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In the papers today - 13 February

The Freedom Tower, the controversial skyscraper to be built on the former World Trade Centre site, is up for sale with a price tag of approximately $3 billion (£1.53 billion).
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the site, is understood to be in talks with several potential buyers about a sale of the building that will fill the void left after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks - The Times Environmental campaigners have urged ministers to stand firm over plans to introduce road pricing in the face of a protest petition signed by more than one million people. Douglas Alexander, the Secretary of State for Transport, is facing his first big test as a cabinet minister on the issue, was under pressure not to give way to the populist campaign backed by the motoring lobby and a number of national newspapers - The Independent Britain's world lead in climate change research is being put at risk by proposed government spending cuts to the budget of the UK Meterological Office - just as Tony Blair sets out on a mission to secure a new international climate treaty - The Independent The inspiration for the new Wembley stadium was a Brazilian architect who planned to build an almost identical arena 66 years ago, it has been claimed. The uniqueness of Wembley's design has been the one thing that united critics of the £793million stadium, which has been mired in controversey over costs and delays - The Metro Transport for London has extra buses for West London this will allow people who live in, work in and visit the capital to use public transport when the western extension to the Congestion Charge starts on February 19. The changes mean nearly 5,000 more people will be able to travel around the zone in morning rush hour - The Metro Gordon Brown will have to give MPs a vote on the Olympics budget as prime minister, offering the Conservatives the pretext to attack him over its soaring costs, say Whitehall insiders.The event is becoming increasingly politicised, with mounting criticism of the chancellor over its budget and funding. The Tories have set up an Olympics scrutiny panel, prompting ministerial accusations they are exploiting the games - The Financial Times

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