RAF jets scrambled at super-sonic speed to escort Latvian plane

Typhoon aircraft were launched at super-sonic speed this afternoon to intercept a Latvian cargo plane, which was causing concern to air traffic control, the RAF said.

The aircraft was escorted to Stansted Airport and has since been cleared to continue its journey to Birmingham.

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Mystery 'explosion' reported in Kent

Residents in Kent have taken to Twitter to report a mystery "explosion".

People in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Dartford reported hearing the 'bang' at around 4.44pm.

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