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In the papers - Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Serco's chief operating officer Grant Rumbles left the business yesterday...

..., on the same day it announced it had won the contract to operate and maintain the first two lines of Dubai's metro - Financial Times

A government minister will call today for a huge expansion of Britain's nuclear power in what he predicts could be a £20bn economic bonanza that will create 100,000 new jobs and benefit the economy as much as North Sea oil. In an ambitious speech that will alarm the anti-nuclear lobby, John Hutton, the business secretary, will argue that the UK's nuclear programme should go beyond replacing the existing stock of 23 reactors, which provide 20% of the country's energy - The Guardian

A train company has accused Network Rail of misleading passengers over the cause of a track failure that resulted in severe delays. National Express said Network Rail had falsely claimed that the points failure at Shenfield, Essex, was unrelated to engineering work nearby. Iain Coucher of Network Rail apologised to angry passengers at Liverpool Street Station in London - The Times

Britons have a one in 200 chance of being killed in a road crash, according to an unpublished Department for Transport report that reveals how the death rate has improved only marginally in the last decade - The Times

Britain's nuclear power programme should undergo a massive expansion over the next two decades, a minister will say today. John Hutton, the Business secretary, will argue that the industry should go far beyond replacing the existing 24 reactors that provide more than 20 per cent of the country's energy - The Daily Telegraph

Threatened rural bus services could be saved under plans unveiled by ministers. The changes, contained in the Local Transport Bill, will give councils the power to dictate services to bus operators. The proposals, which will affect the three million passengers who are estimated to use buses outside London each day, are an attempt to impose order on an industry that was deregulated in the 1980s - The Daily Telegraph

Sao Paolo's state government yesterday cancelled the privatisation of CESP, the Brazilian energy group, because of a lack of interest from potential bidders - Financial Times

The Crown Estate, the company that owns the Sovereign's land and property in the UK, is drawing up plans for a new vehicle to control its £2.2bn estate around Regent Street in London - Financial Times

Sao Paolo's state government yesterday cancelled the privatisation of CESP, the Brazilian energy group, because of a lack of interest from potential bidders - Financial Times

The Crown Estate, the company that owns the Sovereign's land and property in the UK, is drawing up plans for a new vehicle to control its £2.2bn estate around Regent Street in London - Financial Times

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