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Operation Stack: Kent airport to be used as a lorry park

File photo dated 01/04/14 of Manston Airport in Kent, Credit: PA

A regional airport is to be used as an emergency lorry park when Operation Stack is in place, to help ease traffic in Kent caused by delays in Calais, ITV News understands.

It will be officially announced that the mothballed Manston Airport in Kent will be used as an emergency lorry park as part of a temporary alternative to vehicles queuing on the M20 as part of Operation Stack.

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Man arrested at Stansted Airport over alleged terrorism offences

A 27-year-old man has been arrested at Stansted Airport as he was attempting to leave the country.

He has been held on suspicion of possession of false identity documents, Essex Police said.

He was also later arrested by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.

Man arrested at Stansted Airport over terrorism. Credit: Met Police

He remains in custody in a central London police station pending further investigations.

Officers are searching a residential address in north west London.

Kent Police investigating sexual assault claim against Heath

Kent Police investigating sexual assault claim against Heath. Credit: PA

Officers from Kent Police have confirmed to ITV News they have received a report of a sexual assault committed in East Kent in the 1960s.

The alleged victim has named Sir Edward Heath in connection with the allegation.

Detectives said they are making initial enquiries and will obtain a full account from the individual who made the report.

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Athletics federation reject doping claims

Allegations that international athletics body the IAAF turned a blind eye to suspicious blood tests involving hundreds of athletes have been strenuously denied by the organisation.

A lengthy response by the IAAF to the claims by a German broadcaster and The Sunday Times said the allegations were "sensationalist and confusing".

The paper claimed a third of medals had been won by doping athletes. Credit: PA

German broadcaster ARD/WDR and The Sunday Times gained access to a database containing more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. It claimed more than 800 athletes - and a third of all medallists in endurance events at recent Olympics and World Championships - had suspicious blood test results which were not followed up by the IAAF.

The IAAF said in its response: "The published allegations were sensationalist and confusing: the results referred to were not positive tests. In fact, ARD and The Sunday Times both admit that their evaluation of the data did not prove doping."

Family say Cilla Black died of a stroke

Cilla's son Robert spoke to reporters prior to the statement

The family of Cilla Black have said that the results of the post-mortem into her death shows the entertainer died of natural causes.

In a statement, they said that Cilla had a stroke after losing her balance and hitting her head whilst sunbathing. "She would not have suffered" the statement continued.

Robert, Ben & Jack, Cilla’s three sons, said:

We are devastated by the sad loss of our mother, but have been deeply touched by all the kind messages of support from her friends, fans, the public and media.

We would like to thank everyone, especially the people of Liverpool. The tributes and condolences have really helped us through these difficult times.

The Spanish authorities have now told us we are able to bring Mum home, which we hope to do as quickly as possible.

We would also like to thank all those involved for their assistance with this matter.

We respectfully request for our continued privacy to grieve.

– Black family statement.

Jersey Police investigating abuse claims against Heath

The States of Jersey Police have said Sir Edward Heath features in an investigation into historical abuse allegations on the island.

A force spokeswoman said: "Sir Edward Heath does feature as part of Operation Whistle, currently investigating historical allegations of abuse in Jersey.

"The SoJP continue to work in collaboration with their UK based Operation Hydrant counterparts."

Operation Whistle was launched by police in Jersey in June as part of Operation Hydrant, a UK-wide co-ordination of sex abuse probes.

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