Tube workers to strike

London: Maintenance workers at London Underground have voted in favour of strike action in a long-running row over jobs, pay and conditions, it was announced today.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union said its members employed by the Tube Lines consortium had backed industrial action by a margin of nine to one.

Merseyside: A motorist killed in a drive-by shooting as he waited at traffic lights has been named by police.

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Paul Anthony Pike, 23, was blasted with bullets as he sat at the wheel of his van in Crosby, Merseyside on Saturday night.