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EasyJet cabin crew plan possible strike for this summer

Cabin crew at easyJet are to be balloted for industrial action in a dispute over pay. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cabin crew workers at Easyjet, which operates at Birmingham airport, could strike over summer.

Workers are to be balloted for a strike action in a row over pay next week.

The company says it's cabin crew 'receives the highest pay in the UK airline industry' with a total annual package of £25,000.

Cabin crew have worked hard to make easyJet a success, enabling the company to record pre-tax profits in excess of half a billion pounds.

"At the same time, directors' pay has soared by over 18%.

– Kevin Hall, Regional officer

Unite union members will cast their vote on whether to go ahead with strike action next week. The union has said the company was seeking to impose a 2% pay rise for cabin crew and 2.5% for managers.

App to raise awareness of FGM to be launched

A new groundbreaking app developed by researchers at the University of Coventry to raise awareness of female genital mutilation will have its official launch at an event in London today.

Developers want to raise awareness of FGM Credit: ITV News

The free app called Petals has an untraceable browsing feature that allows people to access information confidentially.

Sir David Attenborough to open £1.1m Rutland centre

Sir David Attenborough Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A new multi-million pound volunteer training centre in Rutland is to be officially unveiled by Sir David Attenborough today.

The centre cost £1.1 million Credit: Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

The centre at Rutland Water Nature Reserve cost £1.1 million and will train volunteers in conservation.

Volunteers already lend more than 35,000 hours of their time supporting the reserve.

We hope that the new centre will serve as the hub of an active, supportive community in which volunteers of all ages and backgrounds can participate and make a real difference to our natural heritage, to their lives and to Rutland Water and other nature reserves in the area.

The centre will deliver an exciting and innovative range of learning opportunities, from dry-stone walling and hedge-laying, to bird ringing and wildlife recording.

– Simon Bentley, Director of Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

National minute's silence for victims of 7/7 bombings

A national minute's silence will be held at 11:30am to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings. The attacks killed 52 people and injured hundreds more.

Adrian Johnson, Stan Brewster and James Adams all died in the 7/7 bombings Credit: ITV News

Among those killed were Adrian Johnson from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Stan Brewster from Belper and James Adams from Peterborough.


Man arrested after two women killed in crash

A man from Telford has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two women from the Market Drayton area were killed in a crash on the A5 in Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire this afternoon.

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