Transco fined £15m ($27m) for gas blast

Utility firm Transco has been fined £15m – a UK record – after being convicted on a charge arising from an explosion which killed four people.

Andrew and Janette Findlay and their children Stacey, 13, and Daryl, 11, died in the explosion in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire, in December 1999.

Transco was found guilty after a six-month trial in Edinburgh of breaching health and safety laws