Farnborough Airshow Controversy

This year's Farnborough Airshow, which starts on Monday, is shaping up to be one of the most controversial for many years.

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Voyager flies into Farnborough Airshow

The RAF's largest aircraft, Voyager, flew into Farnborough today as the Ministry of Defence confirmed all nine Voyagers have now been delivered to the RAF, on time and on budget.

Defence Minister Philip Dunne met members of the Voyager crew who had flown the aircraft from its base at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

The Voyager is almost 200ft long, with an equally wide wingspan.

Since December, it has been transporting personnel and equipment between the UK and Afghanistan.

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F35 fighter plane model arrives at Farnborough

by Mike Pearse
F35 fighter plane model arrives at Farnborough Airshow - exclusive photograph

A model of the F35 has just arrived at the Farnborough Airshow.Four planes were due to be the stars of the show but have been grounded for safety reasons.

The F35 fighter plane is at Farnborough, but in model form

Show organisers now concede the planes will not take part in flying during the early days of the show which opens tomorrow.The F-35 is a £400 billion project that will see 2,500 of the fighters built. They will be on aircraft carriers like Queen Elizabeth to be based in Portsmouth.

Motorist designs app to avoid queues at level crossings

Help could soon be at hand for drivers left fuming, waiting in queues at level crossings. One driver from Thatcham in Berkshire is so infuriated at the problem he's decided to do something about it.

Steve Ardagh-Walter is developing a system that tells drivers when the barriers are down so they can avoid the queues. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse reports.

Network Rail works with Samaritans to help people in distress

by David Wood

The number of people committing suicide on railways has increased in recent years.

To help combat the trend Network Rail are working with the Samaritans to coach staff to help people who are distressed along the rail routes. David Wood reports.

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in our report you can contact the Samaritans via their website or their 24-hour helpline on 08457 90 90 90.

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