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Aircraft and helicopter in mid-air crash near Waddesdon

Aircraft and helicopter in mid-air crash near Waddesdon

Media captionThe plane and helicopter crashed in mid-air near to Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire An aircraft and a helicopter have crashed in mid-air over Buckinghamshire, with a number of casualties reported. Emergency services were called to the site at Waddesdon Hill, near Waddesdon Manor, near Aylesbury, at 12:06 GMT. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has sent […]

Brexit: David Davis says the EU must compromise too

Brexit: David Davis says the EU must compromise too

Media captionDavid Davis: “Nothing comes for nothing” in negotiations David Davis has said the EU must be willing to give ground too if further progress in Brexit talks is to be made. He told the BBC the UK has “been offering some creative compromises and not always got them back”, insisting that “nothing comes for […]

Endris Mohammed trial: Dad guilty of murdering son and daughter

Endris Mohammed trial: Dad guilty of murdering son and daughter

Image copyright West Midlands Police Image caption Saros and Leanor Endris were killed in October last year A father has been found guilty of murdering his two young children who he smothered with a petrol-soaked rag before setting fire to the family home. Saros Endris, eight, and his sister Leanor, six, were found dead at […]

Illustrator Chris Riddell accuses John Lewis over Christmas ad

Illustrator Chris Riddell accuses John Lewis over Christmas ad

Image copyright John Lewis/PA Image caption The ad features a monster called Moz and a boy named Joe John Lewis has been accused of copying a 1986 book by former Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell in its latest Christmas advert. Writing on social media, the illustrator accused the retail giant of “helping themselves” to his book […]

Sarah Clarke is first female Black Rod in 650 years

Sarah Clarke is first female Black Rod in 650 years

Image copyright AELTC/Jed Leicester Image caption Sarah Clarke is championship director of the All England Lawn Tennis Club Black Rod – a Parliamentary role dating back 650 years – is to be a woman for the first time. Sarah Clarke is currently in charge of organising the Wimbledon tennis championship. She will be known as […]

Benedict Allen: UK explorer flown out of Papua New Guinea jungle

Benedict Allen: UK explorer flown out of Papua New Guinea jungle

Media captionIn a recent documentary Benedict Allen described his experiences of living in Papua New Guinea British explorer Benedict Allen has been flown out of the jungle in Papua New Guinea and is expected home on Sunday. Mr Allen became disorientated with fever while trying to reach a remote tribe and missed his flight home, […]

UK explorer Benedict Allen set to fly home

UK explorer Benedict Allen set to fly home

British explorer Benedict Allen is expected to be flown out of the jungle in Papua New Guinea on Friday, the UK High Commissioner has said. Mr Allen had been looked after by Christian missionaries after trekking large distances and missing his flight home, the BBC’s Frank Gardner said. The 57-year-old had taken no means of […]

2 Sisters chicken supplier problems ‘not one-off’, say MPs

2 Sisters chicken supplier problems ‘not one-off’, say MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption MPs said their inquiry should act as a “wake-up call” for the wider food industry Problems at a major UK chicken supplier forced to suspend operations over hygiene concerns were “not a one-off”, MPs have claimed. A site run by the 2 Sisters Food Group in the West Midlands […]

Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby

Eviction threat over complaints about crying baby

Image caption The Wurth family were told they might be evicted because their baby was crying A family renting their home in London has been threatened with eviction after complaints that their baby was crying. They received a warning from the management company that if the noise continued they would be given “two weeks’ notice […]

Kevin Spacey: Old Vic reveals 20 staff allegations against him

Kevin Spacey: Old Vic reveals 20 staff allegations against him

Image copyright AFP Image caption Kevin Spacey said he was now seeking treatment The Old Vic theatre says it has received 20 personal testimonies of alleged inappropriate behaviour by Kevin Spacey, who was its artistic director between 2004 and 2015. Those affected said they “felt unable to raise concerns”, and he “operated without sufficient accountability”. […]