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EgyptAir: Sister of Carmarthen man on way to Paris

The sister of a Carmarthen man understood to be on board the missing EgyptAir flight MS804 is on her way to Paris, ITV News has learned.

Richard Osman has been named locally as the Briton on board.

The plane took off from Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, heading for Cairo - but disappeared from radar around three and a half hours into its journey.

ITV News is told Mr Osman's sister Anna is now travelling to the French capital.

Welsh man feared on board missing plane named locally

A man from Wales understood to be on board the missing EgyptAir flight MS804 has been named locally as Richard Osman from Carmarthen.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has confirmed they are providing support to the family of a British national believed to be on board.


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Debris 'spotted near where EgyptAir flight disappeared'

The aircraft was carrying 66 passengers and crew. Credit: Reuters

Two floating objects have been spotted about 50 miles south-east of where EgyptAir flight MS804 dropped off the radar, Reuters reported a defence source as saying.

A Greek frigate searching for the plane reportedly found the large plastic objects floating in a sea 230 miles south of Crete.

The two objects appeared to be pieces of plastic in white and red. They were spotted close to an area where a transponder signal was emitted earlier, the sources said.

Greek state TV has also claimed debris has been found south of the island of Karpathos.

Reports of Welsh man on board missing EgyptAir flight

Reports are emerging that a person from Wales is among passengers on the missing EgyptAir flight MS804.

The Carmarthenshire Journal and South Wales Evening Post are reporting that a man in his 40s from Carmarthenshire is understood to have boarded the flight.

Both the airline and the Foreign Office have confirmed one is Briton on board.

EgyptAir flight MS804, travelling from Paris to Cairo, disappeared from radar. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The plane, travelling from Paris to Cairo, disappeared from radar 10 miles inside Egyptian air space over the Mediterranean at 2.30am Cairo time (1.30am BST) after taking off just under three and a half hours earlier from Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Sixty-six people, including crew members, are on board.


Disappointment for Jake and Joe after Ukraine take Eurovision title

Credit: PA images

It was a disappointing night for Welsh singer Joe Woolford who failed to win over the Eurovision juries in last night's competition.

The Ruthin star was competing as part of duo Jake and Joe in Sweden.

The pair finished third from the bottom in what was another disappointing year for the UK entry.

For the first time the points were awarded in a different way allowing for the 42 countries to give their points first.

Ukraine's Jamala took the top prize. Credit: PA images

This meant the public votes were saved to last and this made for an exciting fight between Ukraine and Australia for the top spot.

Ukraine just tipped over the edge after being awarded 534 points.

It wasn't all a loss for Jake and Joe after being awarded 12 points by Malta.

It was the first time the UK had been given full points in the last five years.

Wales gets behind Eurovision act Joe and Jake

A party is to be held to celebrate a Welsh singer making it through to the Eurovision finals.

21-year-old, Joe Woolford, from Ruthin will perform alongside singing partner Jake Shakeshaft in Stockholm later tonight.

The pair were chosen to represent the UK in February and are hoping to break the UK's 19 year losing streak with their song 'You're Not Alone'.

Rob Shelley went to meet Joe's uncle who's been organising the party.

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