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Newlywed Brit 'killed in jet ski crash on Greek island'

Santorini Credit: PA Wire

A British man believed to have been two days into his honeymoon has died in a jet ski crash on the Greek island of Santorini.

The victim, who has not been named, is reported to have been on a jet ski when he collided with another machine being driven by his friend.

It is thought the friend, a fellow Brit, had been a guest at his wedding.

The man is believed to have been arrested along with the owner of the water sports rental. Both are due to appear in court on Friday.

Girl 'mistaken for white widow' offered free Kenya trip

Kenya offers fully-paid holiday to US teenager mistaken for 'white widow' Credit: PA Wire

A 15-year-old girl has reportedly been offered an all-expenses paid holiday to Kenya after she was mistaken for British terrorist suspect Samantha Lewthwaite by police while on holiday in the country.

The teenager, from the US, was harassed by police in Mlolongo, near the capital of Nairobi, for looking like the suspect, nicknamed the white widow.

She and her family have now been offered an all-expenses paid trip by the Kenyan government.

Lewthwaite was married to Germaine Lindsay, one of four Islamist suicide bombers who attacked the London transport network on 7 July 2005, killing 52 people.

The 30-year-old, who has not been seen since she gave Kenyan police the slip in 2011, is linked to Somalia's al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shebaab rebels. The group is responsible for a string of attacks in Kenya, including the assault on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall last year.



Boris renews attack on 'barbaric' Heathrow plan

Boris Johnson has renewed his attack on proposals to expand Heathrow airport, calling the plans "barbarically contemptuous of the rights of the population".

Boris Johnson claimed plans to expand Heathrow were 'contemptuous' of local people. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Mayor of London was writing in the Daily Telegraph as business chiefs published a report urging politicians to make sure work on airport expansion has "spades on the ground" by 2020.

Mr Johnson, who favours a new hub in the Thames Estuary, claimed building extra runways at Heathrow was "desperately short-sighted" and would cause congestion and "medical problems associated with pollution".

Business chiefs urge action on airport expansion

Proposals for airport expansion due next summer must lead to "spades on the ground" by 2020, a report from the Confederation of British Industry has said.

The CBI also stressed the importance of having a single hub airport in the UK with spare capacity for new routes.

Expanding Gatwick is one option the Airport Commission is looking at. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Airport Commission is currently looking at two potential schemes to expand Heathrow, one to expand Gatwick, as well as the so-called 'Boris Island' plan for an airport in the Thames Estuary.

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