News Harmondsworth IRC in West Drayton, where inspectors have revealed that an 84-year-old immigration detainee - who was suffering from dementia - was taken to hospital in handcuffs and died while still in restraints

The Chief Inspector of Prisons said the system had "utterly failed" the "most vulnerable people in detention"

Google executive chairman Erich Schmidt, back, with founders Sergey Brin, left, and Larry Page, want to use Nasa’s Hangar One to house their private jets

Google tells Nasa: we'll save your hangar – if we can park our jets in it

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin needed somewhere to store their eight private jets, their first step was, presumably, to enter the words "large aircraft hangar" into the internet search engine they created.

Aviation: Airline bosses join forces to condemn passenger duty hike

Air passenger duty (APD) will see a steep rise next year, a move jointly condemned by the country's main airlines.

Brodie Clark quit as the head of the UK Border Force on Tuesday

May faces accuser as scale of border breach revealed

Pressure was mounting on the Home Secretary, Theresa May, last night after private memos emerged which showed that full biometric checks were waived hundreds of times over the summer as border staff struggled to cope with queues at ports and airports.

German pilot has lucky escape

The pilot of a tiny private plane made an emergency landing on a small street in western Germany, clipping the side of a house and a lamppost as he landed his ailing Cessna.

The dance messiah: How David Guetta became the world’s biggest DJ

His beats have energised the biggest R'n'B hits of the decade. His wild club nights have transformed Ibiza. Even his mum approves of his DJ excesses...Make some noise for David Guetta!

After the party, extradition fight begins for WikiLeaks founder

Civil rights demonstrators will gather outside the Royal Courts of Justice this morning to support the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, who is fighting a last-ditch battle to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Assange hosts lavish 40th birthday bash

It is just two days until he is due at the High Court to appeal against attempts to extradite him to Sweden to face rape allegations, but Julian Assange will have other things on his mind today.

Private jet deaths were accidental

Verdicts of accidental death were returned by an inquest jury today after five men were killed when their private jet crashed into a house.

Westwood's plane makes emergency landing after cockpit fire

Lee Westwood was relieved simply to be here yesterday after enduring a frightening ordeal on his journey across from the Houston Open. The world No 2's private jet was forced to make an emergency landing when smoke billowed through the cockpit.

Osborne wins backing of business as Labour slumps

George Osborne has won the confidence of a majority of businessmen but they are losing faith in Labour and the Liberal Democrats, according to a survey for The Independent.

Scam victims' cash funded Ferrari and private jet

Richard Pope was a "wannabe playboy" who spent the life savings of British pensioners on a top-of-the range Ferrari, a yacht and a private jet.

Tunisia: Deposed leader said to be 'gravely ill' after stroke

Former tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was yesterday said to be gravely ill in Saudi Arabia, where he fled after being deposed.

Deborah Ross: Winter is not the time to fret about pruning

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French minister under fire for Tunisian flights

The French Foreign Minister, Michèle Alliot-Marie, is struggling for her political life after a series of revelations and misstatements about a luxurious holiday and trips in private jets amidst popular revolt in Tunisia.

Solicitor jailed for £1.4 million theft

A solicitor who stole £1.4 million to fund a luxury lifestyle was jailed for seven years today by a judge who said he was "motivated by greed".

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