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A swathe of job cuts at Great North Eastern Railways looks increasingly likely as the train operator's troubled parent company Sea Containers seeks to cut costs and avoid a liquidation of its business.
Sea Containers is looking to cut costs at GNER after a UK court last week upheld the rail regulator's decision to allow other train companies to operate services on GNER's East Coast mainline routes. The ruling cost the GNER chief executive Christopher MacKenzie, the president and chief executive of Sea Containers, has taken control of the UK rail operator The IndependentPassengers on Virgin's flagship tilting trains have kicked up a stink because the carriages smell so bad. A fault on the 200kph Virgin Pendolino trains - which cost £11M each - means commuters can smell the on-board sewage tanks. The company said it had identified the problem but admitted it would take a few months to fix. In the meantime it has resorted to using air fresheners. - MetroBP chief executive Lord Browne could receive a £3M bonus for helping identify and groom his successor. The package is double his salary and part of £11M in performance awards he is entitled to. Metro Network Rail is planning to distance itself further from the government with a proposal to borrow money without state backing for the first time. The rail infrastructure owner is expected to confirm this week that future borrowings will not be secured, directly or indirectly, by the Treasury. The company's ability to rely on government support has in the past allowed it to raise money at artificially low interest rates. However, this reliance has raised the likelihood that Network Rail's debts would fall to the Government in the events of its collapse The TimesBritain should bury nuclear waste deep underground and ignore calls for further research, the Royal Society said. Sir David Wallace, its vice-president, added that the 'strategy will require further research - but this must not be used as an excuse to delay the implementation of a disposal programme'The Times Airbus, the European aircraft maker, has started to move German workers to its final assembly plant in France in an effort to step up production and make up serious delays on the launch of the A380, its super-jumbo. The group, controlled by EADS, has transferred workers from sites in Hamburg and Bremen to its Toulouse headquartersThe TimesNational Grid is demanding up to £500m from prospective wind farm developers before it expands the electricity network capacity to accommodate new sources of power. Wind farm developers that have applied to connect to the electricity grid have been told they must first put up financial guarantees, known as final sum liabilities. National Grid is seeking a total of £500m from the top 20 wind farm developersThe TelegraphA Nobel Prize-winning scientist has drawn up an emergency plan to save the world from global warming, by altering the chemical make up of Earth's upper atmosphere. Professor Paul Crutzen, who won a Nobel Prize in 1995 for his work on the hole in the ozone layer, believes that political attempts to limit man made greenhouse gases are so pitiful that a radical contingency plan is needed. In a polemical scientific essay to be published in the August issue of the journal Climate Change, he says that an 'escape route' is needed if global warming begins to run out of controlThe IndependentRelated links:Today's top stories

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