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Back on the bombing run: One of the last two flying Lancasters pays tribute to the 55,000 Bomber Boys who never returned with flight on the route thousands of sorties took to target the Nazis

For the 55,000 brave aircrew who lost their lives in the Second World War, it would have been their final view of England, soaring high above the North Lincolnshire countryside. In tribute, one of the world's last two airworthy Lancasters takes the same route over Bomber Country - where some 389,000 sorties were flown by Bomber Command between 1939 and 1945. The exclusive MailOnline pictures and video were captured from a light aircraft flying alongside the 69ft-long Canadian bomber, flying in formation much how the legendary bombers would have done as Britain fought for survival and - eventually - victory.

Ever wondered where the flight attendants sleep? Revealing photos give a glimpse of the parts of the plane passengers don't see

It's not just passengers who need to rest their heads during a long-haul flight. Hard-working cabin crew also need to take some well-deserved time off. But have you ever wondered just where they go during their down time?

Death at Burning Man: Woman falls under a bus and is killed at desert festival as partying gets into full swing following rain delay

Pershing County Officials confirmed that a woman died at the festival in the Nevada desert after being fatally struck by the bus. The tragedy comes after revelers revealed that some festival-goers were forced to wait for up to 29 hours to get inside the gates after heavy rains put a dampener on the first day of the 10-day desert party. Participants were finally allowed entry on Tuesday after the gates were closed on Monday amid the downpour.

Joan Rivers, 81, in 'stable condition' after being rushed to hospital when she stopped breathing during surgery

Joan Rivers is in stable condition at a New York hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery on her throat. Her assistant was overheard saying that the legendary comedian is 'not conscious, but stable.' She was having an operation on her vocal cords when she suddenly stopped breathing and went into either cardiac or respiratory arrest, according to reports. She was rushed to Mount Sinai hospital. Her daughter Melissa, who lives in Los Angeles, is en route to New York to be with her. Rivers stars in two reality shows: 'Fashion Police' and 'Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?' which has her appearing alongside her daughter. Rivers is pictured above on Tuesday.

Marched to their deaths in the desert: Sickening ISIS slaughter continues as 250 soldiers captured at Syrian airbase are stripped then led to a mass summary execution

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The startling footage was circulated today on social media, showing men in only their underwear forming a long line stretching across the desert (main photo) before being killed. The video, too graphic to be published in full, first shows dozens of men being marched through the desert and made to chant in Arabic. It then fades to black and resumes on images of a vast line of at least 150 bodies. An Islamic State fighter said 250 were slaughtered and they were from the Taqba air base in Syria, which was the government's last stronghold in Raqqa province until extremists seized it on Sunday. Human Rights Watch described the shocking video as 'another ISIS war crime' as another chilling image showed seven soldiers from the base at the moment of their execution (inset).

Great Bank Holiday getaway is hit by road chaos after M25 is shut by lorry fire and roadworks continue on hundreds of miles of major routes

A section of the M25 in Essex was shut causing 'severe' delays after a lorry carrying waste caught on fire (pictured top), damaging the road surfaces, the Highways Agency said. The closure came as motoring groups warned that major disruption was expected on the roads over one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. The AA has warned that congestion is likely as 14 million cars fight for space on the road, with 40% of families planning to travel for the break. There was heavy traffic on the M5 motorway near Bristol (pictured below) this morning, as people flocked to getaway for the final bank holiday weekend of the summer.

Only suitable for tenants 2ft 4ins tall: Landlord fined for renting out flat which you could only get into by CRAWLING

Yaakov Marom let the flat in Hendon, north London, for £420 a month but his tenants had to slither up a cramped staircase and through a hatch (left and centre). He had already been prohibited from letting the second-floor flat in February 2012 - but police and council officers found it was still being used by a couple last September. Willesden Magistrates fined Marom £1,500 and made him pay £1,540 in costs and a victim surcharge. Barnet Council's housing committee chairman Tom Davey said: 'Those who exploit tenants for financial gain will not be tolerated.' Right: The outside of the home which contained the second-floor flat.

