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News: Kjos: Norwegian will place UK at centre of future growth

Norwegian chief executive Bjorn Kjos has delivered an address in London to outline his global expansion plans for carrier and its UK operations. Speaking at an event at The Shard, Kjos said: “The UK will be at the heart of our continued global expansion and we remain fully committed to the market. “We are launching long-haul routes exclusively from London Gatwick, introducing our newest Dreamliners to Gatwick and increasing frequency on popular routes which reflects the growing importance of the UK to the future of our business.” The conference came…

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News: TWA Flight Centre set to be reborn at JFK International Airport

Work is well underway to turn the legendary TWA Flight Centre at JFK International Airport into a world-class 505-room hotel. Closed to the public since 2001, Eero Saarinen’s internationally-revered mid-century modern landmark will be ushered into a new life, mirroring its 1962 design aesthetic and delivering an on-site airport hotel. “JFK Airport is one of largest international transit hubs in the world and a key driver of New York’s economy,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo said. “The conversion of the TWA Flight Centre into a new state-of-the-art hotel will preserve…

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Kato Ottio: Widnes centre, who died aged 23, 'had severe heat stroke' after training run

Widnes Vikings and Papua New Guinea centre Kato Ottio, who died aged 23, is believed to have suffered severe heat stroke after a training run. The Pacific International Hospital in Papua New Guinea, where he was treated, said he “collapsed during a training session, involving road running”. Ottio signed for Widnes from NRL side Canberra in December. A post mortem is due to be carried out, with his funeral set to take place in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Ottio had been due to travel to the UK in preparation…

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Widnes Vikings & PNG centre Ottio dies aged 23

Widnes Vikings centre Kato Ottio has died at the age of 23 after suffering “a sudden health issue” in training. Ottio joined Widnes from Canberra in December and was part of the Papua New Guinea side which lost to England in November’s World Cup quarter-finals. He was due to travel to the UK next week in preparation for the start of the Super League season in February. “Kato was an incredibly talented player, with a bright future,” Widnes chief executive James Rule said. PNG Rugby Football League chairman Sandis Tsaka…

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Labour 'staking out centre ground', says Jeremy Corbyn

Labour is “staking out the centre ground in British politics”, Jeremy Corbyn has said in a new year message. Mr Corbyn said the prospect of a “new Britain” was “closer than ever” and he was leading a “government in waiting”. The left wing veteran promised to use 2018 to help people “fulfil their hopes” in a future where “we all share the wealth we create”. Labour defied predictions of a landslide defeat in the 2017 general election to secure a hung parliament. The result saw Prime Minister Theresa May lose…

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Manchester city centre apartment block fire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Firefighters have been tackling a blaze in an apartment block in Manchester city centre. Manchester Fire said the ninth and 10th floors of a 12-storey block in the Northern Quarter, near the Arndale shopping centre, were affected. BBC Sport journalist Saj Chowdhury, who was near the scene, said the fire now appeared to be under control, after it was “doused quite quickly”. One person has been taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. The fire service said 12 engines were at the scene in…

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