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Past articles by Lucy:

Osborne CEO: Industry ‘can’t afford’ to tackle late payment

Osborne chief executive Andy Steele has said the industry “can’t afford” to tackle late payment under the current market climate. → Read More

ISG scoops £50m Hanover Square job

ISG has bagged a £50m contract to deliver a hotel and residential scheme in London’s West End. → Read More

Osborne puts Brexit damages clause into contracts

Osborne has put clauses into the majority of its contracts so it will not have to pay for damages for problems on projects caused by Brexit, Construction News can reveal. → Read More

In pictures: Huddersfield set for £150m regeneration

Plans for a £150m regeneration of Huddersfield have been outlined by developer Ska. → Read More

Multiplex scoops Chelsea Barracks contract

Multiplex has scooped a contract for the latest phase of works on the 5 ha redevelopment of Chelsea Barracks in London. → Read More

Interserve board rejects rebel shareholder plan

Interserve has refused to halt its deleveraging plan despite pressure from its largest shareholder Coltrane to do so, the contractor has announced. → Read More

Redrow calls on government to help SMEs hire more apprentices

Housebuilder Redrow has called on the government to help SMEs take on more apprentices after a study showed more than a quarter (27 per cent) do not employ apprentices due to cost pressures. → Read More

How Forrest fell apart

On 7 December 2018, Forrest collapsed into administration, leaving a trail of unfinished projects and unpaid suppliers in its wake. Insiders have revealed to CN how the company’s decision to enter into the high-rise market proved a fatal turning point for the contractor → Read More

Pagabo launches £1bn refit framework

Pagabo has launched a £1bn UK-wide refit and refurb framework – the first of its kind to be released by the procurement specialist. → Read More

Ferrovial slashes Amey value by 88%

Ferrovial has taken a €774m (£664m) writedown on its UK services arm Amey, slashing its value by 88 per cent. → Read More

FM Specialist of the Year: Finalists

Through client savings, work on major UK projects, and a core focus on health & safety, these are the four finalists for this year’s FM Specialist of the Year → Read More

Utilities group fined £40k for unsafe roadworks

Utilities company Cadent Gas has been fined £40,000 for conducting unsafe roadworks. → Read More

Leaders voice fears over multi-billion projects in the North

Labour leaders and industry bodies have said they have concerns over Network Rail’s ability to deliver future infrastructure projects in the north of England. → Read More

Anger in the North: What now for the Northern Powerhouse?

In December, Liverpool’s mayor quit the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, and the business case for Northern Powerhouse Rail was delayed. Lucy Alderson asks, has the ambitious project hit the buffers? → Read More

MSPs reject Kier's 'Mac' fire report over gag condition

CREDIT Police Scotland_Glasgow School of Art fire_Mackintosh Source: Police Scotland → Read More

Spike in construction site fires 'deeply concerning'

Exclusive: Industry leaders and fire safety experts are “deeply concerned” about a sharp rise in the number of deliberate fires started on construction sites since 2015. → Read More

CN investigates: The 43% rise in deliberately caused site fires

Fires on construction sites are on the rise, as are the number of fires being caused deliberately. What is driving these upward trends and how can contractors mitigate the risks? → Read More

HS2's Old Oak Common station: How to build a mega-project

Construction News takes a tour of a mega-project with HS2 Old Oak Common project director Matthew Botelle to find out how it will be built. → Read More

HS2: Contractor rejects tier two role on phase one

The boss of a major contractor has rejected working for HS2’s phase one joint ventures because it would mean serving in a tier two role. → Read More

Steel prices: What's driving them and what's next?

Trump’s tariffs, Chinese over-production and Brexit: Steel is at the centre of global geopolitics. What does this mean for the price of steel? Binyamin Ali and Lucy Alderson report → Read More