Northern Ireland News for February 2004

UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Cook rounds on Clare Short over UN bugging claims
Ex-foreign secretary Robin Cook has rounded on his former Cabinet colleague Clare Short over her claims that Kofi Annan's telephone was bugged in the build up to the crucial cote on the Iraq war last ...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Cook rounds on Clare Short over UN bugging claims
Ex-foreign secretary Robin Cook has rounded on his former Cabinet colleague Clare Short over her claims that Kofi Annan's telephone was bugged in the build up to the crucial cote on the Iraq war last ...
Business News, Feb 27, 2004
Royal Mail puts in 'poor' performance
The Royal Mail has performed poorly and is "unlikely" to meet any of the 15 minimum performance targets set out in its licence, according to the mail watchdog Postwatch. Postwatch said that Royal Mai...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Maximum sentence for death drivers rises to 14 years
The maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving will increase from 10 to 14 years, Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced today. The increase will target drivers who kill, be it thro...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Maximum sentence for death drivers rises to 14 years
The maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving will increase from 10 to 14 years, Home Secretary David Blunkett has announced today. The increase will target drivers who kill, be it thro...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Cold spell set to continue over weekend
Motorists were warned on Friday to only travel if their journey was necessary, as heavy snow showers swept southwards across Britain. Weather forecasters are expecting heavy snow falls in parts of Sc...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Cold spell set to continue over weekend
Motorists were warned on Friday to only travel if their journey was necessary, as heavy snow showers swept southwards across Britain. Weather forecasters are expecting heavy snow falls in parts of Sc...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Body of Macedonian president recovered from crash site
The body of the Macedonian president, Boris Trajkovski, has been recovered by rescue teams searching the crash site in mountains on the border of Bosnia-Hercegovina and Montenegro. The bodies of all...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Body of Macedonian president recovered from crash site
The body of the Macedonian president, Boris Trajkovski, has been recovered by rescue teams searching the crash site in mountains on the border of Bosnia-Hercegovina and Montenegro. The bodies of all...
Recruitment News, Feb 27, 2004
Irish Ferries workers to return to ships
Seven hours of talks at Irish Labour Relations Commission have led to a deal where the 450 crew members laid off this week by Irish Ferries are to return to work. The ferry operator confirmed today t...
Business News, Feb 27, 2004
Irish Ferries workers to return to ships
Seven hours of talks at Irish Labour Relations Commission have led to a deal where the 450 crew members laid off this week by Irish Ferries are to return to work. The ferry operator confirmed today t...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
UN's Afghan repatriation programme to restart
The UN's refugee agency will next week resume repatriating refugees to Afghanistan from Pakistan, three months after one of its staff members was murdered. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHC...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
UN's Afghan repatriation programme to restart
The UN's refugee agency will next week resume repatriating refugees to Afghanistan from Pakistan, three months after one of its staff members was murdered. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHC...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Royal Mail puts in 'poor' performance
The Royal Mail has performed poorly and is "unlikely" to meet any of the 15 minimum performance targets set out in its licence, according to the mail watchdog Postwatch. Postwatch said that Royal Mai...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Royal Mail puts in 'poor' performance
The Royal Mail has performed poorly and is "unlikely" to meet any of the 15 minimum performance targets set out in its licence, according to the mail watchdog Postwatch. Postwatch said that Royal Mai...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
New commission to focus on international policy over Africa
Prime Minister Tony Blair announced yesterday that an international commission is set to examine policy relating to Africa. The Commission aims to generate increased support for the G8 Africa Action ...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
New commission to focus on international policy over Africa
Prime Minister Tony Blair announced yesterday that an international commission is set to examine policy relating to Africa. The Commission aims to generate increased support for the G8 Africa Action ...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Cash boost sees police foster closer partnership with community
Fourteen police forces are set to build community partnerships to tackle crime following a £700,000 government cash boost. The funding will support the creation of 14 new Policing Priority Areas (PP...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Cash boost sees police foster closer partnership with community
Fourteen police forces are set to build community partnerships to tackle crime following a £700,000 government cash boost. The funding will support the creation of 14 new Policing Priority Areas (PP...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Poorly fitted child car seats costs dozens of lives a year: report
Around two thirds of all child seats are fitted incorrectly and basic mistakes by adults when fitting child seats can kill and injure hundreds of children a year, even in low speed crashes, a report b...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Poorly fitted child car seats costs dozens of lives a year: report
Around two thirds of all child seats are fitted incorrectly and basic mistakes by adults when fitting child seats can kill and injure hundreds of children a year, even in low speed crashes, a report b...
Local News, Feb 27, 2004
Funerals of road crash victims to take place
The funerals of three of the four men killed in Tuesday's Co Antrim road crash have taken place today. The funeral service for 18-year-old, Ian Currie took place in the Crescent Church on Belfast's U...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Irish Ferries workers to return to ships
Seven hours of talks at Irish Labour Relations Commission have led to a deal where the 450 crew members laid off this week by Irish Ferries are to return to work. The ferry operator confirmed today t...
UK National News, Feb 27, 2004
Irish Ferries workers to return to ships
Seven hours of talks at Irish Labour Relations Commission have led to a deal where the 450 crew members laid off this week by Irish Ferries are to return to work. The ferry operator confirmed today t...
Local News, Feb 27, 2004
Electricity prices set to rise in Northern Ireland
Electricity prices in Northern Ireland are set to rise by almost 3%, it was announced today. NIE said the increase was necessary due to a rise in power station fuel costs. The price rise will see 16...
Local News, Feb 27, 2004
NI beef campaign to get EU funding
Agriculture Minister, Ian Pearson today welcomed an agreement by the European Commission to fund a campaign to continue the restoration of consumer confidence in beef consumption. The decision comes ...
Local News, Feb 27, 2004
Lack of exercise is turning NI into 'nation of fatties' claims report
The Northern Ireland population is turning into a 'nation of fatties', not because of overeating, but because of insufficient exercise. This is according to University of Ulster lecturer, Dr Marie Mu...
Local News, Feb 27, 2004
Regional cancer services framework group established
The establishment of a new Regional Cancer Services Framework group has been announced by Northern Ireland's Chief Medical Officer, Dr Henrietta Campbell. Dr Campbell, who was speaking today at a wor...
Local News, Feb 27, 2004
Companies urged to submit business award entry
Companies across Ireland are being urged to submit their entries for this year’s All Island Trade & Business Awards. Sponsored by InterTradeIreland, in conjunction with IBEC-CBI Joint Business Counc...
UK National News, Feb 26, 2004
Kofi Annan was bugged by UK secret services, claims Short
Former Cabinet minister Clare Short, who quit government last year over her opposition to the war in Iraq, has claimed that Britain's secret services spied on the UN Secretary General in the run up to...