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Helicopter carrying 14 people crashes in Norway

Police in Norway say a helicopter carrying 14 people has crashed near the city of Bergen.

The helicopter crashed near Bergen on Norway's west coast Credit: Google Maps

Several people could be seen in the ocean, while the helicopter itself was stranded on a small island, an eyewitness told the channel TV2 news.

The area off Norway's west coast sees frequent helicopter traffic to and from offshore oil installations.


Yates not suspended over failed test

Simon Yates was using an inhaler for asthma. Credit: PA

Cyclist Simon Yates has not received a suspension after failing a drugs test as his Orica-GreenEdge team try to clear up an administrative error.

Yates tested positive for terbutaline, which is being blamed on an inhaler he was using for his asthma, as his Australian team take full responsibility for the failed test.

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) confirms that British rider Simon Yates has been notified of an adverse analytical finding of terbutaline in a sample collected in the scope of an in-competition control on March 12, 2016.

As per the UCI's anti-doping rules, such substance does not entail the imposition of a provisional suspension.

The rider has the right to request and attend the analysis of the B sample.

At this stage of the procedure, the UCI won't comment any further.

– UCI statment


Leicester city centre lit up in blue

Leicester town hall Credit: Reuters

With Leicester City edging closer to their Premier League title, some of the city's most famous buildings have been lit up in blue.

While the Foxes could seal glory by winning against Manchester United on Sunday, there is still a chance they may lose out to second-placed Spurs.

However, in anticipation of three points at Old Trafford, some buildings across Leicester have been lit up in blue, and pictures of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez plastered on walls.

A number of buildings are lit up in blue Credit: ITV News
A tower lit up in blue Credit: ITV News
Jamie Vardy on a building wall Credit: ITV News

No comment from Livingstone after anti-Semitism row

Ken Livingstone has refused to comment on the anti-Semitism row that has rocked the Labour party.

The former Mayor of London was suspended by the party pending an investigation following comments he made while attempting to defend MP Naz Shah, who was also suspended for alleged anti-Semitism.

Livingstone told reporters while walking his dog Coco: "Nothing, not a word will come from my lips. I'm going to spend the rest of the week gardening."

He added that anyone who wants to hear his views will need to listen to his radio show on Saturday.

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