News Headlines - 04 May 2012

▽Local elections: Labour makes dramatic gains in England and Wales - Scotsman
LABOUR made sweeping gains across England and Wales last night as the party profited from the recent woes of the two coalition parties.
• Labour on course to exceed prediction of 700 gains
• Conservative / Lib Dem coalition punished at the polls
• Vote share: Conservatives 31%; Labour 39%; Lib Dems 16%; others 14%

▽Chen Guangcheng's dilemma over whether to stay or leave China - The Guardian
To stay in China and live with harassment or to move to the United States and risk obscurity? For decades, this has been the dilemma for Chinese rights activists, but it has probably never been so dramatically illustrated as in the case of Chen Guangcheng this week.

▽Heathrow chaos: new figures show Border Force missed targets almost daily - Telegraph.co.uk
The full extent of the chaos at Heathrow has been revealed by new statistics which show the Border Force failed to meet performance targets nearly every day last month.

▽Samsung Galaxy S3 sets up 'two horse race' with Apple - Telegraph.co.uk
The Samsung Galaxy S3, unveiled last night, has confirmed Samsung's position as the main challenger to Apple in the booming smartphone industry, according to analysts.

▽Fan fury as FA Cup final tickets are sold on the black market for over £10k - Daily Mail
Foreign agencies can avoid the restrictions of the Ticket Touting Order of 2007 and, according to the Daily Star, several websites in Spain have been selling tickets for five-figure sums.
Madrid-based 1st4footballtickets.com are charging £10,400 - including a service fee - for 'brilliant seats on the halfway line', available in either fan sections.







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