Northern Star

A bridge too far? UK looks at linking Scotland, N Ireland


February 10, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The British government said Monday it is seriously studying the feasibility of a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland, an audacious idea that has been floated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.Johnson’s spokesman, James Slack, said the proposal was being taken seriously and “a range of officials...

Man raises the bar and bridge with his marriage proposal

January 29, 2020

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A pair of civil engineers took their relationship to new heights atop a New Hampshire bridge.Dan Del Tufo arranged to have the Memorial Bridge in Portsmouth lifted to its maximum height, and that's where he surprised Julia Kallmerten with a marriage proposal — so she could...