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What the papers say

The Independent

A new £2.5bn development is planned for the 120ha site around the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, in a bid to create a 'new London town'. The development, spearheaded by English Partnerships and Quintain Estates & Development, will include housing, office and leisure facilities.

A large part of Team Philips, the multimillion pound catamaran skippered by yachtsman Pete Goss, has been washed up on the shore in Iceland - more than 1,500km from where it was abandoned in the Atlantic six months ago.

A growing number of drivers are being wrongly accused of speeding because of defective speed cameras and police error, the Automobile Association has said. The AA claims that the wrong vehicle is often identified as speeding, or official records do not list the correct car owner.

The Times

Heathrow is becoming so overcrowded that airport operators are considering locking passengers out to prevent a crush.

The British Airport Authority (BAA) said unless the go ahead is given for the proposed £2bn Terminal 5 soon, passengers will have to 'queue in the rain'.

Japanese designers are planning to build a larger version of London's Millennium Dome near Tokyo to house a theme park, ski slope and hotel. The 80m high structure will be free standing and cover an area of 69,279m 2. The Millennium Dome is 50m tall.

Ministers looking at ways to tackle traffic congestion have been advised by transport consultants to consider widening some of Britain's motorways to 10 or 12 lanes. The move would include widening the M6 and M25.

Financial Times

Plans for a new £100M road tunnel under the River Tyne have been given the go ahead by the Tyne & Wear Passenger Transport Authority.

Electronics manufacturers are lobbying against a proposed European Union directive requiring them to collect electrical waste directly from households. They say the move will cost them £1bn a year.

Great North Eastern Railways (GNER) is the favourite to win the £3bn deal to run the East Coast Main Line from London to Edinburgh for the next 20 years. The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) is expected to confirm the deal this week.

Irish Times

A new 26 berth marina is planned for Galway docks, at a cost of £450,000. The initiative is expected to receive 75% funding from the Irish government's National Development Plan.

Bidding for the Sports Campus Ireland in Abbotstown has been delayed by a month due to serious defects in the planning documents compiled by Campus & Stadium Ireland Development (CSID), the state company promoting it.

Daily Telegraph

Traffic jams, late buses and cancelled trains make workers late by an average of four minutes a day, a report by recruitment consultant Reed has revealed. As a result, businesses may be losing a total of £10bn a year.

The Scotsman

A huge bust of former apartheid leader JG Strijdom in Pretoria, South Africa, was destroyed when an underground car park beneath it partially collapsed.

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