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What the papers say - The Observer


Environment Secretary David Milliband has warned of similar scenes occurring in the UK to those in Naples where residents set fire to hundreds of mounds of uncollected waste if UK rubbish collection goes unchecked. His comments were made as the government unveiled its latest waste strategy last week (See News).

Britain is now entering a dangerous phase of new architectural excess with a harmful emphasis on building skyscrapers in our bigger cities, says the chief executive of English Heritage. He voiced his concerns over the problem of individuals who just wanted to create monuments to themselves.

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