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Ryanair strike: One in six flights cancelled in pilot walkout

Image copyright EPA Ryanair pilots are striking in five European countries, forcing the cancellation of a sixth of the firm’s flights during the holiday season peak. The 24-hour walk-out involves staff in Germany, Sweden, Ireland,…

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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…


WW2 pilot’s remains found 75 years after Cornwall crash

Image copyright PA Image caption An inquest will be held into the death of Sqn Ldr Daniel Cremin The remains of a distinguished Spitfire RAF pilot were found by a metal detectorist 75 years after…



WW2 pilot takes helicopter to make comrade’s funeral

What lengths would you go to for your best friend? A 94-year-old World War Two glider pilot took his first helicopter flight to attend a comrade’s funeral. Ian Kerr-Bonner feared he would be unable to…


Government abandons community prison plan in favour of pilot scheme

Image copyright Getty Images The government has abandoned plans for five community prisons for women in England and Wales. Instead, the Ministry of Justice will trial five residential centres to help offenders with issues such…



Pilot suffered seizure on Inverness-Jersey flight

Image copyright PA Image caption The plane was diverted to Manchester Airport where it was landed safely The co-pilot of a plane flying from Inverness to Jersey suffered a seizure, inadvertently causing the aircraft to…


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