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Saving snakes on the A417

As National Highways publishes its new sustainability strategy, Kier Highways prepares to relocate reptile populations on the A417 improvement project. David Taylor reports

From market to museum

It’s been the site of a livestock and meat market for more than 800 years. But now the buildings at London’s famous Smithfield Market are themselves being chopped and cleaved, ready to welcome visitors as a cultural and arts centre. Paul Thompson reports.

Water, water everywhere

After two years of painstaking preparation, work on Anglian Water’s most ambitious infrastructure project to date – a new water main network across the entire region – is now getting into its stride. David Taylor reports


They say the simple ideas are always the best. Tony Higson had one – and he told David Taylor all about it

Here’s one I made earlier…

HS2’s Thame Valley viaduct – the UK’s first prefabricated railway bridge – is being built in a giant ‘viaduct factory’ on the Isle of Grain in Kent.