The M1 has been listed as a national monument worth £2.1 billion. The 40-year-old, 300km road from London to Leeds was priced by the detr in case a replacement was ever needed. The entire network of motorways and trunk roads is worth £55 billion.
Fifty-one per cent of surveyors expect a workload rise in 2000, up from 47 per cent. The last quarter of 1999 saw 34 per cent reporting a rise in workload and 11 per cent a drop. rics said building activity hadn't been so strong for two years.
England's population is soaring above government projections, with 185,000 uk immigrants in 1998/99. All but 3000 have settled in England, says Planning in London magazine.
More than 20,700 people died in the first week of the new year, a record number. The Office of National Statistics finding is thought to be down to people's strong will to see in the Millennium.