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27/07/2016

A power company has been fined after a worker was electrocuted and killed during cable replacement work in the Highlands. Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission PLC, based in Perth, pleaded guilty to a contravention of Sections 3(1) and Section 33(1)(a) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. It w
27/07/2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has approved clearance for Breedon Aggregates to acquire Hope Construction Materials. The company expects to complete the £336 million deal on 01 August, which will see it operate over 200 readymix (RMX) sites across England, Wales and Scotland. Competit
27/07/2016

North Lanarkshire Council has brought over 52 empty properties back into use under its Empty Homes Initiative. The scheme aims to regenerate derelict properties by purchasing long-term privately owned empty homes in high demand areas and renting them out to tenants. So far the council has received
27/07/2016

Pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has unveiled plans to invest £275 million at manufacturing sites in England and Scotland. The major development programme aims to boost production and support delivery of the company's respiratory and large molecule biological medicines. The firm will i
27/07/2016

Residents in North Lanarkshire are being invited to find out more information about a bridge upgrade project near Motherwell. Network Rail will begin improving the railway bridge on Biggar Road from Monday, 08 August. The five-month programme involves replacing the bridge deck and raising the heig
27/07/2016

A £90,000 ecological development has been officially opened in Aberdeen. The Seaton Wetlands Project was unveiled by Council Leader Jenny Laing on Tuesday, 26 July. The scheme has turned a former swamp-like floodlands area into a man-made wetland surrounded by natural plants and a wooden viewing p
26/07/2016

Hundreds of North Sea oil and gas workers are taking part in industrial action against proposed cuts to their pay and allowances. Around 400 workers employed by Wood Group are striking today, 26 July over plans to reduce their wages by up to 30%. Unions Unite and RMT said their members voted overw
26/07/2016

A major milestone has been reached on the Glasgow Queen Street station tunnel project. The 20-week project began earlier this year and is part of the £742 million Edinburgh-Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP). Network Rail has now revealed the station tunnel is to reopen one day earlier than plan
26/07/2016

New figures have revealed Scottish house prices fell by 2.3% between April and June compared to last year. Statistics from the Registers of Scotland (RoS) state while the average price of a house was £164,326, the volume of sales increased by 4.9% in the first quarter of the year. A total of 25,76
26/07/2016

Concerns have been raised over Scotland's ability to meet its 'affordable' housing targets in the wake of the UK's recent Brexit vote. A survey by CIH Scotland has revealed nearly 70% of its members are worried the Government will not be able to build 10,000 'affordable' homes a year due to the ref
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