Teenager hurt in snowboarding accident

A teenage girl from Lancashire has been airlifted to hospital with serious head and back injuries after crashing into a barbed wire fence on a snowboard. She was picked up by air ambulance after the accident near Parbold Hill.


Stansted sold to Manchester Airports group for £1.5bn

An aeroplane on the tarmac at Stansted Airport, which is being sold to a rival group. Credit: PA

The company formerly known as BAA is to sell Stansted airport to the Manchester Airports group for £1.5 billion.

The deal, announced late this evening, will mean that BAA - now known as Heathrow Airport Holdings - will be responsible for just four UK airports compared with its original seven.

The remaining ones are Heathrow, Southampton, Aberdeen and Glasgow.