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Civil engineering in the news today - October 22nd 2008

Plans for a new rail service, which would rival Eurostar, could make it realistic to commute between England and France...

...Known as the "Transmarche Metro", the line would link London with the Pas de Calais region of northern France - The Telegraph

Athletes competing in London 2012 face a squeeze on living space in the Olympic Village as the deepening credit crisis threatens resources. Sports chiefs are concerned at the prospect of three athletes sharing individual rooms during the 16 day competition as London 2012 chiefs are forced to downsize the scale of accommodation in the Olympic Park in order to stay within budget - The Times

The number of undergraduates studying maths, physics, chemistry and engineering is on the increase after years of decline, thanks to an injection of £350M of government money. Co-ordinated action by universities, schools, learned societies and the Government to boost interest in science-based study is beginning to pay off, research from the Higher Education Funding Council for England suggests - The Times

The UK leads the world in generating electricity from offshore wind farms, says the Government, with the completion of a farm near Skegness, The farm, built by energy company Centrica, will produce power for 130,000 homes, raising the total electricity generated from offshore wind in the UK to 590MW, enough for 30,000 homes - The Guardian

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