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Friday 23 January 2009
When disasters happen, small places marked out by fate may endure a spell in the unwanted limelight, then vanish from our minds. So it was when 270 people died as a bomb destroyed Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in the Scottish borders on 21 December 1988.
Monday 22 December 2008
Among the 259 people to fall out of the Scottish night sky on 21 December 1988 when the bomb exploded on Pan Am flight 103 were 35 students from New York's Syracuse University. Most had been studying at universities in London and were flying back home to their loved ones for Christmas.
Monday 22 December 2008
Sunday 21 December 2008
Loved ones of the 270 victims of the Lockerbie bombing will gather for memorial services today to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocity.
Sunday 21 December 2008
A former Lockerbie priest has provoked anger among relatives of victims of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing by accepting an invitation to speak at a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the tragedy in the US today.
Saturday 20 December 2008
It was the worst air disaster in British history. Pam Am Flight 103 broke apart at 31,000ft above Scotland, just one hour into its voyage from London Heathrow to New York's JFK airport on 21 December 1988. Scattering wreckage over a 10-mile area, the burning jet finally crashed into the small town of Lockerbie, destroying houses, a petrol station, and setting fires that reached 300ft into the sky. Eleven residents together with all 259 passengers and crew lost their lives that night.
Monday 10 November 2008
American relatives of those killed in the Lockerbie bombing were today accused of closing their minds to the possibility of a miscarriage of justice.
Friday 07 November 2008
A "compelling case" exists for releasing the cancer-stricken Lockerbie bomber on bail pending his appeal, a court heard yesterday.
Friday 31 October 2008
Monday 01 September 2008
Sunday 31 August 2008
Friday 29 August 2008
The son of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has accused relatives of the Lockerbie victims of being "very greedy" for seeking compensation.
Thursday 28 August 2008
My father Frederick Richard Austin Morris, known as Dick to his family, friends, colleagues and students, died in Dumfries on 8 August 2008. He was a teacher and college principal as well as a war veteran. Born on 4 February 1921 in the village of Platt Bridge near Wigan, he was a devoted husband to Emma, his sweetheart from the early days of the Second World War.
Saturday 05 July 2008
For almost 30 years, Clive Hornby played Emmerdale's longest-running character, Jack Sugden, the flat cap-wearing elder son of the matriarchal Annie Sugden, who was facing widowhood after the death of her farmer husband Jacob when the serial began – as Emmerdale Farm – in 1972.
Friday 20 June 2008
So, as predicted here in April, Caroline Michel has metaphorically clambered into bed with Andrew Neil. This week he led a group of private City investors in a buy-out of the PFD agency from its owners, CSS Stellar. He has paid £4m because he believes in "the significance and value" of the backlist and "the talent and vision" of CEO Michel. Of course, CSS could have accepted the £4m management buy-out offer last year by Caroline Dawnay, Pat Kavanagh et al – the distinguished agents whose approach to CSS was rebuffed, leading them to set up the rival United Agents. It is believed that virtually all PFD's eminent authors have followed, and it is only a matter of time before they and UA open negotiations for their "significant and valuable" backlists. Having leached agents and talent, Michel is finding the rebuild a major challenge. What is clear is that CSS has lost some £8m, having bought PFD for £8m cash and £4m of shares in 2001. But Neil, like Michel, has an ego matched only by the size of his address book. He will give it his best shot.
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