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Alps plane co-pilot 'crashed plane deliberately' says prosecutor

Chilling details of the final moments leading up to the air disaster in the Alps have emerged today.

Paul Bramley from Hull was among the 150 people on board who died.

Investigators now believe the crash was caused deliberately by the co-pilot, who appears to have locked the pilot out of the cockpit.

Grace Meldoy-Gardener reports:

Barbara Taylor Bradford launches competition to get young girls writing

The world renowned novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford has launched her own competition to get young girls writing their own stories.

The Leeds-born writer will offer one-to-one tuition to those who make the grade.

Figures show fewer than half of students enjoy putting pen to paper outside the classroom.

Bradford tells Matt Price her contest is about improving the standards of literacy and encouraging more girls to write creatively:


Hull GP placed into special measures following regulator's inspection

England’s Chief Inspector of General Practice has placed a Hull GP into special measures following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

A specialist team of inspectors rated the service provided by Dr AH Tak, Dr EG Stryjakiewicz and Dr M Sadik as Inadequate for being safe, effective, responsive and well-led, and Requires Improvement for being caring.

The practice has been given an overall rating of Inadequate. A full report of the inspection has been published here.

Swiss college to open book of condolences for Hull man killed in Alps disaster

The Swiss college where Paul Bramley was studying has opened a book of condolences in his memory.

César Ritz College in Lucerne also says it will hold a minute's silence for Mr Bramley who was studying hospitality and hotel management.

It is with deep sadness that Swiss Education Group learned that Paul Bramley, a student of César Ritz Colleges Lucerne, was killed in the Flight 4U9525 Germanwings plane crash. The group’s Executive Board expresses its heartfelt sympathy and extends its condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. César Ritz Colleges will be offering grief counselling support to Paul’s classmates and friends. A minute's silence in memory of Paul has been planned, as well as a book of condolences in which students and staff can express their emotions about this tragic loss.

– Swiss Education Group
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