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Factory homes

The Lucas factory in Finchley, north London, which stopped manufacturing in 1989, has been bought by Fairview New Homes for conversion to 178 flats and houses. Prices for flats in the 1920s building will start at pounds 37,000 and rise to pounds 105,000 for a 4-bedroom house.

Eyes in the sky

CAPE CANAVERAL - The space shuttle Endeavour lifted off yesterday with six astronauts who will use radar to map some of the most environmentally delicate spots on Earth. The crew will spend nine days observing the planet with cameras and a set of radar 'eyes' that can see through clouds, trees, ice and dry sand to gauge the health of the environment. Reuter

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Blighted careers

Women's careers are being hindered by childcare problems, family commitments and male managers, according to a survey by the Industrial Society, Britain's largest independent training body. It also said that the Opportunity 2000 initiative, aimed at helping to improve opportunities for women, is making little impact.

Blast victim dies

A FOURTH person, Neil Gaffeney, 29, has died from the effects of a blast at a chemical factory, in Castleford, West Yorkshire. He suffered 58 per cent burns in Monday's explosion.

Camcorder boom

More than 500,000 camcorders were sold in 1991, and sales will hit 1 million a year by 1996, according to a research report by the Euromonitor group.

Independent cover price

THE INDEPENDENT The price of the Independent from Monday to Friday will increase to 45p on Monday. The last weekday price rise was in October 1990. The increase follows the rising cost of manufacture and distribution. The Daily Telegraph increased its cover price to 45p on 3 February 1992 and the Times followed suit on 30 March.

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