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In the papers today - 28 July

Shops and residents were asked to turn off their air conditioning units after power cuts hit central London yesterday, resulting in the closure of Oxford Circus Underground station during peak hours.
EDF energy asked users to limit power consumption after blackouts blamed on four different network faults affected more than 3,000 customersFinancial TimesTaxpayers face possible £1bn bill for major road building projects which have run over budget, a comittee of MPs warned yesterday. Such a figuere would be 'utterly intolerable,' the MPs said ion a scathing report on the Highways Agency.MetroBritish Gas has inflicted the second steep energy price rise this year on its millions of customers, raising fears that thousands more families will be forced into fuel poverty. The company announced the 12.3% rise for its 10.7 million gas customers and a 9.4% rise for its 5.9 million electricity customers, pushing the average household bill to £1000 per year The GuardianSix hundred passengers were led from a Tube train yesterday after it hit a landslide of up to 4t of debris on the Piccadilly Line between Northfields and Boston Manor at 6.20pm. No passengers were injured The TimesCyclists in London could be made to fit numberplates to their bikes under plans being drawn up by mayor Ken Livingstone. Riders breaking the law by cycling on pavements or going through red lights could then be caught on camera The TimesRoyal Dutch Shell has approved a huge project in Qatar despite the budget of the gas-to-liquids venture to £6.5bn The TimesRelated links:Today's top stories

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