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.... On the outskirts, let’s call them, there are spilt chemicals, rusting facilities and poorly overseen industrial labour. The closer you get to the city centre – remember, this is a factory – the more the quality of life, or at least the amenities and the infrastructure, improves. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....A Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) spokesperson said: “The UK has highly diverse and flexible sources of gas supply through domestic production and extensive import capability. We expect healthy margins this winter as we continue to upgrade the UK’s energy infrastructure. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“There have been signals from government that we are likely to see an end to austerity and therefore a possible increase in public spending. With the economy still in a fragile state, it’s important that any increased expenditure is allocated to areas that will help to drive economic growth – infrastructure, training and fiscal stimulus. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Southern rail was attempting to run too many trains on poor and unreliable infrastructure, a delayed report into the crisis on Britain’s worst-performing rail network shows. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Southern tried to run too many trains on poor infrastructure: report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:33:08 AM
. Southern rail was attempting to run too many trains on poor and unreliable infrastructure, a delayed report into the crisis on Britain’s worst-performing rail network shows. ...
UK budget deficit to increase this year amid living standards squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:49:47 AM
....“There have been signals from government that we are likely to see an end to austerity and therefore a possible increase in public spending. With the economy still in a fragile state, it’s important that any increased expenditure is allocated to areas that will help to drive economic growth – infrastructure, training and fiscal stimulus. ...
Closure of UK’s largest gas storage site ‘could mean volatile prices’ image
....A Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) spokesperson said: “The UK has highly diverse and flexible sources of gas supply through domestic production and extensive import capability. We expect healthy margins this winter as we continue to upgrade the UK’s energy infrastructure. ...
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
.... On the outskirts, let’s call them, there are spilt chemicals, rusting facilities and poorly overseen industrial labour. The closer you get to the city centre – remember, this is a factory – the more the quality of life, or at least the amenities and the infrastructure, improves. ...
Should you join the charge and buy an electric car? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
.... You are driving the future,” says Melanie Shufflebotham who runs NextGreenCar, a website dedicated to low-carbon vehicles. An enthusiastic Nissan Leaf owner, she says improvements to the charging infrastructure, a greater awareness of the benefits of going electric in cities, and the fact that the technology is now proven have all allowed electric cars to move into the mainstream. ...
Almost 1m UK bank customers will be forced to use new sort codes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 06:15:07 PM
....The rules are named after Sir John Vickers who recommended in 2011 that banks ringfence their high street operations from the riskier businesses after the financial crisis. “As with any big infrastructure project, there is some potential for disruption to everyday activities as new group structures are moved into place and new ways of operating are brought on-line,” Proudman said. ...
IT meltdown has cost British Airways £80m so far, says Willie Walsh image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:32:01 PM
....Walsh also took the opportunity to attack the proposals for a third runway at Heathrow. He said it was “a great opportunity for IAG – but the cost of new infrastructure must not be paid for by consumers”. ...
Foreign investors snapping up London homes suitable for first-time buyers image
....”. However, he also stressed that “international investment plays a vital role in providing developers with the certainty and finance they need to increase the supply of homes and infrastructure for Londoners”. ...
EDF Energy's Vincent de Rivaz to step down after winning Hinkley battle image
....The outgoing chief executive led EDF’s successful but often torturous efforts to clinch a subsidy deal with the government for nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. He also oversaw its acquisition of Britain’s ageing nuclear infrastructure in 2008. ...
If hard Brexit is dead, the odds on a chaotic one have shortened image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 06:00:47 AM
.... It was the first US shipment of LNG to central Europe, and the US’s fast-growing position as an energy powerhouse suggests this is a sign of the future, rather than an aberration. Nor is there a lack of infrastructure in the UK. ...
Pound plunges amid fears over Brexit delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
....“As a nation, we have the creativity, skills and global outlook to make the UK a true world leader in the industries of the future, bringing jobs and growth to all parts of the UK,” said Carolyn Fairbairn, the director general of the employers’ body. “As early priorities, business will want to see a commitment to tax and regulatory stability, fast progress on a modern industrial strategy to support skills, infrastructure and innovation, and a Brexit approach that puts people and trade ahead of politics. ...
China trade healthier than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 08:22:28 AM
....Moody's Investors Service downgraded China's credit rating last month on concerns that its financial strength would be eroded in the coming years by rising debts. Much of China's growth since the financial crisis has come from massive government-led stimulus spending on infrastructure. ...
