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Battle of Britain RAF Spitfire pilot Geoffrey Wellum dies

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGeoffrey Wellum recalls the RAF’s ‘finest hour’ The youngest Spitfire pilot to fly in the Battle of Britain during World War Two has died, it has been…


Liam Gallagher urges brother Noel to bring back Oasis

Image copyright PA Liam Gallagher has raised the prospect of re-forming Oasis in a tweet aimed at his brother and former bandmate, Noel. Using strong language, the singer said he forgave his sibling and it…


Sir David Attenborough calls on public to count butterflies

Image copyright PA Spending time with nature offers a respite from the modern life, Sir David Attenborough has said, as he called on the the public to take part in the world’s biggest butterfly count….


BA emergency landing forces London Gatwick runway closure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The aircraft involved was an Airbus A320 similar to the one pictured here The runway at Gatwick Airport has had to be closed and flights have been diverted after…


MPs criticise head of public prosecution’s rape case failures

Image copyright Getty Creative MPs have criticised the director of public prosecutions over failings in the disclosure of evidence in rape and serious sexual assault cases. A number of rape trials collapsed last year after…


Low NHS morale is ‘heartbreaking’, says Matt Hancock

Image copyright Getty Images Seeing how NHS staff feel “undervalued” is “heartbreaking”, the new Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said. In his first speech since taking the job, Mr Hancock also said he was horrified…


Moon artist Luke Jerram unveils giant Earth sculpture

Image copyright Luke Jerram Image caption The artwork is 1.8 million times smaller than the real Earth A replica of the Earth, showing how our planet looks from space, has been created by an artist…


Stalking reports treble as prosecution rates fall

Image copyright Getty Images The number of recorded stalking offences has trebled in England and Wales since 2014 – but prosecution rates have plunged, figures show. It comes after a report a year ago found…


Derbyshire hunt master filmed setting badger trap

A hunt master has been accused of illegally persecuting badgers after he was filmed setting a trap and baiting it with peanuts. The trap later caught a badger but the animal managed to escape before…


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