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High Court judge apologises after falling asleep

Image copyright UPPA/TopFoto Image caption Mrs Justice Parker is the second longest-serving judge serving in the Family Division A High Court judge has been given “formal advice” after “momentarily” falling asleep during a hearing. The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) said the conduct of Mrs Justice Parker was found to have the potential to undermine public confidence in the judiciary. The judge, 68, who serves on the Family Division of the High Court in London, was investigated following a complaint. The JCIO said she “expressed remorse” for the incident. Judges…

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‘Asleep’ pilot missed destination in Australia, officials say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The plane took off from Devonport, in Tasmania’s north A small plane overshot its destination in Australia by almost 50km (30 miles) after its pilot fell asleep in the cockpit, air safety officials say. The pilot was the only person on board the freight flight from Devonport to King Island in Tasmania on 8 November. The incident, classified as a case of “incapacitation”, is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). Officials have not said how the pilot awoke before landing the…

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