S&P lowers Qatar's credit rating image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 07:54:42 PM
.... . It said there had been large "non-resident" deposits in Qatar's banks, and an increase in their lending to the government to fund infrastructure projects. ...
Winds of change: gusts across Europe help set renewable power record image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 05:12:48 PM
....5MW model, which produces more power from the same size through refinements and better gearing. For the windfarm developers, the attraction of bigger turbines is that they reduce the quantity of foundations, cables and other infrastructure. ...
Austerity has strangled the British economy. Only Labour gets this | Joseph Stiglitz image
....Put simply, there needs to be an appropriate balance between government and market. When an economy is weak, as it has been in recent years, there is a need for governments to invest in people, technology and infrastructure. ...
OECD predicts fastest global growth in six years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 09:21:03 AM
....8% for 2018. The OECD's chief economist, Catherine Mann, attributed the downgraded outlook to delays in the Trump administration pushing ahead with planned tax cuts and infrastructure spending. ...
The Guardian view on the economy: invest for growth | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:08:11 PM
.... The Conservatives expect lower corporation tax rates to finally trigger an increase in investment, and economic growth strong enough to offset the party’s painful austerity agenda. Theresa May promises more spending from Whitehall on infrastructure, but her policies continue to rely on the private sector to boost the economy. ...
EY report: Scottish economy 'stuck in slow lane' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 11:23:30 PM
....Dougie Adams, senior economic advisor to the EY Scottish Item Club, described the Scottish economy as being "stuck in the slow lane". He said: "As flagged in previous EY Scottish Item Club reports, one factor is the ending of the outsized contribution to GDP growth from construction as many of the big-ticket public sector-funded infrastructure projects near completion. ...
Donald Trump unveils plan to privatize 'antiquated' air traffic control system image
....Donald Trump derided America’s air traffic control systems on Monday as “antiquated”, “horrible” and in urgent need of modernisation. He offered few other details, however, about his promised $1tn infrastructure programme. ...
Government support needed to unlock billions in green business, says industry image
.... Green groups fear that a new Conservative government under Theresa May could scrap the Climate Change Act, leaving the UK without firm targets on cutting greenhouse gases. However, the government has pointed to increased investment for electric vehicles, support for new nuclear power stations, and a boost to offshore wind as evidence of its commitment to low-carbon infrastructure. ...
Let’s hope a hung parliament can halt the Brexit disaster image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 05:59:15 AM
....Of course, the problems in the NHS are only the most publicised of the obstacles facing the public sector generally. There are also looming crises in the pensions business, as well as goodness knows how many problems facing this country’s schools and its transport infrastructure. ...
Sober look of Google's 'landscraper' shows tech firm is trying to grow up image
.... The landscaping elements are all being designed by Gillespies, the firm behind the notorious Walkie Talkie “sky garden” in London, which didn’t quite live up to the promise of a rooftop jungle. Heatherwick, who has lived and worked in King’s Cross for more than 15 years and designed the Coal Drops Yard shopping arcade under construction nearby, says the project is a response to the richly layered context of “massive railway stations, roads, canals and other infrastructure”. ...
Willie Walsh praises British Airways bosses after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 04:25:02 PM
....National Grid and power suppliers in the area including SSE have stated that there was no power surge, suggesting there was an internal problem at its data centre, Boadicea House, near Heathrow. BA’s creaking IT infrastructure includes over 500 data cabinets across six halls around its Waterside base, northwest of Heathrow. ...
Revealed: chocolate and drinks shrink since Brexit vote with no price drop image
....The shrinking of chocolate and drinks being sold in the UK was, however, only one of the issues raised during the discussions between Whitehall officials and the European Sea Ports Organisation’s Brexit working group on 31 January, the document reveals. Dover, Calais and Dublin ports voiced their fears about how they would cope with installing the infrastructure required for customs controls once the UK leaves the customs union and single market in March 2019. ...
Google submits plans for 'landscraper' London headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:15:49 AM
.... Google declined to comment on the cost of the project. Heatherwick said in a statement: “The area is a fascinating collision of diverse building types and spaces and I can’t help but love this mix of massive railway stations, roads, canals and other infrastructure all layered up into the most connected point in London. ...
Tory plans mean no one will be left to build homes | Michael Thirkettle image
.... In other words, 45% of construction workers in the capital were non-UK born. What’s more, according to a recent report (pdf) by the consultants Arcadis, the UK will require 400,000 new workers every year until 2021, regardless of any post-Brexit migration restrictions, to meet the predicted demand for housing and infrastructure requirements; an equivalent of recruiting one person every 77 seconds. ...
