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Clacton Airfield: Landing planes came within 10ft mid-air

[ad_1] Image copyright Google Maps Image caption The near-miss happened on Clacton Airfield in June Two light aircraft came within just a few metres of each other as they came down to land after neither of the pilots heard the other's radio calls.As a Cessna-152 was landing at Clacton Airfield, Essex, on 23 June, its pilot saw a C42 fly about 10ft (3m) above it.The pilot of the C42 said
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Dad’s emotional tribute for girl, 10, who died six years after her mum and sister

[ad_1] A dad has paid an emotional tribute after watching his 10-year-old daughter take her last breaths – six years after losing his wife and their unborn child. Lucy Moroney, from Heswall, Merseyside, lost her battle with a rare from of brain cancer on Friday, her dad Joe said in a heartbreaking Facebook post. He wrote: ‘Lucy, when you were born almost 11 years ago, Mummy and I (mainly Mummy)
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Drivetime: Jeremy Vine calls for BBC to change name of radio show

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption Jeremy Vine was the victim of a foul-mouthed verbal attack while cycling in 2016 BBC Radio 2's Drivetime show should be renamed because it celebrates "a form of transport that kills 1,700 people a year", presenter Jeremy Vine has said.Sara Cox is set to replace co-presenters Simon Mayo and Jo Whiley as host of the show, which runs between 17:00 and 19:00 GMT, in
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Sarah Payne’s killer ‘repeatedly stabbed in prison and left for dead’

[ad_1] Sarah Payne’s killer has been ‘repeatedly stabbed in prison and left for dead’. Roy Whiting, 59, was attacked by two fellow prisoners with makeshift knives while he was in his cell in HMP Wakefield on Thursday. A source claimed the child killer, who is serving a life-term for the brutal murder of Sarah, 8, was drenched in blood. Roy Whiting has been stabbed in prison (Picture: PA)They told the
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Poet Luke Wright pens tribute to World War One soldiers

[ad_1] A poet has paid tribute to those who fought in World War One with a poem about the build-up to leaving for battle.Luke Wright, from Colchester, was asked to write five pieces about the lives of individuals and communities in Essex during the Great War - one for each year of the conflict.This one, called The King's Head, Harwich, is set in 1918, as young men met to contemplate
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Britain’s biggest family gets larger as the Radfords welcome child number 21

[ad_1] Britain’s biggest family has just got even bigger after welcoming their 21st child. Sue Radford recently gave birth to little Bonnie Raye after a 12 minute labour. Her and husband Noel are adamant they will have no more children, although they admit that is something they have said before. Bonnie Raye is the 21st child for the Radford familySue, 43, told the Sun: ‘We’ve both decided we don’t want
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Meghan Markle’s closest aide ‘quits’ just months after the royal wedding

[ad_1] Meghan Markle’s closest aide has quit just six months after the royal wedding, according to reports. The departure of her personal assistant, known only as Melissa, has come as quite a shock to the Palace, it is claimed. A source told the Daily Mail: ‘Why would she want to leave such a prestigious job so soon?’ Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has lost her personal assistant Melissa (Picture: WireImage)Kensington
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Map reveals terrifying scale of Home Front during First World War

[ad_1] A new map has revealed the terrifying scale of the Home Front during the First World War. While six million soldiers were fighting on the front line, millions more stayed at home to aid the fight from afar. It was a huge part of British lives during the war, but more than two thirds of Brits admit they know little to nothing about the Home Front. A new map
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The letters that ended World War One

[ad_1] Image copyright Alamy Image caption Rear Admiral Hope (front right) was part of the British delegation at the Armistice talks After four years of bloody conflict, the Armistice was finally signed in November 1918. The arrival of American troops, earlier that year, saw the Germans grow progressively weaker and their officers privately conceded they had no hope of victory. A series of letters, the most reliable form of communication
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Wrexham residents urged to befriend homeless to help tackle drug use

[ad_1] Image caption The problems of Spice in Wrexham led to it being labelled "Spice Town" Residents of a town blighted by drugs problems have been urged to speak to homeless people to help tackle the stigma surrounding the issue.Wrexham was dubbed "Spice Town" after images emerged of people under the influence of drugs at its bus station.Figures from earlier this year showed it had 44 rough sleepers - the