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In the papers today - 1 November

Uranium prices hit a new high after one of the world's richest potential sources of potential nuclear fuel was put out of reach by a subterranean flood. The 7% surge from $56 (£29.50) a pound to $60 is the biggest weekly rise in 20 years. The increase comes a week after a rock fall caused an uncontrollable flood at the unfinished Cigar Lake mine in Canada - The Daily Telegraph
More than 900 North Sea divers working in the gas and oil industry have decided to strike, after rejecting a pay offer from their employers. The divers rejected what the employers called, 'one of the largest pay offers in modern time', on the strength of RMT Union recommendations. RMT general secretary Bob Crow said: 'This result shows just how angry RMT diving personnel have become after 20 years of pay erosion' - Financial TimesHouse prices are soaring again, according to a new and more accurate price index released by the Land Registry. The average price of a house in the UK is now £169,569 in the year to September 2006. London, parts of Yorkshire, the North West, South West and Wales showed the largest increases - The Times

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