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In the papers today - Thursday 3 May

Conservative leader David Cameron has defended the rights of councils to have fortnightly rubbish collections but he said he was glad his own family's rubbish is collected once a week.
He said it was up to Local Authorities to chose the most effective and 'green' waste management policies for their area - The TelegraphThe global carbon trading market tripled last year to £15bn but its role in the battle against climate change could be hit by worries about the effectiveness of unregulated carbon offset projects, the World Bank warned yesterday - The Guardian Taylor Woodrow has underscored its exposure to the troubled US housebuilding sector with a £25M write down of its North American land holdings. The announcement followed a £21M write down by the company in January and a £61M US write down by Wimpey, the housebuilder it is merging with, in February - The Financial Times

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