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In the papers - Thursday, 20 March 2008

Network Rail will set up military-style command posts at the site of Easter engineering work...

...to help to avoid delays to the resumption of train services like those over the New Year - Financial Times

Motoring companies are predicting the most congested Easter yet, with up to 16M cars expected on Britain's roads over the long weekend. The AA forecast a 10 per cent increase in traffic, with congestion peaking from this afternoon - The Times

The cost to South Africa of hosting the 2010 football World Cup has soared from an initial £190 million to an estimated £1.9 billion in less than four years. The government said yesterday that it was "concerned" at the spiralling costs, driven largely by the rising price of construction materials and the addition of two new stadiums to the plans after the initial bid was approved - The Daily Telegraph

The Office of Metropolitan Architecture, the radical Dutch architect, has been selected to revitalise one of London's most forlorn landmarks, the Commonwealth institute - Financial Times

Scottish and Southern Energy, Britain's second biggest energy supplier, has unveiled double-digit increases to its gas and electricity bills - the last of the big suppliers to do so - Financial Times

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