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2008-07-21 12:00:53

By ALISON CAMPSIE A FRESH plan for a new highspeed rail link which would carry passengers between Glasgow and London in just three hours has been released by a consortium of local authorities opposed to the extension of Heathrow . High Speed North would link Edinburgh and Glasgow to London on a new route built to mirror the path of the M1 motorway with several key branches added to link Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool to the line. The proposals have been drawn up by railway civil...

2008-07-20 00:00:24

Plans for a North-South Pounds 30bn high-speed rail line with links to Europe are to be unveiled - connecting Yorkshire to Paris in just three hours. The line, which has the backing of more than 20 councils opposed to the expansion of Heathrow, would run through Yorkshire and follow the M1. Passengers from Sheffield and Leeds could reach London in less than two hours. Links via the Channel Tunnel would mean travellers could go from Sheffield to Paris in three hours, Manchester to...

2005-12-11 11:38:52

By Stephen Hird and Michael Holden HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (Reuters) - Explosions tore through a fuel depot north of London on Sunday, spewing out a huge tower of smoke and flame in what officials said could be the biggest incident of its kind in peacetime Europe. Police said only one person was seriously injured and believed it was almost certainly an accident. "There is nothing that indicates anything other than an accident," Hertfordshire Chief Constable Frank Whiteley told a news...

2005-12-11 08:00:02

By Stephen Hird and Mike Holden HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (Reuters) - Explosions tore through a fuel depot north of London before dawn on Sunday, creating a huge tower of smoke and flame and seriously injuring two people in what police said appeared to be an accident. "All indications at this stage are that this was an accident. However clearly we will keep an open mind," Hertfordshire Chief Constable Frank Whiteley told a news conference after Britons, still on edge from July bomb attacks in...

2005-12-11 03:44:51

By Stephen Hird HEMEL HEMPSTEAD (Reuters) - A series of explosions tore through a fuel depot north of London before dawn on Sunday sending flames and a column of black smoke high into the sky in what police said was most probably an accident. "There is nothing to suggest at this stage that this is anything other than an accident, although we are keeping an open mind," a Hertfordshire police spokeswoman said. She also denied earlier reports that a plane had crashed into the depot....

2005-12-11 03:12:33

By Mike Peacock LONDON (Reuters) - A series of explosions and a massive fire erupted at a fuel depot north of London before dawn on Sunday and sent a large column of black smoke into the sky, witnesses said. "There was an explosion in the vicinity of Buncefield depot at about 0604 GMT, a Hertfordshire police spokeswoman said. "We have got no figure for casualties. Obviously we are at the scene but it is difficult to gauge because of all the smoke," she said. The Buncefield oil...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'