Research suggests traffic noise slows children’s memory development

A new study of almost 2,700 primary school-aged children suggests road-traffic noise significantly slows the development of crucial memory and attention skills. The Guardian reports that researchers analysed results from 38 schools in the Spanish city of Barcelona, in what is the first study to assess the impact of traffic noise on child cognitive development […]

Final road opening concludes A14 upgrade works

Britain’s biggest road building project for a generation has been finished, as the last construction element of the £1.5 billion upgrade to the A14 in Cambridgeshire was opened. Mill Common – the last in a series of new link roads designed to make access to Huntingdon town centre easier and safer – was opened to […]

TWM wins award for tackling accident blackspot with West Midlands scheme

TWM Traffic Control Systems Ltd, a division of the Manchester-based Pilot Group, has won an award for a project which has reduced traffic collisions in the Dudley borough of the West Midlands. TWM joined forces with Dudley Council for the Oakham Road project which achieved the Safety and Innovation Project of the Year award at […]

Sisk announces new COO for Ireland and other senior appointments

Irish builder and contractor John Sisk & Son has announced a series of senior management appointments which it says strengthens its leadership team and bring a sharper focus to some of the sectors the company operates in. Steven McGee is joining Sisk as Chief Operating Officer, Ireland, to lead the ongoing development of the construction […]

QEII Bridge illuminated to honour Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge at Dartford, is being lit up in a sequence of red white and blue shifting colours and different intensities of light for a total of six nights over the Bank Holiday weekend. The lights were switched on at dusk on Tuesday 31st May and will remain so until sunrise on Monday […]


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