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Aukus pact shows UK’s defence strategy is a costly balancing act | Letters
Letters: Diana Francis deplores the submarine deal between Britain, the US and Australia, while Prof Andy Stirling assesses our nuclear strategy

16, Mar, 2023 @5:24 PM

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HS2 to be delayed by two more years due to soaring costs
Birmingham to Crewe stretch put on hold and major roadbuilding schemes slowed in response to inflation surge

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

09, Mar, 2023 @6:48 PM

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Parts of HS2 to be delayed or cut as ministers prepare to reveal rising costs
At least £2bn extra needed for London-Birmingham section as inflation fuels yet more budget overruns on troubled rail project

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

09, Mar, 2023 @11:13 AM

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Want to properly plug the UK’s north-south divide? Look to Germany | Larry Elliott
Boosting spending power, increasing public funding for science and tech skills, R&D and infrastructure could work

Larry Elliott

05, Mar, 2023 @11:04 AM

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‘It will be a disaster’: mayor’s dire warning over developer-led housing outside Sydney
Agreement to provide infrastructure ‘at no cost to government’ in Wilton has resulted in muddled roads, blocks sold with no sewerage service – and it’s set to get worse

Anne Davies

25, Feb, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Rivals hammer out their pitches in fiery first debate of NSW election campaign
Dominic Perrottet and Chris Minns argue and interject over privatisation, infrastructure and public sector pay

Michael McGowan

09, Feb, 2023 @1:18 AM

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Of fumes and freight: why Australian cargo is increasingly being sent on trucks, not trains
The nation’s ageing and neglected railways are one reason trucking has seen major growth in spite of rising fuel costs and carbon emissions

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Country living is about community – so why are we building inhospitable estates? | James McKenzie Watson
New developments are good for growth but the boom in fortified homes is undermining what regional towns do best

James McKenzie Watson

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘I’ve got to get out and tell people’: Pete Buttigieg on his road ahead
Can the US revitalise its infrastructure? Is the US ready for a gay president? And does Buttigieg still plan to run one day?

David Smith in Washington

31, Dec, 2022 @7:45 PM

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Senator takes aim at ‘bullies’ as voice row escalates – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

29, Nov, 2022 @7:58 AM

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Lack of investment could leave 600,000 English properties at risk of flooding
Number of homes at high risk likely to almost double by 2055, warns report by infrastructure commission

Helena Horton Environment reporter

29, Nov, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Potholes, warped rail lines and washed-away roads: flood-hit regions face infrastructure crisis
Even with the deployment of extra staff and machinery, repairs are likely to take ‘many months’ – and cost billions

Christopher Knaus

27, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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