Northern Ireland News for March 2006

Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
Omagh A&E Unit transfers to Fermanagh
A demonstration has been staged in Omagh, County Tyrone to protest against the transfer of the hospital's Accident and Emergency Unit to the Erne hospital in County Fermanagh. As from today, all A & ...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
County Tyrone couple have assets worth £2.6 million frozen
A County Tyrone couple have had assets of around £2.6 million frozen by the High Court. The Assets Recovery Agency was granted a High Court order enabling them to seize money, land, property, and oth...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
Illegal fuel plant discovered in County Londonderry
Police and Customs Officers have uncovered an illegal fuel laundering plant in County Londonderry. During the raid, police arrested a man from mid-Ulster, however there are no further details on his ...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
SF warns over 'diluting' Agreement
Sinn Féin has said that the British and Irish governments are diluting the Good Friday Agreement. Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness warned the two governments on Friday that his party was ...
UK National News, Mar 31, 2006
Verdict delivered on Red Cap deaths
An inquest into the deaths of six Royal Military Policemen killed by a mob in Iraq has recorded a narrative verdict of unlawful killing. The verdict means that no blame is attributed to any particula...
UK National News, Mar 31, 2006
Bahrain boat disaster death toll rises
At least 12 Britons and one Irish citizen are among those who died when a pleasure boat capsized off the coast of Bahrain last night. At least 57 people are believed to have been killed when the two-...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
Minister welcomes new powers to combat organised crime
Security Minister Shaun Woodward has today said that the introduction of new powers to track the financial affairs of those convicted for organised crime, is vital in ensuring that those who attempt t...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
Helicopter chase pair charged with robbery
Two men, who were arrested on Wednesday night after a 60-mile chase involving a police helicopter, have been charged in connection with two robberies. The pair were arrested in Omagh after the helico...
UK National News, Mar 31, 2006
Rice tour greeted with protests
Protestors have greeted the US Secretary of State as she started her tour of England on Friday. Condoleezza Rice used a side entrance at a school in Foreign Secretary Jack Straw's constituency and sa...
UK National News, Mar 31, 2006
Boxer found guilty over car crash
Former world boxing champion Naseem Hamed has been warned that he could face jail after pleading guilty to a dangerous driving charge. The 31-year-old former featherweight champion from Sheffield was...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
Three arrested in connection with County Down robberies
Three men have been arrested following a spate of crimes in County Down. In the first incident, three men, dressed in grey hooded tops and baseball caps entered a house in Castlewellan at around 11.3...
UK National News, Mar 31, 2006
Drug trial man says brain 'on fire'
One of the six men who became seriously ill following a drug trial has given an interview, saying how he felt like his brain was "on fire" after taking the drug. Student Nav Modi, 24, told 'The Sun' ...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
Cash delivery guard robbed at knife-point
Police in north Belfast are appealing for information after a cash delivery guard was robbed yesterday morning. It is understood that a man armed with a knife, approached the guard outside a bank in ...
UK National News, Mar 31, 2006
More delays for Wembley Stadium
The Football Association has announced that all planned football matches at the beleaguered Wembley Stadium for the rest of the year will be moved to other venues, as the stadium faces further delays....
UK National News, Mar 31, 2006
Scottish & Southern Energy announce price rises
Energy supply company Scottish & Southern Energy has announced that it will increase prices for the majority of its domestic electricity and gas customers - the fourth time prices have risen since the...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
Local companies look to do business in india
Secretary of State, Peter Hain, has today announced that he is to lead a major business mission to India in April to attract investment and tourism to Northern Ireland. Mr Hain also revealed that he ...
UK National News, Mar 31, 2006
Call for illegal immigrants to be granted amnesty
Giving an amnesty to almost 500,000 people who are currently living illegally in the UK and allowing them to work legally could raise around £1 billion per year in taxes, a report has claimed. The In...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 31, 2006
Lagan Technologies serves 10m UK citizens
Belfast-based Lagan Technologies, a provider of customer relationship technology and services to local government and public sector organisations, has announced that the 10 millionth UK citizen is now...
UK National News, Mar 30, 2006
Doctors slam 'vindictive' pay rise
The British Medical Association has slammed the government's decision to grant consultants a phased below-inflation pay rise. All other NHS staff will receive above inflation pay rises except for doc...
UK National News, Mar 30, 2006
Call for end to means testing for elderly care
Elderly people should be guaranteed a minimum level of state-funded social care and the current means-testing system should be scrapped, according to a new report. The report, by government adviser S...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
FG Wilson invest £47m in NI expansion
FG Wilson (Engineering) Ltd, is set to receive a £47 million investment boost, making it the global centre of excellence in research and manufacture of diesel and natural gas powered electrical genera...
UK National News, Mar 30, 2006
Nuclear clean up 'could cost £70 billion'
The cost of cleaning up and decommissioning Britain's ageing civil nuclear sites could amount to more than £70 billion, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has announced. The NDA had originally est...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
Suicide rate rises almost 50% in NI
Figures on the suicide rate in Northern Ireland have revealed an almost 50% increase on the numbers committing suicide last year. Figures released by the General Register’s Office revealed that 213 p...
UK National News, Mar 30, 2006
Police question man over Manchester pub shootings
A 41-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the March pub shooting in Manchester which left two men dead. The man, who is from south Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murd...
Recruitment News, Mar 30, 2006
Pillar Data Systems To Establish EMEA Headquarters In Drogheda
Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Micheál Martin has announced that Pillar Data Systems of San Jose, California, supported by IDA Ireland, is to establish its European, Middle East and Afr...
Business News, Mar 30, 2006
'Spring bounce' for house prices
House prices rose by 1.1% in March, the Nationwide has reported. The building society said that the annual rate of inflation had risen to 5.3% - the highest rate since May 2005 - taking the average c...
UK National News, Mar 30, 2006
Men arrested under Terrorism Act at hospital
Police have arrested four men under the Terrorism Act at a hospital in Staffordshire. The men were arrested at Stafford District General Hospital following an operation involving firearms officers on...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
Pilot schemes to aid suicide prevention
A number of pilot measures have been implemented as part of a suicide prevention strategy unveiled by the government today. Health Minister Shaun Woodward announced pilots for both a helpline and "bu...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
Mother freed by young daughter after robbery
A four-year-old girl freed her mother after two robbers who ransacked their Antrim home had left her tied her up in a bedroom. Two men pushed their way into a house close to the Antrim Area Hospital,...
UK National News, Mar 30, 2006
Teenager arrested over supermarket rape
Police investigating the rape of an eleven-year-old girl in a supermarket toilet have arrested a 15-year-old boy. The girl had been shopping with her mother in the Sainsbury's store in Shires Retail ...