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Hollywood star dreams of taking to the skies with the Red Arrows

Hollywood star, Tom Cruise, says he wants to take to the skies with the Red Arrows one day.

Cruise, who played fighter pilot Maverick, in Top Gun, filmed scenes for his latest film Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation at RAF Wittering. And speaking to Forces TV on the red carpet at the premiere in London, he praised the RAF for helping turn some of his most complex film stunts ever into a reality:

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Controversial North Yorkshire fracking plans submitted to County Council

A controversial application to frack for shale gas in North Yorkshire has been submitted to the North Yorkshire County Council.

Plans to frack near Kirby Misperton are being submitted today Credit: Press Association

The firm behind the plans, Third Energy, wants to frack at a site just outside the village of Kirby Misperton, North of Malton. Residents fear the proposals will destroy their village, and lead to fracking being allowed across the county, however, Third Energy say local people have nothing to fear about their plans.

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Sentencing underway of man found guilty of attempted murder of police officer

A court has heard how a man who tried to kill a policewoman, set fire to his prison cell, and attacked a prison officer after being arrested.

Officers at the scene in Leeds in December 2013 Credit: Press Association

39-year-old James Leslie was convicted last year of attempted murder and is being sentenced at Leeds Crown Court.

Leslie fired a sawn off shotgun at PC Suzanne Hudson's head at point blank range through a glass window when she called at his flat in Headingley in December 2013. She has been left with a permanent disability in her hand and needed emergency surgery on arteries in her neck .

The court has heard how Leslie was jailed for five years in 2002 for robbery.

The hearing is continuing.

Appeal after man exposes himself to young boys on Lincolnshire nature reserve

Police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to three young boys in Lincolnshire.

The man, thought to be in his forties, exposed himself to the boys, two who are aged 11, and another aged 10, around 6:30pm on Wednesday at Birchwood Nature Reserve.

He is described as white, with grey/blonde spiky hair but not receding, wearing a top with vertical blue and white stripes, 5ft 5in to 5ft 8in in height, and of medium build. He was wearing dark jeans with a medium-sized black and white dog on a dark coloured lead with an attached collar.

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