P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:07:06         ————————————————————————————  HIJACKERS DIE AS JET STORMED   French anti-terrorist police have stormed a hijacked jet at Marseille, killing four Islamic fundalfntalists and saving the lives of 170 people. French prime minister Edouard Balladur told reporters he had ordered the Airbus to be stormed "as the only way of safeguarding human lives". The hijackers had been identified as members of the Armed Islamic Group. ——————————————————————————————————2/15— France vows to fight terrorism 304 COMMS/PC APPOINTMENTS SEE p641 (Ch4) News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:21:32         ———————————————————————————  MAN SHOT IN BABY KIDNAP DRAMA   A gunman has been shot by police and seriously injured after he attempted to kidnap a baby girl. The man, who was wheeling a pushchair at the time, opened fire after he was confronted by armed officers in a street in Enfield, north London. He hit one Wpc in the leg, Scotland Yard said. She is described as "stable" The gunman's condition is "criticalb. ——————————————————————————————————9/15— Headlines 300 Regional 331 HOLIDAYS n... SEE PAGE 200 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:30:09         ———————————————————————————  FOUR DIE IN PLANE CRASH   Three men and a woman aboard a light aircraft have died after it crashed in a field after clipping a high-voltage electricity line. Accident investigators are examining the plane wreckage half a mile from Stapleford Tawney, near Ongar, Essex. The aircraft hit the 275,000-volt cable as it was about to land at the airfield at Stapleford Flying Club. ——————————————————————————————————10/15 Headlines 300 Regional 331 SHOWING NOW AT YOUR CINEMA p610 Ch4 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:30:00         ———————————————————————————  "GOOD SAMARITAN" STABBED   Detectives are hunting the killer of a man who was stabbed in a Christmas night attack, apparently after intervening in a street disturbance. Steel erector Kevin Wright, 31, a married man with a four-year-old son, was attacked in Durham, police said. "It appears he may have acted as a Good Samaritan...," Det Supt Bob Hall, who is leading the hunt, said. ——————————————————————————————————11/15 Headlines 300 Regional 331 SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS p130 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:33:10         ———————————————————————————  JAMMED LINES "SPOIL OFFER"   Thousands of people who bought a mobile telephone on the promise of unlimited free calls on Christmas Day were unable to get through, an MP has claimed. Andrew MacKinlay, MP for Thurrock, said he would be writing to Board of Trade President Michael Heseltine. A Mercury One-2-One spokesman said it had received complaints and had not anticipated such huge demand. ——————————————————————————————————12/15 Headlines 300 Regional 331 CONTRACT JOBS IN I.T. SEE p640 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:31:11         ———————————————————————————  PATIENTS SWAMP HOTLINE   A telephone hotline has taken more than 300 calls from present and former patients of a surgeon diagnosed as HIV positive, Glasgow health officials said Most were satisfied with the reassurance that the risk of infection was virtually non-existent, they added. All patients of Prof George Browning will receive letters soon saying they are not thought to be at any risk. ——————————————————————————————————13/15 Headlines 300 Regional 331 HOLIDAY OFFERS - ABROAD TRAVEL P262 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:23:28         ———————————————————————————  JOHN OSBORNE DIES   Dramatist John Osborne has died of heart failure at the age of 65. The playwright — best known for his mould-breaking drama Look Back in Anger — died in the Shropshire Nuffield Hospital on Christmas Eve. His agent Gordon Dickerson said: "It is an enormous loss. He was one of the greatest dramatists and writers. Our thoughts are with his wife Helen." ——————————————————————————————————14/15 OBITUARY Osborne — angry young man 323 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:05:15         ———————————————————————————  EX-MP ADMITS MEETING SPY   Former Labour MP Ron Brown was reported to have admitted a