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RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire iscelebrating 100 years of military flying.
The Centenary of Flight, which isalso the RAF’s 95th year, is a big achievement for the Wendover base andthe local population who have supported the military aviation.
The first flight took place on September 18, 1913 as the aircraft from 3 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps landed on the former Rothschild Estate.
Within five years of Britain's first flight, the Army recognised the value of aircraft and used experimental airplane structures to gain information.
Today the airfield is home to a variety of RAF light aircraft and an occasional visit from a spitfire and Hercules transport aircraft.
– Dr Helena Johnson, Chair of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Walking is free and good for your health soit’s understandable that more people are doing it to get to work.
Clearly some people need to use alternative modes of transport, but even then there are easy ways to build exercise into that journey - park further away from the office or get off the bus a stop early, for instance.
Britain is facing an obesity crisis that is fuelled by inactivity. It is essential for the health of the nation that people find time to exercise and hopefully these statistics are an encouraging sign that the message is getting through.
Eight defibrillators are being installed at community fire stations across East Sussex. The machines will be available for the public to use if someone has a cardiac arrest. Defibrillators have been installed across the region in supermarkets, public attractions and sports grounds.
More than 460,000 people in the South East are now choosing to walk to work instead of driving.
Our region has the highest number ofpeople walking to work with Brighton, Oxford, Isle of Wight, Reading and Portsmouth claiming the top five positions in the South.
Brighton and Hove have the highest proportion of residents who walk to work at 20.6% as opposed to Surrey who have the lowest at 6.2%.
Research from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy shows that across our region 10.9% commute on foot, slightly above the national average of 10.7%
Police are appealing for witnesses after a man died after being shot in Hove last night.
Chief Inspector Helen West said: "This is a fast moving, developing inquiry to identify and trace the person or people responsible.
"We are actively seeking the offender, who we believe has left the area, and a number of police units including CID, Neighbourhood Policing, Road Policing and dog units are involved in this inquiry at this time.
"We are in the early stages of the investigation. We are talking with a number of witnesses and have secured the scene for forensic examination."
Anyone with information should call Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Euro serial or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in Sussex.
The 31-year-old man was shot in Church Road at the junction with Selborne Road in Hove at about 11.30pm last night
He was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton but died just after 1am.
Natalie Jones, Contract Manager at Wessex Area Team, NHS England, said; “The Tooth Bus is a good way for those who haven’t visited a dentist for a couple of years to have a quick check-up in a relaxed environment. The bus is there from 10.30am – 4pm and operates a drop-in service.”
A mobile dental clinic is touring the Isle of Wight to provide free dental check ups and advice.
The Tooth Bus will visit two locations on the Island as part of its tour of the region to promote oral health for National Smile Month.
The Tooth Bus will visit Sainsbury's car park in Newport from May 20-25th and then Waitrose car park in East Cowes from May 28 to June 1.
Residents will be able to visit the bus for check ups and advice in a bid to encourage people to regularly visit dental services.
The Royal Navy's former flagship, The HMS Ark Royal is expected to leave her Portsmouth home for the last time tomorrow. The decommissioned light aircraft carrier is heading for a Turkish scrap merchant.
The ship was left unused at the city's Naval Base for the last two years. She'll be transported to the shipyard in Turkey, where she'll be recycled. Although orginally due to retire in 2016, she was instead decommissioned as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2010.