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In the papers today - Tuesday 1 May

A victorian office building in Manchester may have to be pulled down after a fire left it a blackened shell.
More than 120 firefighters went into tackle the blaze, which spread to a second building in the city's Northern Quarter cusing further extensive damage - The TimesA law intended to improve road safety by tackiling young reckless drivers has been found to have the opposite effect. More than 40,000 young people banned from driving under the New Drivers Act could be continuing to drive without insurance or licenses according to the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) - The TimesA defiant Paul Wolfowitz insisted that he had done nothing wrong in his handling of the Shaha Riza affair yesterday and said he would not be stepping down. He is under investigation for directing the banks human resources chief to grant a large payrise to Riza, his girlfriend as part of a secondment package - Financial TimesBritish businesses are claiming that the cost of wood products, including fences and decking is soaring because of high demand in China - Financial Times

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