Mersey Gateway

A team comprising Kier and FCC has emerged as the favourite for the £600m Mersey Gateway bridge project, Building understands. The Merseylink consortium is understood to have beaten two rival consortiums to the contract to design, build, finance and operate the new £589m six-lane toll bridge planned to cross the River Mersey. A preferred bidder will be announced in June … Read More

Interserve takes £700m in Q1

Interserve has won more than £700m of new work in Q1 2013 from clients including Jaguar Land Rover and Magnox. Interserve said in its interim management statement that it had won “significant contracts from new and existing clients” and that it continues to invest to drive efficiency gains and facilitate organic growth, as it announced trading is in line with … Read More

Pupils not getting enough sleep

It is a particular problem in more affluent countries, with sleep experts linking it to the use of mobile phones and computers in bedrooms late at night. Sleep deprivation is such a serious disruption that lessons have to be pitched at a lower level to accommodate sleep-starved learners, the study found. The international comparison, carried out by Boston College, found the … Read More