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The Environment Agency is warning the public not to dump their Christmas trees in rivers and streams as debris builds up behind the trees, leading to localised flooding.

Iran is considering moving its capital away from seismically active Tehran to a safer part of the country. The idea was first considered 10 years ago when Iranian scientists warned that a powerful earthquake could claim as many as 720,000 lives. Last month's earthquake in Bam has reopened the debate.

Plans for a retractable fabric and steel truss roof over Wimbledon's centre court were revealed this week. The lightweight fabric structure allows light to filter through when the roof is closed, and folds like a concertina when not in use. Structural engineer for the project is Symonds and main contractor for the design and build contract is Galliford Try. The current scheme has been submitted for planning permission and construction is expected to start in 2006.

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