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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.”


Schools tweet GCSE exam success


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


Good luck to everyone in #Oxfordshire picking up #GCSEresults today & don't forget there's help & advice out there


First #GCSE results are in: Didcot Girls and Cranford House. Follow the results at


We're starting to receive our first #kentgcses results. Follow our coverage here - and send us your selfies!


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

Paul Gascoigne
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.


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."

Thousands to receive GCSE results

Thousands of teenagers in the South will be receiving their GCSE results today.

The exam regulator OFQUAL has warned schools to expect their students' grades to fall compared to last year's results. This is due to an overhaul in the way exams are sat and key changes to how courses are taught.

A move to end-of-course exams, rather than exams throughout, more students taking international GCSEs, cuts to re-sits, a toughening up of GCSE geography, and a decision by Government that only a youngster's first attempt at a GCSE will count in school league tables are all likely to affect this year's results, the regulator said.

Thousands will receive their GCSE results today Credit: ITV Meridian

"Individual schools are likely to be affected differently according to how much they relied on gaming the old system so for some there could be sharp shocks in store."

Schools devised all sorts of ways to help the students that might otherwise struggle to meet at least a C grade."

– Buckingham University
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