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What the papers say - THE INDEPENDENT

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The two 300m span arches for the main Olympic stadium in Athens have finally been raised, allowing engineers to begin installation of blue carbon cladding panels in time for this summer's games.

Spain's new Barcelona-Madrid high speed rail link has been further delayed by changes to the route to include Barcelona airport by the Catalan regional authority. The expected completion date is now 2010 and trains may only reach speeds of 300km/h instead of the predicted 350km/h.

The Grade II listed Clavell Tower which inspired a PD James novel is to be saved from falling into the sea through coastal erosion. If approved the Landmark Trust will dismantle and rebuild the tower at a cost of £500,000.

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