Multiple casualties in M26 five-vehicle crash in Kent

The M26 was closed in both directions following a five-vehicle crash resulting in "multiple casualties". The Highways Agency said the crash, involving two cars, two lorries and a van, happened just before 09:40 BST on the westbound carriageway in Kent. Seven people were taken to hospital, some with serious injuries. The motorway was closed between junctions three and five. Read the rest of this entry »

London Marathon 2014: Man dies in hospital after collapse

A man who collapsed at the finish line of the London Marathon has died, organisers say. The 42-year-old received medical attention immediately after completing Sunday's race but died in hospital. A Virgin Money spokeswoman said: "The organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon would like to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased." Read the rest of this entry »

BA cabin crew struggled with fire that ‘kept reigniting’

Air accident investigators have described a struggle by cabin crew to put out a fire on a British Airways jumbo jet on 14 October last year. The fire happened on an overnight flight from Dallas/Fort Worth in the US when the plane was about two hours from its destination at Heathrow airport. Read the rest of this entry »

M6 reopens following ‘serious’ crash at Coventry

The M6 has fully reopened after being closed for almost 18 hours following a crash involving two cars and two lorries near Coventry. The motorway was closed at 07:45 BST on Tuesday following the accident southbound between junctions 2 and 3. The northbound carriageway was reopened a short time later but the southbound section remained shut until 02:00 BST. Read the rest of this entry »

Cyclist dies in ‘hit-and-run’ crash with car in Clapham

A cyclist who suffered serious injuries after what police said was a 'hit-and-run' crash in south London has died. The 26-year-old man, who is yet to be named, was taken to hospital after the crash on Friday morning in Clapham Manor Street. He died on Saturday. The car, a black BMW 5 series with black tinted windows, did not stop at the scene but carried on north on Clapham Manor Street, police said. Read the rest of this entry »

Army Apache helicopter makes emergency landing in Maryculter field

An army Apache helicopter has been forced to make an emergency landing on the outskirts of Aberdeen. Aberdeen International Airport was put on full alert, but the helicopter landed in a field near Maryculter. The two people on board the helicopter escaped injury. Read the rest of this entry »

Two British women die in Tenerife after being ‘swept into the sea’

Two British women have died on the Spanish island of Tenerife after apparently being dragged into the sea by a wave. The women - whom local police say were related - died on Sunday at Playa Paraiso, in the south-west of the island. They have been named as Uma Ramalingam, 42, who was a consultant obstetrician, and Barathi Ruvikumar. Read the rest of this entry »

Man dies after taxi enters water at Peterhead harbour

A man has died after the taxi he was driving entered the water at Peterhead harbour. The Hyundai Sonata overturned after it landed in the water at about 8:50, close to the harbour's ice factory. It has now been removed from the water and winched onto a slipway by a Peterhead lifeboat. Read the rest of this entry »

Scott Daniel Gibson dies in A590 collision with police van

A motorcyclist died in a collision with a police van in Cumbria on Friday. Scott Daniel Gibson, 23, from Barrow-in-Furness, died at the scene of the crash on the A590 between Milton and Lindal at 22:30 BST. Cumbria Police has referred the matter to the force's professional standards department and the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Read the rest of this entry »

Norfolk helicopter crash: No technical problem found

A helicopter that crashed in Norfolk killing four people had no "technical malfunction", investigators have said. The Agusta Westland AW139 crashed in a field at Gillingham, near Beccles, on 13 March. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said no fault had been found with the helicopter, but visibility was said to be "in the order of tens of metres" due to dense fog. Read the rest of this entry »
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