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In the papers today - 19 October

A £60M biodiesel plant will be built by the owners of Scotland's largest refinery, INEOS, at Grangemouth. The project will manufacture fuel from vegetable and rapeseed oils. 'We are aiming to become the first truly pan-European supplier of biodiesel to meet the significant growth in demand predicted for Europe,' said INEOS chief executive Harry Deans - The Scotsman
Newcastle-based builder Bellway, the fifth largest house builder in the UK, has reported a 25% increase in profits in Scotland. The group specialise in inexpensive housing and reported an increase in sales of almost a third, to £112M in Scotland - The ScotsmanEuropean leaders have all but admitted defeat in their efforts to secure exclusive access to Russia's vast energy reserves, as talks between the EU and Russia seem set to fail. The Finnish EU presidency yesterday conceded that an imminent energy deal was unlikely. 'I am not expecting the Russians to ratify the energy charter easily,' said Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen - The TimesA town that caused outrage when it put up its Christmas lights a fortnight ago is having to take them down because of safety fears. Garlands of lights across two streets in the centre of Bury St Edmunds are going to have to come down because they are a few inches too low and could be hit by lorries - The TelegraphA woman who complained about smelly wheely bins has received an apology after the council initially denied receiving her call. Paula Barnard claims she was told by a Test Valley council official to buy less food and to change her eating habits - The TelegraphA joint venture between Balfour Beatty and London City Airport has been named as preferred bidder to buy Exeter International Airport for £60M. Balfour Beatty said its investment arm Balfour Beatty Capital and London city Airport hoped to take over Exeter & Devon Airport, which owns the regional terminal - The Telegraph

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