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Twin pilots retire by landing together

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Jeremy joined British Airways 30 years ago in 1987, while Nick joined from British Midland in 2012 when it was taken over by BA. Nick said: "Jerry had never mentioned to his colleagues at British Airways that he had a twin brother who flew for British Midland, and one day [years ago] a British Airways pilot strode over to me at Heathrow and asked what on Earth I thought I was doing dressing up in a British Midland uniform. "It took a bit of explaining to convince him that I wasn't Jeremy."

Killer drivers to receive life sentences

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The increase will apply to offences in England, Scotland and Wales, but not Northern Ireland, which has separate road safety laws. Barrister Matthew Scott told BBC Radio 5 live the change would not increase road safety. Driver who fled crash scene after killing passenger is jailed Speeding driver jailed over boy's death Nine years jail for driver who killed girl, four Announcing the change, justice minister Dominic Raab said: "Based on the seriousness of the worst cases, the anguish of the victims' families, and maximum penalties for other serious offences such as manslaughter, we intend to introduce life sentences of [...]

Red sun ’caused by Hurricane Ophelia’

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BBC Weather Watchers: Why has the sky turned red? Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionBBC Weather presenter Charlie Slater explains why the sun looks red Image copyright Sun Cloud Gazer Image caption An orange sky was visible in Bransford in Worcestershire Image copyright Ludford Sunshine Image caption This was the scene in Ludlow, Shropshire Meanwhile, hundreds took to Twitter to share their theories and snaps of the unusual red sun and yellow skies. Using the hashtags #redsun and #ophelia, pictures were posted with earnest tags insisting that: "There is NO colour correction on this image". As the [...]

Magic mushrooms ‘reset’ depressed brain

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But the precise impact it might be having on brain activity was not known. Related Topics Depression Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41608984

Facebook outage hits users worldwide

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Image: AFP/Getty Images Facebook went down for a large number of users Wednesday. Instagram, which is owned and operated by Facebook, was disrupted as well. Many visitors of facebook.com were greeted by error pages: Image: screenshot/mashable Users of the social media platforms began reporting issues around 11:11 a.m. ET, and the outage got worse. The problems affected users on both desktop and mobile. Multiple services, like Down Detector and Outage Report, had high numbers of users reporting the issues.    Facebook API is being reported as experiencing lag. Customers may experience delays or errors publishing to FB. We expect resolution [...]

Space scientist wins BBC astronaut show

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Image caption Former astronaut Chris Hadfield (r) was the first Canadian to walk in space Former astronaut Chris Hadfield and his team put the candidates through a series of gruelling tests as part of the show, to find out who had the qualities to be an astronaut. Image caption Dr Imber beat 11 other candidates, including engineers and pilots The scientist has been interested in space from a young age and her current research looks at Mercury's magnetosphere. Dr Imber said she was "utterly shocked and surprised" when her name was announced. "The process has taught me that you don't [...]

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ gets taken off a reading list for ‘making people uncomfortable’

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So uncomfortable. Image: Mark Lennihan/AP/REX/Shutterstock To Kill a Mockingbird has a long history atop banned books lists, but here's a new reason: the 20th century classic about racism in small-town Alabama "makes people uncomfortable."  The Biloxi School District in Mississippi removed the novel by Harper Lee from an eighth-grade reading list after receiving complaints about the book's language, the Biloxi Sun Herald reported.  “There were complaints about it. There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable, and we can teach the same lesson with other books," school board vice president Kenny Holloway told the paper.  SEE ALSO: [...]

Woman with dog allergy refuses to get off plane, so cops push her off

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Another plane booting video is gaining traction online months after the violent United incident.  A woman was forcibly removed from a Southwest flight Tuesday, but this time around the passenger is getting very little sympathy online.  SEE ALSO: Unsettling video captures United passenger being forcibly removed from overbooked flight The woman, identified as 46-year-old Anila Daulatzai from Baltimore, had complained about two dogs on her flight from Baltimore-Washington International Airport to Los Angeles. She said she was deathly allergic, but when crew informed her they couldn't remove the dogs, one of which was a service dog, she was told to [...]

BAE Systems to cut almost 2,000 jobs

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Meanwhile 340 maritime jobs will be lost in Portsmouth and Solent region and a further 180 posts will go in London, Guildford and other locations. Image copyright Getty Images Most of the pain for BAE Systems will be felt in its air business. Orders for the Typhoon jet have slowed down amid stiff competition from the new F-35, part of which is made by BAE Systems, and from France's Rafale and the US F-16. Overall, the multinational Typhoon/Eurofighter programme, which includes Germany, Italy and Spain, has received 599 orders from eight customers. BAE has already sold more than 70 Typhoons [...]

Larry Flynt offers $10 million for dirt on Donald Trump

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Larry Flynt will pay up if you have dirt on Donald Trump. Image: David Livingston/Getty Images Need some cash and have some dirt on Donald Trump? You might want to talk to Hustler founder Larry Flynt. The adult magazine mogul is offering $10 million "for information leading to the impeachment and removal from office" of the president. SEE ALSO: Sports teams are deserting Trump’s hotels, and it’s hitting his wallet hard The full-page ad was published in the Washington Post on Sunday, complete with a toll-free hotline and an email address for readers to send their tips to. I love [...]