Taxpayers could be left with an even bigger multi-million-pound bill for the West Coast mainline fiasco than first feared, Labour claimed today. Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle said train firms might sue for losses suffered when the Government scrapped its decision to award the franchise to First Group. The company’s share price fell 20%, wiping millions off its value.
SPORT: Chelsea defender John Terry has decided not to appeal against a four-match ban and fine of £220,000 for racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, his management company have confirmed.
TECHNOLOGY: Apple lost a Court of Appeal battle today in its legal action over Samsung’s Galaxy tablet computer. The American electronics giant argued that the Samsung Galaxy Tab was too similar to its own product. But a judge at the High Court in London ruled in July that the Galaxy tablet was not “cool” enough to be confused with Apple’s iPad.
The appeal was dismissed today by Lord Justice Longmore, Lord Justice Kitchin and Sir Robin Jacob.
FATAL: Dyfed Powys Police are appealing for information following yesterday's collision between a camper van and a motorbike on the A483 near Welshppol.
The accident happened at 2:56pm at the junction with B4390 Berriew and involved a Kawasaki motorbike and a Peugeot Camper van. As a result of the collision, the 51 year old male rider of the motorbike sustained fatal injuries.
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact PC Colin Astley at the Mid Wales Roads Policing Unit, Newtown Police station, on 101
Daily Post reader Trevor Parry took this photo of the North end of Barmouth prom. It is closed whilst the promenade wall is removed from the road. pic.twitter.com/L4WhcvGj
HEALTH: Independent research commissioned by Young Epilepsy has revealed that three quarters (75%) of people from Wales keep no record of health symptoms before seeing their GP, increasing the risk of misdiagnosis and inaccurate treatment plans.
SPILLAGE: Fire fighters and Gwynedd Council Highways are involved in cleaning up a diesel spillage at Trefor near Pwllheli.
A fire service spokeswoman said between 80 and 100 litres of fuel has spilt onto the village's main street. An appliance from Pwllheli and an environment protection unit from Holyhead are at the scene.
Gwynedd Council have sent absorbent mats to the village.
CATHERINE GOWING: Detectives interviewing a Gwynedd man on suspicion of the murder of Catherine Gowing have been granted a 36-hour extension to question him. Detectives have established a further sighting of the 37-year-old woman at Asda in Queensferry last Friday evening. More on this latest development in a few minutes.
CATHERINE GOWING LATEST: A text message was sent from the phone of a missing Irish woman who is feared murdered in Flintshire after she was last seen alive, her employer has revealed. Catherine Gowing’s mobile sent half a message to a nurse who worked with her at the Evans Veterinary Practice in Mold. More on this soon.
BLAZE: Fire crews have been sent to a farm near Harlech after reports of a blazing barn.
Appliances from Harlech, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Dolgellau are at the scene just off the B4573.