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VIDEO: Mother films terrifying scene inside plane as it dropped towards the sea

A terrified mother has revealed how “all hell broke loose” as the plane she was travelling on dropped towards the sea.

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WATCH: The local performers making up 100-strong Oliver cast for Waterside Theatre’s first ever Stage Experience

The countdown is on to Aylesbury Waterside Theatre’s first ever Stage Experience in collaboration with Vivo D’Arte and Aylesbury Vale District Council featuring 126 local performers.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Firefighters and rescuers clear a road after an earthquake on the Greek island of Kos (Kostoday.gr via AP)

Two dead and 120 injured as powerful earthquake hits British holiday resorts in Greece and Turkey

Two people have died and more than 120 have been injured in an early morning earthquake off the coast of Greek islands and Turkey.

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Jet2 has apologised after the incident

Terrifying moment plane ‘fell from the sky’ during flight home from Ibiza as passenger texted his goodbyes

An airline passenger flying home from Ibiza sent his wife what he thought was a final text as the plane he was on plummeted towards the sea in a 40-50 degree nosedive.

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Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Ice served in drinks at the three biggest fast food chains in the UK has been found to contain faecal bacteria.

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Amazon apprentice Emma Wilkinson at a centre in Doncaster.

Apprenticeship opportunities call for Hemel Hempstead youngsters with Amazon

Youngster have one last day to apply for one of 12 new apprentices at Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Hemel this autumn as the firm launches a new operations apprenticeship scheme.

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The Natural History Museum in Akerman Street, Tring

Seeing eye to eye with the animal kingdom at Natural History Museum in Tring

Now open until November, a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Tring explores the weird and wonderful world of animal eyes.

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Tottenham star Harry Winks wants to have his cake and eat it

Hemel’s football prodigy Harry Winks sliced his clearance, when he took a break from pre-season training to help out at his mum’s new tea shop.

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Inspector George Holland

Farewell to Hertfordshire Police’s “Inspector Ayrton Senna”

A policeman who paved the way for other officers is retiring after 33 years with Herts Police.

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Tring Fairtrade town sign, unveiling by the Mayor Gerald Wilkins

Tring remains a fairtrade town

Tring’s status as a Fairtrade town has been renewed after 10 years.

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Road closures for gas mains work in Hemel Hempstead

Four weeks’ of roadworks will mean lane closures, diversions and temporary traffic lights in Hemel later this month.

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London Midland given two-month franchise extension

The firm which runs rail services to Hemel, Berkhamsted and Tring has been given a two-month extension to its franchise.

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The summer grants will be used to deliver a variety of community projects

Could you join Tring’s Neighbourhood Watch team?

Tring Neighbourhood Watch is looking for new volunteers.

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RAF Habbaniya trio (from left to right): David Andrews, Frank Gill and Sid Avis.

RAF duo search for lost comrade from Hemel Hempstead

After fighting on the frontline 60 years ago, RAF airmen David Andrews and Frank Gill are on the hunt for their long-lost comrade Sid Avis.

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Partially sighted gardener Stanley Grace from Northchurch

Veteran won’t let blindness stop his love of gardening

A blind military veteran has not allowed his condition to stop his love of gardening, after being treated to a trip to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

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£1million injection to restore Berkhamsted cemetery

A three-year £1million project has been agreed to restore and transform Berkhamsted’s Rectory Lane Cemetery.

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The film festival is being backed by Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd

Hertfordshire Police boss lobbies government over fire service takeover bid

Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) has met with a government minister, as part of his effort to extend his control to the county’s police force.

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Seaside by Riverside - 2016

Life’s a beach when your parents go shoppingin Hemel Hempstead!

In the summertime when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky.

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