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In the papers today - Thursday 5 April

Millions are taking off early to avoid Easter traffic chaos.
More than 3M people are preparing to flee the country by plane this Easter weekend, escaping overcrowded trains and traffic jams. New York and the Canary Islands are the top destinations for a break - The TimesHomeowners will be allowed to install wind turbines and solar panels withough first seeking plannning permission under new rules announced by Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly yesterday - The TimesEight Indian graduates have set up a political party with the direct aim of reforming the Indian political system to eliminate corruption. The Bharat Punarnirman Dal (Indian Reconstruction Party) will begin competing for four constituencies in Uttar Pradesh next week - The Times From the best spots for surfing to the ideal beach for building sandcastles, new awards for England's best beaches celebrate the variety of the coastline. The Isle of Wight scores highly in the new scheme, with 11 of its beaches on the list of winners. The island was feted for its combination of swimming beaches and quiet coves - The Guardian After months of wrangling and controversy over its ever-expanding budget, the London 2012 Olympics is about to move into a new phase - the beginning of the transformation of a desolate urban wilderness into a showcase home for the games. Organisers yesterday unveiled an ambitious timetable of 10 milestones which will have to be achieved between now and the handover of the Olympic torch at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics in August 2008 if the project is to remain on schedule - The Guardian The loss-making Gatwick Express is to be spared the axe under a deal which will see the service integrated into the much bigger Southern franchise and an extra 12,000 seats added to trains. The decision, announced yesterday by the Department for Transport, means that there will continue to be a dedicated, non-stop service every 15 minutes between the airport and central London - The Independent

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