The number of female architects has risen from 2,639 in 1991 to 3,986 this year - 13 per cent of the profession. The number of male architects fell from 28,700 to 26,631 in the same period.
A woman on an average wage can afford to buy a home in only seven of the 171 counties and districts in England and Wales, says a poll from Labour Research magazine.A man on an average income can afford to buy a property in 51 areas.
The number of business and professional service firms that are pessimistic about prospects has grown by 50 per cent, according to a new survey by the CBI and Deloitte & Touche.
Visitor numbers to English museums have soared following the scrapping of entry charges.The V&A had 53,000 visitors this week against a weekly average of 20,000, while the National Railway Museum in York saw a climb of 121 per cent.