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Sherwood recap: episode one – welcome to Ashfield … mind the flying arrows

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Warning: this recap is for those who have watched episode one of Sherwood on BBC One. James Graham’s beguiling quasi-factual drama began with wedding bells, strike schisms and a suitably Sherwood-themed murder. Here a...

Flying saucer hat lifts off as royals and guests don jaunty headwear

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The fashion item that will be remembered from the Queen’s platinum jubilee is one that could, in theory, be seen in space – the flying saucer hat. Younger members of the royal family, politicians and other guests were...

Have a passion project you want to turn into a business? Five tips to get you off to a flying start

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1 Choose your hustle wiselyOver the past couple of years, lots of us have thrown ourselves into new hobbies – painting, baking and pottering our way through the pandemic – and many of these passion projects have been ...

Virgin flight turns back to replace pilot who’d not done final flying test

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A Virgin Atlantic aircraft turned back to Heathrow after it emerged the first officer had not completed his final flying test. The Airbus A330 jet was nearly 40 minutes into its journey to New York on Monday when the ...

Flying insect numbers have plunged by 60% since 2004, GB survey finds

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The number of flying insects in Great Britain has plunged by almost 60% since 2004, according to a survey that counted splats on car registration plates. The scientists behind the survey said the drop was “terrifying”...

‘Hurricane Hazel’: Canada political icon, 101, still flying high as airport director

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When Hazel McCallion retired in 2014 as the mayor of the Canadian city of Mississauga, she was 93. But while most people her age typically retreat from the spotlight of public life, “Hurricane Hazel” has shown little ...

Talking Horses: Clan Des Obeaux can get National meeting off to flying start

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A strong renewal of the Grade One Betway Bowl is the feature event on the opening afternoon of the Grand National Festival, as two former winners – Clan Des Obeaux and Kemboy – take on the up-and-coming Protektorat, t...

Farewell to the Flying Tomato: how Shaun White left an Olympic legacy

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This time Ayumu Hirano would not be denied. Not by the judges. Not even by the greatest snowboarder in history. Instead, amid the most intense pressure and anger, the 23-year-old from Japan found the halfpipe equivale...

Team GB’s Kirsty Muir: ‘When I’m in the air, it feels like I’m flying’

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“When you are up in the air, it almost feels like you’re flying,” says Kirsty Muir, the youngest member of Britain’s Winter Olympic team, as she describes the sensation when her body is twirling like a spinning top hi...

Airlines flying near-empty ‘ghost flights’ to retain EU airport slots

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At least 100,000 “ghost flights” could be flown across Europe this winter because of EU airport slot usage rules, according to analysis by Greenpeace. The deserted, unnecessary or unprofitable flights are intended to ...

Flying to the rescue: Scottish mountain teams are turning to drones

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Scotland’s mountain rescue teams have begun using sophisticated drones to search for injured and missing climbers lost in often dangerous and isolated terrain across the Highlands. The drones, weighing just under a ki...

From flying taxis to painless vaccines: seven businesses to watch this year

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In all likelihood, BT will be under new ownership, or at the least involved in a takeover battle, in June next year. The billionaire Patrick Drahi has been assiduously building his stake in the British telecoms giant,...

Unaccompanied minor: my childhood flying between two cities, Mum and Dad

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The first time I fly to Melbourne to see my father alone I am four years old, and I’m so little that Qantas won’t take me unaccompanied. My father pays an air hostess to sit beside me the entire flight down. For the r...

Airlines hope for fistfuls of dollars as transatlantic flying returns

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The golden goose is airborne again. The reopening of the US border to leisure travellers from the UK and most of Europe – with the accompanying fattening of transatlantic schedules – has finally given the long-haul ai...

Best bird a bat: tiny flying mammal wins New Zealand bird of the year competition

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In a huge upset to New Zealand birds, but a win for one of the country’s only native land mammals, a bat has swooped in “by a long way” to take out the annual bird of the year competition. Forest and Bird, which runs ...

Could flying electric ‘air taxis’ help fix urban transportation?

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The megacity of São Paulo is home to more than 22 million people, most of whom must endure its notorious traffic to get anywhere. For decades, however, corporate executives and the super-rich have soared above these c...

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