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'Number of casualties' after aircraft and helicopter in mid-air collision

A helicopter and aircraft have been involved in a mid-air collision over Buckinghamshire, with the ambulance service confirming a number of casualties.

Emergency crews were called to the crash site near to the village of Waddesdon, which is home to Waddesdon Manor, shortly after midday.

A forensic tent at the crash site near Waddesdon Manor

A spokeswoman for the South Central Ambulance Service said: "There have been a number of casualties at the scene, but at this stage this is all we are able to confirm."

Air crash investigators have also been sent to the scene.

Showbuzz: Fireman Sam turns 30!

Say it isn't so! Children's TV icon Fireman Sam is turning 30 next year, and to celebrate the special milestone the much-loved character will give a huge nod to his biggest fan - Prince George! Watch the video above for more of Richard's Showbuzz news.

Epilepsy may have played a “big part” in Gaia Pope's disappearance

The father and cousin of missing teenager Gaia Pope have told Good Morning Britain her epilepsy may have played a 'big part' in her disappearance.

As the search for Gaia continues, her father Richard Sutherland expressed how the family fear her condition may have left her disoriented and confused.

He explained: “The doctors have said that she is at risk of sudden death from epilepsy, or sudden epileptic death. It’s pretty serious.” Speaking of Gaia’s ‘great spirit’, Richard added: “She’s got a big, big heart. Big, big heart. She’s a very loving girl.”

Police continue to question a 49-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder. He is believed to have known the 19-year-old who went missing 10 days ago. Clothes similar to what Gaia was wearing were discovered near a coastal path in Swanage.

Speaking about the seriousness of Gaia’s epilepsy, her cousin Marienna Pope-Weidemann explained: “Gaia’s condition has been really deteriorating over the last six months to a year. She rarely gets through a day without a seizure. Sometimes they’re very small. Other times they’re very serious. Those bigger seizures are often accompanied with quite prolonged periods of confusion and disorientation. There’s been times when she’s not recognised us for a short time afterwards, not really understood where she is. That’s a big part of what’s made this case so complicated.”

Richard added: “One thing we’ve really tried to do is not to go off down every speculation because that can lead you to 100 different ideas with a 100 different variations on everything. But, it’s entirely possible that her epilepsy has played a big part in this and that’s meant it’s been more difficult to find her.”

Richard and Marienna explained to GMB, how the efforts of the community and their family and friends “will be what gives the family the answers that we desperately need.”

Richard added: “It’s impossible to express in words really the gratitude we have for all the help we’ve had from every quarter.”

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Negotiations are underway following military action which placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest. The country's state-run Herald newspaper published what appeared to be photographs of the ousted President meeting with army commander Constantino Chiwenga at the state house, next to South African delegation.

  2. It has emerged that twenty people have accused Kevin Spacey of "inappropriate behaviour" during his time working at the Old Vic theatre in London. In a report released by the theatre, it stated that "those affected felt unable to raise concerns" and Spacey, "operated without sufficient accountability". The US film star began performing at the Old Vic in the nineties, serving as its artistic director from 2004-15.

  3. More than one million families will sadly not have enough money to meet basic fuel needs this winter, according to new research. The National Energy Action report follows on from a recent survey which highlighted that three in 10 Britons are too scared to put their heating on fearing big fuel bills. The charity said fuel-poor families have a shortfall of £778 per month to cover basic essentials.

  4. Over 200,000 personal items have been retrieved from Grenfell Tower following a recovery operation. Some of the survivors who lived in the lower flats of Grenfell Tower have been allowed to re-enter their homes for one last time to retrieve any personal belongings that remained. It was reported that survivors "cried tears of joy" when they received the news that they would be able to go back into their homes to salvage their belongings.

  5. Despite a pinch on household budgets, British shoppers are expected to spend heavily on Black Friday before Christmas. Shoppers are set to spend a whopping £2.6 billion - that’s an 8% increase on the £2.4 billion spent last year - according to predictions by VoucherCodes and the Centre for Retail Research.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. Dorset police have confirmed that a third person has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of missing teenager, Gaia Pope. The 49-year-old man is believed to have known Miss Pope and was arrested on Thursday afternoon. This was just hours after items of women’s clothing had been found in a field near Swanage.

  2. It has emerged that twenty people have accused Kevin Spacey of "inappropriate behaviour" during his time working at the Old Vic theatre in London. In a report released by the theatre, it stated that "those affected felt unable to raise concerns" and that Spacey had "operated without sufficient accountability".

  3. It is now believed that seventy people and a stillborn baby died as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire. Police have said that all those who died in the blaze in west London have been recovered and formally identified. According to The Metropolitan Police, the search operation is now entering its final stage.

  4. Missing British explorer Benedict Allen has been sighted "alive and well", according to reports. The family of Allen were becoming increasingly concerned after he went missing in remote jungle in Papua New Guinea. Mr Allen had warned in a Twitter post before he set off "where I'm going in PNG you won't ever find me".

  5. High street chain Boots has been accused of a "scandalous" failure to sell cheaper emergency contraception. This is despite promising to roll it out nationwide earlier this year. Just 69 of the high street chain's 2,500 shops offer the less expensive version of EHC (Levonorgestrel), which costs £15.99.

Who made the biggest splash in the I'm A Celebrity shower?

Bring on the bugs, the countdown to the new series of I’m A Celebrity has officially begun! As a new batch of celebrities prepares to enter the jungle, we want to know which former campmates you thought made the biggest splash in the shower?! Scroll through our picture gallery and vote in our poll.

Gemma Collins

Jimmy Bullard

Matthew Wright

Katie Price

Jordan Banjo

Myleene Klass

'I'm so thrilled' - Engelbert Humperdinck duets with nine-year-old granddaughter

This morning we were joined by international music legend, Engelbert Humperdinck ahead of his London show this Sunday.

Humperdinck is no stranger to the music business, celebrating 50 years since the release of his legendary smash hit, Release Me, which debuted back in 1967.

The star’s new album The Man I Want To Be is an open love letter to his wife, Patricia. He explained: “This album is the form of a love letter to my wife, a dedication. The title is all the experience I’ve had over the years. It’s really to the partner of your life, whoever that is.”