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The operator of a helicopter which ditched in the North Sea last week with 14 people on board is to resume normal flying in the next 24 hours.

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Search teams found at least 12 bodies Friday near where a Russian-made jetliner crashed into the side of an Indonesian volcano while on a demonstration flight for potential buyers from airlines, an official said.

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US 'vigilante teacher' Tim Larkin barred from UK by Theresa May

A controversial American self-defence instructor has been banned from Britain by Home Secretary Theresa May.

Iron Maiden singer sets up aviation company

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Pakistan places restrictions on airline boss after crash

Pakistan blocked the head of an airline whose jet crashed near the capital from leaving the country and ordered him into protective custody today as it began an investigation into its second major air disaster in less then two years. 

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OFT halves BA's record-breaking £121m fine for price-fixing

The record £121.5m fine slapped on British Airways for colluding with Virgin Atlantic to fix prices was more than halved yesterday, when the Office of Fair Trading finally brought a dramatic five-year investigation to a close.

OFT halves BA's record fine for price-fixing

The record £121.5m fine slapped on British Airways for colluding with Virgin Atlantic to fix prices was more than halved yesterday, when the Office of Fair Trading finally brought a dramatic five-year investigation to a close.

Airlines 'shun UK over Heathrow'

World airlines are shunning the UK due to capacity constraints at Heathrow Airport, according to a survey.

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1. Neal's Yard Frankincense Hydrating Facial Mist

£10.50, boots.com

If you have oily skin, you probably don't want to use one of the heavier 24-hour moisturisers. Instead, plump for this hydrating spray with frankincense.

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Laser pen user narrowly avoids jail

A father of five who accidentally shone a laser pen at a police helicopter, forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing, was told by a judge he had avoided jail by a "whisker" today.

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