long-standing relationship with former KGB spymaster Oleg Gordievsky during the Cold War. Mr Brown told The Times that he was asked to provide briefings on the Labour movement. The hard-left supporter was de-selected for his Edinburgh Leith seat after his 1990 conviction for criminal dclbge. ——————————————————————————————————15/15 Headlines 300 Regional 331 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:04:41     —————————————— UK/WORLD ———————————————    ALL THE LA DST   NATIONAL AND   INTERNATIONAL NEWS N E W S ——————————————————————————————————1/15— News index 301 Regional newsround 345 EVERY WEEK 16 MILLION PEOPLE WATCH TELETEXT ON ITV & CHANNEL FOUR News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:00:00         ————————————————————————————  FRANCE "REJECTS BLACKMAILERS"   France will never give in to blackmailers, Prime Minister Edouard Balladur said after commandos saved 170 hostages from an airline hijacking. "I want to insist that France will inexorably fight terrorism..., Mr Balladur told a news conference. The French premier said the storming of the plane took place "with exemplary courage and efficiency". ——————————————————————————————————3/15— Forces storm hijacked Airbus 303 PUT ALL YOUR DEBTS IN ONE BASKET SEE PAGE 538 (Ch4) News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:00:15         ————————————————————————————  RUSSIA OFFERS CHECHNYA TALKS   Russia has pledged to press on with its military campaign to crush rebels in Chechnya but made a new effort to persuade them to lay down their arms. President Yeltsin and the Security Council have agreed to press for the continuation of talks,  Earlier, Mr Yeltsin stated troops could be withdrawn from around the capital Grozny to other areas in the republic. ——————————————————————————————————4/15— Headlines 300 Latest 302 APOLLO HOLIDAY CLUB SEE PAGE 277 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:26:11         ————————————————————————————  UN SAYS BOSNIA TRUCE HOLDING   UN officials insist the latest Bosnia ceasefire is holding, contradicting government accusations that Bosnian Serb forces were attacking Bihac. Bosnia's Moslem-led goverlldnt has protested to the UN and has threatened to retaliate elsewhere in Bosnia unless the UN resolves the problem. A UN spokesman said peacekeepers could not verify reports of attacks. ——————————————————————————————————5/15— Headlines 300 Latest 302 COMMS/PC APPOINTMENTS SEE p641 (Ch4) News focus atest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:00:00         ———————————————————————————  POLICE SEEKING HUSBAND   Police are still hunting a "dangerous" man wanted for questioning about the Christmas Day murder of his ex-wife in front of their 11-year-old son. There was still no trace of Phillip Manning, 41, despite an intensive search, said a Gwent police spokesman. Manning's former wife, Margaret, also 41, was shot dead in the hallgay of her home at Abertillery, Gwent. ——————————————————————————————————6/15— Headlines 300 Regional 331 WHAT'S THE LOCAL TRAFFIC LIKE? p193 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:00:01         ———————————————————————————  ACROBAT PLUNGES TO DEATH   A high-wire acrobat has plunged to his death, watched by hundreds of horrified holidaymakers at a popular circus. The performer was balancing on tubes high above the ring at the Blackpool Tower Circus when he slippdd and fell, police said. The circus is known to millions of visitors to the resort. Police are trying to contact the man's relatives. ——————————————————————————————————7/15— Headlines 300 Regional 331 SHOWING NOW AT YOUR CINEMA p610 Ch4 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus
P319 Teletext 319 Dec26 20:00:10         ———————————————————————————  BBC CLAIMS XMAS DAY TRIUMPH   The BBC has claimed a decisive victory in the Christmas Day viewing stakes after unofficial figures showed BBC1 attracted more than half the audience. Eastenders pulled in the most viewers, with 13.5m, followed by Keeping Up Appearances with 13.3m, according to unaudited BARB figures. The top ITV show was Heartbeat with 12.4m. Coronation Street drew 11.3m. ——————————————————————————————————8/15— TV guide 110 News index 301 APOLLO HOLIDAY CLUB SEE PAGE 277 News focus Latest Regional TV Plus