A buyer has been found for New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police, London's deputy mayor for police and crime has said.
Stephen Greenhalgh said the proceeds of the sale would be reinvested in frontline policing.
The office block near Victoria station has housed the Met since 1967, but is being sold off as part of a cost-cutting effort.
The Environment Agency is reviewing the flood risk around the English coastline from high waves.
It says some of its existing maps may underestimate the risks to coastal communities.
London's Gherkin skyscraper has been sold to investment giant the Safra Group in a deal reportedly worth £726m. BBC News spoke to a consultancy firm ahead of the sale to gauge how much the capital's iconic skyline might now be worth.
The Gherkin, one of the most distinctive buildings on London's skyline, has been bought by a Brazilian billionaire.
Joseph Safra is reported to have paid more than £700m for the 180 metre tower, which is officially known as 30 St Mary Axe, its street address.
The Norman Foster-designed building was completed in 2004 for Swiss Re.
The insurer sold the building in 2006 at the height of the last property boom for £600m.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has allowed on appeal a 550-home, mixed-use development on farmland near four Grade II-listed buildings at Ramsgate Kent, in an area without a demonstrable five year supply of deliverable housing land.
The outline application had been turned down by Thanet District Council.
Developer East Kent Opportunities and Rosefarm Estates PLC proposals also involved up to 63,000 square metres of office space and a local district centre with convenience retail and community healthcare facilities.
The Treasury has agreed a ground-breaking deal with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) over new powers for the organisation and the establishment of a new directly-elected mayor for the Greater Manchester area who will have strategic planning powers.
These will give the Mayor the power to create a statutory spatial framework for the city region, which will act as the framework for managing planning across Greater Manchester, and will need to be approved by unanimous vote of the Mayor’s Cabinet. This will be in line with the strategy currently being developed by the GMCA.
East Hampshire District Council has approved outline planning permission for a 500-home mixed-use scheme proposed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) at the former Ministry of Defence (MoD) barracks at Whitehill and Bordon in Hampshire.
West Devon Borough Council has approved outline permission for a major mixed –use housing-led development in Tavistock.
The development is on the allocated Callington Road site at Tavistock adjacent to the A390.
The construction sector expanded at its fastest pace for seven months in August, despite supply shortages holding back growth, a survey suggests.
The Markit/CIPS construction Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) surged to 64 in August from 62.4 in July, surprising economists who had forecast a fall.
It is the 16th month in a row that the index has been above the 50 level indicating growth.
The troubled Co-operative Group has sold its farms business for £249m to health charity the Wellcome Trust.
The Co-op said it will now focus on its core retail and consumer divisions, including food, insurance and legal services, and its funeral business.
It will use the sale cash to reduce debt and invest in its core businesses.
The sale includes 39,533 acres of land, 15 farms, more than 100 residential properties, as well as some 27 commercial properties.
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