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Prime Minister to visit Farnborough Airshow

The Red Arrows will perform but not aerobatics Credit: ITV News Meridian

Thousands of people are expected to attend this year's Farnborough Airshow today. Among them will be Prime Minister David Cameron.

It is also thought Sir Richard Branson will be at the show to order 12 multi- million pound environmentally friendly airbuses.

The event which is held every other year will see dozens of exhibits and demonstrations. The Red Arrows are set to perform, without aerobatics amid safety fears following the Shoreham Airshow Disaster.

Flypasts only for the Red Arrows at Farnborough

No more acrobatic stunts for the Red Arrows at Farnborough Credit: ITV

The Red Arrows have decided not to perform acrobatic stunts at this year's Farnborough Airshow.

The decision follows the Shoreham tragedy last year.

They will still perform but will only take part in flypasts.

The military display team will not perform the usual loop-the-loops and barrel rolls.

The RAF said the team would still be engaging with adults and young people at Farnborough.


Red arrows to perform at the Folkestone Airshow

The Red Arrows will take to the skies for the Folkestone Airshow Credit: ITV Meridian

The Red Arrows have been announced as the star performer at this year's Folkestone Airshow. There will also be a Lancaster bomber and two spitfires taking part at the two day event in June.

Project manager Yvonne Holder said, "It's wonderful news that Folkestone has been included in this year's displays by the Red Arrows. A fantastic line-up of military and other aircraft has been assembled to thrill residents and visitors during the Airshow weekend.

As well as 'The Reds', it includes a Lancaster and two Spitfires of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Tucano and Grob Tutor aerobatic planes and the Breitling Wingwalkers, the only formation wingwalking team in the world.

And that's not all. Starting at 7pm, we are presenting ABBA Björn Again plus multi-instrumentalist star Chris Andre plus a grand firework finale. It'll be an evening to remember."

Shepway District Council leader Cllr David Monk said: "I am pleased that the Red Arrows are coming back to thrill us with their breathtaking aerobatic display. The district council and Folkestone Town Council have again made funds available to pay for the Red Arrows display".


Red Arrows to mark 50 years in the skies

They have always had a special place in people's hearts in this part of the world and this year the Red Arrows will mark fifty years of stunts in the skies.

It's an anniversary that's tinged with sadness. Two of the team were killed in accidents in 2011.

One of them was Jon Egging who died while taking part in the Bournemouth Air Festival. A memorial made in his memory was designed by local school children in the town.

Well as the team look to the future and a very busy 2014- they're at the Farnborough airshow, Cowes week and Goodwood just to name a few events- they'll also have a brand new look as Matt Price explains.

Red Arrows flypast at Kent military weekend

Red Arrows fly past at Headcorn Aerodrome Credit: PA Wire

The Red Arrows team will perform a special fly past at the Combined Ops military weekend at the Headcorn Aerodrome.

The Red Arrows will also be joined in their flypast by the RAF's Sea King.

The military weekend will take place on August 17 and 18.

Since the Red Arrows' creation in 1965, the team have flown in more than 4,000 displays in 52 countries.

They are now renowned throughout the world and act as ambassadors for Great Britain.

Aviation Authority completes investigation

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed last year Credit: Meridian

A report into the death of a Red Arrows pilot who died following a display in Bournemouth has been passed onto the coroner.

Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging was killed when his jet crashed into a field near Throop in August last year. The Military Aviation Authority says it's now completed its investigation. An inquest date has yet to be fixed.

The region's sporting heroes parade in London

It's been the summer of all summers. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee - and thousands of street parties; the Olympic Torch - travelling to towns and cities across our region - and, who could forget the Gold Rush - the remarkable achievements of our Olympians and Paralympians at London 2012.

Today, it was a chance to celebrate - as our sporting heroes paraded through the streets of London, cheered on by wellwishers. Also there, the gamesmakers - the volunteers who made the events so special.

Team GB won 65 Olympic medals, in total - 29 of them, gold - the best gold haul since 1908. Our paralympians won 120 medals - 34 of them gold. Phil Hornby joined today's victory parade.

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