At a special ceremony in Downing Street, the Prime Minister presented the Arctic Star medal - or the Bomber Command clasp. But Arctic veteran Alec Penstone from the Isle of Wight, is 'sore' because he was not invited to the ceremony.
The new London Gatwick to Moscow service is easyJet's 100th route from the airport in West Sussex. The expansion into Russia is possible after the airline successfully bid for routes that came available when BMI was bought by BA's parent company.
Under a bilateral agreement between the UK and Russia only two airlines from each country between the two capitals. easyJet beat Virgin Atlantic Airways in getting permission to fly the route.
This is the first time Moscow has been served from London Gatwick airport with the airline expecting to fly more than a quarter of a million passengers between London Gatwick and Moscow annually.
Richard Morgan tweeting from the inquest of Tom Maynard has said:
"Rory Hamilton-Brown, captain of Surrey, also says he wasn't aware of any drugs misuse by Tom Maynard."
Tom Maynard's father, the former England international Matthew Maynard, has said it is important his son is "remembered as a person as well as a cricketer" in a statement read at his inquest.
"He enjoyed socialising and to drink alcohol at the right times and to enjoy himself with the lads," Matthew Maynard added.
It was after a night of socialising that Tom Maynard abandoned his car after being spotted by police and was found on the train line at Wimbledon, south-west London.
Responding to the publication of Heathrow Airport’s future investment plans and charges for the period 2014 to 2019, Virgin Atlantic Chief Operating Officer Steve Griffiths said:
– Virgin Atlantic Chief Operating Officer Steve Griffith
Virgin Atlantic is totally committed to improving the passenger experience at Heathrow. However, we believe this can be done without a repeat of the incredibly steep price rises we have seen in airport charges in the last few years. Prices at Heathrow are triple the level they were ten years ago. Clearly this is a concern for all passengers travelling through Heathrow, and all airlines operating there.
Their reactions are completely natural, as they see the audition when we do! Sometimes the auditions can be shocking, brilliant, and, NOT so good.
"It's very exciting, and you never know what's going to happen next."
David Walliams on being a judge on Britain's Got Talent.
Investigators are piecing together the final moments of a helicopter flight which crashed in South London yesterday morning. The site at Vauxhall remains sealed off.
Aviation expert Dr Simon Mitchell, a friend of pilot Pete Barnes who died in the crash yesterday in central London, when his helicopter hit a crane, spoke to ITV Daybreak.