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Carlisle peer 'killed in helicopter crash'

Four people, including Lord Ballyedmond from Cumbria, have died after a civilian helicopter crash in Gillingham, near Beccles, Norfolk police have confirmed.

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Tributes paid to Cumbria's wealthiest man following helicopter crash

Tributes are being paid to Cumbria's wealthiest man following his death in a helicopter crash.

Lord Ballyedmond was one of the county's most colourful figures.

As Edward Haughey he made his fortune from pharmaceuticals.

He gave millions to charity but also lost friends with a series of high-profile disagreements many of them with people who lived close-to his home at Corby Castle near Carlisle.

Investigations are underway into the what caused his helicopter to come down close to the Conservative peer's Norfolk estate in the village of Gillingham. Three other men died in the crash.

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