TfL gets closer to offering full mobile coverage on the tube image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 11:04:56 AM
....Mobile phone calls on the London Underground could soon be possible under plans by the mayor and Transport for London. Informal talks have been held with telecoms infrastructure companies and TfL is expected to invite bids in the weeks after the general election. ...
If Germany can't count on old friends, perhaps it's time to make new ones image
.... And when it comes to public investment, Germany is playing catch-up. Its economy is booming, but much of its infrastructure is crumbling. ...
British Airways IT failure: experts doubt 'power surge' claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 05:14:01 PM
.... “A number of failures could have resulted in the downtime. Some organisations invest millions in IT equipment but seem to overlook the infrastructure required to ensure the IT equipment is kept running with no power outages. ...
Higher inflation drives down real wages for British workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:48:46 PM
....On the latest official figures, inflation had overtaken meagre wage growth, leaving workers worse off in real terms. S&P expects that trend to continue this year and it says the next government will have to boost spending on infrastructure to improve the UK’s sluggish productivity and turn the tide on household incomes. ...
Electronic voting image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:29:41 PM
.... Would some people be scared to vote knowing it might not be 100% secret, he wonders. Stephen Schneider, professor in security for the department of computer science at the University of Surrey, says the success of Estonia's system lies in the fact it was built from the ground up, supported by a solid infrastructure including the digital identification system. ...
BA to take 'some days' to clear baggage backlog image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
....The GMB union has blamed the problem on technical staff being outsourced from the UK to India. But Mr Cruz said there had been no redundancies or outsourcing in this area, adding that there had been "locally hired" staff attending to the maintenance and running of the infrastructure. ...
Crossrail 2 hits buffers as uncertainties over Brexit and election take hold image
.... While City firms discuss relocating offices and staff, any assumption that higher business rates and commuter revenues would pay the £32bn construction bill is on shakier ground. The omission of Crossrail 2 from the Conservative manifesto, in which other infrastructure projects were listed, was the clearest sign yet that there is little appetite in a Theresa May government for another London-based scheme. ...
Far from ‘strong and stable’, May’s economic plan is weak and unstable image
....9% bigger under the Lib Dem plans and 1% bigger under Labour’s plans than under the Conservative plans. Higher growth under Labour and the Lib Dems would be the result of abolishing the 1% cap on public sector pay, an increase in public sector employment and plans to boost spending on public infrastructure by 50%. ...
Call to raise retirement age to at least 70 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 12:02:45 PM
....By then, the number of workers per retiree will have halved to just four. Michael Drexler, head of financial and infrastructure systems at the World Economic Forum, said the expected rise in longevity was the financial equivalent of climate change. ...
IFS makes damning assessment of Tory and Labour manifestos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:37:33 AM
.... Neither addresses the long-term challenges we face. For Labour, we can have pretty much everything – free higher education, free childcare, more spending on pay, health, infrastructure,” he said. ...
Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 08:21:41 AM
....IFS deputy director Carl Emmerson said neither manifesto gave voters an honest set of choices or addressed the long-term challenges the UK faced. "For Labour, we can have pretty much everything - free higher education, free childcare, more spending on pay, health, infrastructure. ...
Don't want to work until you are 70? You will have to, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:07:32 AM
....1 billion in 2050. “The anticipated increase in longevity and resulting ageing populations is the financial equivalent of climate change,” said Michael Drexler, head of financial and infrastructure systems at the WEF. ...
Trapped in debt image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:21:21 PM
. China is investing billions of dollars in infrastructure and developments in Sri Lanka, but many local citizens feel the country is being sold to the Chinese. ...
Mapping a new frontier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:09:51 PM
....A couple of years ago, Vladan Joler and his brainy friends in Belgrade began investigating the inner workings of one of the world's most powerful corporations. The team, which includes experts in cyber-forensic analysis and data visualisation, had already looked into what he calls "different forms of invisible infrastructures" behind Serbia's internet service providers. ...
Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
....Sir Jonathan said the UK had a "fabulous tradition of design education", but that it needed to do more to become a technology hub on a par with Silicon Valley in California, where the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google are based. "I think Silicon Valley has infrastructures to support start-up companies . ...
Cuban revolution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
....Mr Gonzalez is counting on buyers from the Cuban diaspora, which already plays a role in the economy, sending money and other products to the island. But the infrastructure doesn't exist for domestic buyers to sustain the market. ...
