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Somerset school under fire for cancelling trips to Europe over terrorism fears

A school in Somerset has come under fire from parents after cancelling trips to France and Germany next July because of the risk of terrorism on the continent.

Kingsmead School in Wiveliscombe was due to take 60 eleven and twelve year olds on the annual trip to help them learn French and German.

They're now looking for an alternative in England. Our Somerset correspondent, David Woodland, has this exclusive report.

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Ebola heroes to be awarded medals

Air crews delivered vital supplies to fight Ebola in West Africa for the last six months Credit: PA

Cornish aircrews who served in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak will receive medals at a special ceremony at RNAS Culdrose this morning.

75 medals will be presented to sailors who took part in Operation Gritrock. The squadron were away for about six months and spent Christmas apart from their families.

As well as flying many sorties and delivering much needed aid to the communities of West Africa, they also managed to raise a large amount of money for the EducAid charity.

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