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January 8, 2019 10:23 AM Kegworth air disaster: What caused the Kegworth plane crash? 30 years on

VICTIMS of the Kegworth air disaster will be remembered today on the 30th anniversary of the plane crash - but what happened on that tragic night? Survivors, relatives and emergency workers who attended the scene of one of Britain’s worst air disasters will remember the 47 people killed in a memorial service at 11am. A London to Belfast plane carrying 109

January 8, 2019 1:16 AM Kegworth air disaster: 30th anniversary service to be held

A service to mark the 30th anniversary of the Kegworth air disaster, in which 47 people died, is to be held later. A Boeing 737, carrying 126 people, plummeted into the embankment of the M1 in Leicestershire, on 8 January 1989, during an emergency landing. Witnesses described the "absolute devastation" as the plane was engulfed with fire, "bounced" over the carriageway 140

December 31, 2018 7:33 PM New Year celebrations: UK gets ready to welcome 2019

The UK is gearing up to welcome in the New Year as the countdown to 2019 begins. Fireworks will be going off on the stroke of midnight across the land as thousands celebrate. In London, Big Ben will spring back into action with its customary bongs to mark the moment, as 100,000 people are expected on the banks of the Thames. In Edinburgh, Franz Ferdinand 77

December 9, 2018 6:43 AM Shirley Thompson's boat develops leak on Atlantic challenge

The Belfast woman aiming to become the oldest woman to row solo across the Atlantic has developed a leak in her boat after a week at sea. Sixty-year-old Shirley Thompson said she is hoping to fix it and continue her record-breaking attempt. Ms Thompson has had to turn back once already, and does not want to have to do so again. Ms Thompson discovered 37

November 8, 2018 5:44 PM MIDAIR HORROR: Flybe jet PLUMMETS 500 feet after autopilot set to GROUND

A FLYBE airplane nosedived 500ft in just 18 seconds after the aircraft’s autopilot was accidentally set to zero feet while in mid air. Up to 44 people were on board the flight from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow with an incorrect setting having been blamed for the plane plummeting toward the ground according to the Air Accidents Investigation Branch 59

October 22, 2018 10:44 AM Robert Sharkey jailed for spending dead woman's £6k on pizza

A man who spent £6,000 of his dead neighbour's savings on pizzas has been sentenced to two years. Robert Sharkey, 24, of Grays Hill, Bangor, was convicted of 11 charges after failing to report the woman had died, and then stealing from her. The charges included using one of Marie Conlon's debit cards to buy almost £6,000 worth of pepperoni pizzas 78

October 10, 2018 8:09 AM Christian bakers win 'gay cake' Supreme Court fight

Daniel and Amy McArthur from Ashers Baking Company told activist Gareth Lee they would not make the cake supporting gay marriage. Christian couple Daniel and Amy McArthur, who run Belfast-based Ashers Baking Company, told activist Gareth Lee they would not make the cake featuring Sesame Street puppets and the logo of campaign group Queerspace 29

October 5, 2018 2:10 PM BREAKING: Two-week-old baby FIGHTING FOR LIFE after 'serious sex assault'

A TWO WEEK-OLD BABY is fighting for life in the intensive care unit at a Belfast hospital after allegedly being raped. A 25-year-old man appeared in Armagh Magistrates' Court charged with rape and causing grievous bodily harm earlier this week. The tot was reportedly rushed to hospital from the Annalong area of County Down, Northern Ireland 38

August 29, 2018 4:30 PM Every Thought There Ever Was exhibition at the Focal Point Gallery

EVERY Thought There Ever Was is the title of the new exhibition opening at the Focal Point Gallery in Southend. Drawing on philosophical ideas and scientific research, this ambitious project by UK based artist Lindsay Seers considers historical representations of schizophrenia and contemporary insights into the condition achieved through the use of virtual 41

August 26, 2018 12:12 PM Listeria outbreak: Sainsbury's pulls contaminated smoked salmon from shelves

BATCHES of smoked salmon have been pulled from supermarket shelves after they were contaminated with the deadly listeria bug. Ewing Seafoods recalled two batches of its salmon over the health scare. The Belfast company supplies the salmon to stores across Northern Ireland, including Sainsburys. The Food Standards Agency announced that Ewing Seafoods 46