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In the papers today - Wednesday 7 March

Ministers will split the costs of the London 2012 Olympics into three categories when the revised budget is announced later this month, Tessa Jowell, the culture secretary, told the FT yesterday. The move is designed to quell the growing political storm over rises in the reported total figure - The Financial Times
London mayor Ken Livingstone and leading City figures will today urge the government to fund the most costly transport project since the west coast mainline upgrade as they outline the case for the £10bn Crossrail scheme. Tony Blair and ministers from the Treasury and Department for Transport will attend the Downing Street meeting, where Crossrail's backers will argue the economic case - The Guardian Liverpool's derelict and unloved waterfront could be transformed from a no-go area to a world class development of skyscrapers that will rival the skylines of New York and Hong Kong, it emerged yesterday. The £5.5bn vision for the city includes 50 high rise buildings, some with more than 50 storeys. One of the skyscrapers would have a huge metal spiral running through it to harness wind power - The Guardian The Louvre is to lend its name and art to a new venture in Abu Dhabi under a Eu1 billion (£675M) deal that is opposed by traditionalists who say that it betrays the national heritage. The Gulf emirate is to pay Eu400M for the use of the Louvre 'brand' and the loan of some of its 360,000 works for its Universal Museum on Saadiyat Island. Loans will also come from other Paris museums, including the Pompidou, the Musée d'Orsay and Versailles - The Times Environmentally-minded people who go to the expense of installing a wind turbine on the roof of their house will save just £10 a year, says a leading turbine technology firm. According to Windsave, it would take 150 years for turbines costing £1,500 on a typical British rooftop to save enough electricity to cover the purchase price - The Daily TelegraphHeathrow has been voted the second best international airport to be 'stuck in'. the accolade for the London airport came from American travel agents who placed Heathrow behind Amsterdam's Schipol in a survey - The Daily Telegraph

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