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UK News Briefing: Dad charged with murder of 11-month-old – BA cancels flights & Five activists arrested 

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In today’s briefing update, A man has been arrested for murder. He is accused of throwing his 11-month-old son into a river in Greater Manchester. 

British Airways has cancelled flights ahead of a second planned pilot’s strike.

Five have been arrested over planned disruption at Heathrow. An environmental activist group plans to fly drones around Heathrow to protest the airports planned expansion. 

 All in today’s UK news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

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DAD WHO ‘KILLED BABY BY THROWING HIM INTO RIVER’ CHARGED WITH MURDER

Metro says a man has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his 11-month-old son by throwing him into a Dad who ‘killed baby by throwing him into river’ charged with murderriver. Zak Eko, 22 is accused of throwing Zakari Bennet-Eko into the water in his Moses basket. Emergency services attended the River Irwell after it was reported that an infant had been thrown from a bridge. He was retrieved from the river in a critical condition but died hours later. Eko was arrested in a nearby pub. He is expected to appear in court tomorrow.

Read the full story on Metro 

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BA CANCELS FLIGHTS BEFORE SECOND PLANNED PILOTS STRIKE

The Guardian says British Airways has begun cancelling flights ahead of a second strike by pilots planned for later this month. Thousands of passengers have been told flights will be cancelled around 27 Septemeber. BA cancelled BA cancels flights before second planned pilots strike about 1,700 flights during the first strike on Monday and Tuesday. Pilots are due to walk out for another 24 hours in a strike over pay and conditions. It’s likely tens of thousands of travel plans will be affected. BA has said: “It is now a month since we shook hands on a pay deal. We urge [Balpa] to call off their strike and return to negotiations. To give our customers as much certainty as possible, we are now contacting all those affected to offer them a full refund or a rebook on an alternative date, destination or airline. We are very sorry that Balpa’s actions will affect thousands more travel plans.”

Read the full story on The Guardian 

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HEATHROW DRONE PROTEST: FIVE ARRESTED OVER PLANNED DISRUPTION

BBC News says five environmental activists have been arrested over plans to fly drones near Heathrow Airport on Heathrow drone protest: Five arrested over planned disruptionFriday. The activists wanted to use the devices within the no-fly zone in an attempt to halt the airport’s planned extension. They were arrested in Bethnal Green and Highgate on Thursday. The activists’ group said they have up to 70 more pilots available to fly drones and would “carry on exactly as planned.” Police believe they will be able to prevent any disruption caused by the protesters on Friday. Scotland Yard had previously warned activists could face life sentences for flying drones around the airport. In a post, the activist group said: “The action will carry on exactly as planned, peacefully and non-violently, regardless of today’s events.”

Read the full story on BBC News

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UK News Briefing: Dad charged with murder of 11-month-old – BA cancels flights & Five activists arrested 
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