Is this how the NHS hopes to heal the nation? Irate patient snaps pitiful meals during stay in new £430million hospital - including just HALF a plate of rice and chilli

Steven Williams spent eight days at Southmead Hospital in Bristol after an operation on his feet but was dismayed with the quality and size of meals he was given. The 29-year-old from Somerset said the dishes - including a half-plate of chilli con carne (top), a roast dinner that included a single floret of broccoli (bottom left), and a small cheese sandwich (bottom right) - would not be enough to feed his two-year-old daughter.


The Prime Minister took a break from the growing crisis in Iraq today - to go body boarding on a beach in Cornwall. Mr Cameron spent 20 minutes in the water while his security team watched from the shore. The PM broke off his holiday on Wednesday morning following the brutal murder of US journalist James Foley by a British jihadist - but returned after just 19 hours. Mr Cameron was today urged to recall Parliament over the developing crisis in Iraq by the former head of the British military Lord Dannatt.

Prince Harry sees the funny side as his speech blows away during speech to wounded servicemen and women at launch of team for Invictus Games

The 29-year-old cracked jokes and raised a laugh as he had to retrieve his speech when it blew away at the announcement of the biggest British military sports team ever assembled from wounded, injured or sick servicemen and women. As the paper blew away, raising laughter from the audience, Harry was forced to retrieve it, joking: 'No blowing from the left, thank you.'

Nightclub refused to let in eight months pregnant art teacher on her friend's hen do 'because she wasn't wearing high heels

Abby Ashcroft (pictured left on the night out), 28, was eight months pregnant and on a friend's hen do when she was denied entry to Manchester's Club Liv (main picture) for not wearing high heels. Despite her explanation that she didn't want to because she was pregnant, she said a female staff member holding a clipboard told her: 'Fortunately when I was pregnant, I was still able to wear heels. You can't come in.'

The mega mansion: Plans unveiled for new £60million property set in 20 acres of Surrey countryside and 45 TIMES the size of an average new home

Windlesham House, near Ascot, will be set in 20 acres of Surrey countryside and be one of the UK's largest new homes
Windlesham House, near Ascot, will be set in 20 acres of Surrey countryside and be one of the UK's largest new homes. It will have a staggering 42,000 sq/ft of living space when completed. The main mansion and side wings will boast 15 enormous bedrooms, all with en suite, and ten reception rooms with accommodation.

Train carrying 200 passengers derails after landslide on Swiss mountain causing carriages to hang over steep ravine

Four emergency helicopters were this afternoon above the scene, as casualties were airlifted to hospital following a landslide. The train was travelling on a service travelling from Chur to the upmarket Alpine resort of St Moritz provided by the Rhaetian Railway, a private Swiss transport company. Their distinctive red trains are hugely popular with holidaymakers, especially during the summer months. 'There was a derailment just before 1pm,' said a local police spokesman, who said it happened close to the mountain village of Tiefencastel.

Newlywed dies of cervical cancer aged 26 after being denied a smear test by doctors THREE times because she was 'too young'

Dawn Weston, 26, from East Sussex, began suffering from excruciating back pain in December 2012 when she was 24. Despite asking three times for a smear test, doctors repeatedly said she was too young,' her family claim. By the time she was eventually diagnosed - having insisted on a test - a course of treatment was only briefly successful and she was given the devastating news last December that the cancer was terminal. She and her fiancé Dan, desperate to marry before it was too late, moved their July wedding to January, planning their dream day in just five weeks. Four months later, on May 22, Miss Weston passed away, surrounded by family and friends. Her devastated widower is now campaigning for the cervical screening limit to be lowered, to help prevent other young women suffering in the same way. He said: 'During treatment her beautiful hair started coming out in clumps and her face became bloated. But nothing could take away her smile. She wished she had a smear test earlier and even though lowering the age wouldn't help her, she was keen to try and help others. That was the type of person she was, completely selfless and caring.'

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