‘Sonic boom’ caused by military jets

The plane was en route to Dalaman in Turkey when it was redirected back to Stansted, an airline spokeswoman said. Skip Twitter post by @BStortPolice Large number of 999 calls coming in about a loud explosion. We have liaised with @EssexPoliceUK who are confirming that this is a sonic boom from a passing aircraft. — B Stortford Police (@BStortPolice) June 22, 2019 Related Topics Harlow Bishop's Stortford Essex Police Stansted Chelmsford Epping London Stansted Airport Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Greenpeace rig protest brought to end

‘Complex operation’ Earlier, a helicopter landed on the rig in an attempt to bring the demonstrations to an end. Transocean had served an interdict on Greenpeace in an attempt to have protesters still occupying the rig removed. Greenpeace earlier said it understood there were plans to lower the rig down into the sea to give police easier access from a boat to where the protesters were camped. Related Topics Invergordon BP Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Chevron fined 5m for fatal explosion

“Numerous opportunities” missed to save workers’ lives Chevron will have to pay the fine and court costs of £1m as part of a deal it struck with Valero Energy UK, which bought the site after the disaster. Specialist cleaning company B&A Contracts, which employed Mr Broome and Mr Jenkins, was fined £120,000 and ordered to pay costs of £40,000 after admitting health and safety breaches. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFour contractors died in the explosion Sentencing at Swansea Crown Court, Mr Justice Lewis said no fine could “reflect the value of someone’s life.” “The tragedy has had a devastating impact on the families of those who died and on Mr Phillips and his family,” he said. …

Body found in search for British hiker

“To know that he’s not been able to respond for the last few days is actually really good relief”. Mr Myers’ wife, Kim, is too upset to speak about it, he said. ‘Poor visibility’ Mr Myers, who had recently moved to New Zealand from the UK, had been hiking the Tararua Northern Crossing, a popular trek that can take up to five days. He sent a text to his wife on 30 May – police now believe he died later that day. Police search and rescue incident controller Sergeant Tony Matheson said the weather conditions were particularly bad, with wind gusts of up to 145km/h, very poor visibility and rain. “It happened very suddenly. I don’t think he suffered at …

Drunk mum fell asleep on baby who died

Swansea Crown Court heard Tilby was so drunk she could not be woken by her sister, who had also stayed at the caravan, for an hour and 15 minutes. Meanwhile, Darian, who was unresponsive with blood in his mouth, had been taken to Bronglais Hospital in Aberystwyth, where he later died. Related Topics Aberystwyth Aberaeron New Quay Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The women ‘crippled by contraception’

However, healthcare providers can still implant Essure up to one year from the device’s date of purchase. Before it was discontinued, many women experienced severe pain and discomfort, and many of them still do. Image caption Amy Speers had the contraceptive method fitted five years ago She had the Essure implant fitted in 2014, after deciding her family was complete. “It’s like being in labour, four times over, all at once,” said the 33-year-old. “Leaning down can be sore, walking can be crippling sometimes and I’ve ended up in A&E so many times because of the pain.” The small implants are inserted into the fallopian tubes where they trigger inflammation, causing scar tissue to build up and eventually block the …

Suicide help for families ‘sadly lacking’

“She found it really difficult over the years but she was a survivor and she always seemed to come through.” Despite this, she said the “signs were always there” for the former Ysgol Moelwyn pupil. Male suicide ‘a national emergency’ ‘My father’s suicide was not my fault’ ‘More can be done’ to prevent student suicide in Wales “But I genuinely thought she had got past it,” her mother said. “She had got a place to study nursing, she’d been working full-time in Bristol and she had a house and a mortgage.” However, 7 August last year was the day that changed Ms Roberts’ life forever – when her daughter took her life. She said: “You get a knock on the …

Boy, 6, ‘falls from rollercoaster’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe six-year-old boy was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary A six-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after witnesses said he fell from a theme park ride. The boy is believed to have fallen from the Twister rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, near Ripon, in North Yorkshire. Witnesses reported hearing screams and seeing the boy “hanging backwards” from the carriage. Police said his condition was not believed to be life-threatening, and the park said the ride was closed and health and safety experts were on site. It added: “We take the health and safety of our visitors very seriously and are committed to providing support to the affected family. Image …

