22hr hols wait Brit’s £680 win

A HOLIDAYMAKER was handed £680 compo for a 22-hour flight wait — in a ruling that could spark a flood of airline claims.

New laws | Jeff Halsall. (Image | This Is Staffordshire)
New laws | Jeff Halsall. (Image | This Is Staffordshire)

The plane due to take Jeff Halsall, 58, and wife Joyce, 57, home from Tenerife in 2009 was hit by a mechanical fault.

Tour giant Thomas Cook denied Jeff compensation, citing “exceptional circumstances”.

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Reading between the lines: QPR are being eclipsed by relegation rival’s resurgence

There is a rather unfortunate habit emerging at Reading that is spoiling the Queen’s Park Rangers party and detracting from the great story of manager Harry Redknapp’s “miracle” turnaround.

Fondre memories | Reading striker Adam le Fondre peels away after scoring the winner against Newcastle United at St. James' Park. (Image | The Mirror)
Fondre memories | Reading striker Adam le Fondre peels away after scoring the winner against Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. (Image | The Mirror)

Not content to struggle on abysmally as they did happily for months, the Royals have earned themselves a reputation for being unable to compete for 80 minutes per game.

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299 tax rises

BRITS have been clobbered with a massive 299 tax rises since PM David Cameron came to power, shock research reveals today.

Tax rises | PM David Cameron. (Image | The Sun)
Tax rises | PM David Cameron. (Image | The Sun)

This compares to just 119 tax cuts — despite the Tories’ traditional image as a low-tax party.

A TaxPayers’ Alliance report said the nation’s tax bill will hit £671billion by 2015/6 — up 15 per cent from £513bn under Labour.

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Remy for a dogfight

As striker Loïc Rémy coolly slotted the ball past West Ham United goalkeeper Jussi Jääskeläinen yesterday, Queens Park Rangers supporters saw exactly what their team have lacked all season.

Sharp shooter | Loïc Rémy celebrates scoring his first goal for QPR at Upton Park. (Image | Daily Mail)
Sharp shooter | Loïc Rémy peels away after scoring his first goal for QPR at Upton Park. (Image | Daily Mail)

The 26-year-old timed his run perfectly, finishing emphatically and decisively with an air of nonchalance and confidence that Thierry Henry might have been proud of.
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Off-duty cop was killed ‘by one blow’

AN off-duty policeman who died after being attacked on a night out is believed to have been killed by a single punch.

Tragic | PC Gareth Francis, 28. (Image | The Mirror)
Tragic | PC Gareth Francis, 28. (Image | The Mirror)

PC Gareth Francis, 28, is thought to have hit his head on the pavement after being struck. He died later in hospital.

The officer was walking home with pals after earlier watching his team Man City play Fulham.

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Energy giants get a £1bn gift

ENERGY giants are in line for windfall profits of £1billion a year — funded by taxpayers.

Upgrade | For ageing power stations. (Image | The Sun)
Upgrade | For ageing power stations. (Image | The Sun)

The Government has agreed to prop up suppliers as they invest £110billion to upgrade ageing power stations.

But ministers have failed to secure a guarantee that the extra cash will go to cut gas and electricity costs.

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Beeb DJ lad’s club attack on student

THE son of Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson narrowly avoided jail after kicking and punching a man in the head during a brawl outside a nightclub.

At court | Miles Nelson. (Image | The Sun)
At court | Miles Nelson. (Image | The Sun)

Miles Nelson, 19, was part of a five-strong mob caught on CCTV attacking student Christopher Wombell at the trendy Proud Galleries in Camden, North London, last August.

Nelson, of Muswell Hill, admitted ABH while already on bail — for trying to sell MDMA to an undercover cop at a music festival last June — at Blackfriars Crown Court in central London.

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Anger at mogshot by Helen

GAFFE-prone Helen Flanagan has again sparked online fury — after posting a snap of a cat missing its nose and ears.

Under fire | Helen Flanagan. (Image | The Sun)
Under fire | Helen Flanagan. (Image | The Sun)

The ex-Corrie star, 22, uploaded a picture of skin-cancer victim Charlie to photo app Instagram.

Helen told followers she and her pals feel like “abandoned cats” when their boyfriends go out.

She took down the picture after being abused by cat-lovers.

Her spokeswoman said she “didn’t realise the cat was disadvantaged and thought it looked really cute”.

The actress caused anger by posing with a gun as the world mourned the Sandy Hook massacre.

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