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Drama on a flight from Birmingham. for now. It
The pilot who lost control as his prosthetic arm became detached.
A pilot with a prosthetic would be really tested
and tested hard to prove that he was capable of the job.
And will be more capable than an able`bodied person.
The flight, to Belfast, was carrying 47 capable passengers.
The Jaguar E`Type back in production ` a new lightweight version that
We wanted to build the cars as faithfully as possible
but also using the factory where the original ones were built.
So no more than 100 yards from where we are standing today is where
Record results, a Staffordshire college celebrates
And a runaway success ` Ashleigh Nelson becomes
the first British woman in 40 years to win a European 100 metres medal.
We had some happy tears, dancing round the kitchen.
And so you always want your children to follow their dream.
And warnings for rain to cause localised flooding
are still in force for the next couple of hours, but after
flooding it would nice to think we'd next have something like this.
Calmer weather ahead ` it's all in the forecast later.
A passenger plane from Birmingham went briefly out of control
after the captain's artificial arm became detached from the controls.
The pilot realised his prosthetic had come loose, but he managed to
Sarah Falkland is at a flight simulator ` can you tell us
If you look out here this is the captain's eye view of what the
descent is like into Belfast City Airport. That is wished what he
would seem. The 46`year`old`pilot, who's not
been named, was sat on left He'd lost his lower left arm
and had an artificial arm and somehow it came out and he had
to think very quickly indeed. A mid`week evening flight
from Birmingham to Belfast city On board the Flybe plane,
47 passengers. They had no idea that
their pilot had an artificial arm and that he was
about to be tested in a potentially It was gusty night with winds
of up to 50 miles an hour. The captain had checked
his prosthetic arm was securely latched onto the yoke
and switched to manual to land. But then, just before the approach,
he noticed his arm had slipped out of its clamp, so in fact the plane
was under no one?s control. He made a conscious decision to use
his right arm rather than hand control to his co`pilot.
He managed a normal touchdown, but it was followed by a bounce,
No one was injured and the plane escaped damage.
There are only four commercial pilots with prosthetic arms
One man who flies after losing his arm in a motorcycle accident says
we have to go through a really stringent testing. We scrutinised
even more than an able`bodied person. So as a disabled person to
prove ourselves, we have to be ten times better than an able`bodied
pilot. Flybe say the pilot involved
in the Belfast incident was a senior captain one of their "most
experienced and trusted pilots". He's promised to be more careful
about checking the attachment on his With me now is Captain Chris Rigby.
Would you make of this question mark a bit of a surprise, I don't the
many new tiller pilot is Captain Chris Rigby. Would you make of this
question mark a bit of a surprise, I don't the many new tiller pilot is a
pathetic limbs. I didn't. The incidence and so disturbing, but, in
reality, pilots are trained to fly with either hand soap and
interchange wasn't dangerous as such. But in this case, he was not
controlling the thrust levers, but he asked the co`pilot to close those
and the successful landing was completed. The passengers probably
knew nothing about it. So wasn't intrinsically dangerous question
mark for those few seconds the plane was out of control, the co`pilot
could take another question mark yes. If there is something wrong,
they take over. There are a set of formal proceedings. And stabilised
approach we call it. Just for the moment sometime in the captain was
not in control of the control yoke, that is not inherently dangerous.
Briefly, what are the other bustard people becoming pilots? `` Biles.
