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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.

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Most City analysts had pencilled in about £433 million pre-tax profit for easyJet

EasyJet lifts profit forecast after rivals start to pull out of routes

EasyJet flew still higher today with shares up almost 8 per cent as struggling competitors pulling out of routes helped the budget carrier put out a stronger-than-expected profit forecast for this year.

Wizz Air revs its engines for a London float

Wizz Air, eastern Europe's biggest budget airline, has appointed a trio of big City names to manage a flotation which could value the carrier at around £800m.

Lewis Birt, a Shefford Tory councillor, has little respect for any of Westminster's 'rabid mob'

Not just a bunch of 'swivel-eyed' idiots: The true Tories who want a new direction

Deep in Tory heartland, Simon Usborne discovers party activists are not happy with their leader, his friends or his policies

Warmer weather set to return for Bank Holiday weekend...but it's hardly a scorcher

The coming Bank Holiday weekend is likely to much more May-like in appearance, with warmer temperatures making a welcome return.

EasyJet soars as it benefits from business and pleasure

Budget airline courts business travellers with fast-track security

Boy, 16, in serious condition after being shot in the back in Luton

A 16-year-old boy is in a serious condition in hospital after being shot in the back.

A montage issued by the Metropolitan Police of (top row from left) Zahid Iqbal, Mohammed Sharfaraz Ahmed and (bottom row from left) Umar Arshad with Syed Farhan Hussain who admitted discussing carrying out a terror attack in the UK using homemade bombs and firearms

Four jailed for plot to bomb Territorial Army army base

Two British terrorists who discussed plans for an al-Qa'ida-inspired attack in the UK have been ordered to serve up to 16 years and three months in jail.

By-elections boost for Lib Dems ahead of 2 May county council elections

No seats changed hands in the latest council by-elections but the Liberal Democrats had the strongest voting boost.

Four men plead guilty over terror charges

Four men have admitted discussing carrying out a terror attack in the UK using homemade bombs and firearms.

Even after his latest gaffe, silly Philip is the least of our problems

Modern monarchy, like any oxymoron, doesn’t bear too much looking into

'Your country must be half-empty': Prince Philip cracks Filipino nurse joke on tour of hospital

Prince Philip, who is well-known for his off-the-cuff remarks, joked about the number of Filipinos working in the NHS

Commuter chaos set to last a week after downed cables at Radlett

Rail passengers were plagued with problems today with major disruption continuing on busy commuter routes.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber may be at home in the glamorous surroundings of the West End stage, but his charitable foundation is backing a portable theatre that will bring exciting new work to locations from village halls to car parks across Britain. All it needs is a plug socket.

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