This February saw an estimated 15,400 homes started in the uk compared with 16,700 last year, says the detr. Completions numbered 12,100 compared with 12,600 in the previous year.
The volume of new orders received by uk construction contractors in the three months to February 1999 was 26 per cent lower than the three months to November 1998, says the DETR.
Urban regeneration supports as many jobs as computing and contributes more than £12.5 billion to the economy, says the cpre's Renaissance Pays report.
Door-to-door journeys between central and outer London took on average 64 minutes by both car and public transport, says the detr. Outer London journeys averaged 42 minutes by car and 73 on public transport
A leaking waterbed dripped 1000 litres of water into the tower block flats below, as the owner tryied to plug the hole with her finger.