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Bishop of Shrewsbury conducts remembrance service in Greater Manchester for policewomen

The Bishop of Shrewsbury has conducted a church service for dead policewomen Credit: ITV News

The Bishop of Shrewsbury has conduced a service in Hattersley in Greater Manchester for the two officers killed there on Tuesday (23 September).

The congregation observed a two-minute silence to remember PC Fiona Bone, who spent much of her early life in Castle Donington in Leicestershire, and PC Nicola Hughes.

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Special service in Nottingham to remember police officers killed in Manchester

PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A special service is being held in Nottingham today (23 September), to remember the two police officers who were killed in Manchester.PC Nicola Hughes and PC Fiona Bone were killed as they responded to a call on Tuesday morning (18 September).

The parents of PC Bone, who spent her early life in Castle Donington in Leicestershire, paid tribute to her, saying they have "lost a wonderful daughter, sister, partner and parent".

The service is taking place at St Peter's Church later this afternoon.


Policing operation "a success" at Download Festival

Fans at Download festival ahead of Sunday's Black Sabbath performance Credit: East Midlands Air Support Unit

The policing operation during the Download music festival in Leicestershire was "a great success".

Leicestershire Police made a number of arrests. The force says the main issue it was faced was theft from tents.

The event attracted sell-out crowds of up to 100,000 each day and more than 70,000 camped across 13 campsites.

Inspector Chris Brown, who was in charge of the crime prevention operation at Download, said: “We put a lot of effort into our plans this year, as we do every year, and I am really pleased with the outcome of the operation.

"We had some extra challenges this year with the wet weather on Wednesday and Thursday which led to an unprecedented number of people arriving at the same time causing long traffic tailbacks particularly on Friday afternoon.

Engineers' union: '400 jobs lost in East Midlands'

Richard Hardy of the Prospect union, which represents engineers, says the bmi takeover will have a particularly bad effect on the East Midlands.

"Over 400 jobs will be lost in the East Midlands alone, over 100 of them high quality engineering jobs.

This is yet another body blow to local economies. Not only will it cause personal hardship and uncertainty for the individuals affected, it will also have a devastating knock-on impact on local businesses, shops and communities. There will be similar, though smaller, impacts in Birmingham, Glasgow and Edinburgh"


400 BMI jobs at risk in Leicestershire

bmi and British Airways aircraft at Heathrow Airport Credit: PA

British Airways' takeover of bmi could result in 400 jobs being axed at bmi's head office at Castle Donington in Leicestershire.

BMI Baby is not affected.

In total, 1,200 jobs across the country are at risk because of the takeover.

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