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"A number" of helicopters from the same fleet as one that crashed into a Scottish pub have a problem with their fuel indicators, their aircraft's owner has confirmed.
One of their EC135 helicopters, leased to the police, hit the roof of the Clutha pub in Glasgow last month, killing 10 people.
The firms's 22 remaining type of choppers were grounded yesterday to undergo checks after a technical fault was found in one of them .
The firm's spokesman could not say how many helicopters had the fault, but added that the work was expected to have been completed by Sunday.
London Fire Brigade is asking people to get a takeaway rather than cooking whilst drunk this Friday and Saturday night as the Fire Brigades Union is on strike.
The service says young, well-educated, professionals cause more than a quarter of all accidental house fires in the capital, often by attempting to cook at home when drunk. This greatly increases the risk of someone having a serious fire which could destroy their home or, even worse, kill them
Brigade figures show:
• Two fires a day happen after Londoners have been drinking.
• One in four people who die in a fire has alcohol in their system.
• Three quarters of alcohol related fires are caused by cooking under the influence.
• Over half of these fires happen because someone has fallen asleep.
Firefighters in England and Wales have walked out on strike again tonight in the latest round of action in their long-running row with the government over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will be on strike for four hours, and again from the same time tomorrow, with the threat of further action in the new year.
FBU members have taken strike action four times in recent months in protest at changes to pensions and their retirement age, which the union argues threatens older firefighters with losing their jobs or having reduced pensions.
Prince Harry has "upped the ante" of royal achievements by trekking for four weeks across Antarctica as part of an expedition to reach the South Pole, his friend Ben Fogle has said.
The TV presenter and adventurer told NBC News that Harry will have "endeared himself to the whole country" by completing the charity trek and "totally transformed" the public view of the royal family.
Prince Harry's expedition team reached the South Pole earlier today at 12:48pm GMT after four weeks of trekking as part of the Virgin Money South Pole Allied Challenge.
Love is blossoming between two of the most critically endangered breeds of tiger in the world at Dudley Zoo.
Keepers have put three-year-old female Sumatran tiger Daseep to 21-month-old male Joao face to face for the first time in the hope of soon hearing the pitter-patter of little paws in the tiger enclosure.
And they say the first proper meeting was a great success, with the pair touching noses in greeting.
Joao arrived from Germany's Krefeld Zoo last month and the pair have been slowly introduced in neighbouring internal dens, to give them chance to get to know one another.
Sumatran tigers are among the rarest in the world, with just 140 remaining in the wild.
The breeding programme is part of a major worldwide conservation project.
Network Rail has released a video showing people the potential hazards of travelling on escalators.
The full version of the video, designed to raise awareness of the dangers, features two clips recorded at Birmingham New Street, along with advice for passengers.
Liverpool music legends the Beatles are to release a further album of early out-takes and rare recordings in what is thought to be a bid to give copyright protection to the old material.
The iTunes-only release will contain alternative studio versions and BBC sessions of familiar songs such as From Me To You and I Saw Her Standing There, all made half a century ago.
The album - which stretches to 59 tracks - has not been officially announced but the track listing has appeared on a Norwegian-based Beatles blog.
The website which reported the release, WogBlog, suggested that the collection, called The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963, is an effort to give the material copyright protection and stop it falling into the public domain.
The tracks would only be given protection following an official release.
This latest batch of tracks comes little over a month after a selection of recordings from archive BBC sessions hit the shelves.
The new selection includes multiple appearances for some tracks with There's A Place appearing in three different takes. It is reported to be due for release on Tuesday.
Parent Samantha Bateman withdrew her two sons from Discovery New School at the start of the school year because she predicted there would be problems:
I'm devastated for the parents, but I'm also devastated for the kids, and I'm very angry that all this has happened.
Right from the word go I could see problems. I could see this coming. The first thing that I noticed was that a lot of family and friends connected with the school were running it.
– Samantha Bateman, parent
There was no oversight and this didn't seem quite right. We were promised an individualised programme so that our children could learn at their own pace, and that there would be small classes.
They said there would be a real community spirit and that it would be child-centred. Everything they promised wasn't delivered.