England is seriously considering pulling out of next year’s Commonwealth Games in India over fears its athletes will be victims of a terrorist attack, a report said on Wednesday.Police and security advisers fear the England team will be targeted by Pakistani militants and feel the safety of athletes cannot currently be guaranteed, according to the Daily Telegraph, quoting unnamed sources.
Scotland Yard has warned businesses in London to expect a Mumbai-style attack on the capital.In a briefing in London, a senior detective from SO15, the Metropolitan police counter-terrorism command, said: “Mumbai is coming to London.”
The detective said companies should anticipate a shooting and hostage-taking raid “involving a small number of gunmen with handguns and improvised explosive devices”.The warning — the bluntest issued by police — hasunderlined an assessment that a terrorist cell may (more…)
Passengers and British Airways management heaved a sigh of relief as the 12-day strike by cabin crew of the airlines over the Christmas period was declared illegal by the high court. (more…)
The barbs came thick, fast and sharp after the second goal, including the harsh irony of “David Moyes is a football genius.” But there are few genuine bragging rights for Liverpool today. This was a game played under a black sky through unceasing rain and the whole scene pretty much summed up the current state of Merseyside football. For Moyes, there is the prospect of the relegation fight which Liverpool fans were also reminding him about but only the sublime qualities of Pepe Reina stood between his side and a better outcome.
Back to fifth Liverpool might be and two points behind Arsenal with three successive league wins at Goodison to their name for only the third time in his club’s history, but that is about the best of their story. They lacked any fluency – “sometimes good possession, sometimes not so good” was Rafael Benitez’s description, they continue to field a Steven Gerrard who looks a mere footballing mortal and their defence looked a few seconds away from calamity in a hairy first 45 minutes. Little wonder Moyes declared that “I don’t feel we’ve come off the pitch losers.” His side were superior in every department but finishing.