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Aug 26, 2011

It was wrong to free Lockerbie bomber: residents

LOCKERBIE, Scotland (Reuters) – A Libyan jailed for the 1988 bombing of PanAm flight 103 over Lockerbie and released two years ago should never have walked free, residents of the Scottish town said on Friday.

Former Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted for the attack, has now gone missing in Libya, where rebels have overthrown Muammar Gaddafi.

Aug 24, 2011

Spurs can challenge stadium decision

LONDON (Reuters) – English soccer club Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday won legal clearance to challenge a decision to hand the 2012 Olympic stadium to rivals West Ham United after the Games.

The Premier League club had sought a judicial review after the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) awarded West Ham preferred bidder status for the 486 million pound stadium earlier this year.

Aug 24, 2011

Olympics-Spurs can challenge stadium decision

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – English soccer club Tottenham
Hotspur on Wednesday won legal clearance to challenge a decision
to hand the 2012 Olympic stadium to rivals West Ham United after
the Games.

The Premier League club had sought a judicial review after
the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) awarded West Ham
preferred bidder status for the 486 million pound ($797 million)
stadium earlier this year.

Aug 24, 2011

Olympics-Spurs win legal battle over 2012 stadium

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – English soccer club Tottenham
Hotspur on Wednesday won legal clearance to challenge a decision
to hand the 2012 Olympic stadium to rivals West Ham United after
the Games.

The Premier League club had sought a judicial review after
the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) awarded West Ham
preferred bidder status for the 486 million pound ($797 million)
stadium earlier this year.

Aug 14, 2011

Police hit out at Cameron’s hiring of U.S. crime guru

LONDON (Reuters) – Police chiefs on Sunday hit back at Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to enlist a U.S. crime expert after last week’s riots, as the conservative leader vowed “zero tolerance” against street violence.

Cameron, criticised by some in his party as being too liberal on crime and punishment, has taken a tough stance after four nights of looting and arson hit cities across England.

Aug 14, 2011

U.K. police hit out at Cameron’s hiring of U.S. crime guru

LONDON (Reuters) – British police chiefs Sunday hit back at Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans to enlist a U.S. crime expert after last week’s riots, as the conservative leader vowed “zero tolerance” against street violence.

Cameron, criticized by some in his party as being too liberal on crime and punishment, has taken a tough stance after four nights of looting and arson hit cities across England.

Aug 14, 2011

UK government says must tackle social problems after riots

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain needs to tackle deep-seated social problems following riots and looting in English cities this week, the center-right government said on Saturday, and a U.S. street crime expert it has brought in said arrests alone would not solve the problem.

“There are communities that have just been left behind by the rest of the country. There are communities that are cut-off from the economic life-blood of the rest of the country,” Finance Minister George Osborne said.

Aug 13, 2011

UK to tackle social problems after riots

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain needs to tackle deep-seated social problems following riots and looting in English cities this week, the center-right government said on Saturday, and a U.S. street crime expert it has brought in said arrests alone would not solve the problem.

“There are communities that have just been left behind by the rest of the country. There are communities that are cut-off from the economic life-blood of the rest of the country,” Finance Minister George Osborne said.

Aug 11, 2011

“Chaos reigns” as courts struggle to process UK rioters

LONDON (Reuters) – Courts around Britain were struggling on Thursday to cope with a huge influx of people arrested during this week’s riots, including a millionaire’s daughter, a charity worker and a woman who handed herself in after suffering pangs of guilt.

At Westminster magistrates’ court, police vans queued round the block and spectators jostled for places as a seemingly endless procession of defendants trooped through the dock.

Jul 28, 2011

UK phone-hacking judge calls for journalists’ help

LONDON (Reuters) – The judge in charge of the public inquiry into alleged phone hacking by the British media urged people Thursday not to close ranks and called for journalists to help in his investigation, as he set out its broad outlines.

The inquiry, looking into the media’s relationship with the public, police and politicians, was set up after a phone-hacking scandal that shocked the country and saw the closure of Britain’s biggest Sunday newspaper the News of the World.

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      ""Avril is a Reuters politics and general news reporter in London, specialising in the 2012 Olympics, religion and the regions. Before that, Avril wrote for www.reuters.co.uk. She has worked at the Daily Telegraph, CNN and Financial Times Business.""
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