They are checked every year for general medical condition, that
includes heart, blood content, eyesight and hearing. Also, colour
blindness. They have to be able to distinguish between red and white
bat`macro white lights at low levels. If they lose a medical
certificate, they stop flying. Now, you're going to take us down into
Belfast. This is just the interim report, the full report into this
incident will be published for some time. Most of the passengers on
board will have had no idea about the drama. For them, it would just
have been a bumpy landing. Ten years after being saved
from neglect and decay by a public vote, we find out how
two Tudor buildings have been It's been described as
the most beautiful car ever made. From the day the first Jaguar E`Type
appeared in the '60s, it was a classic `
its sleek styling unmistakeable. 70,000 rolled
off the production lines Now the E`Type is being
made again in Coventry. Here's our business
correspondent Peter Plisner. A classic car in every sense
of the word and one of the biggest Only a handful of cars have achieved
such legendary status and the E`Type Originally,
18 Lightweight E`Types were to be made to use as racing cars, but, in
the end, Jaguar only produced 12. More than 50 years later they're
now making the final six. And this is the prototype that's
being unveiled in America today. It's been hand built to
the original specifications. The new E`Types are being are being
made here at Jaguar's Heritage Workshop and the
man in charge of the project says we wanted to build them as
faithfully as possible. We wanted also to use the original factory. So
no more than 100 yards from me The E`Type production unit forms
part of JLR's new Special Operations And today it's been announced that
the new division will be based in this business unit on the site
of what used to be the Peugeot car It's brings automotive activity back
to the site after an absence Part of a ?20 million investment
for JLR, it'll also mean more than F`Type ` the first vehicle to roll
out of the new unit at Ryton ` will be a special version
of the Jaguar F`Type. It'll be the most powerful
and fastest car As for the Lightweight E`Type,
those lucky enough to snap one up they're likely to cost more
than ?1 million each. And Peter is with an E`Type
enthusiast in Worcestershire now. Peter, this car has
a special magic doesn't it? I it certainly does. This enthusiast
tonight owns not one but two of these. This one is the oldest in
existence. I dread to think how much it costs. This red one was used for
the famous Italian job film. Philip Porter runs the club and has written
a book about the lightweight you type. What you think of a project?
It is exciting. It is tremendous. This kind of Jaguar is perhaps the
most beautiful car ever made. The lightweight body ultimate form of a
beautiful car. Why were only 12 made? we don't know. It might be a
lack of demand, remarkably. But they built the 12, most were raced and
very successfully. Million pounds does that surprise you? aid doesn't.
I think today, with the crazy prices that are being paid for classic
cars, it's not out of the way at all. Why are they in making six?
Widening versions of the classic like this one? is easier to build
these in aluminium. They are the ultimate it tight Jaguars. They are
incredibly desirable. Isn't this a vanity project? I don't think so. Is
tremendous publicity. But I think it shows the confidence that the
management has in their products today. The current range I'm lucky
enough to have one. It's a brilliant motor car. They are exciting, that
is the keyword. It brings excitement back to the brand. Thank you. These
are beautiful cars. In sport, the owners of the
Sky Blues say they've paid the money they owe to the firm
which runs the Ricoh Arena. Today was the deadline to transfer
more than ?450,000 to ACL, following a decision by the
Football League's Board last week. The club has
until tomorrow to approach the Court of Appeal directly to dispute a
judicial review ruling it has been Cheltenham man who was the first to
swindling of Britain is about to repeat his challenge. His swamp land
centred John O'Groats and is now running between the two places,
really unsupported. He did not get off to the best start. He was trying
to dig yourself a while running an trip on a rock.
It was that anxious moment this morning when tens of thousands
of teenagers opened the envelope containing their A Level results.
Our reporter Liz Copper was at a college in Staffordshire, where
And with more university places available,
they've a better chance of getting onto the course they want.
Waiting in line, in expectation and in nervous anticipation.
Rhea Fenton and Josh Turnbull are students
I need one A and two B is. I want to chemist John medicine at King's
College. So, the moment of truth,
had they got what they needed? The smiles said it all `
they'd both done well. I got an a in history and see in
media. I'm very happy about it. I got three A 's in biology, chemistry
and maths. I'm very happy. Record numbers
of students are expected to head to And the extra places
on offer mean they're in a strong position ` even if they just missed
out on predicted grades. It is my third year at college
because I did not do so well as Joe. I came back and I have improved. I
do not get into my chosen university, but it does not matter
because I got what I wanted. I got into university and Manchester
Metropolitan. I'm into not a gun, which was my first choice. I needed
a grades. I'm happy. we have busies that the business management and
finance. Is that the one you want? Here at Keele University,
the clearing centre was taking 130 calls an hour
from students looking for places on They want the best students they
can. They all have scholarship schemes and bursaries. They have
other offers like computers and so on to attract students. It is
important that students take that into account. They need to look
beyond that because the most important thing is the quality of
the course. This year,
with more than half a million available places at Universities,
many students will be celebrating. It's taken ten years and millions
of pounds but two beautiful and neglected Tudor buildings are
now fully restored. They were chosen in a public vote
as part of the BBC's television Our reporter Giles Latcham has
been to see how successful When I first came here it was foul,
it smelt. It was falling down. And now, is absolutely astounding.
