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What the papers say

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The Nomura led Dome Europe consortium is favourite to win the race to take over the Millennium Dome. The Dome is expected to be sold off for around £100M later in the year. Nomura plans to keep it open, but develop new zones, a new entrance and an adventure playground.

Mirrors are being placed on railway tracks in Japan to combat suicide attempts. Psychologists have discovered that suicidal Japanese workers are deterred from jumping in front of trains if they can see their reflections. Railway suicides are becoming a big problem in Japan and have disrupted the usual punctual services, causing a flood of complaints.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone is understood to have agreed to put Greater London Authority money towards new transport infrastructure in Brent, ahead of the construction of the new Wembley stadium.

At least six people were killed when a five-story building collapsed in Cairo on Monday. The number of deaths is expected rise as the rescue work continues. It is notknown how many people were in the building when it collapsed.

Rowdy behaviour by drunken managers at a hotel has caused major embarrassment for Railtrack, in the same week as the start of the public inquiry into the Paddington disaster. The staff face the sack if found guilty of the accusations, which include indulging in a 12-hour drinking session and bullying hotel staff into breaching health and safety regulations.

A sewage spill in the sea around Capri over the weekend is threatening to become an environmental disaster. Authorities are battling to clean up the slick of stinking sewage, which was released into water of the fabled Blue Grotto beauty spot after a fault developed in the sewage system of the nearby village of Ancara.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone could push through his congestion charging plans for London despite opposition from Labour and Conservative members of the Greater London Assembly.

Urgent platform changes will be required to accommodate 27 new trains bought by First North Western and due to come into service last month. Railtrack only received information on how much space the new trains need in the last month. It is in talks with First North Western about who will pay for the work.

Treasury financial secretary Stephen Timms has launched an inquiry into abuses of the landfill tax after The Guardian and Channel 4 highlightedabuses and loopholes in the system.

A French judge is examining the roles of Sir Alastair Morton, along with other former and current bosses of Eurotunnel in its 1994 rights issue.

A section of the M1 will be closed this week while a fingertip search of the central reservation is conducted by the police. The search hopes to reveal clues to the fatal stabbing ofa woman near the motorway last week.

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