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The Nifty 250: news of the day in so many words

<b>Tuesday Feb 16:</b> Airport body scanners may breach privacy; Tibetan teachers have Hope in hearts and man killed at Liverpool Lighthouse

Published on February 16th 2010.


The Nifty 250: news of the day in so many words

BODY SCANNERS MAY BE UNLAWFUL according the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The scanners, to be introduced at Liverpool's John Lennon Airport, may break discrimination law and breach passengers' rights to privacy.

The commission has now written a letter to Transport Secretary Lord Adonis notifying him about the legal “glitch”.

MEANWHILE, HEIGHTENED SECURITY CHECKS AT JLA ARE LEADING to passengers missing flights and officials urging people to arrive extra early. Despite passengers being able to check-in online, airport officials are still recommending they turn up at least two hours before flights because of extra security checks after the Government raised the UK terror threat from “substantial” to “severe” last month.

TIBETAN TEACHERS ARE TO BE TAUGHT AT HOPE UNIVERSITY at the request of the Dalai Lama.

The arrangement will see secondary school teaching students train alongside trainee teachers at the university before finishing their course at a new university being set up by the Dalai Lama for exiled Tibetans in Bangalore, India.

If the idea is accepted, the university can expect the arrival of Tibetan students within 12 months, after the spiritual leader was impressed by the work it has done with exiled Tibetans in North India since the 80s.

A MAN PLUNGED TO HIS DEATH AT A LIVERPOOL ARTS CENTRE. Known to locals as Lee, the 39-year-old was working on lighting at the Liverpool Lighthouse on Friday afternoon when he fell. The victim is understood to have been working in the roof space of the building on Oakfield Road, Anfield, before he fell 100ft.

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