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The BRIT Awards have today given a first look at the 2017 Zaha Hadid-designed award, one of the final commissions of the architect’s career. Dame Zaha Hadid started work on the project three months before she died in March.

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Sir Robert McAlpine has been awarded the scaffolding contract and pre-construction service agreement (PCSA) for a three-year programme of essential works to restore the Big Ben tower at the Palace of Westminster. The firm’s special projects division will begin work in the New Year on £29m of repa

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A retired surveyor and construction company boss has been given the go-ahead to build a mausoleum that will hold six bodies in the back garden of his family home, according to the Daily Record. Jim Campbell had asked for permission to be allowed to erect the monument at his £600,000 property in Bot

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A church in Edinburgh is to install a 10ft illuminated cross after winning an appeal against a council planning decision that had ruled it would ruin the view of the area. Bristo Baptist, on the Capital’s Queensferry Road, had previously applied for permission to hoist the aluminium cross adorned

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The Iraqi postal service has paid tribute to the late Zaha Hadid by featuring her on a new stamp, Deezen has reported. The Iraq-born architect, who died earlier this year aged 65, is one of two architects honoured on the new postage stamps, along with Mohamed Makiya, who passed away last year at the

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An underwater tunnel linking Mull to the mainland is being proposed as a solution to the island’s continuing transport problems, the Herald has reported. Islanders have long campaigned for ferry timetable improvements and, although ferry operator CalMac has put on extra summer sailings, the winter

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A giant 30-metre sinkhole that opened up in the Japanese city of Fukuaka was repaired within 48 hours. Following undergoing emergency repair work to the 15 metre deep hole that included repairs to sewage pipes, utility poles and traffic management systems, the hole was filled within two days.

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US President-elect Donald Trump has won a battle over a flagpole on the grounds of one of his Scots golf courses. The billionaire tycoon erected the 80ft pole flying a Saltire outside his Menie Estate clubhouse at Trump International Golf Links last year. But Aberdeenshire Council ordered him to rem

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