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In the papers today - 12 October 2006

The energy industry has called on the government to set out its blueprint for Britain's energy future - or risk jeopardising the investment the country needs to keep the lights on over the next decade. The demand for clarity follows the disclosure that the white paper that will determine Britain's energy mix, expected before Christmas, has been pushed back to March next year - The Financial Times
Two people died, including the pitcher for the New York Yankees baseball team, when a single-engine plane crashed into a 54-story tower in New York yesterday afternoon, raining debris on the ground below and starting a fire that gutted several apartments. The plane hit the 30th and 31st above the street, labelled as the 40th and 41st floor - The Times French officials blamed railway signallers in Luxembourg for causing a train collision that killed five people in north eastern France yesterday. The crash between a double-decker passenger train travelling from Luxembourg and a French freight train happened near the village of Zoufftgen just before midday. The head-on collision occurred on a stretch of track undergoing maintenance work - The TimesCustomers of the Airbus A380 super-jumbo are preparing to rally round the embattled aircraft manufacturer for fear that mass cancellations would weaken the company further and play into the hands of its rival Boeing. The board of Virgin Atlantic, which is buying six A380s, is expected to stick with the order when it meets today to review the position, although it may decide to defer some deliveries to later dates - The Independent The Brighton i360 is to rise from the ashes of the West Pier, destroyed in two arson attacks three years ago. The 183m high tower will transport visitors up 139m in a gigantic enclosed pod holding 125 people, providing views over a 40km radius. The observation height tops by 4m that achieved by the London Eye. It has been dubbed the Brighton Eye - The Times

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