The Saudi Shard: Skyscraper modelled on British design set to be world's largest – at ONE KILOMETRE highLondon-based Mace won 780m deal to build the Kingdom TowerWill stand 1km tall but designers have not revealed exact scaleWill be four times bigger than western Europe's tallest building By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 06:22 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 22 February 2013 The British company that built the Shard has landed a contract to manage the construction of what will become the world's largest building – and plans reveal the two look remarkably similar. London-based Mace won the 780million deal to build the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which will stand more than 3,280ft (1km) high. The Shard is currently western Europe's tallest building, while the company also played a role in several of London's most recognisable landmarks, such as the London Eye
Body in the bag MI6 spy Gareth Williams and his mystery links to Kazakh oligarch Gareth Williams 'in contact with Furkat Ibragimov, son of Kazakh billionaire'Ibragimov's father involved in oil and mining and in world's top 400 richest Police 'probing claims Williams could have been asked to befriend Ibragimov' Codebreaker mysteriously found dead in central London flat in August 2010 | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 30 December 2012 The 31-year-old MI6 spy found dead inside a locked bag in his flat was in contact with a Kazakh oligarch’s son before his mysterious death, it was claimed today. Gareth Williams – whose naked and decomposing body was found in August 2010 in Pimlico, central London – was allegedly in touch with Furkat Ibragimov, 25, the son of a billionaire from Kazakhstan. Police are said to be probing their relationship amid claims that Mr Williams could have been encouraged by British intelligence forces to befriend Mr Ibragimov in the months before he died
Stephen Hawking wins 1.8m from science's most lucrative prizeCambridge scientist is the latest winner of the Fundamental Physics PrizeHe says he will help autistic grandson and maybe buy holiday home Top scientists from CERN also share special prize of the same value | UPDATED: 12:45 GMT, 11 December 2012 In the money: Physicist Stephen Hawking has been handed a 1.8million prize in recognition of his lifetime's contribution to theoretical physics Stephen Hawking says he might splash out on a holiday home after he was handed 1.8million in recognition of his lifetime contribution to theoretical physics.