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In the papers today - 27 October

A homeless man was yesterday charged with causing more than £60,000 of damage by defecating in train carriages. Police launched an investigation after excrement was smeared on seats and tables in 30 trains in the South East over a period of three months. Bonney Eberndu, 36, was arrested after police released CCTV footage showing their suspect. The attacks caused major delays on the network - Metro
EADS and Airbus co-chief executive Louis Gallois announced a new plant to build Airbus aircraft in China - the first plant to build Airbus outside Europe. He also announced a deal to provide China with 170 aircraft - a deal worth £7.4bn. The deal, which still needs approval from the French and Chinese governments, will give the beleaguered Airbus some good news - the giant A380 is now two years overdue - Financial TimesTessa Jowell gave an upbeat assessment of the preparations for London 2012, saying the vast development was two years ahead of Sydney's bid at the comparable stage. The costs for building, regeneration and infrastructure may rise by £2bn from the current £3.42bn to include extra regeneration work for the 40,000 new homes. She said that more than 100,000 people had already registered as volunteers for the event - The Guardian Virgin Atlantic said that it had deferred its delivery of Airbus A380 until 2013 - four years beyond the initial delivery date. 'By then we believe the A380 will have proven its innovative design over several years of commercial service,' said the airline - The GuardianSources close to Eurotunnel creditors say that the operator is guilty of 'heavy brinkmanship' in its bid to slash its £6.2bn debt in half. Eurotunnel warned bondholders that the company would be liquidated unless they accepted a restructuring programme. Creditors would would be offered a complete refinancing of their debt - The Guardian

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