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In the papers today - Tuesday 17 April

A beach walker was crushed to death by a falling cliff yesterday.
Caroline Palser, 55, was walking with her partner along South Beach, Whitehaven, Cumbria when a section of cliff slipped away and crushed her to death - Metro Eurotunnel first-quarter revenues fell 9% even though the cross Channel operator saw a sharp rise in freight and passenger volumes. The group said revenues fell from £129.9m to £118.5M due to the loss of the guaranteed Minimum Useage Charge payments from railway companies - The Financial TimesSaying goodbye to your old banger will no longer hit you in the back pocket thanks to European legislation that came into full force yesterday. Instead of drivers paying to scrap their wheels, manufacturers will pick up the tab - The GuardianFor more than 450 years, watermen and lightermen have plied their trade on the capital's river. It takes as long to qualify to captain a boat on the stretch of water between Teddington and Gravesend as it does to pick up A-levels and a university degree. But yesterday a new boatmaster's licence came into force which, the boatmen claim, threatens safety and their livelihoods - The GuardianLast year was the warmest across England since records began nearly 350 years ago. The average temperature was 10.9 degrees, bettering the previous warmest year - 1990 - which had an average of 10.7 degrees - The Times Hundreds of Central Trains services in the Midlands were cancelled for a second day yesterday after a 48 hour strike by conductors. Metro

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