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Government bans Red Arrows using Scottish colours

The Red Arrows fly over Celtic Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Credit: PA

It's being reported that the new Defence Secretary over-ruled plans for the Red Arrows to trail the colours of the Scottish flag at the Commonwealth Games.

According to the Daily Mail, Michael Fallon said it would have been a highly political statement.

It would have come just weeks ahead of a referendum in Scotland on whether the country should become independent.

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Red Arrows' collision with bird

It's the RAF Waddington Air Show today and organisers are reassuring people that the Red Arrows will still be performing - despite one of the planes colliding with a bird!

It's been a busy weekend for the air acrobatic team - the helped the Tour de France get underway yesterday in Yorkshire.

Tour gets off to a flying start with Red Arrows' help

Lincolnshire's Red Arrows have helped ensure the Tour de France cycle race got off to a flying start today Credit: ITV News Central
The air-acrobatics team are based at RAF Scampton Credit: ITV News Central
The Arrows were seen soaring over the Yorkshire hills and dales, where thousands of spectators have gathered to watch the race Credit: ITV News Central
The team also flew over the stately home of Harewood House, near Leeds Credit: ITV News Central
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