Tuesday … Through the night

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    Today’s news has included admissions over the trams fiasco and more calls for an inquiry.

    Scotland failed in the latest bid to qualify for the final stages of a major competition after being put to the sword by Spain.

    These stories, and many more featured on the news wires here and across the globe.  So, as most of Scotland sleeps, feel free to post your opinions and views on those stories listed below or any others that interest you.

    Today’s news has included admissions over the trams fiasco and more calls for an inquiry.

    Scotland failed in the latest bid to qualify for the final stages of a major competition after being put to the sword by Spain.

    These stories, and many more featured on the news wires here and across the globe.  So, as most of Scotland sleeps, feel free to post your opinions and views on those stories listed below or any others that interest you.

     

    • ScotEdinburgh residents voted for trams claims council leader

    Speaking on Radio Scotland this morning [Tuesday] the LibDem leader of Edinburgh council, Jenny Dawe claimed that Edinburgh residents backed the trams when they voted for the Unionist parties in the local elections.  Ms Dawe said that Labour, LibDem and Tory councillors had stood on a pro-tram platform and if residents really didn’t want the trams then they should have voted for parties that did not support the project – like the SNP.

     

    • US claims to have foiled Iranian terror plot

    A terror plot originating in Iran has been foiled by US intelligence, Washington has claimed.  Two men (one an American citizen) have been charged in connection with a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.  Attorney General Eric Holder said that the plot had been “conceived, sponsored and directed by Iran”, adding that Tehran would be “held accountable” for it. 

     

    • Probems with Blackberry networks

    Just as RIM, the makers of Blackberry, announced that all its networks were “operating normally” after they crashed, reports have emerged on Twitter of further disruption. The initial blackout affected parts of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, but now seems to have spread to Latin America.  One tweeter summed up the mood of many, posting: “Blackberry server down AGAIN?!!! you have got to be kidding me!!!!!” The cause is believed to be a server crash at the Slough datacentre.

     

    • Have a beer to avoid London Olympic congestion

    Transport-for-London Commissioner Peter Hendy has given advice to visitors to the London 2012 Olympics – have a beer on the way home to avoid queues.  Despite the city preparing for an extra 5.3 million visitors, the organisers are confident that they will be able to keep the networks moving. Around £6.5 billion is being invested to ensure that the city runs smoothyl during the games.

     

    • Lottery winners will give friends £1 million each

    A couple from Cambridgeshire have been the latest UK winners of the Euromillions jackpot.  David and Angela Dawes won the £101 million prize on only their third ticket purchase.  Mr Dawes said: “We got our tickets out and watched in shock as, one by one, the numbers came up on the line I’d chosen.  We couldn’t believe it! It was too late to call Camelot so I kept the ticket on me all night until the morning but we didn’t sleep a wink.’  The couple have vowed to make twenty of their friends millionaires.

     

    • Subo to have guest spot on musical about her story

    Susan Boyle is to make a guest appearance in a musical about her life. “I Dreamed A Dream” is set to star Elaine C Smith as Susan, but the singer will appear as herself in the finale.  This will be her first stage performance since the Britain’s Got Talent tour in 2009.  Susan, 50, said the was “thrilled” to be taking part.

     

    • Slovakia votes down euro bailout

    The Slovakian government has voted against measures aimed at strengthening the eurozone bailout package.  The coalition government, who had linked the vote to a no-confidence motion, has effectively been toppled.  Opponents of the move argued that the country should not be forced to help bailout richer countries. {jcomments on}