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ROUNDUP OF LOCAL AUTHORITY STORIES IN THE NATIONAL PRESS - UPDATED 11:55HRS

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TEACHING UNION ADVISES MEMBERS TO END ALL SCHOOL TRIPS ...
TEACHING UNION ADVISES MEMBERS TO END ALL SCHOOL TRIPS

The National Association of Schoolmasters: Union of Women Teachers advised its 223,000 members yesterday to stop taking children on school trips because 'society no longer appears to accept the concept of a genuine accident'. The NASUWT, which said the ban applied to 'any excursion outside the perimeter of the school', has seen three of its members blamed for causing pupils' deaths, reports The Daily Telegraph(p1).

JARVIS TO CHANGE NAME FOR MOST PRIVATE FINANCE INITIATIVE PROJECTS

Jarvis plans to use a name other than its own for the majority of its subsidiaries bidding for work under the UK government's PFI scheme, reports the Financial Times(p21). Jarvis, which has experienced delays to, or dissatisfaction with, some of its biggest schools PFI projects, and has also faced pressure in the core area of providing university accommodation, will now use the 'Engenda' name for its Accommodation Services division ventures bidding for work under the UK's PFI programme.

OBSTACLES IN PATH OF PROPOSED HEATHROW RUNWAY

The new Heathrow runway proposed by the government can be built only if passengers are charged£20 to drive to the airport and the M4 is buried in a five-mile tunnel, according to a Department for Transport study. The toll and the tunnel are essential if the expanded airport is to be kept within European Union limits on nitrogen oxide emissions. The southern runway would also have to be extended almost a mile to the east, reports The Times(p4).

BRITAIN'S POOREST REGIONS CAN STILL GET EU AID, BUT WITH STRINGS ATTACHED ...

Britain's poorest regions will still qualify for handouts from Brussels under a£230bn funding plan announced by the European Commis sion yesterday (see , despite a reorganisation of the system under EU enlargement. However, the commission said that the British regions would only get the money if the government dropped its plans to curb spending on Europe, reports The Times(p15).

EU ENLARGEMENT WILL AFFECT UK REGIONS RECEIVING OBJECTIVE ONE FUNDING(European Commission)

BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY MEMORIAL TO MURDERED OLDHAM TEENAGER REMOVED BY COUNCIL

A plaque erected by the BNP in memory of a white teenager killed by a gang of Bengali men was removed yesterday by Oldham MBC, after the victim's parents said they wanted nothing to do with it, reports The Independent(p14). The council is considering legal action against members of the extremist right-wing group who installed the stone plaque at the sceneof the murder of Gavin Hopley.

by assistant editor Neil Watson

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