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Archaeologists discover ancient Mayan city at Mexico construction site

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Archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of an ancient Mayan city filled with palaces, pyramids and plazas on a construction site of what will become an industrial park near Mérida, on Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula. The s...

Probuild collapse: administrators investigate $50m transferred to civil construction division

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Administrators of the collapsed Probuild building empire say they will investigate a transaction last year in which almost $50m was transferred from other parts of the business to the group’s struggling civil construc...

UK construction growth slows despite improved supply chain

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Growth in the UK construction industry slowed in December as the impact of Omicron offset gains for building firms from fading supply chain disruption. Figures from IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procuremen...

UK construction growth hits three-month low; eurozone inflation hits record 5% – business live

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Cost of living squeeze intensifies in the eurozone, as UK construction sector slows and house prices jump 9.8% during 2021

UK construction sector gathers speed as shortages ease; German factory orders tumble – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the UK’s growth outlook is marred by Omicron

Lilian Thuram: ‘Racism has always been a scam, a political construction’

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For Lilian Thuram, the World Cup has never been enough. Even before ending a playing career in which he won trophies at Monaco, Parma, Juventus and Barcelona as well as the highest honours with France, for whom he hol...

Australia news live update: construction restarts in Victoria with Covid vaccine mandate, Perrottet poised to become NSW premier

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Workers will need to have at least one Covid vaccine jab to be on building sites; Dominic Perrottet tipped to replace Gladys Berejiklian. Follow all the updates

Victoria set to shut down construction for two weeks after anti-vaccine mandate protest

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The Victorian government is set to announce a two-week shutdown of the construction industry after a protest against mandatory vaccines for workers in the sector became violent. The closure across metropolitan Melbour...

Staff and materials shortages slow growth in UK construction sector

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Britain’s builders struggled to keep pace with the demand for new homes and maintenance work in July as shortages of materials and skilled staff slowed growth, according to a closely watched industry survey. After hit...

NSW Covid update: 177 new cases as some construction restrictions lifted and Sydney lockdown extended by a month

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The New South Wales government has lifted restrictions on many construction sites outside of Covid hotspots to allow the industry to resume, as the state recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases in the latest ...

Parts of regional NSW to enter seven-day Covid lockdown as premier vows to restart Sydney construction

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The Covid crisis in NSW has extended to the state’s central west with three regional local government areas to be locked down for a week as the state battles a spreading Delta outbreak. Orange, Cabonne and Blayney cou...

Five construction workers die in Belgium school collapse

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Five building workers have been confirmed dead after a school construction site partially collapsed in the Belgian city of Antwerp. The last two bodies were pulled out the rubble on Saturday afternoon, Antwerp’s fire ...

London council residents say HS2 construction has made their lives ‘a living hell’

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A London council has accused HS2 of reneging on its commitments to residents after people living near the construction of the high-speed rail link complained of dust, noise and vibrating in their homes. Council reside...

UK building material costs soar on strong construction orders

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A record surge in the cost of timber, bricks and steel sent construction industry costs soaring in May as new orders across the sector grew at the fastest pace in 24 years. Severe shortages of essential building mater...

Water in HS2 construction areas is safe and in good supply

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I was disappointed by your article’s presentation of HS2’s extensive work to ensure good-quality drinking water in north London and Buckinghamshire (Fears raised over risks of water contamination as result of HS2 work...

Canada: hummingbirds succeed in halting controversial pipeline construction

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Activists and protesters have tried fruitlessly for years to stop the construction of the controversial TransMountain oil pipeline in western Canada. Now, a tiny hummingbird have succeeded where others have fallen sho...