Near-miss after 'wrong runway take-off' in Denham

A helicopter pilot nearly collided with an aircraft when she took off from the wrong runway, an inquiry has found. The AS350 helicopter and C152 plane crossed about 200ft (60m) apart in Wycombe airspace on 19 January. The helicopter pilot left the wrong runway at Denham, Buckinghamshire, and started flying south of her planned route. That put her directly in ...

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Huge fire breaks out at Smoby Toys factory in Bradford

About 60 firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze at a toy factory. Crews were called to the fire at Simba Smoby Toys on Hall Lane in Bradford shortly after 05:00 BST on Saturday. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the flames had ripped through the entire 100m-long building and there were no details of any casualties yet. The ...

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Bride's engagement ring stolen on wedding day at Symondsbury

A newly-wed is appealing for the return of her engagement ring which was stolen from a church car park in Dorset on her wedding day. Lusea Warner married James Gale at Symondsbury on Wednesday but discovered her ring had been taken when her maid of honour’s car was broken into. It had been specially designed by Mrs Warner Gale to ...

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M5 crash: Flour spilt across carriageway in crash

Up to 24 tonnes of flour and 200 litres of diesel have been spilt across the M5 in a crash. Previously-bagged flour was left strewn across the southbound carriageway in a collision between a lorry and a car towing a caravan at about 04:30 BST. One lane remains closed between junctions 14 and 15 in Gloucestershire amid a clean-up operation. ...

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Tory Cuts Are Forcing Disabled People Like Me To Wait 200 Years For Access To Transport

Analysis today shows that at as a result of Tory cuts, disabled people will have to wait 201 years for train stations across the country to be made accessible. Although the government said they were “committed to ensuring that disabled people have equal access to transport services and opportunities to travel”, they have cut 42% of the funding for the ...

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'EastEnders' Bosses Speak Out On Reports Danny Dyer Has Threatened To Quit

‘EastEnders’ bosses have denied reports Danny Dyer has threatened to quit the show.  The Sun published claims the actor told fans while filming on location in Essex this week that he may decide to not sign a new deal when his contract expires in November.  Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment Danny Dyer is not leaving ‘EastEnders’, according to soap bosses The paper ...

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Brexit: Why 'Project Fear's' Predictions Could Be Coming True After All

“Let’s just remember what a shock really means,” David Cameron told factory workers last March. “It means jobs being lost. It means mortgage rates might rise. It means businesses closing. It means hardworking people losing their livelihoods.” Yet such claims made during the EU referendum about the financial consequence of Brexit did not play out as many Remainers had predicted. ...

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Laura Whitmore Confirms Romance With Love Island's Narrator Iain Stirling

The pair were at the centre of reports they were in a romance during the recent run of the ITV2 dating show.  PA Archive/PA Images Laura Whitmore Avalon Iain Stirling is the voice of ‘Love Island’ A source previously told the paper Laura and Iain met at an ITV party last year, and got close after hanging out with mutual ...

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Andrew Warren, Oxford University Employee Wanted Over Chicago Murder, Surrenders To Police

An Oxford University employee and a US professor suspected of murdering a man in Chicago have handed themselves in after more than a week on the run. Somerville College senior treasury assistant Andrew Warren, 56, and Professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, were taken into custody in California, more than 2,000 miles from the crime scene. They triggered a nationwide manhunt after ...

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Heatwaves And Weather Events 'Could Kill Over 100,000 A Year In Europe By 2100'

More than 100,000 Europeans could be killed each year by searing heatwaves as well as wildfires, storms and floods by the end of the century, scientists predict. By 2100, weather-related disasters could affect two thirds of Europe’s population per year, say the experts. The forecast reflects what is likely to happen if there is no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions ...

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