Dome attendance figures fell slightly to 136,635 in the week between 10 April and 16 April from 137,404 in the week before, despite extended opening hours from 09.00 to 20.00.
Tender prices on construction projects are expected to grow by between 5 per cent and 7 per cent in the year to the first quarter of 2001, according to industry estimates.
Passenger rail use increased by 5 per cent between 1997 and 1998 and 1998-1999 and domestic freight rail use has increased by 15 per cent.
Eight per cent of beaches in England and Wales fail to meet the European bathing waters directive, but the figure is down from the 22 per cent which failed in 1990.
Children's show Bob the Builder had 46 per cent of the pre-school audience when it was shown on BBC2 and led to sales of merchandise worth £20 million in the last year to April.