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In the papers today - 31 October

Spanish construction group Ferrovial has posted an 86pc rise in underlying profits in the first nine months, boosted by the £10.1bn acquisition of airports operator BAA in June. Ferrovial said earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation were Eu1.64bn (£1.1bn) on revenues 46pc higher at Eu9.13bn. The company had no update on the terror alert in August, which cost BAA £13m. Should additional security costs top £23m, which now seems likely, Ferrovial can claim 75pc of all costs above that sum - The Daily Telegraph
If you are planning to drive along the M6 tonight, you might have an extra erason to keep your eye on the road. That is because the motorway is the most haunted road in Britain, a survey reveals today. Roman soldiers, a ghostly woman and a phantom lorry driving the wrong way are just three of the strange sights drivers have reported seeing - The Metro Climate change has been made the world's biggest priority, with the publication of a stark report showing that the planet faces catastrophe unless urgent measures are taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Future generations may come to regard the apocalyptic report by Sir Nicholas Stern, a former chief economist at the World Bank, as the turning point in combating global warming, or as the missed opportunity - The Independent An interim report into a fatal oil refinery explosion accuses BP of ignoring 'catastrophic safety risks' and of knowing about 'significant safety problems' at another 34 facilities around the world. The US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), which publishes the damning findings today, believes that BP may have been aware for years of major problems at its Texas City refinery, which exploded in March last year killing 15 workers and injuring 180 - The Daily Telegraph - The 2012 Olympics will be a ''public transport Games'' with no carparking facilities at the main site in east London, say its organisers. Launching the Olympic Transport Plan, Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister, said 80 per cent of visitors would travel by train. Another 15 per cent would arrive by coach from park-and-ride sites and the remaining 5 per cent would walk or cycle. Olympic organisers yesterday unveiled a life-sized model of a 140mph ''Javelin'' train that is at the heart of the Olympics transport plan. The train, which will go into passenger service in 2009, will transport spectators from central London to the Olympic site in Stratford in only seven minutes - The Financial Times A stray cat lost on a Jumbo jet evaded capture for 26 hours, delaying a flight from Manchester to Pakistan at an estimated cost of £20,000. The 270 passengers were put up in a hotel while the aircraft was stripped. The cat was found in the floor area between the cabin and the hold, and was placed in quarantine - The Times

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