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Carol King-Eckersley tells of her 'double tragedy' after deciding to track down her only child, put up for adoption 45 years ago

Law firm goes

PANNONE NAPIER, the law firm set up in 1986 to help victims of mass accidents, such as the Lockerbie bombing, is to be dissolved. The company revolutionised the handling of multi- party action and helped secure legal reforms relating to the such incidents were dealt with.

Battle over pounds 5m bill for Rowland

THE struggle for control of the Lonrho trading conglomerate took another turn yesterday following reports that Roland 'Tiny' Rowland, its 76-year-old joint chief executive, is costing shareholders more than pounds 5m a year in salary and expenses.

Lockerbie relatives in dispute over film

BRITISH AND American families whose relatives died in the Lockerbie bombing are involved in an acrimonious dispute over a controversial new documentary about the atrocity.

Diary: Fury over Libyan film on Lockerbie

The anguish endured by relatives of the Lockerbie bombing victims continues with news that Channel 4 is considering a proposal by a Libyan-financed production company to broadcast a documentary about the disaster. Among several theories put forward by the company is the suggestion that the Central Intelligence Agency knew that a bomb was going to be planted on Pan Am Flight 103 but failed to raise the alarm.

Lockerbie reverse

THE LIBYAN parliament has voted not to surrender to Britain or the United States the two men suspected of the Lockerbie bombing . This reverses an earlier pledge.

The Week Ahead: Cheerful new daily targets the young

A CHEEKY new French newspaper, InfoMatin, aimed at young, urban readers, is to hit the streets today - part of an escalating price war in France's recession-battered newspaper industry. The daily will be smaller than a tabloid and, at 3 francs (34p), cheaper than the other national dailies. It will be packed with brief articles and colour photographs.

Clinton's pledge on Lockerbie

President Bill Clinton broke ground on a memorial to commemorate the victims of the Lockerbie bombing and said the United States would not rest until the case was closed, Reuter reports from Washington.

Lockerbie claim

The defunct US airline Pan Am began legal action at the Court of Session in Edinburgh seeking pounds 200m compensation from Libya for the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.

Offer rejected

Britain rejected an offer yesterday by two Libyans suspected of the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to stand trial in Switzerland, Reuter reports. The Government insists that the two men should stand trial in either Scotland or the United States for the alleged bombing of the Pan Am flight.

Media: Mayhem and the messengers: A new book on press coverage of disasters reminds David Connett of his days 'doorstepping' as a 17-year-old reporter

SINGLE IMAGES of disaster remain fresh long after the details have diminished. Facts about the Indian earthquake will fade, but the mud-caked, mangled bodies, clawed from the rubble and loaded on to bullock carts, will persist in the memory.

Lockerbie invite

LIBYA offered to let Scottish law officers go to Tripoli to persuade the two men accused of the Lockerbie bombing to surrender for trial in Scotland.

US Advertising campaign on terrorist attacks

WASHINGTON - The United States will this week launch an advertising campaign offering rewards of up to dollars 2m (pounds 1.4m) for information leading to the capture of suspects linked to the terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center, and the Lockerbie bombing, writes Phil Reeves.

Lockerbie offer

Reports from Cairo state that Libya is offering compensation to the families of the victims of the Lockerbie bombing, Charles Richards writes. In London, a Foreign Office spokesman said Libya was expected to comply fully with all UN security council resolutions regarding the affair, and hand over the two suspects for trial in Scotland or the US. Libya's reported offer appears a ploy to persuade the UN sanctions committee to ease the embargo before its meeting on 13 August.

Profile: Maastricht] Only Mogg can save us: William Rees-Mogg closes his eyes and thinks of England

ACCORDING to Leolin Price QC, speaking on behalf of Lord Rees-Mogg in the High Court on Monday, it was 'perhaps the most important constitutional issue to be faced by the courts in 300 years'. Yet for the past 48 hours, Lord Rees-Mogg's application for a judicial review to prevent the Foreign Secretary ratifying the Treaty of European Union has seemed a mere sideshow, mischievous posturing by a sexagenarian who never grew up.

Charmed life of the last hero

'TWENTY-SEVEN years in prison do not, in fact, produce a very conciliatory form of intelligence,' Albert Camus wrote in The Rebel. 'Such a lengthy confinement makes a man either a weakling or a killer - or sometimes both.'
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