Flybe has ceased trading and all its scheduled flights have been cancelled, with hundreds of jobs lost. The airline has gone into administration less than a year after returning to the skies following a previous collapse. Sky News understands that 277 of Flybe’s 321 staff have been made redundant. The remaining 44 have been retained.
A maintenance worker in central London has died after being crushed by a hydraulic telescopic urinal – one that’s kept underground during the day and kept out overnight. Emergency services were called to Cambridge Circus in the West End just after 1pm on Friday to reports of a “seriously injured” man. The incident took place
The government has refused to deny reports that HS2 may not run to Euston until 2038 – if it ever reaches there at all. Soaring inflation means plans for the high-speed rail project to run to central London may be scrapped completely, with trains instead stopping at a new hub at Old Oak Common in
Lindsey Hill is lying in a hospital bed drifting in and out of a medicine induced sleep. She is also very tired, her body is fighting a serious lung infection. She is 40 years old. You cannot tell this by looking at her as her blanket is pulled up to her chin and a tumble
The NHS winter crisis has been a struggle for patients and staff alike – but it has also prompted a long overdue and necessary debate about its sustainability and future. There are those – like former health secretary Sajid Javid – who think the way forward for the free cradle-to-grave service is to start charging
The Royal Air Force has grounded its entire fleet of fast jet training aircraft because of an issue with an engine, Sky News can reveal. It is not known when flying training on the Hawk T2 jets at an air base in North Wales will resume. The pause will be another blow for a training
Two to three criminal cases against officers are expected to go to court every week in the coming months, the Met Police commissioner has revealed. Sir Mark Rowley apologised to the victims of former officer David Carrick and said the public should “prepare for more painful stories as we confront cases that… corrupt our integrity”.
Two British nationals were killed while attempting a “humanitarian evacuation” from the Ukrainian town of Soledar, a family statement has said. Chris Parry, 28, and Andrew Bagshaw, 47, were reported missing on 7 January amid heavy fighting between Ukrainian and Russian forces. A statement issued by Mr Bagshaw’s family said the pair’s car was hit
The aunt of law graduate Zara Aleena – who was murdered on her way home after a night out – has called the findings of a report into the Probation Service “extremely distressing”. Farah Naz said it revealed “a litany of errors” in the lead up to her niece’s death. She told BBC Radio Four’s
A firefighter is in a critical condition following a blaze at the former Jenners department store building in Edinburgh city centre. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) said five firefighters have been taken to hospital for treatment with one apparently fighting for their life. The families of all those affected have been made aware.
BBC chairman Richard Sharp has asked for a review into his appointment after claims he helped Boris Johnson secure a loan. Mr Sharp said he wanted to ensure “all the appropriate guidelines have been followed” and has asked the nominations committee of the BBC board to review any potential conflicts of interest. Politics latest: Zahawi
Two people have died and 12 are injured, two of which are serious, following a crash on the M40 motorway, police have confirmed. A woman in her 60s and a man in his 70s died at the scene of the incident, which occurred southbound between junction 5 and 4 on the motorway in Buckinghamshire. Thames
The foreign secretary has evaded answering questions on the latest ‘sleaze’ allegations surrounding Boris Johnson to hit the Conservative Party. James Cleverly was asked about a claim that the BBC chairman Richard Sharp helped the former prime minister arrange a guarantee on a loan of up to £800,000, weeks before he was then recommended for
Buckingham Palace has squashed any suggestions of a slimmed down coronation by announcing a three-day weekend of “ceremonial, celebratory and community events”. Taking place between Saturday 6 and Monday 8 May, King Charles has insisted the historic moment should be “rooted in longstanding traditions and pageantry” but also “look towards the future”. The King’s first
Rishi Sunak has been branded a “total liability” and “hapless” as he faced a backlash for being fined for a second time, with police handing him a fixed penalty notice over not wearing a seatbelt. Lancashire Police issued the notice after the prime minister appeared without a belt in a clip on Instagram as he
Rishi Sunak has been given a fixed penalty notice after being caught not wearing a seatbelt. Lancashire Police issued the notice after the prime minister appeared without a belt in a clip on Instagram as he promoted his levelling-up funding in Lancashire. The PM has accepted the fine. A Number 10 spokesperson said: “The prime