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The Eiffel Tower is lighting up Paris again after 20,000 bulbs were switched on last week. The one-year lighting project cost £3 million and involved 25 mountain climbers laying 25 miles of cable.

It is expected to be 10 years before rewiring is needed.

Scottish parliament builder Bovis Lend Lease has had to tweak the building design on average three times each hour, reports the Scotland on Sunday newspaper. From October 2002 to last month,1,825 changes were made, and Bovis says it cannot say what the final cost will be.At present the estimated final cost is £400 million.

About 30,000 people descended on Stonehenge to see in the summer solstice, according to the police and English Heritage. Visitors to the 5,000-year-old monument included druids, pagans, new age travellers and samba bands.

The redevelopment of Trafalgar Square, which includes the pedestrianisation of the north side, is causing traffic delays of up to 30 minutes, says the RAC Foundation.

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