From today's UK papers

August 7, 2001

The Daily Telegraph

Local councils are to get Whitehall funding to install more road humps despite a government-commissioned Transport Research Laboratory study showing that they increase pollution.

The number of personal computers distributed and sold in Britain is in decline for the first time since the PC was invented 20 years ago

Italy's medical association began disciplinary action yesterday against a Rome fertility doctor who wants to create the world's first human clone.

The Guardian

Inequality between ethnic minorities and whites will continue to widen over the next 20 years unless fresh action is taken, the Cabinet Office has concluded in a report published yesterday.

Tony Blair is listening to student complaints and may now bring back maintenance grants.

The Times

Scientists from the University of Alcalá de Henares and the Biological Station have discovered a bat that preys on birds migrating south for the winter.

The American Dream has been updated, with bigger houses, rocketing mortgages and longer commutes through ever-expanding, increasingly multicultural suburbs, according to data published by the US Census Bureau.

Financial Times

The call by Italy's prime minister for the World Food Summit to be held outside Rome met strong opposition yesterday from anti-globalisation groups, the city's mayor and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

The Independent

A spectacular 3-D map of the world is being compiled by scientists using radar data gathered during space shuttle flights.

The Daily Mail

Married women go through the menopause two years later on average than those who are single, according to a study from the University of Massachusetts.

Miscellany

The Food Standards Agency has hinted that it may commission research to establish whether organic food is safer and better for consumers than other foods. ( The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Financial Times )

Rail commuters should pay far more to travel to work and most of Britain's motorists are "grossly undercharged", Leeds University research commissioned by ministers has concluded. ( The Guardian , The Independent )

Cambridge University is pressing on with plans for a new animal research laboratory despite warnings that it will become a target for animal rights activists. ( The Times , The Independent )   

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