Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.


Stag flight forced down

A man on a stag weekend has been charged with endangering an aircraft after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

Colin Jones, 24, from Widnes, Cheshire, is accused of burning the hair of a passenger on a Monarch flight from Manchester to Majorca. The flight was diverted to Gatwick when smoke filled the cabin.