Plans to scrap four ageing US naval vessels and make Hartlepool an international centre of ship dismantling were yesterday rejected by councillors.
It is almost three years since four so-called 'ghost ships' - old US naval reserve vessels due for scrapping - crossed the Atlantic to be broken up in Hartlepool. The company behind the dismantling plan, Able UK, had expected to win the go-ahead yesterday - Financial Times
The Liberian government of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has secured its first significant foreign investment, weeks before it hopes to complete the renegotiation of a controversial iron-ore concession signed by her predecessor with Mittal Steel - Financial Times
There were angry calls yesterday for tighter restrictions on flights around Manhattan after a baseball star's aircraft crashed into a luxury high-rise apartment building on the Upper East Side of New York. The single-engine Cirrus SR20 carrying Cory Lidle, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, and his flight instructor, smashed into the 54-storey block as it apparently attempted a U-turn at the top of a narrow and congested corridor of airspace, killing both men and burning one woman in the building - The Times