon Street HS2 station The Curzon Investment Plan will take place over 30 years and unlock the development potential of 350 acres of land around the …

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Hinkley Point nuclear power station: Whitehall officials ‘exploring ways UK could pull out of deal’

Theresa May’s administration called an unexpected halt to the project amid security and viability concerns   Whitehall officials reviewing the massive Hinkley Point nuclear project are exploring how the UK might withdraw from the deal while minimising financial risk and damage to international relations, it has been claimed. Westminster sources told …

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Skills shortages affecting quality of workmanship

  A new report released by Scape group has highlighted concerns over the skills shortages in the construction industry particularly targeting tradesmen and apprentices as particular areas of concern with one in ten contractors and suppliers saying skills shortages is critically impacting budgets, according to  Scape’s new ‘Sustainability in the …

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Crown estate wades into Hinkley Point nuclear debate

Body says, with government reviewing £18.5bn project, benefits of renewables such as offshore wind should be looked at  The crown estate has waded into the battle over Hinkley Point, pointing out that offshore windfarms are already being built at cheaper prices than the proposed atomic reactors for Somerset. While not …

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A major road plan 65 years in the making

Work on the Heysham to M6 Link Road is progressing well with construction now entering the final phase. We’re also planting trees, shrubs, grass and flowers as part of the landscaping and with less than a year to go until the road opens planning is already underway to mark the opening. The new road …

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