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In the papers today - 24 August

Wembley, one of the forerunners to host the first super-casino has withdrawn from the contest after a surprise decision by Brent council last night. The move tilts the odds towards the Millenium Dome in south London winning the right to build a giant casino as only one of which will be allowed by the government The Financial Times
Radical reform of the way water supplies are managed is the only way to solve the world's water crisis, delegates at an international conference on water in Stockholme have been told this week. Most of the world's water is under used and could be used more efficiently, said experts. Brackish water, though not good for drinking could be used for crops, as can waste water and sewage The Financial TimesAirport operator BAA is to undertake a full review of the events of the last fortnight in a bid to ensure that airports and airlines are able to cope should a terror alert be raised again.The review is likely to begin in September The TelegraphRomanians yesterday dismissed predictions that half a million migrant workers might head to Britain when their country joins the EU. Spain and Italy are predicted to retain their place as the favoured destinations for Romanian workers The TelegraphConstruction of a 1,207km long gas pipeline beneath the Baltic Sea has run into trouble after Sweden's prime minister warned that the project could trigger an ecological tragedy. The Baltic Sea is in effect a cemetery for discarded for discarded chemical weapons and Goran Persson argued it would be foolhardy to lay the £3.4bn pipeline in such an area - The IndependentMore than £1bn has been wasted by the Government on transport projects that have been cancelled or delayed, according to an analysis of Department for Transport figures. A dozen infrastructure schemes designed to ease congestion and overcrowding have either been abandoned or postponed until well into the next decade - The TimesThe Bahrain boat tragedy in which 58 people, including 15 Britons, were killed on 30 March this year was the result of widespread negligence, according to an official investigation The Times

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