VAT refunds for air ambulances

As part of the Autumn Statement, the Chancellor is to announce VAT refunds for Search and Rescue and Air Ambulance charities alongside £7.5 million extra support for air ambulances.

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New air ambulance struts its stuff for the cameras

The new Great Western Air Ambulance has taken flight - if only a metre or so above ground.

The helicopter was showing off what it can do in front of the press pack at Filton Airfield.

The £250,000 craft brings the service into the 21st century and means it can use the new helipad at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, allowing its patients immediate access to the hospital.

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