Could citizens’ wealth funds halt the dominance of the financial elite? image
....Funds on this scale would have been economically and socially transformative. They could have boosted infrastructure spending without the need to borrow, paid for regeneration in poorer areas, or funded a generous annual dividend paid to all citizens. ...
Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy image
....Colocating the plant with the windfarm was key to making the economics of the scheme work. Vattenfall said that the site’s existing infrastructure, such as connections to the grid’s transmission network to take power around the UK, meant it was about £5m cheaper than building it on a standalone site. ...
Forget Brexit, the real challenge is creating enough wealth for an ageing population image
.... Why? Because the flow of global capital into the City has pushed up the value of the pound, making life harder for exporters in regions that still rely heavily on manufacturing. Because London’s success has meant it has had first claim on money for infrastructure. ...
Cyber Attacks: Criminals could use attacks to disable key buildings, experts warn image
....Although it was eventually foiled, the number of cyber attacks is increasing. Given how deeply integrated computers are into building and modern infrastructure, Tom Harvey, product manager at catastrophe risk consultants RMS, warned that one day hackers could use their skills to cause physical damage to buildings or cripple facilities, instead of just stealing data. ...
How to measure success in the world of megaprojects | Jane Dudman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:09:48 AM
. Crossrail, HS2, Hinkley Point C nuclear power station: three massive infrastructure projects, costing billions of taxpayers’ money, and all subject to controversial and time-consuming debate before getting the go-ahead. ...
Sports Direct recruiter Transline sold to rival Russell Taylor Group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 05:16:24 PM
....Ben Russell, group chief executive of Russell Taylor Holdings – which recruits for construction, engineering, warehousing and manufacturing – said: “Transline has been a growing force within the industrial recruitment industry for nearly three decades. “The industrial recruitment industry has faced pressure due to the exponential growth of the UK e-commerce sector and the experience and quality of the Transline team and its investment in compliance and infrastructure will ensure the business reaches its future potential. ...
May's manifesto is birth of third way Conservatism image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 01:15:48 PM
....4% of GDP average of developed countries within 10 years, and a longer term aim of reaching 3% of GDP. Growth industries of the future will be identified and supported through trade, tax, infrastructure, skills, training and R&D measures. ...
EU insists trade deals must meet its labour  and competition standards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:21:29 AM
....In a recent policy paper, the commission concluded it needed to be tougher in demanding access to bid for government contracts in foreign countries. It argues that Europe has opened the doors to non-Europeans to bid for infrastructure projects, without reciprocal rights to compete in the US, China or Japan. ...
Lloyds should give the backslapping a rest after sale of government stake | Nils Pratley image
....This reaction is surely tame in the extreme given the pace of events in Washington. Even now, Wall Street continues to debate the chances, or otherwise, of Trump’s infrastructure spending boom arriving on schedule. ...
Labour's water renationalisation plan is a damp squib | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 07:34:13 PM
....But, it might argued, the exercise would be worthwhile anyway if the water industry is “dysfunctional” – Labour’s description. Is that really true, however? Water was privatised in the first place because politicians could see the mighty expense of replacing the Victorian-era infrastructure and thought a regulated private sector could do the job more efficiently. ...
Samsung Pay launches in UK to take on Apple Pay and Google Android Pay image
....“The arrival of Samsung Pay gives consumers even more choice on how they can make payments. The UK is already a strong market when it comes to contactless payments and the extensive payment infrastructure means that it is a strategic market for any company looking to launch mobile payments”. ...
Labour gambles on tax and spend – but will the public back it? | Larry Elliott image
....The third assumption is that Britain is ready to move on from the age of austerity and will accept some extra borrowing. That gamble is necessary because Labour’s tax increases only cover day-to-day spending and not investment in public infrastructure of £25bn a year. ...
Global stock markets: what's driving the record rises – and will they continue? image
....So what is driving the rise, and can it continue?. Over the weekend, the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, unveiled a plan to spend $124bn (£96bn) on infrastructure as part of a $900bn “Belt and Road” initiative, a global construction plan covering 65 countries, from Asia to the Americas via Africa and Europe. ...
Australian dollar news: GBP/AUD down from 8-month high as British workers face pay squeeze image
....Meanwhile, the Australian dollar was strengthened this morning by China’s announcement about the Belt and Road initiative. Chinese President Xi Jinping outlined his ambitious plans to create a “modern Silk Road” through large infrastructure projects that he believes will help herald a new era of globalisation. ...
