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WHAT HAPPENED ON 23th January 2001?

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22nd January 2001

FAMILY-OF-FOUR MURDER SUSPECTS FREED

A police officer & his former wife have been freed after they were told they would not be charged with the murders of a family of four. Mandy Power 34 was beaten to death with her children Katie 10 and Emily eight and mother Doris Dawson 80 at Clydach near Swansea. Sgt Steve Lewis & former Pc Alison Lewis were arrested six months ago. But there was not enough evidence for a prosecution case the CPS said.

23th January 2001

UGANDA TACKLES CHILD LABOUR PROBLEM

The government in Uganda is holding a conference to address the problem of the country's 3m child labourers. Ministers & union officials were told that orphans whose parents had died in the Aids epidemic were a potentially limitless supply of cheap labour. Labour minister Philemon Mateke said most of the exploited children were hidden away in illegal workshops. And many families send their children to work instead of school because they depend on the children to sustain them.

23th January 2001

GOVERNMENT EXPANDING VOCATIONAL GCSEs

Around 40 000 extra pupils will study for a vocational GCSE qualification from next year Education Secretary David Blunkett has said. The £38m scheme would help cure the "British disease" of neglecting practical skills he said. New courses will include engineering construction & information technology At present about 50 000 children study for vocational GCSEs. It is hoped they will lead to apprenticeships.

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22nd January 2001

FRENCH NO LONGER IMPORTANT IN TURKEY

Officials at Istanbul international airport say French businessmen can no longer use the fast-track VIP hall. The airport administration chief said only official guests of the Turkish government could now enjoy that perk. The move is a sign of Turkey's outrage over the French parliament vote to recognise as genocide the 1915 deaths of Armenians under the Ottoman empire. Turkey disputes the number of deaths and denies that the killings were part of a deliberate policy of genocide.

23th January 2001

UGANDA TACKLES CHILD LABOUR PROBLEM

The government in Uganda is holding a conference to address the problem of the country's 3m child labourers. Ministers & union officials were told that orphans whose parents had died in the Aids epidemic were a potentially limitless supply of cheap labour. Labour minister Philemon Mateke said most of the exploited children were hidden away in illegal workshops. And many families send their children to work instead of school because they depend on the children to sustain them.

23th January 2001

ISRAEL

The government has banned the import of food & raw materials which contain meat because of growing concern over Mad Cow disease in many countries. CZECH REPUBLICHealth officials fear a hallucinogenic ecstasy-like drug used by youngsters at raves in Poland may soon find its way across the border. Several million of the cheap pills known as Ufo have been produced at an illegal laboratory in southern Poland. SLOVAKIA Over a quarter of the adult population intend to buy a mobile phone this year as demand continues to soar.

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22nd January 2001

TEACHER'S SON BEHIND SCHOOL LAPTOP PORN

A teacher's son downloaded hardcore porn onto a laptop computer his mother borrowed from her school for IT lessons Police were called in after the parents of Roberta Bridges 15 a pupil at Boston Spa Comprehensive School in West Yorkshire discovered the images. She had been using the school laptop to help cope with a medical condition. Headteacher Peter Sutton said the son had been using the laptop without his mother's knowledge over Christmas.

23th January 2001

UGANDA TACKLES CHILD LABOUR PROBLEM

The government in Uganda is holding a conference to address the problem of the country's 3m child labourers. Ministers & union officials were told that orphans whose parents had died in the Aids epidemic were a potentially limitless supply of cheap labour. Labour minister Philemon Mateke said most of the exploited children were hidden away in illegal workshops. And many families send their children to work instead of school because they depend on the children to sustain them.

23th January 2001

DAMILOLA'S FATHER SLAMS "MORAL VALUES"

The father of murdered 10-year-old Damilola Taylor has told the BBC "moral values" in Britain need to change. Richard Taylor branded his son's killer's parents "irresponsible people" for not giving police any information. He also told Radio 4's Today programme he thought Damilola was stabbed to death in Peckham London in November for refusing to join a street gang. Tonight's BBC1's Crimewatch features a reconstruction of Damilola's movements.

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22nd January 2001

ONE INJURED AFTER EXPLOSION AT BARRACKS

One person has been treated for slight injuries after an explosion near a barracks in Londonderry. Police say the explosion which happened shortly after midnight came from a van. Early indications suggest it may have been a mortar attack. The area around the Ebrington army barracks was sealed off & nearby houses have been evacuated. Two nearby schools will remain closed all day following the incident.

23th January 2001

UGANDA TACKLES CHILD LABOUR PROBLEM

The government in Uganda is holding a conference to address the problem of the country's 3m child labourers. Ministers & union officials were told that orphans whose parents had died in the Aids epidemic were a potentially limitless supply of cheap labour. Labour minister Philemon Mateke said most of the exploited children were hidden away in illegal workshops. And many families send their children to work instead of school because they depend on the children to sustain them.

23th January 2001

DETECTIVES HAIL NEW SARAH PAYNE CLUE

Police probing the murder of schoolgirl Sarah Payne say they have a new clue. A blue & white striped curtain dotted with clowns is now being linked to the attack on the eight-year-old near East Preston West Sussex last year. Police say it had been used for another purpose or thrown out & want details about where it had been used or seen. Sarah from Hersham Surrey was found dead near Pulborough West Sussex two weeks after her July 1 disappearance.

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22nd January 2001

NUCLEAR PLANT WORKERS VOTE FOR ACTION

Maintenance & process workers at the Dounreay nuclear plant in Caithness have voted for industrial action over a pay dispute. The workers who are members of the AEEU have rejected a 3% pay deal. The deal has already been accepted by the majority of the UK Atomic Energy Authority's workforce. The UKAEA pledged to continue talking to the union with the hope that the dispute could be concluded without the need for industrial action.

23th January 2001

UGANDA TACKLES CHILD LABOUR PROBLEM

The government in Uganda is holding a conference to address the problem of the country's 3m child labourers. Ministers & union officials were told that orphans whose parents had died in the Aids epidemic were a potentially limitless supply of cheap labour. Labour minister Philemon Mateke said most of the exploited children were hidden away in illegal workshops. And many families send their children to work instead of school because they depend on the children to sustain them.

23th January 2001

GOVT URGED TO REMAIN FOCUSED ON PEACE

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has urged the Government not to allow Peter Mandelson's resignation to distract it from the search for peace in N Ireland. Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble praised Mr Mandelson in the Commons. He said his work in Northern Ireland had been appreciated by many people. The Democratic Unionist Party said few tears would be shed for Mr Mandelson who "refused to recognise" it spoke for the majority of the unionist community.

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