Only 37 per cent of the British public feel cultural events are for them, says research for the Cardiff 2008 City of Culture campaign team. Nearly half of those polled by MORI said cultural events are aimed at the middle and upper classes.
Architects are expecting demand for the use of timber to increase by 46 per cent during the next five years, says an ICI Woodcare study.
House price increases have continued to slow, according to a survey of 4,000 estate agents by industry analyst Hometrack.
The price of housing increased by only 0.6 per cent in September, the fourth consecutive month that increases have slowed.
West Somerset District Council has won £18,000 compensation after a court found each of its rolls of toilet paper was 120 sheets short.
The 40,000 rolls a year delivered to the council should have had 320 sheets but instead had only 200.