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CN Briefing

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How has Mott MacDonald been fixing Cumbria? Subscription

The clouds finally cleared over Cumbria on the morning of Tuesday 7 December 2015. 

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Galliford highlights the shift in risky attitudesSubscription

There was a crackle of static on the line, then Bill Hocking drew a breath, weighing up the most diplomatic answer.

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Network Rail: 4 things to look out for in CP6Subscription

On Monday Construction News was invited to a briefing from Network Rail boss Mark Carne.

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Carillion: A long hard look in the mirrorSubscription

Q: What do you think is the worse failing in a leader?

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Does Carillion mark the end of Middle East ventures?Subscription

“Would you consider working in the Middle East?” I asked 8Build’s director Nigel Bellamy today.

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Carillion hearing's drama disguises unanswered questionsSubscription

The Carillion horror show came to town yesterday, as the company’s former bosses were grilled by MPs in an intense four-hour inquiry in Westminster.

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LGBT: Are we close to a tipping point?Subscription

We may be barely a month into 2018, but already this is shaping up to be a pivotal year for LGBT+ within the construction industry.

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Carillion: The sound of silenceSubscription

Since Carillion’s collapse 17 days ago, precious little information has come out about what will happen next.

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The shape of tech to comeSubscription

The inaugural European ConTech Summit was jointly held by GenieBelt and Construction News yesterday, bringing together construction tech start-ups and venture capital firms.

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Were we blind to Carillion's warning signs?Subscription

“I can’t help feeling all of this is after the horse has bolted,” said Rachel Reeves, chair of the business, energy and industrial strategy select committee.

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Retentions: It's now or neverSubscription

Write a story on retentions for Construction News and you are guaranteed a wave of comments.

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‘No contractor should be a plc’Subscription

“No contractor should be a plc.”

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Aggressive accounting: Carillion's recipe for financial disasterSubscription

You are £1,300,000,000 overdrawn.

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Carillion's collapse: What's it like on the ground?Subscription

A group of birds are flying around three Carillion cranes which stand abandoned on a site in central London.

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Contractors' troubles could herald a return to basicsSubscription

Giants of construction have suffered a torrid start to the year. 

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Carillion: We need more than a post-mortemSubscription

The shockwaves created from Carillion’s collapse yesterday are already hitting the industry.

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Tarmac: Paving the road aheadSubscription

“Well, I didn’t see that coming.”

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Reshuffle ridicule: Part and parcel of the Brexit era?Subscription

This week we saw a very modern political farce play out, when Chris Grayling was moved from his position of transport secretary to Conservative Party chairman for a mere 10 seconds.

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Can Carillion win its fight for survival?Subscription

Convincing your lenders to fund a business that is carrying around £1bn of debt, is under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority and is being watched closely by the government won’t be the easiest of business presentations to deliver.

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Transport for London: Mind the funding gapSubscription

Transport for London faces a tough financial challenge.