Scots terror threat fear

A threat by a Scottish terrorist group to poison the public water supply in England is being investigated, police said yesterday.

A threat by a Scottish terrorist group to poison the public water supply in England is being investigated, police said yesterday.

The warning was sent in an email purporting to be from the Scottish National Liberation Army (SNLA) to the offices of The Sunday Times in Glasgow.

The SNLA was responsible for a letter bomb campaign in the 1990s against the former Scottish Office in Edinburgh.

Bad to be back

WORKERS were feeling more depressed and anxious about returning to the office after a holiday than in previous years, according to a new study.

A survey of 2,000 adults by photo company Snappy Snaps found more than four out of five were worried about getting back to work, 11% up in a year.

Balloon crash

TWO people suffered burns when their hot air balloon hit power cables and caught fire.

The balloon came down near Ruyton XI-Towns, near Baschurch, Shropshire, at 7.25pm on Saturday.

The injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Player dies

HINCKLEY United football club was in mourning yesterday after player Matthew Gadsby, 27, collapsed and died during a Conference North game at Harrogate Town.

Paramedics treated him on the pitch and worked on him for more than an hour, the club said.

Plane discord

THE Musicians' Union plans to lobby Parliament over strict airline security measures it says are damaging livelihoods.

Size limits on hand luggage following the recent terror scare mean most instruments are too large to be taken into the cabin and musicians are being told their instruments, sometime worth millions of pounds, must travel in the hold.

Fish perk

HAVING smoked fish for breakfast is one of the major perks of staying in a hotel while away on business, according to a poll of 1,500 business travellers by Holiday Inn.

Dancing up

US band Scissor Sisters climbed three places to top this week's UK singles charts with I don't Feel Like Dancin. Justin Timberlake is now at No2.

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