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April 24, 2001

Imperial awaits sentence for GMO breach
Imperial College was today awaiting sentence after it admitted breaching health and safety legislation regulating the use of genetically modified organisms. At an earlier hearing at Marylebone Magistrates Court, Imperial pleaded guilty to two charges relating to the creation of a hybrid virus.

Bid to boost train drivers' skills
The government has today launched Framework for Skills, an education and training drive to improve the skills of rail employees, after evidence showed that the country’s train drivers gained just 24 National Vocational Qualifications in four years.

Theologian re-analyses Genesis
Aberdeen University theologian Bruce Gardner has published a book saying that Genesis contains themes of astronomy and ancient calendars and should not be taken at face value.

Witch aims to block monster hunt
White witch Kevin Carlyon will cast a blocking spell on the Swedish scientist Jan Sundberg who is trying to catch the Loch Ness monster and take samples of its DNA.

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