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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.

Luton scored 5.76 on a rudeness scale of 1-10

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Luton is the UK's most unfriendly airport, with Edinburgh the most welcoming, according to a survey.

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Briton jailed for tax fraud that funded champagne lifestyle in Monaco

A Briton was jailed for four years today for a £673,000 tax fraud that funded a champagne lifestyle in Monaco.

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After the chaos, it all went remarkably smoothly. Many of the people who had tickets to the Opening Ceremony left their homes early in the expectation that the queues would be enormous, given the hoo-hah that surrounded the security preparations in the weeks running up to the Games. Yet few experienced any kind of backlog.

Travellers jailed in slaves case

A husband and wife who treated destitute men “worse than slaves” by forcing them into servitude have been jailed for 11 years and four years respectively.

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Travellers kept slaves 'in concentration camp'

Four members of same family guilty of forcing destitute people into brutal servitude

Four members of traveller family convicted in 'slaves' trial

Four members of a traveller family were today found guilty of forcing destitute men into servitude.

The Green Road into the Trees: An Exploration of England, By Hugh Thomson

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Undercover officer Bob Lambert 'bombed shop'

Ministers have been urged to investigate claims that an undercover police officer who had infiltrated a group of animal rights extremists planted a fire bomb in a department store.

Man held after 2kg of heroin found in wedding dress

A man is in custody after customs officers found 2kg of heroin hidden in a wedding dress, the Border Force said today.

England celebrate Welbeck's goal against Belgium

England cannot outplay elite teams, warns Gareth Southgate

As England fly to Euros today, FA director says being hard to beat is best they can hope for

Two rapists see sentences doubled for raping 11-year-old girl

Two men locked up for raping an 11-year-old girl had their sentences more than doubled by the Court of Appeal today.

Conference Premier: York's double Wembley date

Police were called into action as Wrexham fans invaded the pitch at the Racecourse Ground after losing to Luton 3-2 on aggregate last night – the Welsh side won the match 2-1.

Four charged with plotting terror attacks

Court told gang planned to use explosives and guns in attacks inspired by al-Qa'ida

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