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Man in his 60s killed in light aircraft crash

At 7.40pm yesterday officers attended reports of a plane in difficulty.

A light aircraft was located in a field off London Road, Buckingham.

A man, aged in his sixties, died at the scene. His next of kin has been informed.

Officers remain at the scene and air accident investigators are due to attend.

Supt Gez Chiariello, LPA Commander for Aylesbury Vale, said: “Officers are currently in Buckingham following a light aircraft collision.

“Sadly the sole occupant of the plane died at the scene. No one was hurt on the ground.

“Investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Branch are due to attend to investigate and establish the circumstances of what has happened.”

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Schools tweet GCSE exam success

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100% pass rate at St Gabriel's School, Newbury, and 54% at A* and A - congratulations to the hard working pupils!

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First #GCSE results are in: Didcot Girls and Cranford House. Follow the results at http://t.co/cEUZhJmioE

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Gazza set for comeback after "signing" for Sunday league club

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Paul Gascoigne celebrates after scoring for England Credit: PA

Former England star Paul Gascoigne could be set for a sensational come back after reportedly signing for a Sunday league football team.

Gazza, who now lives in Dorset, could be turning out in Bournemouth's Sunday league

According to Daily EchoGazza was persuaded to sign for Abbey FC by manager Chris Foster.

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Schools prepare for 'variable' GCSE results

Teenagers are today waking up to their GCSE grades amid indications that some schools are seeing major changes to results.
Teenagers are today waking up to their GCSE grades amid indications that some schools are seeing major changes to results. Credit: PA

Schools preparing to receive their GCSE results today have been told to expect "variable" grades.

There are particular concerns among some headteachers about English and maths grades, according to initial reports.

The potentially unpredictable results are said to be due to significant alterations to the qualifications this year.

Brian Lightman, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, which represents a large proportion of secondary heads, said: "We are getting some individual reports of volatility, but we don't know about overall trends yet.

"Some schools have seen surprises. Some schools have seen results which are lower than expected."

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