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lAbout 30,000 construction and engineering jobs are in the pipeline as part of the government's latest renewable energy plan - a £6 billion spree on 1,500 wind turbines to power about 3.5 million (15 per cent) British homes.

lMadame Tussaud's biggest and most expensive waxwork, a £100,000,15ft Incredible Hulk, has been finished by 15 sculptors to coincide with the opening of the film The Hulk.The 1.5 tonne green giant is 7ft wide - five times the width of a man - and each finger is the length of an adult arm.

lA single garage in London's Primrose Hill has sold for £75,000, with a neighbouring one going for £60,000.The auction of nine garages fetched £335,000, some £115,000 more than expected.

lMore than 250 Art Nouveau ornaments made for the Liberty & Co store are going under the hammer at Christie's on 24 September. The sale includes a 14-inch-high pewter clock by Archibald Knox, estimated to be worth £30,000.

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