Ten years ago at Hampton Court, it all came down a viewers' vote
and a nerve`wracking appearance on live TV.
The Old Grammar School and Saracen's Head came out on top ` awarded ?3
million of lottery money providing they met the daunting challenge of
Spin macro it was wonderful that we will be the complications of having
to carry out a project like this with such a blaze of publicity.
But they did it and rooms that were barely safe to
So be macro in this room, visitors, especially kids can dress up in
Judah clothes. They can learn about the elaborate construction of this
magnificent building. You can even hear from the prosperous Tudor
merchants who built it. But there's a new wing here,
used by slimmers and Brownies ` a shop, and a cafe, steel and glass
alongside wattle and daub. You can see the steel and the timber
work. But most of it, the Tudor timber framing uncovered and made
fresh and new. But 20,000 visitors
a year can't be wrong. Hit would you do it again? I have to
say yes. I probably would. Yes. It's just wonderful. But it depends on
the possibilities that other people see in the building. And continue
the work all the way down the line. The small Worcestershire village is
now a bustling Birmingham suburb. But this view hasn't changed
in 500 years, and because enough people cared, it will
survive for generations to come. Drama on a flight from Birmingham `
the pilot who lost control as Your detailed weather
forecast to come shortly. The hives starting to thrive once
again thanks to bees brought in old`fashioned but thriving, the
country markets where stallholders A Stoke`on`Trent athlete has become
the first British woman for 40 years to win a 100 metres medal at the
European Athletics Championships. Ashleigh Nelson took bronze
in the final last night, to go with the Commonwealth relay medal that
she won a couple of weeks ago. It was 11 seconds that
Ashleigh Nelson had waited her whole The 23`year`old from Stoke on Trent
has long been tipped Last night in the 100 metres
at the European Championships, The macro it has taken a lot of
persistence and belief from people around me as well as myself. I can't
say thank you enough to my support team. My coach, my psychologist, my
parents, my friends. Everybody. It's a race that's been watched more
than a few times at For her parents, Ashleigh's
success is still sinking in. We had some happy tears. We danced
around the kitchen. It's her dream. You always want your children to
follow their dream. And it almost becomes at your dream, too. it makes
me so happy that she has listened and followed her heart. She has done
exactly what she wanted to do. She has gone out and shown everybody
that she can do it and I'm very, very pleased.
Still at school, aged 14, she'd just smashed the under`15
I'd like to achieve everything, really. If that's possible.
Ashleigh still competes for City of Stoke, the athletics club she's
Her first coach has now retired, but they still keep in regular touch.
It's excitement, pride, pleased. Everything. All the emotions went
through me. It was a fantastic moment is either get that individual
glory she's been seeking for some time. you could see how much it
meant to me. It was surreal. I believed I could do it, but, I
think, when it actually happens, it's a different story altogether.
It was amazing. On Sunday, she is expected to be part of the British
women's 100 metres relay team. It is likely she will add another medal to
a growing collection. Hereford United are on the verge of going out
of existence tonight after creditors reject their deal on debts. They
face another winding up hearing on the 1st of September. They owe
?170,000 in tax with total debts of around ?1.5 million.
England's women have reached the Rugby World Cup final
for the fourth time in a row, as they outclassed Ireland in Paris.
Ireland took the lead before Worcester's Rochelle Clark
got England on the scoreboard with a try.
Ten of the 26 strong squad play for Worcester or Lichfield.
The final takes place on Sunday evening.
I want to play as long as possible and at the moment I feel I'm at my
peak, so I'll keep going and I won't stop until I lift that trophy.
Our goal right from the beginning was to make it through
We're gradually building as a team in our performances, so we'll go
away and look at the things that we need to pick up on from this game.
Most of us buy the majority of our produce from supermarkets.
But there's still room for small local markets, originally
set up by the Women's Institute nearly a hundred years ago.
