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In the papers today - Tuesday 22nd May

The 1.8M people who called for road pricing to be scrapped will be ignored by the government today when it publishes a Bill bringing pay-as-you-drive charging a step closer - The Telegraph
Financial services firm JP Morgan yesterday told its clients it expected all of the UK's water companies to be taken over by December 2008 after the Competition Commission backed the merger between South East and Mid Kent Water. Water shares rose yesterday, with Nothumbrian Water's share price up 2%, Pennon up 1.5%, and Severn Trent up 1.2% - The Financial TimesAn unelected quango will be handed sweeping powers to approve applications for new airports, nuclear power stations and other major infrastructure projects. This will happen under controversial reforms of the planning system unveiled yesterday - The TelegraphViagra may lift the spirits of flagging international travellers and shift workers as well as amorous males, claims a study published today. The drug, known as sildenafil, can also help to counteract the effects of jet lag when the body clock has to shift forward by six hours, as can occur when flying - The TelegraphHydrogen energy, a new joint venture between BP and Rio Tinto yesterday announced plans to build a £1.5bn coal fired power plant in Western Australia. It would use local coal from the Collie region and plans to capture and store 90% of the carbon dioxide produced under the sea bed - The Guardian

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