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Nick Clegg kicks off election campaign in Abingdon

The Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg has been in the South today as he launched the party's General Election campaign. The liberal democrats are aiming to hold onto their seats in Mid Dorset and Poole North along with Eastleigh. And on his first day of campaigning, Mr Clegg said they are determined to win back the key marginal of Oxford West and Abingdon. Penny Silvester reports.


Family of murdered Bournemouth woman say she will always remain in their hearts

Sarah Pollock's family have paid tribute to her Credit: DORSET POLICE

The family of a Bournemouth woman who was found dead at her flat in Springbourne on Wednesday have paid tribute to her. 41 year-old Sarah Pollock had been strangled and had suffered stab wounds to her neck.

52 year-old Colin Dymond form Bournemouth will appear before magistrates tomorrow charged with her murder.

We have lost an important part of our lives; a kind, caring, honest, outgoing and ultimately indescribable daughter, sister and auntie from our close-knit family. She was unforgettable and she will always remain in our hearts and minds, although she should not be gone.

– Sarah Pollock's family

Flybe says it has reinforced its two crew member policy in cockpit


One of Southampton Airport's biggest airliners, Flybe, says it already had policies in place to ensure its pilots are never alone in the cockpit.

It follows the Germanwings tragedy that killed 150 people in the French Alps.

Many airlines are changing procedures to ensure two crew are in the cockpit at all times after it emerged that the co-pilot of the Airbus A320 locked the pilot out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the plane. French prosecutors said it was 28-year-old Andreas Lubitz's plan to 'destroy the plane'.

A spokesperson for Flybe said, "Flybe’s policy as contained in its Operations Manual, and as approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), states that two members of crew are to be present in the cockpit at all times during flight. The policy was in place at the time of the accident and we immediately took steps to reinforce it."

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