9am Briefing: 'Most wanted' fugitive is captured

A MAN named as one of Britain's "most wanted" in connection with raids on security guards, including one in the Capital, has been arrested in Amsterdam.

Anthony Craggs, 31, has been sought by police since March 2003, when 90,000 was taken in armed raids on security guards delivering money to Abbey National branches, one of them in Morningside Road.

He was arrested by police acting on a tip-off to Dutch Crimestoppers.

Clegg: We can topple Labour

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LIBERAL Democrat leader Nick Clegg today claimed his party could supplant Labour and said he wanted to be Prime Minister.

As the three party leaders prepared for tomorrow's final televised debate, focusing on the economy, he said: "Of course I want to be Prime Minister, but I don't spend any time thinking about it."

Three new polls today gave a mixed picture. All put the Tories in the lead, but one had the Lib Dems one point ahead of Labour, another had the two parties level and the third gave Labour a one point lead.

Blockbuster to launch Film Festival

TOY Story 3 is to be shown at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June.

The 3D film – one of the most eagerly anticipated sequels of all time – will have its international premiere in the Capital, ahead of its general release at the end of July.

Hannah McGill. the festival's artistic director, described the move as a "great thrill".

State lenders fail customer test

GOVERNMENT-owned banks are trailing behind smaller lenders and building societies when it comes to keeping mortgage customers happy, a survey showed today.

Bank of Scotland, which belongs to the part-nationalised Lloyds Banking Group, received the lowest customer satisfaction score of 41 per cent, according to consumer group Which? Money.

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Royal Bank of Scotland, in which the Government holds an 83 per cent stake, also fared badly with a score of 54 per cent.

Church seeks savings

CHURCH leaders are looking to tackle a 5 million overspend by annually cutting the number of ministers by 30 over the next four years, it was reported today.

The Church of Scotland wants to move to a scheme of having 1,000 posts for the ministry, rather than a "one minister, one parish" format, meaning many clergymen could end up working part-time.

A spokesman for the Church of Scotland said if the troubled financial situation is not sorted soon, it will not be able to "sustain ministry across the country".