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Philippines aid leaves Stansted

The UK's first plane-load of aid destined to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has left Stansted Airport.

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Plane packed with supplies heads to Philippines

A plane packed with crucial supplies for the Philippines has taken off from Stansted Airport.

The Red Cross flight packed with 85 tonnes of equipment is being sent to help the two-million people left homeless by typhoon Haiyan.

Its cargo contains fork lift trucks, tents, generators, water, sanitation equipment and even a Land Rover.

Charlotte McGlade, of the British Red Cross, says that the aid should reach the Philippines quickly.

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