The Guardian: Copper Lane review - an appealing, harmonious, cost-effective model for communal living

London's first co-housing project strikes an elegant balance between communal living and leafy seclusion

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The Telegraph: New airport capacity decision critical to UK economy, warns CBI

Business lobby group CBI says work on new runway must start by 2020 as it signals its backing for Heathrow expansion

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Construction Enquirer: Kier renews £150m Canal & River Trust framework

Kier has signed a new deal with the Canal & River Trust worth £25m a year to carry out major engineering and construction works on the nation's 200-year-old canal network.

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The Telegraph: Plants boost office productivity by 15 per cent

Spartan, uncluttered offices do not make workers more productive, and bosses should invest in plants to boost staff output, a new study has suggested

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The Guardian: Homes: Britain's lidos make a splash

Once an integral part of our summer, Britain's long neglected lidos are undergoing a brilliant blue revival

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BBC: Borrowing and visitor numbers double at the Library of Birmingham in first year

Borrowing and visitor numbers at the Library of Birmingham are double those of its predecessor in its first year, managers said. The £189m building, which has a million books, was built to replace the Central Library.

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