Thursday29 September 2016

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Hansom: What the dickens?

23 Sep 16

This week, we have a colourful tale of giant chimneys, a certain shade of the colour blue, ever-more absurd house prices, a modern mausoleum and some excellent exploits in aid of the less fortunate

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Hansom: It’s the surreal thing

16 Sep 16

This week, a gobsmackingly pricey home, students of today aren’t what they used to be, chamber music at City Hall, British Land goes walkies, and Holiday Inn guests get to sleep in shipping containers

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Hansom: Gargoyles and grotesques

9 Sep 16

Chelsea vs Spurs compete for your attention this week – plus, it’s journey’s end for a 1926 signalling cabin, we get ready for Construction Rocks and Boris Johnson gives us a fright (possibly not for the last time)

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Hansom: Behind the scenes

2 Sep 16

This week, Pokémon Go players are shown the door (again), Manchester City’s glass tunnel raises hackles, John Laing remembers the trouble with PFI, there’s a dispute about bricks and we all go to the opera

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Hansom: Curtain calls

26 Aug 16

HS2 is buying a forest, a director’s daughter wants to save Kensington Odeon, the EFA head of capital cuts his hair off, and an architect finds fame on the soccer field. Plus, construction wakes up to its Poke´mon problem

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Hansom: Dishing the dirt

12 Aug 16

It’s not that we’ve got it in for the Rio Olympics but things didn’t get off to a glitch-free start. At least there’s good news from the world of cement, a harebrained transport idea could just fly, and Northerners come clean

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Hansom: Relationship counselling

5 Aug 16

The nuclear community goes hungry, Keller explains the concept of time, HS2 anticipates complaints, some ‘concept’ artists invite you to sleep en plein air, and Derwent and ISG can’t stop giving. Plus, Mrs Trump makes a boo-boo …

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Hansom: Points of view

29 Jul 16

This week, Heathrow observes its architects up close, an ugly building is looked at from a new perspective, Brighton’s seashore and Sydney’s waterfront enjoy new panoramas, and we get a fresh angle on Europe

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Hansom: Clearing the decks

22 Jul 16

This week, politicians shed more heat than light at the House of Lords, Whitehall gets the jitters, the Department of Energy and Climate Change gets wind of its demise and London has one less Pole

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Hansom: Going up in the world

15 Jul 16

Despite crashing markets, many things are on the rise, from the social climbers at The Ivy, to house prices for Europhiles, the appeal of upping sticks for New Zealand, and a really massive pile of cous cous

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Hansom: Corridors of power

8 Jul 16

This week, the industry considers the legacy of Boris Johnson, eyes a career serving a khaleesi, props up the bar in the Commons and treads in the footsteps of Winston Churchill

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Hansom: Golly, is that the time?

1 Jul 16

This week, the past is dug up and pored over, we dance and boat race our way to the present, then bury the present back into the ground in the hope that one day it is discovered by the future

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Hansom: Rule, Britannia

24 Jun 16

As the nation decides whether or not to bind its destiny to Europe’s, we are reminded of the strength of our territorial loyalties - be that to our nation, our home town - or to the desk we’re given to sit at …

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Hansom: That's entertainment

17 Jun 16

We’re having a good time this week cheering in Prague, on a computer in Slough, whizzing around on a multidirectional lift and China’s biggest rollercoaster. It’s a tube poster that got our subs giggling, though

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Hansom: The spirit world

10 Jun 16

This week, a heady cocktail of London digs, youth training schemes, celebratory relays for those who built the London Olympics, Mitie’s new surveying tool, hot air balloons and a huge gin distillery

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Hansom: A right brouhaha

3 Jun 16

This week, workers are left red faced by a builder’s crack, a developer takes the uncertainty out of the EU vote, Black Cab drivers proffer a rare opinion, and a nightclub makes a hullabaloo about development plans

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Hansom: Power games

27 May 16 | Updated: 27 May 16

Football and politics weave in as Greg Dyke tries to tackle Sadiq Khan’s (shrinking) housing targets, Leicester is (still) celebrating, Gatwick strengthens its defence and New York remembers thinking big. Plus, Torytubbie energy policy

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Hansom: The History boys

20 May 16

Khan looks back at his predecessor’s record, two museums cause bidding wars (of different sorts), some politicos put aside old quarrels and there’s more history than we can dig up. Plus, Robert De Niro’s waiting (to open a hotel)

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Hansom: The need for speed

13 May 16

Among the travels and travails this week, the Cheesegrater lifts, an on-the-go minister, van-based job ads, a ban on holiday homes and Boris Johnson riding into the sunset. Plus, HS2 blocked by hedgehogs

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Hansom: As time goes by

6 May 16

Tempus fugit, as Virgil said, or in other words, the clock is ticking, though in Big Ben’s case, not for long, it seems - mind you, 5,000 years ago they only had the sun to go by (thank goodness, that’s still going)

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Hansom: One for the birds

29 Apr 16

A theme park in Abu Dhabi dedicated to caped crusaders leaves Paramount London blushing, Cemex keeps a watchful eye on the local wildlife, while we say goodbye to a protector of Britain’s historic buildings

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