News Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill recreated wakeboarding, similar to that pictured, in a carpark in Guildford

Jack Hammersley and Jorge Gill were criticised for using a pulley system to wakeboard in an underground carpark

Letter: Animal rights

Sir: The announcement that the Government is to end the vivisection of animals to test cosmetics and ingredients is excellent news. However, forgive my scepticism: it may not be as watertight a ban as initial reports imply.

Obituary: Wing Cdr Joe McCarthy

AN AMERICAN who made an outstanding and heroic contribution to the Allied air offensive over Europe when serving in RAF Bomber Command, Joe McCarthy had his finest hour on the night of 16-17 May 1943 when he took part in Operation Chastise, the attacks on the Ruhr dams by no 617 Squadron - specially formed under the leadership of Wing Commander Guy Gibson, who had been given a free hand to choose the best available crews.

UPS orders 30 Airbus jetliners

UNITED PARCEL Service ordered 30 Airbus aircraft yesterday and placed options for 30 more in a deal worth over $5bn (pounds 3bn). The order deal means Airbus has announced orders worth $11.9bn at the Farnborough Air Show, almost double the total of rival Boeing.

Super Airbus to create 10,000 UK jobs

A NEW European super-jumbo aircraft, code-named the Airbus A3XX, will create around 10,000 highly-skilled and highly-paid jobs in the UK, and protect a further 40,000 in more than 400 UK companies, Airbus Industrie chief executive, Noel Foregeard, claimed at the Farnborough Air Show yesterday.

Expect a little turbulence

Wings, body and a tail are here to stay, writer Guy Mansell discovers, as the planemakers promote their designs for beyond the millennium at Farnborough Airshow. Cost and safety come before beauty in an unflying start to a new era

Historic link of Europe's warplane

THE LONG-awaited Eurofighter was launched yesterday with the same name as a Royal Air Force bomber used during the Second World War.

Tears of joy as results flood in

JENNI McHALE emerged from the physics block clutching the envelope that contained the key to her future. She leaned pensively against a post, took a deep breath, opened it and burst into floods of tears.

Food For Thought: DINING OUT OF TOWN

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Letter: Tory Eurocynics

Sir: There appears to be a point missing from the Euro-currency debate. Everyone assumes that there are only two scenarios to be debated: one, we do not wish to join and therefore do not; two, we do wish to join and therefore do so. May I suggest a third? We eventually decide we wish to join and we are vetoed by those who are already members of the euro- zone. What benefit would they gain from allowing the UK to join? It is not at all obvious now and it may be less so in five years.

Porton Down may be sold off

PORTON DOWN, the Ministry of Defence chemical and biological defence establishment, is being considered for privatisation by the Treasury as part of its plans to raise money for public expenditure from the sale of public assets.

Car drags teenager along road

A MOTHER appealed for help yesterday to catch a driver who left her son seriously injured following a road-rage incident at Farnborough, Hampshire. Russell Ashwood, 18, was dragged for hundreds of yards by a Ford Fiesta and thrown against another vehicle. Yesterday he was poorly but stable in hospital with multiple fractures to his pelvis and internal injuries. His mother Susan, 44, urged anyone who could help to contact police.

British lead the way in hi-fi revolution

YOU can hang them on your wall, paint them, wallpaper over them, make them as small as a credit card or as big as a ceiling tile, mount them underwater or in cars. What else but flat loudspeakers - unveiled yesterday by a British company which aims to revolutionise home hi-fi from this summer. The technology used to make the revolutionary speakers, which are less than two centimetres thick, emerged in 1993 from a British military project to soundproof helicopter gearboxes.

Motoring: Norton returns ... at 225mph

The troubled marque has plans for a superbike - but a German rival could trump it, writes Roland Brown

Road-rage accomplice jailed for one year

A FORMER sales manager was jailed for a year at the Old Bailey yesterday for helping road rage double killer Jason Humble try to cover up his responsibility for the death of a young couple.


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