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CCTV FOOTAGE OF BACKYARD (AUDIO OF SONIC BOOM) STORY: A loud bang woke up residents in the early hours of Sunday (December 1) in the English town of Stevenage and the surrounding areas north of London.
Lauren McQueirns, from Stevenage, shared security camera footage which captured the loud noise that occurred at around 0420GMT.
"We were asleep and woke to a really loud bang and the house shook, we thought a bomb had gone off," McQueirns told Reuters.
Two Typhoon jets from the Royal Air Force were the origin of the noise, an RAF spokeswoman told local media.
The UK Metropolitan Police also confirmed the incident on its Twitter account: "The loud bang heard throughout north London and surrounding areas was the result of a sonic boom from RAF planes.
There is no cause for concern." (Production: Oleksandr Ieltsov)
A Hurricane and three Spitfires carry out a flypast to mark the 80thanniversary of the Battle of Britain after a memorial service at WestminsterAbbey. This year’s service, which is the venue’s first since lockdown, sawattendance significantly reduced and social distancing measures in place for79 invited guests. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was among the guests at theservice, as well Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Marshal of the Royal AirForce Lord Stirrup, representing the Prince of Wales.
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The last surviving example of a Blackburn Beverley transport plane is to go toauction this weekend along with the contents of the former Fort Paull museum.In total, 49 of the aircraft were produced, with the last one beingmanufactured in 1958, and final retirement from RAF service was in 1967.
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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was greeted by a Donald Trump impersonator as he arrived for Brexit trade talks with his UK counterpart Lord Frost in London this afternoon. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told reporters that it was "very important" to be back negotiating a trade deal and "every day counts" as he arrived in London for talks with his UK counterpart Lord Frost. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
CCTV of an alleged people-smuggling trip shown in case where a group ofVietnamese people suffocated in a sweltering sealed container as it wastransported from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet in Essex. On October 23 lastyear, a group of Vietnamese people suffocated in a sweltering sealed containeras it was transported from Zeebrugge in Belgium to Purfleet in Essex. Thetragedy allegedly followed two similar people-smuggling runs, the court hasheard. CCTV of the alleged successful people-smuggling trip. On the eveningOctober 17 last year, driver Eamonn Harrison was captured on film as hedropped off a trailer, allegedly containing the biscuits and migrants, at theport of Zeebrugge. This video has been shown at the Old Bailey, London, duringthe trial of four men - Gheorghe Nica, Eamonn Harrison, Christopher Kennedyand Valentin Calota - for being part of an alleged people-smuggling ringlinked to the death of 39 migrants in a lorry in Essex.
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Typhoon Haishen drew closer to Japan's southern mainland on Sunday, cutting power and prompting authorities to recommend evacuation and warn of potentially record rainfall, unprecedented wind, high tides and large ocean swells. Olivia Chan reports.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited areas struck by a typhoon and called for 12,000 workers from the capital Pyongyang to join in the recovery efforts.
North Korean state-run TV showed footage of Kim and other officials surveying the damage in a rural and coastal area in South Hamgyong province.
According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim said that "the conditions of the overall coastline of our country are poor and sea dikes were not properly built.”
State media did not report any injuries or deaths, but the country’s main newspaper said that local officials will be “gravely punished” for failing to evacuate residents. Report by Avagninag. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Met Police have released footage of an illegal rave that took place in aderelict East London pub. The organisers were handed a £10,000 fine. Shortlyafter 9.30am on Sunday, 4 October on Wythes Road.
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Three people including a three-year-old boy have died at a home in Brentford,west London. The boy and a woman aged in her 30s were found dead at a home inClayponds Lane shortly before 1am on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police said.They also found a man, believed to be in his 40s, who had suffered stabinjuries.
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Metropolitan Police officers have been paying tribute to their former colleague, Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was killed in the line of duty. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
A minute’s silence has taken place across the Met in memory of Metropolitan Police Sergeant Matt Ratana. The 54-year-old died from a gunshot wound to the chest after being shot by a handcuffed suspect in the early hours of September 25 at a custody suite in Croydon. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn