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In the papers today - Wednesday 28 February

An early railway locomotive has made its final journey - by road.
The 170 year old locomotive, called Lion ran between Manchester and Liverpool from 1837 to 1859. It was taken along the M62 where it will go on display at the new Museum of Liverpool - The Times Track workers may have deliberately dismantled the points which caused the rail crash in Cumbria last Friday. Staff working on the line - possibly for a private contractor, may have removed vital components as a short cut to complete the work quickly, according to industry sources - The Independent The Energy Saving Trust says it will assess the efficiency of 100 home wind turbines. Turbines could supply up to 4% of the nation's domestic electricity. But residents have found that trees and buildings disrupt the passage of wind - The Times The last water company in the south of England with a hosepipe and sprinkler ban will lift restrictions on its 580,000 customers today. Mid Kent Water said water levels in underground aquifers were rising after a winter of above-average rainfall - The Guardian The presence of defective points in last week's rail crash at Grayrigg in Cumbria and the Potters Bar derailment could lead to a joint public inquiry. A high court judge holding the inquest into the deaths of seven people at Potters Bar five years ago said yesterday the fact that both disasters involved points could not be ignored- The Guardian

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