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Passengers safely disembarked after technical issues on Bristol-Bordeaux flight

An easyJet from Bristol to Bordeaux has had to be diverted due to a technical issue in the aircraft cabin.

The plane landed safely at La Rochelle and all 153 passengers have been safely taken off.

It follows an earlier report that the plane had declared an emergency on board:

easyJet can confirm that flight EZY6121 from Bristol to Bordeaux diverted to La Rochelle due to a technical issue in the aircraft cabin.

The safety of its passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and easyJet operates its fleet of aircraft in strict compliance with all manufacturers’ guidelines.

– easyJet spokesperson

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Kerry McCarthy resigns as Shadow Environment Secretary

Kerry McCarthy has been an MP for Bristol East since 2005 Credit: ITV News

Kerry McCarthy has resigned as shadow environment secretary in protest of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

She was an advocate for Britain to remain in the EU, and her resignation follows continued criticism from within the Labour party of leader Jeremy Corbyn's 'lacklustre' campaigning in the run-up to the referendum.

The Bristol East MP joins Lilian Greenwood, Lucy Powell, Ian Murray, Gloria De Piero and Heidi Alexander who have also stepped down from their roles

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Deaf community targeted in 'despicable' scam

Police have issued a warning to people to be aware of a scam offering lottery funding to members of the deaf community.

Recently, a woman from South Bristol was conned out £4,500 when she was contacted by someone pretending to be one of her Facebook friends.

This person told her about lottery funding available to members of the deaf community, but only if applicants pay a fee.

Fraudsters posed as the victim's friend online Credit: PA

The victim transferred thousands through Western Union and MoneyGram before she realised it was bogus.

These despicable criminals set up a fake profile and posed as someone the victim is friends with on Facebook in order to gain her trust and take her money.

This could happen to anyone but scammers will target the most vulnerable and older people in our community so it’s important we look out for our loved ones and neighbours.

– DC Geoff Smith, financial investigator

Avon and Somerset police say they always advise people to be aware of anyone who is asking you for money or bank details and never to hand over or transfer money to people if they are offering free holidays, goods or services.

This video explains how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of scammers:

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