30/04/2010

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Aberdeenshire Crash Tragedy

An early morning road crash has left a man - believed to be aged in his 50s - dead. The accident involved a lorry and a car in Aberdeenshire and happened on the A92 at Catterline at about 8.25am. The car overturned as a result, and Grampian Police, Grampian Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service were called out. Earlier, two people were taken to hospital after a bus and 4x4 were in collision on the A97. That accident happened between Lumsden and Rhynie shortly before 7am.

Harry Flies High

Prince Harry has passed the Army pilots' course, St James's Palace confirmed on Friday. The pass mark completes his training and he is now qualified to fly Lynx and Apache helicopters. "Prince Harry is very pleased," said a St James's Palace spokesman.

Canoe Man Drowns

The identity of a 33-year-old man who died two days ago after his kayak capsized at sea has still not been revealed. Holyhead Coastguard said it received an emergency call at noon on Wednesday about a man in difficulty off Traeth Mawr, Anglesey, Gwynedd. Rescue crews, including a helicopter and a lifeboat, were called out and the man was pulled from the water and taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd in Bangor where he later died.

York Mail Centre Closed
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The Royal Mail sorting office in York has been cordoned off after a chemical leaked from a parcel. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said a couple of workers were "feeling the effects" of being exposed to a potentially hazardous substance. Specialist teams have been brought in from West Yorkshire's fire service to assist in the incident.

Terror Youth Guilty

A teenager described as a white supremacist from Co Durham has been found guilty of terrorism offences. He will be sentenced later along with his father Ian Davison, who has already admitted preparing for acts of terrorism and producing a chemical weapon, the deadly poison ricin, one of the world's most dangerous substances. Nicky Davison, 19, was convicted of three separate charges of possessing records useful in committing or preparing acts of terrorism. Newcastle Crown Court heard he was part of a white supremacist group called the Aryan Strike Force, with his father.

Police Cars Crash

Two vehicles involved in a crash on the M1 in Sheffield which left four children injured were unmarked police cars, it was revealed this afternoon. The Independent Police Complaints Commission said the South Yorkshire Police cars - a black BMW and a Seat Leon Cupra - were in collision with a Seat Alhambra people carrier on the M1, northbound, near Sheffield. The commission said the police cars were not involved in a pursuit at the time. Police have said there were six vehicles involved in the incident in total, with some hitting the debris from the initial impacts. Four children and a woman in the Alhambra were taken to local hospitals. The two police drivers had minor injuries, the commission said. South Yorkshire Police said none of those injured were thought to be in a life-threatening condition.

(BMc/GK)

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