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Editor's pick of the week

Welcome to this week’s update from Construction News. Blacklisting is still high on the industry’s agenda after the ICO banned 14 firms from using the data, now unions are calling for action on the remaining users of the list.

Firms that make it through EDF Energy’s procurement process will be eligible to win work on a new nuclear reactor in France and a winner on the delayed Wave One BSF contract is due next week.

This week subscribers to CN will be able to read our forecast of the market and best business opportunities in Scotland and the industrial sector - plus pages of fresh contract leads covering all sectors and parts of the UK.

You can also read about how the Highways Agency is working with its contractors and subcontractors to speed up its M40 bypass project. And we find out why it’s a bad idea to cancel your holiday however tough the economic climate looks!

The Built Environment Marketing Awards are open for entries. For details on how to enter see www.cnplus.co.uk/bema or contact Philippa Mackenzie at philippa.mackenzie@emap.com or on 0207 728 4632. Check out RossSturley’s latest blog on avoid the clichés of construction marketing.

And keep abreast of all the industry news and gossip on our new blog page, where our legal reporter RhiannonHoyle and business editor Nick Whitten will be bringing you the stories behind the headlines.

See the latest on the Wembley legal battle between Multiplex and Mott MacDonald and find all the background to the case in our legal section.

If you haven’t subscribed to Construction News you can still access dozens of stories this week covering every corner of the industry.

Nick Edwards

Editor, Construction News