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EasyJet pilots are 'too tired to fly'

EasyJet pilots want to take industrial action. Credit: PA.

Pilots for Luton-based airline EasyJet say they are getting too tired to fly because of their unforgiving rosters.

They have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action over concerns about staff fatigue.

EasyJet, which flies out of Luton and Stansted airports, is in talks with union bosses to find a resolution and insists no strike action is currently planned.

Matthew Hudson reports.

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Hundreds of cannabis plants seized in Essex police raid

The raid happened yesterday morning. Credit: Essex Police

More than 300 hundred cannabis plants have been seized following a police raid in Essex.

Officers broke into the property in Halstead yesterday after they were tipped off by a member of the public.

The crop will now be destroyed but no arrests have been made yet.

Warrant executions like these show that we will not tolerate those who supply and produce drugs in our communities.

By taking drugs off the streets, we will have disrupted drug dealing, associated crime and we have showed others involved in drugs that thanks to intelligence from the public and our partners we will catch you.

– Sergeant Tom Bastendorff

Veteran conned in phone scam backs fraud prevention plans

Cyril Banks was conned out of £9,000. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A war veteran from Bishop's Stortford who was conned out of £9,000 in a phone scam has welcomed new plans to stop financial fraud.

Cyril Banks, 91, had his life savings taken three months ago. Now Fraud experts and banks have teamed up for a National Campaign called 'Take Five' to give better advice on how to spot scams.

It comes as new figures show a sharp rise in cases.

Backing the campaign, Home Office Security Minister, Ben Wallace, said:

The impact of financial fraud can be devastating on victims, with fraudsters using increasingly cunning and convincing tactics.

They prey on people who are trying to get on with their lives but in a moment where they are busy or distracted become vulnerable.

The message of the Take Five campaign is don't be hurried or hustled, take a moment before you give out any personal information.

At the same time, the Government is working closely with law enforcement and the banking sector through the Joint Fraud Taskforce to take action to stop the organised criminals behind financial fraud.

– Ben Wallace, Home Office Security Minister
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