News Headlines - 26 July 2012

London 2012 organisers apologise for North Korea flag blunder | guardian.co.uk

London 2012 organisers have apologised and blamed human error for Wednesday's flag mix-up when South Korea's flag appeared alongside North Korea's women's football team on stadium screens as players warmed up before their opening match.

BBC News - Free wi-fi network launches in London's West End

The network will initially cover Oxford Street, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Parliament Square. Other areas of Westminster will be covered in due course, with Covent Garden next.

Tony Blair criticised for failure to cooperate with Freedom of Information investigation - The Independent

Tony Blair faces scathing criticism today for his failure to cooperate with MPs investigating the impact of the Freedom of Information Act. The former Prime Minister has described the Act as one of the greatest mistakes of his time in office. But he did not reply to requests from the Commons Justice Select Committee to give evidence to it.

British Gas owner Centrica makes £1.9m profit a day - Telegraph

Profits at the residential arm of British Gas owner, Centrica, jumped by 23pc during the first half of the year as gas consumption rose just 3.5pc, fanning flames of anger over recent price rises.

BBC News - Hitachi train contract will create 900 jobs in Newton Aycliffe

More than 900 jobs will be created as part of a £4.5bn contract to build and maintain new inter-city trains, the Department for Transport has said.








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