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Saturday, 17 July 2004


It seems that much of the construction work, in preparing Athens for the forthcoming Olympic Games, is showing signs of being finished on time.


However, one area of Athens is taking its preparations close to the wire.


It is reported that in Maroussi (a suburb of Athens), there is much left to be done; as its streets are dug up, and replaced with cobbles. The centre of the town still, according to reports, resembles a construction site.


The rationale for this face change comes from the local council, who wish to "pedestrianise" the centre.


The trouble is, apart from the work being behind schedule, it seems that no one bothered to ask the 70000 local inhabitants what they thought of the idea. 

The nickname of the area was paradise, residents are now mourning "paradise lost".


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