AirAsia to launch China joint venture image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 02:55:06 AM
.... . AirAsia said that as well as running the airline, it would invest in aviation infrastructure and set up an academy to train pilots, crew and engineers. ...
Business leaders want next government to build two more runways image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
.... Almost 45 million passengers travelled through Gatwick in the last year, a 9% increase. Dan Lewis, senior infrastructure adviser at the Institute of Directors, said: “The growth in passenger numbers is far ahead of what the Airports Commission said it would be. ...
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:41:08 PM
....Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth has written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to ask why concerns repeatedly flagged up about the NHS's "outdated, unsupported and vulnerable" machines had not been addressed. On ITV's Robert Peston, Mr Ashworth accused the government of having "cut the IT and infrastructure budget" by £1bn in the NHS, and said his party, if elected to power, would put £10bn into the infrastructure of the NHS. ...
Is Labour's manifesto living in fantasy land? Quite the opposite | Larry Elliott image
.... Austerity has been tested to destruction, with both deficit reduction and growth much weaker than envisaged. There is a strong case, as the International Monetary Fund has noted, for countries to borrow to invest in infrastructure, especially when they can do so at today’s low interest rates. ...
China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 07:55:39 AM
....A Chinese idea but for everyone's benefit. That's how Mr Xi presented his Belt and Road vision to drive trade and prosperity through Chinese built infrastructure. ...
Philip Hammond calls China a 'natural partner' as he seeks post-Brexit trade deals image
....The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has called for closer economic ties with China as Britain enters a new, post-Brexit era. Speaking at the start of a summit in Beijing celebrating President Xi Jinping’s “Belt and Road initiative”, Hammond heaped praise on his hosts and said Britain was a “natural partner” for Beijing as it pushed ahead with a massive infrastructure campaign some call the most ambitious in history. ...
How to build your grand design for a humble price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 06:00:08 AM
.... Others will need to overhaul their systems so they can offer stage payment mortgages. Buyers of made-to-order homes benefit from the exemption from the community infrastructure levy, which will bring an average saving of £7,500 per home. ...
China's Xi lays out $900bn Silk Road vision amid claims of empire-building image
....Chinese president Xi Jinping has kicked off a two-day showcase of what some call the most ambitious development project ever by comparing his country to a peace-loving explorer set on transforming the world with treasure-laden galleys not warships, guns or swords. Speaking at the start of a high-profile summit about China’s “Belt and Road initiative”, Xi hailed his multi-billion dollar infrastructure crusade as a means of building a modern-day version of the ancient Silk Road and a new “golden age” of globalisation. ...
Labour has big spending ideas, but no plan to earn our trust | Phillip Inman image
....The Labour manifesto is a stark reminder of the havoc a Tory government will create over the next five years if it wins a sizable majority next month. From the holes it identifies in NHS funding to the need for an investment bank to promote infrastructure spending, the document has something to say about many of the areas crying out for government intervention. ...
Mohamed El-Erian: ‘We get signals that the system is under enormous stress’ image
....But there is “unambiguous evidence” that these “artificial” conditions can’t last, he says. After the financial crisis of 2008-09, there was a small chance to engineer a new growth model in which governments would come through with infrastructure spending and reforms. ...
The German economy is unbalanced – but Trump has the wrong answer image
.... Extending investment tax credits to German firms might be more effective in boosting spending, but doing so would be politically problematic in a country where labor’s share of national income is already declining. Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats, on the other hand, favour raising public spending, by investing in infrastructure in particular. ...
US hails China trade deal as sign relations are 'hitting a new high' image
.... Beijing will also permit foreign financial services companies to provide credit-rating services in China. The department of commerce said Washington had also agreed to recognise the importance of China’s “Belt and Road initiative”, an ambitious infrastructure campaign that some say has the potential to be the greatest development plan in history. ...
Labour and National Grid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 03:35:47 PM
.... . They are usually areas where there is a lot of initial spending on infrastructure needed, such as train tracks or water pipes. ...
BAE chair fails to confirm whether staff are loading bombs on to Saudi jets image
....For the past two years, Saudi Arabia has led a coalition of nations carrying out thousands of airstrikes in Yemen aimed at suppressing an insurgency by Houthi rebels. The campaign has been criticised by organisations including the United Nations for repeatedly targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure. ...
Vodafone axes pager business 'based on ageing technology' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:37:13 AM
.... Compared with modern smartphones, pager batteries also last much longer. Users include medical staff, emergency responders, lifeboat crews and infrastructure companies such as EDF Energy. ...

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