EVERYTHING was shipshape at the opening day of the North-east's biggest children's event. Old salt Lawrence Buchan of the Scottish Lighthouse Museum helped launch the Kaleidoscope Festival at Haddo House. Schoolchildren were held spell-bound by his tales of shipwrecks and seasha
mangled hulk of a bus that plunged into a lake in southern India was pulled out today as the death toll climbed to 94, including 15 children. Divers were still looking for more bodies after yesterday's accident in the Davanagere district of the state of Karnataka, police said. •
Two Syrians were hanged in public for murdering a pregnant woman and her two young daughters. The bodies of Haithem Yaghi. 21, and his cousin Firas Yaghi, 19, were left swinging for four hours in the main square of Qatana, 10 miles from Damascus.
TWO playgroups already face a bio future because they have missed out on free child places. Mllltimber Community Association Playgroup and Cutter Playgroup haw both been plunged into uncertainty. Milltimber chairwoman Jil- Ilan Mackie said: "We will have to wait until January 20
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James Davidson, 77, of Castleton Court, Stockethill, Aberdeen, said he was born in 1922 in Stevenson's Street. The street is now Stevenson Court. Mr Davidson recalls that his first pint would.have been at the nearby Walker's Bar which was reached by climbing the "Lang Stairs" up