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Germanwings co-pilot 'rehearsed' crashing plane into Alps

The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately caused the French Alps plane disaster "rehearsed" his plan on an earlier flight on the day of the crash, an accident report is expected to reveal.

Andreas Lubitz has suffered from severe depression.

All 150 people on the Airbus A320, including three Britons, were killed when it crashed while flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on March 24.

An interim report from French air accident bureau the BEA will say that Andreas Lubitz practised reducing flight altitude on the outbound flight from Dusseldorf to Barcelona, according to German newspaper Bild.

Bild said the BEA report would talk about a "controlled descent that lasted for minutes and for which there was no aeronautical justification".

Lubitz, who had suffered from severe depression, had used the internet to research ways of committing suicide in the days leading up to the crash.



Parents' campaign to prevent asthma deaths

The parents of a boy from Hull will deliver inhalers to a school in the city today, as part of their campaign to prevent other deaths.

Cameron Good was 10 when he died in November, while playing football.

Cameron was 10 when he died after an asthma attack

Today is World Asthma Day, and Stacy Suddaby, Cameron's mother, and her partner Craig, will deliver inhalers to a nearby school. They raised the money for them through their charity, Breathe for Cameron.

They set it up after learning that schools and sports centres do not by law have to have inhalers and 'spacers' - aerosol spray devices which are easier for children to use.

Three people every day die as a result of asthma - and Cameron's parents want to reduce that.

Stacy spoke to Calendar about the moment she had to turn off her son's life support - and how it spurred on her fundraising.

Clegg refuses to make HS2 to Leeds a red line in any coalition deal

Nick Clegg has refused to make High Speed rail to Leeds a red line in any coalition deal.

In an interview with ITV Calendar, the Lib Dem leader said he supports the project, but would not add it to his list of conditions before entering another government. With just three days until the election, he said his party would do better than expected, and keep their seats in Yorkshire. Our Political Corresponent Paul Brand has this interview.

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