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In the papers - Thursday, 27 March 2008

Network Rail tried to conceal engineering failures that led to long delays for thousands of passengers and more than 500 train cancellations...

...An internal memo reveals that Network Rail instructed its press officers to hide the truth from the media about the cause of delays on the Great Eastern main line to Liverpool Street on Tuesday morning – The Times

A major expansion of Britain's nuclear power sector that could create 100,000 jobs was heralded by the Government yesterday. John Hutton, the Business Secretary, said the next wave of nuclear plants could provide much more of Britain's energy - The Daily Telegraph

An elderly woman caudes chaos when she drove for 15 miles the wrong way down a motorway in the outside lane. Four people were taken to hospital after cars swerved into the crach barriers to avoid Martha Harwood, 81, as she drove easr along the westbound carridgeway of the M65 in Lancashire. The motorway was closed for five hours afterwards - The Daily Telegraph

Westinghouse is planning a nuclear renaissance that will use Britain as a springboard to supply reactors to the whole of Europe, creating more than 15,000 new jobs here – The Times

Supermarket chain J Sainsbury yesterday reported better than expected quarterly sales and a £1.2bn joint venture to develop stores with British Land. Sainsbury's is investing £273m in the 50-50 joint venture, which comprises 39 stores previously sold and leased back by the grocer - The Guardian

Millions of rail passengers on the London-to-Glasgow route face worse overcrowding and more bus replacement services under Network Rail's "unworkable" engineering plan, Virgin Trains has warned. Network Rail is facing a showdown with passenger groups and one of its biggest customers after its board recommended a works programme that will affect 2.5m commuter journeys on the west coast line and cause disruptions most weekends until December - The Guardian

A small British company that pioneered the idea of individuals and companies "offsetting" their climate change emissions has been bought by JP Morgan, one of the world's largest financial organisations. ClimateCare, which was set up 11 years ago as a one-man enterprise working from a bedroom in Oxford, now employs nearly 40 people in five countries, but it is expected to grow as JP Morgan expands its carbon credit business to more than 60,000 corporate clients around the world - The Guardian

Energy companies cannot be charged a fully commercial price by the government for disposing of nuclear waste without "killing the prospect" of a new generation of reactors, a government adviser will warn today. The analysis will fuel opposition to the government's contentious and aggressive drive to expand the UK's nuclear capacity - The Financial Times

Operations at London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, are set to be transformed over the next four days. In a first step the £4.3bn Terminal 5 opens its doors to the public today, adding capacity to deal with 30M passengers a year in a state-of-the-art building developed by BAA, the Heathrow operator and designed by Richard Rogers as a showpiece gateway to the UK. Last night, British Airways, the sole tenant of T5, moved much of its Heathrow equipment three miles from one end of the airfield to the other, as it transferred a large part of its operations from Terminals 1 and 4 in the biggest move in UK aviation history - The Financial Times

Scottish and Southern Energy plans to double its renewable energy business in the UK and Ireland over the next five years, helped by its recent acquisitions of Airtricity, the Irish wind farm operator. When SSE unveiled the €1.45bn (£1.14bn) acquisition of Airtricity in January, the group said the deal would help raise its renewable energy generation capacity from about 2,000MW to more than 3,500MW by 2013 - The Financial Times

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