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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.

Man in court accused of throwing egg at peer

A man accused of pelting Baroness Warsi with eggs will appear in court today.



Airport security incident delays passengers as getaway begins

A major getaway for the summer holidays began today but hundreds of air passengers faced delays at Luton airport following the arrest of a man in a security incident.

Holidaymakers fly home after collapse of Goldtrail

Around 16,000 Britons were abroad when the specialist in travel to Turkey and Greece went into administration on Friday, while a further 2,000 were scheduled to fly from the UK this weekend. As the school holiday season gets under way, it is estimated 50,000 people booked to travel with Goldtrail could be affected over the summer.

Diary: Oh Lord, Webber junior

There was J S Bach the Elder and his nephew, the Younger. There was Johann Strauss 1 and the more talented II. Now a new Lloyd Webber is abroad. Nick Webber, 30, son of the great man, former pop group wrangler and jingle composer, has gone legit. He's doing the music for the RSC's new touring production of The Tempest, orchestra, brass, woodwinds, the whole shebang. His papa must be proud. But what do we find Nick telling an interviewer in The Stage? "Instead of the traditional masque, we've done a sort of nightmare wedding as a mini-operetta in four minutes. It's very funny, and ends up as a chaotic, awfully choreographed piece of music and dance, which is my little nod, shall we say, to a certain legacy of mine." Thanks a lot, kid.

Last Night's TV: Sectioned, BBC4<br />Young, British and Angry, BBC3

Sectioned began with a broadcaster's Get-out-of-Jail-Free card. "All the patients appearing in this film were constantly monitored by their healthcare team," it said, "who considered them mentally well enough to take part." We're not exploiting them, in other words. And then, just in case you might still have doubts about the ethical probity of the enterprise, all three of the men who appeared in the film were shown giving their permission orally, on camera. Which still didn't entirely resolve the doubts, to be honest. Given that Richard believes the gods have told him to commit suicide on Christmas Day on the grounds that he'll be able to go to Hell, get a spiritual top-up and then commence his training as King of England, you couldn't help but feel that his capacity to sign any kind of consent form might be a touch impaired. The other two patients – Andrew, a former NHS consultant who'd been compulsorily admitted after leading three police cars in a high-speed chase, and Anthony, who has paranoid schizophrenia – both appeared more rational, but still raised the issue of whether permission granted during a period of lucidity could extend, weeks later, to a moment of greater vulnerability.

Man charged over eggs thrown at Baroness Warsi

A man has been charged with a public order offence after Baroness Warsi was pelted with eggs in the street, police said today.

Burka-clad knifeman robs third travel agent

A burka-clad knifeman has struck a third travel agent in less than a year, police said today.

Woman faces trial over faith healer murder

A woman appeared in court today charged with the murder of a faith healer who promised his clients he could solve their problems by sacrificing a camel.

Ex-teacher facing abuse charges found dead

A former teacher at a special school, due to go on trial accused of sexually abusing five boys, has been found dead at his home in Devon, police confirmed.

Family jailed over man's 'depraved' torture and death

The torture and death of a man whose headless body was dumped in a lake was branded "depraved" by a judge today as he sentenced six members of the same family.

Three guilty of murdering man they held as their &lsquo;slave&rsquo;

Vulnerable 'dogsbody' was tortured for his benefit money before being killed

Family found guilty over lagoon body killing

Five members of a family were convicted today over the death of a man whose headless corpse was found in a lake.

'Good Samaritan' saves toddler from car crash

A "Good Samaritan" risked his life to rescue a toddler from a burning car.

Nick Clegg dismisses Tory plans and offers a 'manifesto you can trust'

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg tonight said he would offer a "manifesto you can trust" as he dismissed David Cameron's plans for government.

Man, 80, denies trying to rape woman, 92

An 80-year-old man today denied trying to rape a 92-year-old woman, a court official said.

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Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

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Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

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Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

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Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

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Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

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Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

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Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

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