Stallholders pay a one off fee of just five pence to join.
And most say although they don't make a lot
Ledbury. The town in Herefordshire of 10,000 people and home to one of
the UK's 300 country markets. Stallholders and customers are here
for the chat as much as they are It's friendly. You get to know many
people who come here. You feel like you're part of the community. We are
moving into a world where people really appreciate things local. And
identify with that and want to support about. A lot of people come
here for that. The first country markets were set
up by the Women?s Institute in 1919. All the produce sold was grown
locally by ordinary people. Today, Ledbury's is celebrating
its 70th birthday. Help was needed for both town and
country folk. It was to make more money. They set up these markets are
the could sell their surplus fruit and vegetables and chickens and
rabbits. Today, Ledbury's is celebrating
its 70th birthday. Its mission to provide good quality,
affordable, local produce remains. To get involved, stallholders have
to make a one off pavement 5p. That would be what the average man earned
in a day when the markets were set up in 1919.
Angela Blundell has been selling flowers, plants and shrubs here
She grows them in her garden a few miles away at Upper Colwall
and can't praise the Country Market movement highly enough.
I thoroughly enjoyed atmosphere of the country markets. By customers
become great friends. It is a lovely medium to talk to people. The macro
and with an estimated 150 regulars, there is plenty of opportunity to be
sociable. And all those flowers
and local produce need a healthy Bees have been having
a very tough time for a while now. But after a disastrous few years,
there are signs our hives are Our Rural Affairs Correspondent
David Gregory`Kumar has been At the Ludlow Food Centre it's
all about local produce. From nearby, or, even better,
direct from the Earl of Plymouth's But their honey harvest has
been pretty poor recently. It was getting to the point where we
are looking at a very empty warehouse where the money should
have been. We didn't quite run out, but we were close.
In a controversial move, the estate spent ?10,000 importing
Italian bees to replace the more than 100 hives they lost.
And a year on it's a gamble that's paid off.
This is a honeyless comb from a year ago.
In fact, across the Midlands it's been a better year for bees.
It is far too early to say that these are back. But after a fairly
poor harvest this year, the 130 hives on the sheer on this estimate
have gone on so produce much money. At Stoneleigh in Warwickshire,
the British Beekeepers Association tracks the percentage
of hives we lose in winter. There is good news in as much the
latest figures say there was a reduction of 10%. In saying that, it
is not all good news, because 15 years ago, or even less, the average
was about 5%. So we still have double the loss that we normally get
through the winter. Back with the Ludlow Food Centre
hives, they know this is just the It has been a good year, don't get
me wrong. Largest good for honey, it has been warm nights, continuously
steady for the Bees. But I would not say we are out of the mire.
But these are strong, healthy, honey`producing hives.
And we haven't seen that for a while.
A distinct Autumnal feel today ` is summer over already, Shefali?
So the macro it is horrendous out there. That is, what is not here
officially. At least not for the next month or so. Unfortunately,
it is looking for the next few days. We have the shower is dying out for
tomorrow and also for Saturday. They were written by Sunday so it is
turning better by then. Some heavy rain and showers due to a deep area
of low pressure sitting out to the north`east of Scotland. The isobars
around that are quite tight, this means the wins will pick up and we
may get the knock`on effect turning things slightly cooler. For the next
couple of hours, we still have a warning in force for some heavy
downpours. This shift is moving towards the east, the emphasis is
there. But these downpours, these heavy showers could crop up
anywhere. Your financial, through this evening, once we have had the
worst, it becomes better. The skies are clearing, a lot drier. Towards
midnight and into the early hours temperatures will be down to about
nine to 10 Celsius. For the eastern half of the region, Southern
counties, too, perhaps a degree higher.
dry weather and we have also some sunshine. Overall, a dry
high pressure will build into Friday high pressure will build into Friday
Sir Cliff Richard has dismissed an allegation that he sexually
assaulted a young boy more than 20 years ago as "completely false".
Bun Britain drops further supplies in northern Iraq.
And drama on a flight from Birmingham `
the pilot who lost control as his prosthetic arm became detached.
And the Jaguar E`Type back in production `