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In the papers today - 25 July

EDF Energy is increasing its fuel prices by up to 19% - the second raft of prices this year. From July 31 it will charge 19% more for gas and 8% more for electricity Financial Times
The London Underground public private partnership came under renewed fire yesterday after the Tube operator strongly criticised the infrastructure companies in a report.Metronet and Tube Lines, which between them made £84m in profits last year, had failed to meet key challenges, said LU in a report published by Transport for London. Examples of these failures included the partial closure of the Victoria Line after overnight engineering work was not completed and the three day service suspension on the Northern Line due to maintenance problems The Financial TmesDramatic announcements about the future of the Tate Modern gallery in London will be made today. Herzog de Meuroun the Swiss architectural partnership, is likely to produce a striking plan - there are rumours that a 10 storey glass ziggurat, a rectangular stepped tower, will be added The Financial TimesEngineering company Balfour Beatty failed to effectively manage inspection and maintenance of track at the site of the Hatfield rail crash, a final report into the October 2000 accident said yesterday.Railtrack, the infrastructure controller at the time, failed to effectively manage Balfour Beatty's work, added the report published by the Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)The TelegraphBasic day-to-day maintenance of the Tube network is still inadequate three years after it was taken over by private contractors, according to the Independent, also reporting on the ORR report.Station refurbishment programmes are behind schedule, parts of the track have not been maintained properly, unnecessary speed restrictions have had to be imposed and performance on some lines remains unacceptable, says the report by London Underground into the Public Private Partnership TheIndependentRelated links:Today's top stories

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