More than 6000 tickets have been sold for the Tate's Jackson Pollock exhibition, with 160,000 visitors expected to view the 80 abstract paintings. The show closes 6 June.
EU growth rate for 1999 is expected to average 2 per cent, with the uk at less than 1 per cent, says property adviser GVA Grimley. Ireland is expected to average 6 per cent, the strongest growth.
A £200 million road near Leeds, re-routed to avoid a rare broomrape thistle, has won an environmental commendation for the developer, Kvaerner and Balfour Beatty.
Admission to the Houses of Parliament is proposed at £6.50 for adults, £4 for students and £3.50 for children. The cash would help to keep Westminster open during the summer.
In the last quarter of 1998 councils housed 60,500 homeless people, says the detr, 6 per cent down on the third quarter of last year.