Lockerbie bomber 'expected to die within days'

The Libyan convicted of the Lockerbie bombing and freed amid controversy last year after being diagnosed with cancer is in a coma and expected to die within days, according to reports.

Doris Gardiner: Teacher who survived the wartime Freckleton Air

Doris Gardiner was one of the last survivors of a long-forgotten Second World War tragedy that, in its scale, sadly rivals both Aberfan and Lockerbie. But for her mother's illness on that fateful day, she would almost certainly have been yet another of the many names so poignantly recorded on the village war memorial.

Dick Turpin takes advantage of hanging rival

The search for a wonder horse to follow in the hoofprints of Sea The Stars by winning the 2,000 Guineas came to nothing in the Greenham Stakes at Newbury yesterday. True, Canford Cliffs, who had looked an exciting prospect when he ran away with last year's Coventry Stakes, did finish a full seven lengths clear of his old rival Arcano. But he was half a length behind his own Richard Hannon stablemate Dick Turpin, who nicked victory in the final strides.

Free to die: bitter legacy of the Lockerbie bomber

Ali Mohamed al-Megrahi, the only person convicted over the Lockerbie bombing, is expected to learn today that he will be released from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds so that he can return to Libya, his homeland.

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Relatives divided over Megrahi speculation

Relatives of the British and American victims of the Lockerbie bombing were today divided on whether the man convicted of the atrocity should be freed on compassionate grounds.

Pick of the Picture Books: Looking for Lockerbie

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.