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TRANSPORT Secretary Brian Mawhinney has given a clear signal that the Government is preparing a dramatic U-turn on road building, according to the Observer. The development may spell the end of Government's pounds 19bn road building programme, which has aroused violent opposition across the country.

The Sunday Telegraph reports that sweeping reforms of the controversial Child Support Act are to be introduced in the new year in response to growing anger among Tory backbenchers over the methods used to extract maintenance from fathers.

Ministers fear the publication of the biography sanctioned by the Prince of Wales will damage the monarchy. Senior Cabinet sources have told the Mail on Sunday they believe Prince Charles's decision to assist broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby on TV and in the book shows a lack of judgement.

Disgraced financier Peter Clowes has been earning pounds 150 a month from his prison cell. The former head of the collapsed Barlow Clowes investment group has been hired to write specialist computer programs for the legal profession, the Sunday Express reports.

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