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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 four in court on terror charges

Four men appeared in court today to face terrorism charges.

Five men arrested in Luton on terrorism charges

Five men have been arrested in Luton on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

How to spend two days in Zurich – and could a strike spoil a Spanish break?

Q. My husband has to be in Zurich on business later this month, and he would like me to join for him for a long weekend. Would you have some advice on how we could spend two days there? Rebecca Grunwald, London

French air traffic strike has grounded 200 flights to and from the UK, with many other passengers hit by delays of up to seven hours

Chaos on roads, rail and in the sky... it must be Easter

Strikes in France and Spain set to leave tens of thousands of passengers stranded at home

Steam bath: swimming in the Blue Lagoon

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With new flights, longer days and a busy cultural calendar, the Icelandic capital is an appealing prospect, says Nick Boulos.

Luton airport expansion plans unveiled

The operators of one of the UK's biggest holiday flight airports today put forward "rival" expansion plans.

Child rapists' sentences reviewed

The Attorney General's Office is reviewing the sentences of two child rapists who were jailed for just 40 months for attacking an 11-year-old girl.

AstraZeneca axes another 7,300 jobs worldwide

The pharmaceuticals industry was dealt a fresh blow today after AstraZeneca announced a further 7,300 job cuts amid warnings that its profits will slide this year.

Man dies in New Year party assault

A man died after he was assaulted at a New Year's Eve party, police said.

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Every step you take in this holy city reveals an aspect of its tangled history.

First Group prepares rail franchise bids

The Government has fired the starting gun on its £2bn train-franchising programme, asking operators to bid to run the Thameslink, Great Western and Essex Thameside routes for up to 15 years.

60 arrested in EDL protest clashes

Sixty people were arrested after far-right demonstrators clashed with police at protests in the capital.

Cannibal told hospital staff he wanted to eat patient

A cannibal killer attacked a fellow patient at a high-security psychiatric hospital, telling staff afterwards that he "wanted to eat him", an inquest heard yesterday.

Boy, 11, sentenced over riots theft

An 11-year-old boy stole from a department store during London's riots just days after he had been sentenced for arson and criminal damage, a court heard today.

Lights switched off on M1 section

Lights are to be permanently switched off on one of Britain's busiest sections of motorway, the Highways Agency said today.

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