bmi regional launches Gothenburg and Nuremberg routes


New routes from the airline’s new Birmingham hub

 9 May 2017 – bmi regional yesterday launched its two brand new routes from Birmingham Airport to Gothenburg and Nuremberg. The new routes, which will both be operated six times per week, were welcomed to their new hub at Birmingham Airport by a water arch, whilst the first passengers enjoyed a slice of celebratory cake.

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21 Books – and Counting…

21 Books – and Counting…

by BigJules

21 books

With the publication of Persephone this month I will have 21 books in print; 18 in the Kydd series, two historical standalones and a non-fiction work. I feel very privileged to be able to earn my living as a writer and I’m looking forward to penning more Kydd titles and possibly several further standalones – or a trilogy. For the short term, however, I’m focused on the Kydd series – two titles this year and two next year in my current contract. 2017 will be a busy year for Team Stockwin, with two hardbacks and two paperbacks coming out! And of course the titles will be available as ebooks and audiobooks.

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Romania Air Force to Receive F-16 Fighting Falcon Training System

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Photo by Angel DelCueto


ORLANDO, Fla., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will deliver a tailored simulation-based F-16 training environment for the Romanian Air Force (RoAF). The family of systems training system includes a comprehensive suite of full mission trainers and combat tactics trainers that can be networked together, aligning technologies to deliver advanced training while meeting affordability goals.

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Budapest Airport Russian restoration


Having already added an exceptional 23 new routes for 2017, Budapest Airport has further expanded its route network by announcing the restoration of a direct link to St. Petersburg. The Hungarian gateway, which recorded a remarkable average of 17% passenger traffic growth in Q1 2017, has confirmed Wizz Air’s twice-weekly service to Russia’s second largest city will launch on 27 August.

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BLOODHOUND Project Newsletter


May 2017 – Newsletter

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BLOODHOUND SSC – a supersonic racing car designed to reach speeds of 1,000mph (1,600km/h).

Welcome to BLOODHOUND’s monthly newsletter, with the latest news about the Project. We have our monthly update on how the Engineering Team are progressing with the build of the Car, details of BLOODHOUND videos for kids and adults, news of our first Ambassadors in the US and details of several upcoming events.

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Ship’s sponsor of HMCS Margaret Brooke announced


Margaret Elizabeth Brooke joins her aunt, LCdr (ret’d) Margaret Martha Brooke, on her aunt’s 100th birthday in April of 2015. LCdr Brooke passed away on January 9, 2016.

May 5, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is honoured to announce that Ms. Margaret Elizabeth Brooke, the niece of Canadian naval hero Lieutenant-Commander Margaret Martha Brooke, has agreed to become the sponsor of the ship that will bear her aunt’s name. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Margaret Brooke will be the second of the RCN’s upcoming Harry DeWolf-Class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels.

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Canadian Army conducts Emergency Response Exercise in the Atlantic Region

Exercise STAGED RESPONSE is an annual exercise being held in Nova Scotia from May 5 to 7, 2017, to confirm the 5th Canadian Division’s ability to conduct domestic operations in response to emergencies. Pictured here, soldiers from 37 Signals Regiment check for satellite signal strength to communicate with military personnel at the advanced operation center, as part of Exercise Staged Response on May 7, 2016.

Photo: Warrant Officer Jerry Kean, 5th Canadian Division Public Affairs

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May 3, 2017 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Army will conduct Exercise STAGED RESPONSE 2017, an annual emergency response exercise, from May 5 to 7, 2017, in locations throughout western Nova Scotia. This exercise will confirm the 5th Canadian Division’s ability to initiate and support Joint Task Force Atlantic in the conduct of domestic operations in response to major emergencies in Atlantic Canada, in a timely and effective manner.

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