British soldier ‘drowns in canal in France’

“Our thoughts are with their family at this difficult time.” French police are understood to be investigating but are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. A post-mortem examination is yet to be carried out. The anniversary of the Normandy landings is being marked by a series of events this week, with Prince Charles, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May travelling to France for the occasion. Pegasus Bridge was the first site liberated by British forces during the Allied invasion on D-Day. It was named after the emblem worn by British airborne troops, who flew in by glider and parachute at just after midnight on 6 June 1944 to capture the bridge in Bénouville.

Damaged reef granted protected status

He added: “These divers are unsung heroes – by showing the damage that is being done to our seabed, they have raised huge political and public awareness of the problem. “However, Loch Carron is just one small area, and over the past few decades the same degradation has happened elsewhere in our seas. “We urgently need to regenerate all of our coastal seas – safeguarding seabed habitats will deliver a sustainable long term future for our rural economy and communities.” Image copyright Chris Rickard Image caption Images of the damaged reef captured two years ago The MPA for Loch Carron, which comes into force on Sunday, means fishermen operating trawlers or dredging boats will not be able to fish. It …

Trials to stop sea eagles stealing lambs

Stock under attack There are now known to be about 130 breeding pairs of sea eagles in Scotland, from hotspots such as Skye and Mull across to the mainland. It is estimated this could rise to at least 500 pairs by 2040. Image caption Lambs are targeted by the sea eagles In Appin, on the west coast of Loch Linnhe, in Argyll and Bute, David Colthart keeps 650 blackface sheep across 3,200 acres. He said his stock had been under attack since sea eagles started nesting in the area. Describing one incident, he said: “This is a typical example of a plucking, it’s basically where the bird has lifted one of the lambs and it’s taken it to a certain …

Tour manager ‘tried to start threesome’

Image copyright PA Image caption Oritse Williams has denied raping the woman after a concert in December 2016 On Monday, Mr Williams had told the court he believed Mr Nagadhana was “under his covers” in a different bed when the woman knocked on his hotel room and asked to spend the night with him. Follow BBC West Midlands on Facebook, on Twitter, and sign up for local news updates direct to your phone.

Private school taught wrong exam book

According to The Independent, English literature students had been studying Spies by Michael Frayn but there were no exam questions about the book. Mrs Raraty said: “No girl should be disadvantaged by this. Fortunately, all exam boards have procedures in place to deal with this type of incident and we meet the criteria for ‘special consideration’. “A full internal investigation is under way and we are unable to provide further comment at this time.” You may also be interested in: Latest news from the West Midlands Packham receives CBE medal at palace ‘I got morning sickness instead of freshers’ flu’ A spokesperson for exam board Cambridge International said: “We recognise that this is distressing for the students involved. We have …

Ballymurphy soldiers ‘out of control’

Ballymurphy shootings: Who were the victims? The base was occupied by B Company but M597 said he knew many of the soldiers from their training in Aldershot in England. A Company is a military unit consisting of scores of soldiers. M597 told Belfast Coroners’ Court on Monday that many of the paratroopers he knew were honest, professional soldiers who did the right thing. But he added that some were “psychopaths” who were dangerous to be around. He wept briefly as he described seeing three or four bodies in the hall and recalled what the soldiers there told him had happened. He said the soldiers were on a high, excited, and had clearly enjoyed what they had done. He said they …

Man held after two more women abducted

Image copyright Google Image caption The arrest happened on Smithy Lane, Congleton The Punto was spotted in Congleton on Sunday evening by officers and, following a short chase, the car stopped on Obelisk Way having collided with another car. Image caption The car containing the two abducted women crashed with another vehicle, pictured In a statement before the arrest, Cheshire Constabulary said: “The man has been secured by officers in a rural area of Congleton and is currently talking to trained negotiators. “There remains an increased police presence in the local area. “The two women abducted in Congleton were not injured. However, they have been left extremely shaken as a result of their ordeal and are currently being supported by …