News An RAF Apache helicopter

Helicopter-maker AgustaWestland has been awarded two Ministry of Defence contracts worth £760 million which will secure more than 1,000 jobs in the UK.

Flintshire air crash: Two dead at Chester Hawarden airport

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is investigating the twin-engine aircraft crash

Passenger 'falls out' of plane into ocean 2,000 feet above Miami

Rescue teams have searched an area of south east Miami after a pilot reported a passenger falling out of the aircraft and into the sea

Anxiety caused by fear of flying causes 3.5 per cent of in-flight emergencies

Use of in-flight electronics approved during take-off and landing by European regulator

Europe's air safety agency has approved the use of electronic devices ahead of take-off and landing, which will allow users to keep their devices switched on.

The HMS Illustrious will head to the Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan aftermath: HMS Illustrious to help in Philippines aid effort, says David Cameron

The British Navy will send the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious to help with the relief effort following Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines last week.

Battlefield 4 review: ‘One of the best multiplayer experiences out there’

A lacklustre single player mode, but vast multiplayer maps and satisfying objective-based gameplay keep this title feeling fresh

Head-cam video footage shows moment skydivers thrown from two planes in ball of flame after mid-air crash

Crash captured in vivid detail, with many on board prepared to film the dive

Congolese M23 rebels in Goma in 2012

Congo rebels fire shots at UN helicopter

Helicopter came under fire as it flew over the M23 stronghold of Rumangabo

Richard Benyon, Conservative MP

Page 3 Profile: Richard Benyon, Conservative MP

Bad day?

Vandals cause £1m in damage to wealthy MP's estate

Attack allegedly occurred just hours after Mr Benyon was told he had been sacked as Government minister

The Cessna 172 light aircraft which passenger John Wildey landed at Humberside Airport

Hero passenger lands light aircraft at Humberside airport after pilot friend passes out at the controls - then dies

Instructors hurriedly briefed John Wildey on the instruments and controls to help retired IT consultant executed safe landing

Lampedusa disaster: Death toll hits 250 as Italian divers recover more bodies

The death toll from the Lampedusa disaster has hit 250 after Italian divers recovered more bodies from the wreck of the smugglers' ship that sank off the tiny island's coast.

EasyJet apologises after leaving 29 passengers at gate

Flight EZY6056 departed from Malaga on Saturday with group still in airport due to 'an issue at the boarding gate'

Airbus steals march on Boeing with £6bn order from Japan Airlines

Becision a blow to Boeing, whose Dreamliner was grounded for four months

Footage released by the Taliban appears to show the aftermath of the Camp Bastion attack

Taliban inflicted biggest loss of US aircraft since Vietnam at Camp Bastion

By the time 15 heavily armed Taliban fighters were spotted on the airfield at Camp Bastion at around 10pm, it was too late to prevent an attack that struck at the heart of Britain’s main base in Afghanistan.

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner when he jumped out of his Red Bull Stratos  helium-filled balloon on 14 October 2012

Felix Baumgartner says he is enjoying a relaxing retirement - as he tries to become a mountain rescue helicopter pilot

One year later, the 44-year-old man who fell from space reveals how he likes to spend as little time on earth as possible

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'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

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Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
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Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

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Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
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Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

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Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

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The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

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