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Andy Hill: Who is the Shoreham Airshow disaster pilot?

Image copyright Zak Hussein/PA Image caption Andy Hill was known as “The Prof” by colleagues at BA and the RAF Andrew Hill has been cleared of 11 counts of manslaughter after crashing an eight-tonne jet on to a busy road in a failed aerobatic loop. Who is the pilot at the centre of the deadliest air show disaster in Britain in more than 60 years? Eighteen months before Andy Hill crashed an ex-military jet and killed 11 men outside the Shoreham Airshow, the former RAF and British Airways pilot’s aerobatic…

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Andy Murray: Former Wimbledon champion ‘pain free’ after hip injury

Andy Murray lost in five sets to Roberto Bautista Agut in the Australian Open first round in January Andy Murray says he is “pain free” after hip surgery but that his chances of playing singles at Wimbledon this year are “less than 50%”. Murray had hip resurfacing surgery in January, which he said meant it was possible he would not be able to play professionally again. But the three-time Grand Slam champion said it was the only option if he wanted to return to competitive action. “The rehab is slow…

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Aston Martin boss Andy Palmer hits back at the doubters

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAndy Palmer says Aston’s Martin’s 26% sales growth last year was ‘very, very good’ The boss of Aston Martin Lagonda has delivered a passionate defence of the company’s strategy amid signs some city investors are losing faith. Andy Palmer said the company will prove the sceptics wrong, as he stressed the luxury carmaker’s long-term plans and importance to UK manufacturing. Aston Martin’s shares slumped last week as the UK’s only quoted carmaker posted its first results since going public. It comes as…

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Made In Chelsea’s Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me ‘a puppet’

Image copyright Getty Images Andy Jordan didn’t even have an Instagram account before he started on Made in Chelsea in 2012. “Overnight, there were hundreds of thousands of people watching what I was doing,” he says about appearing on the show. He’s now got 290,000 followers. “You’re like, ‘Everyone wants to follow me and talk to me’ – that’s almost like a drug,” he tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme and Panorama. Andy was struggling. His TV persona and pushing out a constantly filtered life on Instagram were already taking their…

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Declan Rice: Andy Townsend disagrees with rules around international allegiance

Declan Rice played in three friendlies for Republic of Ireland against Turkey, France and the United States last year Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Andy Townsend disagrees with the rules that allowed Declan Rice to switch international allegiance to England. Rice, 20, won three senior caps for the Republic of Ireland, all in friendlies. However, he was able to pledge his international future to England as he had not played in a competitive match. “I think the rules are wrong and they don’t do anyone any favours,” Townsend told BBC…

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Climbing ‘pioneer’ Andy Nisbet dies in Ben Hope climbing accident

Image copyright Dave McGimpsey Image caption Andy Nisbet in an image released at the time he won Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture A man who helped establish 1,000 winter climbing routes was one of the two climbers who died in an accident on Scotland’s most northerly Munro. Aberdeen-born Andy Nisbet, along with partner Steve Perry, from Lancaster, got into difficulty on Ben Hope. Their bodies were recovered from the mountain in Sutherland on Wednesday. The climbing community has paid tributes to the two men with Mr Nisbet being…

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Shoreham air crash trial: Pilot Andy Hill ‘did nothing’ to avoid crash

Image copyright PA Image caption The court heard the aircraft erupted in a “massive fireball” when it hit the ground A pilot was “doing nothing” to avoid crashing his jet at the Shoreham Airshow killing 11 men, a court heard. Derek Davis, chairman of the show’s flying control committee, said in the seconds before he knew something was wrong with Andy Hill’s flight. Mr Hill is on trial at the Old Bailey after his Hawker Hunter crashed on the A27 erupting into a “massive fireball”. “I thought the aircraft on…

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Andy Robertson: Liverpool & Scotland defender signs new contract until 2024

Glasgow-born Robertson has also played for Queen’s Park and Dundee United Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has signed a new contract keeping him at the club until the summer of 2024. The 24-year-old Scotland captain joined the Reds from Hull in July 2017 for an initial fee of £8m. Joe Gomez and Sadio Mane have recently agreed new deals at Liverpool, while Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah signed contract extensions last summer. Liverpool have a four-point lead at the top of the table as they bid to win the Premier League…

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Shoreham air crash trial: Pilot Andy Hill ‘chose risky stunt’

Image copyright PA Image caption Andy Hill is accused of killing 11 men A pilot accused of killing 11 men at the Shoreham Airshow chose to perform the “highest risk” stunt possible before a fatal crash, a jury has heard. Andy Hill’s Hunter Hawker jet hit the ground and exploded after he attempted a manoeuvre known as the bent loop. He had committed the “cardinal sin” of trying to complete the trick while apparently lacking the height to do so, the Old Bailey heard. Mr Hill, 54, denies 11 counts…

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Shoreham air crash trial: Pilot Andy Hill ‘negligent’

Image copyright PA Image caption Andy Hill is accused of killing 11 men Eleven men killed in a “devastating” plane crash during the Shoreham Airshow died “purely because of pilot error”, a court has heard. Jurors were told Andy Hill’s Hawker Hunter jet “disintegrated” upon impact, creating a “massive fireball”, when it hit the ground in August 2015. The vintage aircraft was in “excellent working order”, the Old Bailey heard, and “serious negligence” was to blame. Mr Hill, 54, denies 11 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence. Tom Kark QC,…

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