A former RAF police dog handler from Lincoln, who suffers from heart failure, has had his benefits reinstated after challenging the Department for Work and Pensions.
Alex Smith was deemed 'fit to work' following a medical, despite having to be constantly linked up to a machine to stay alive.
"If this machine fails it's game over, I'm dead. For people to think that I want to take money from the state, that I don't want to work, winds me up"
An air museum near York is celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of their most famous squadron.
Squadron 77 was based in RAF Elvington - the historic wartime Bomber Command base which is now home to the Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum.
Elvington’s first ‘home’ Squadron was originally formed during the height of WWI in 1916, in Edinburgh, on October 1. Their first role was providing defence against enemy airships.
It was disbanded in 1919, but with the threat of war rising again, it was re-formed in June 1937, at Finningley, beginning a long association with Yorkshire.
By the time war broke out, the Squadron was at RAF Driffield. The Squadron took part in the first attack on the German mainland.
Elvington is home to the 77 Squadron Memorial and Memorial Room which includes an exhibition on the Squadron's history.
A crew member on board a cargo ship off Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire has been airlifted to hospital after taking ill.
There are limited details but it is understood the man is suffering with heart problems. A rescue helicopter from RAF Leaconfield helped in the rescue just before 10pm this evening.
These pictures show the RAF carrying out of a mock rescue from the top of York Minster. Crews from the base in Leconfield have practised saving people stuck at the top of the building.
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Investigations are starting after a fire at an old aircraft hangar on the former RAF Manby site in Lincolnshire.
50 firefighters were tackling the blaze at its hight and there was a danger of it collapsing. Eyewitnesses claim there were a series of explosions inside the hangar, which its understood store diesel engines.
The old RAF base, which is five miles east of Louth, closed in 1974 and is now used as a business park.
More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a blaze at an old aircraft hanger on the former RAF Manby site in Lincolnshire this evening.
A 200 metre cordon has been put around the building after police said there was a danger of it collapsing.
Ten fire crews plus a hydraulic platform were used to fight the fire which broke out shortly after 5 o' clock. Four crews are still at the scene and are dampening down.
Eyewitnesses claim there was a series of explosions inside the hanger which it's understood is owned by Winchester Marine and is used to store diesel engines. The old RAF base, which is five miles east of Louth, closed in 1974 and is now used as a business park.
We spoke to Nick Davies from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue and Steve Pratten from East Midlands Ambulance Service.
Police are warning people to stay away from a fire at an aircraft hangar in Lincolnshire. There have been a series of explosions at the former RAF airfield at Manby. Police say people are "hampering fire crews and putting themselves at risk". Ten fire engines are currently at the site.
Fire crews are dealing with a large blaze at a former RAF airfield in Lincolnshire. It is understood a hangar at Manby containing machinery and planes is on fire.
The funeral will take place later in Horsforth of the RAF's oldest former officer. Frank Bagshaw, who joined up aged just nineteen, travelled around the world servicing aircraft. He died aged 105.