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Impact of public sector pension plans on Scots workers

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  • March 10, 2011
About a million Scots - one in five - look to public sector pensions, and there is little prospect they'll avoid the changes being recommended to the UK government by Lord Hutton. Occupational pensions are an issue reserved to Westminster for leg...

7/7 inquest: Families' recommendations in full

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  • March 10, 2011
Families of victims of the 7 July 2005 bombings have come up with a list of recommendations which they want the coroner to cover in her verdicts. The list is as follows: LONDON UNDERGROUND Transport for London and other companies should reconsider ...

Woman's death at Clifton house 'not suspicious'

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  • March 10, 2011
The death of a woman whose body was found after a fire at a house in Nottingham is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed. Emergency services were called to the property on Pieris Drive, Clifton, at about 1545 GMT on Wednesday. Fir...

Man dies in four-vehicle pile-up on A9

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  • March 10, 2011
A man has died after a four-vehicle crash on the A9 in Perthshire, police have said. The collision happened at about 1345 GMT just north of Calvine. Officers said the road would be closed for a "significant length of time". Crash investigators are...

7/7 inquests: Families want lessons to be learnt

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  • March 10, 2011
Relatives of the 52 people killed in the 7 July bombings have made a series of recommendations to the coroner on action needed to prevent future deaths. Their lawyers raised 33 specific areas where action needed to be taken to protect the safety ...

Trial date for Cardiff mother charged with boy's murder

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  • March 10, 2011
The mother of a seven-year-old boy found dead after a house fire has been committed for trial charged with his murder. Emergency services were called to a blaze in Canton, Cardiff in July 2010. Sara Ege, 31, is accused of Yaseen Ali's murder. His f...

Ladder breakdown blamed for church blaze destruction

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  • March 10, 2011
Firefighters have claimed not enough resources were available to them to tackle a blaze in a derelict Ipswich church. A turntable ladder to allow water to be applied from above the fire broke down when it was sent to St Michael's Church on Upper ...

Earthquake hits south-west China near Burma border

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  • March 10, 2011
An earthquake that struck in south-west China near the border with Burma has killed at least seven people and injured more than 120 others, reports from China say. The 5.4 magnitude earthquake struck 225km (140 miles) southwest of Dali in Yunnan p...

Fresh floods hit Queensland towns

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  • March 10, 2011
Parts of northeastern Australia badly hit by Cyclone Yasi have been hit by new heavy rainfall. Residents of Cardwell, one of Queensland's worst-hit towns, are thigh-deep in water. Rising waters have cut off Cardwell, Mission Beach, Tully Heads and...

Wakefield man arrested over Lea Brooke arson death

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  • March 10, 2011
A man has been arrested over the death of a woman in an arson attack in West Yorkshire in 2008. Lea Brooke, 81, died after white spirit was poured through the letterbox of her home in Walton Lane, Wakefield, and ignited. Police said the arrest foll...

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