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In the papers - Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Ruth Kelly, transport secretary, sparked a cabinet row yesterday when she urged her colleagues to replace their British-built ministerial cars, such as Jaguars, with more environmentally friendly Toyota Prius hybrid vehicles - Financial Times

Speculative property development in the UK has seized up amid rapidly worsening credit conditions, according to industry insiders - Financial Times

The world's biggest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, landed at Heathrow to complete its first commercial flight to Europe. The Singapore Airlines aircraft, which is 240ft (73 metres) long and had 471 Passengers on board, had taken off from Changi airport in Singapore - The Times

Soaring household energy bills triggered another sharp jump in inflation last month, worsening the Bank of England's quandary over conflicting pressures from rising prices and faltering growth. A 10.5 per cent jump in the cost of gas and electricity lifted overall consumer prices by 0.7 per cent - The Times

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