30/10/2009

Other News In Brief

Car Blazes After Deadly Crash

A car in which a body was found earlier this week may have hit a wall before it caught fire, as no other vehicles were involved in the fatal crash. The body found in a burnt out car in Cumbria on Wednesday is believed to be that of a local woman but the police have not formally identified the body. A post-mortem examination is expected to reveal more details. The discovery was made by emergency services who were alerted to the fire-damaged vehicle at the roadside in Talkin, Brampton, on Wednesday night.

Wales Flood Warning

Some 600,000 people living in coastal areas of Wales will need to move because of a serious risk of flooding brought about by climate change, a report has warned. The report by the Auditor General for Wales Jeremy Colman suggests homes will have to be abandoned. He said a "drastic re-think" was needed to the current approach to managing the sea's impact and called for "stronger leadership" from the assembly government, who welcomed the report.

Robbed Teen 'Recovering'

A teenager is recovering after two armed men forced her to hand over money from the till of an Edinburgh cafe where she was working on her own. The 19-year-old had been left in The Tree House Cafe in Leven Street while the owner went out on an errand when the robbery happened on Thursday. The two male teenage thieves entered the cafe at about 4,30pm yesterday. One of the men flashed what looked like a handgun tucked into the waistband of his trousers before demanding money. They fled with only £40 as the owner had already cashed-up the till.

Met Goes Green

The London police this week won a prestigious 'green purchasing' accolade that recognises the work of companies and organisations in promoting green practices. The Met's Procurement and Environmental team were presented with the best practice award at the Mayor of London's Green Procurement Code awards ceremony in central London this week. The team beat nominees from both the public and private sectors - including councils, charities and a construction contractor - to take the top prize in the highly competitive 'Policy, Strategy and Communication' category - which awards organisations that have developed exceptional green procurement policies.

(BMcC/KMcA)

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