Northern Ireland News for March 2006 : Page 2

Recruitment News, Mar 30, 2006
FG Wilson Set To Create 155 Jobs
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
Search launched for missing angler
A major search is underway to find an angler who went missing off Holyhead this morning. Holyhead Coastguard were alerted after a 50-year-old man, who had set out from Holyhead in a nine foot green i...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
Arrests made as motorbike is chased by police helicopter
Two men were arrested after a police operation involving a helicopter that chased a motorcycle over 60 miles from Belfast to near Omagh. The high speed pursuit began after police were alerted to two ...
UK National News, Mar 30, 2006
Government publishes ASBO figures
The number of anti-social behaviour orders (ASBOs) issued in England and Wales since they were introduced in 1999 has reached 7,356, according to the latest government figures. In the third quarter l...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
NICCY warn over long waits for speech therapy
Thousands of children and young people are waiting for speech and language therapy a year after the office of the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) warned more needed...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
Local conservation groups welcome Marine Bill plans
An alliance of conservation groups, the Marine Task Force Northern Ireland (MTF NI), has welcomed the publication of the UK government’s consultation on its Marine Bill. However, the group said that ...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
Rathlin Ferry to begin early tourist season sailings
Visitors to Rathlin will be welcomed early this year as the new summer timetable for the island's ferry service will commence a month earlier than usual. In an initiative to boost visitors to Rathlin...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
Partnership set up to tackle wildlife crime
Wildlife in Northern Ireland will be safer thanks to the establishment of the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Northern Ireland group (PAW NI), who held their first meeting recently. The...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 30, 2006
Company offers businesses 'Fluent' statistics
A small, local internet and e-business consultancy is set to create five jobs as it becomes a specialist provider of software solutions that will trade in global markets. Assisted by Invest NI, Fluen...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
Man dies in Derry car crash
A man has died following a road traffic collision in County Londonderry. The incident happened on the Ballymacombs Road between Portglenone and Bellaghy shortly after 11.30 this morning. It is under...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
Man remanded in custody charged with murder
A man has been remanded in custody charged with the murder of a woman in north Belfast at the weekend. Nelson Watson, 59, from Clanmorris Street in the Tiger's Bay area of the city, is accused of the...
Recruitment News, Mar 29, 2006
Belfast Development To Create 2,000 Jobs
The North East Quarter of Belfast City Centre is to be the next area for major retail-led regeneration in the City, which will provide 1,000 jobs during construction and 2,000 jobs in retail and leisu...
UK National News, Mar 29, 2006
Deepcut review rejects call for public inquiry
A report into the deaths of four young army recruits at Deepcut barracks has rejected calls for a public inquiry. The review by Nicolas Blake QC investigated the deaths of Privates Sean Benton, 20, f...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
Plane lands at army base by mistake
A Ryanair passenger jet destined for Derry City Airport has landed at Ballykelly army base, six miles away by mistake. The plane is thought to have been the Ryanair 1425 service from Liverpool to Der...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
Security guard stabbed in hospital attack
A security guard has been stabbed during an attack at a County Down Hospital in the early hours of this morning. The guard was on his rounds in the Radiology Department in the Dundonald Hospital at a...
UK National News, Mar 29, 2006
Jeshma killer sentenced to life
A Latvian man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of London teenager Jeshma Raithatha. Viktor Dembovskis, 43, attacked the 17-year-old as she returned to her home in Green...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
Carrickfergus pensioner robbed by bogus callers
Police have appealed for information following the robbery of a pensioner in County Antrim yesterday afternoon. A man posing as a Housing Executive worker talked his way into the 82-year-old woman's ...
UK National News, Mar 29, 2006
Man found guilty of murdering pregnant girlfriend
A Portuguese factory worker has been found guilty of murdering his pregnant girlfriend. Hugo Quintas, 25, murdered Hayley Richards, 23, at her flat in Trowbridge, Wiltshire last June. Bristol Crown...
UK National News, Mar 29, 2006
Police could widen 'loans-for-peerages' investigation
Scotland Yard is considering whether to widen an inquiry into the 'loans-for-peerage' claims to include claims of corruption. The Metropolitan Police are already investigating allegations that laws b...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
£40m spend fails to raise literacy and numeracy standards
It has been revealed that significant numbers of Northern Ireland's children have not reached literacy and numeracy attainment targets set by the government. A report to Parliament from John Dowdall,...
UK National News, Mar 29, 2006
Government unveils plans for rape trials
The government has unveiled a series of proposals aimed at increasing the number of rape convictions. The number of rape allegations that result in a conviction currently stands at just 5.6%. The ne...
UK National News, Mar 29, 2006
Kember speaks of time in captivity
Freed British hostage Norman Kember has given an interview talking about his time held captive in Iraq. Mr Kember, 74, a retired professor from Pinner, north-west London, told the 'Baptist Times' of ...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
Teenager has ear bitten in Derry assault
A 16-year-old boy has had part of his ear bitten off during an assault in Londonderry. Police said that the teenager was attacked by a gang of around four of five males in the Glen Road area of the c...
UK National News, Mar 29, 2006
Sainsbury's sales recovery continues
Supermarket chain Sainsbury's has reported another rise in sales for the January to March period - the chain's fifth consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales growth. The chain, the third largest su...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
Belfast men escape from County Donegal court
Two Belfast men have escaped from Garda custody in County Donegal during a court appearance. The men were brought before Letterkenny Court on charges of theft yesterday morning and managed to escape ...
UK National News, Mar 29, 2006
Wembley workers in talks over pay
Contractors involved in the building of the new Wembley Stadium are holding talks following a pay dispute. Steelworkers, scaffolders and welders were told on Tuesday that they would be laid off next ...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
Care Services to receive major cash boost
Primary and Community Care Services in Northern Ireland are to be transformed with a major £5.8million government investment. Speaking earlier, Health Minister Shaun Woodward said this initial invest...
UK National News, Mar 29, 2006
Eclipse of Sun visible from UK
A total eclipse of the sun will track across the Atlantic, central Africa, south eastern Europe and central Asia. As the moon crosses in front of the Sun, the partial eclipse will be visible from nor...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 29, 2006
Political Party election expenditure revealed
A report released today by the Electoral Commission has revealed the extent of expenditure by local political parties during last year's general election campaign. The report revealed that political ...
UK National News, Mar 28, 2006
Government publishes plan to tackle emissions
The government has announced a new programme aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Change Programme is expected to reduce the UK's emissions of greenhouse gases to 23-25% below base...