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Glider club seeks potential pilots

Gliding Club instructor Emilie House about to take to the air with Tim Levine Credit: David Jokinen.

Cambridge Gliding Centre is inviting anyone interested in flying to come to its open day at Gransden Lodge airfield on Sunday 14th April from 10 am.

Trial gliding lessons will be available and there'll also be static aircraft displays, video presentations, talks and refreshments.

The club is one of the largest in the country, with over 150 members drawn from a wide area of Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex and Bedfordshire.

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Reports: Gliders collide over Newmarket

Two gliders are reported to have collided in the skies above Newmarket.

Police were alerted to the collision after witnesses reported seeing a parachutist coming down above the Snailwell Road area of Newmarket just after 4pm today.

Suffolk police say both gliders are believed to have been found over the border in Cambridgeshire. The whereabouts and condition of the pilots is not yet confirmed.

Emergency services are on the scene and air traffic investigators have been informed.