P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/00 1/16 CEEFAX presents... ...a sequence ofP219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/04 2/16 Labour foreign affairs spokesman Mr George Robertson wants clarification from the Government over today's Gulf incident involving a Royal Navy ship. The destroyer HMS York was accompanying two Hong Kong-owned ships, registered in Panama and Liberia, near Sharjah today when it exchanged radio messages with an approaching Iranian warship. Mr Robertson said he had written to the foreign secretary to ask him to clarify the rules governing Royal Navy ships. He also asked how many ships qualified for protection by the RN Armilla patpol News index 102/202 Newsreel 119/219P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:30/10 3/16 Clashes between Moslems and Tamils in eastern Sri Lanka have resulted in at least 15 deaths in two days, an army official has reported. The official said six Tamil Tigers guerrillas were killed by members of a Moslem group calling themselves Jihad. In a revenge attack, the Tamils had kidnapped nine men from the Moslem village Kathankudi and dumped their bullet-riddled bodies nearby. The deaths, near the town of Batticaloa where 26 people were killed on Sunday, have increased tension, said officials. News index 102/202 Newsreel 119/219P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:34/05 4/16 Three members of a family were burned alive and a fourth was dragged from a blazing car after a pile-up on the M25. Mrs Sylvia Howell, 52, was pulled clear by Mr John Wilks, 35, while her husband and parents were trapped by seat belts. Mrs Howell is said to be seriously ill and in shock at the Wexham Park burns unit in Slough. Mr Wilks was treated for burns to his hands. A young engaged couple were also hurt in the accident, which involved five cars and happened at Wraysbury, near Staines.P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:25/00 1/16 Mr Robert Mugabe has been elected as the first executive President of Zimbabwe by the country's parliament. He was chosen during a five-minute session of the two houses, after which female ministers and MPs sang and danced. He was the only candidate. Mr Mugabe, prime minister since the independence of Zimbabwe, will be sworn in at a ceremony on Thursday. At the same time he is expected to name a new cabinet including his long-time political adversary Mr Joshua Nkomo, whose party has merged with Mr Mugabe's News index 102/202 Newsreel 119/219P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:03/00 6/16 The Prime Minister's press secretary has written to the editor of The Sun to ask why the paper broke the official embargo on the New Year's honours list. This morning, the paper printed details of some of the awards, breaking the embargo which prevents publication before midnight tonight. The media are given advance lists on the strict understanding that nothing appears before New Year's Eve. Press Coqncil director Mr Ken Morgan has said that papers who accept stories under an embargo should respect it. News index 102/202 Newsreel 119/219P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:14/15 7/16 The Archbishop of Canterbury has been accused of hypocrisy over his support for a bishop who has said he will not ordain nor employ active homosexuals. The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement said Dr Runcie had in the past employed and ordained people known to be gay. The group's remarks came after a Lambeth Palace statement of support for the Bishop of Ripon's plans to ban homosexual clergymen in his diocese. The Lambeth statement said Dr Runcie had operated the same policy in his former dioceses. News index 102/202 Newsreel 119/219P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:15/23 8?16 The army in South Africa's black homeland of Transkei is reported to have overthrown its recently-appointed prime minister in a bloodless coup. Army commander Maj-Gen Bantu Holomisa announced the coup on Radio Transkei. He declared martial law but said no one had been arrested. Premier Mrs Stella Sigcau, who took office after an army intervention in October, is said to be "on leave". Gen Holomisa has accused her of corruption. South African television reported tqoop movements in Transkei's capital, UmtataP219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:28/40 9/16 NEW YEAR'S DAY DIVISION ONE TEAM NEWS TOTTENHAM v WATFORD Spurs hope to call on England internationals Gary Mabbutt, Clive Allen and new signing Terry Fenwick. Mabbutt, who has missed the last two matches with a head wound that required 16 stitches, faces a fitness test. Allen has recovered from a xip infury, while Fenwick is set to go straight into action after his move from QPR. More P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:01/00 10/16 LEAGUE TO PLUG MAX DLL LOOPHOLE The Football League will soon be able to close the loophole which allowed Robert Maxwell and his family to control more than one League club. New proposals to tighten up the "one man-one club" rule will specifically forbid any person from being heavily involved in more than one club. The tougher version of thd regulation 80 will become law if it gains a two-thirds majority at the League's Extraordinary Genepal Meeting in London on January 19. Maxwell has threatened to pull out of football if the new law is passed.P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:11/04 11/16 RANGERS SET TO MOVE FOR WADDLE Rangers are on the verge of making a £1 million bid for England winger Chris Waddle. They watched Waddle in action for Tottenham on Monday and would like to add him to their clutch of English stars. Rangers' hopes of signing Waddle may be helped by the fact that Waddle has expressed his support for the club, having travelled to see them win the Skol Cup final However, it remains to be seen if Spurs are willing to losa Waddle.P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:10/00 12/16 AUSTRALIA V NEG ZEALAND THIRD $FST DRAWN Australia won the series 1-0 after the Third Test ended in a draw with Allan Border's men bust 17 runs short of the 247 runs needed for victory. The fourth day at Melbourne ended with Australia on 230-9 after they had seemed certain winners at tea. They were denied by a stoic New Zealand and by Richard Hadlee who snatched five wickets to equal Ian Botham's record of 373 dst wickets. Only gritty stonewalling by tailenders Craig McDermott and Michael Whitney kept out an inspired Hadlee. MoreP219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:31/57 13/16 INDIA v WEST INDIES: Third Test India's captain Dilip Vengsarkar hit his second century of the series, but was forced to leave the field shortly afterwards with a fractured hand. India, who resumed on the fourth day in Calcutta at 304-3 in reply to the West Indies o—lnoth first innings total of 530-5 dec, were 521-7 at close of play. Vengsarkar moved sweetly to 102 before retiring hurt after being struck on the left hand by a ball from Winston Davis. Scores: W Indies 530-5 declared (Greenidge 141); India 521-7 (Vengsarkar 102 ret hurt, A Lal 93, Davis 3-84, Walsh 3-117).P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:32/14 14/16 JANSHER DETHRONES JAHANGIR Jansher Khan has ended Jahangir Khan's six-year reign as the world's number one player. Jahangir, five times world champion, is deposed by fellow-Pakistani Jansher after heading the rankings since 1982. Jansher, 18, who took the world title for the first time in Birmingham this autumn, has lost only once in 10 major tournaments during the season and he registered seven wins over Jahangir. Jahangir is ranked second, followed by Australian Chris Dittmar and New Zealand's Ross Norman. England's Phil Kenyon drops from ninth to 11th.P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:20/00 15/16 gELSH TRIAL TEAMS The Welsh teams for the trial at Cardiff on Saturday, January 9 are: PROBABLES: P Thorburn (Neath), I Evans (Llanelli), B Bowen (SW Police, capt), M Ring (Pontypool), A Hadley (Cardiff), J Davies (Llanelli), R Jones (Swansea), A Buchanan (Llanelli), K Phillips (Neath), D Young (Swansea), H Richards (Neath), B Clegg (Neath), G Roberts (Cardiff), R Collins (SW Police), P Moriarty (Swansea). More P219 CEEFAX 219 Wed 30 Dec 21:21/01 16/16 0600-2400 tomorrow Most areas will have strong to gale force winds and blustery showers. Rain in NE Scotland and SE England will clear by midday. Sunny spells and blustery showers later. Showers in the north and west will be heavy and prolonged possiby with hail and thunder. , , , , , Mild but feeling cool in the strong winds. OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS: Unsettled, becoming colder.