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Shrewsbury Crown Court heard that a fireman persuaded his friend to take a DNA test so that he could avoid paying child maintenance. 
The court heard that Simon Jordan, 33, from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, asked Jason Lee Coles also from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, to provide a sample of his DNA, when a woman named Jordan as the father of her child.  
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Former football agent Willie McKay will stand trial next year as part of a trial whereby he has been accused of spending in excess of £60,000 whilst listed as a bankrupt. Mr Mackay was the agent who booked the ill-fated flight that led to the death of the footballer Emiliano Sala. 

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The Aviation Industry Regulator has ordered British Airways to explain its cancellation policy after concerns were raised about the airline avoiding compensation pay-outs for passengers. 
The news comes after BA imposed early cancellation for flights likely to be affected by next month's pilot strikes. By cancelling the flights more than two weeks ahead of the planned strikes, BA is not required under EU rules to compensate their customers for any inconvenience. 
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A woman has won a legal battle against her step-sister for £300,000 in inheritance after using a 1925 law to argue her stepfather died before her mother.
Parents, John and Ann Scarle, died from hypothermia in October 2016. The court heard that their home had been "turned upside down" by burglars and they were found dead on the evening of October 11th in their property in Leigh-On-Sea in Essex.
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Neil Armstrong's estate has been paid almost £5million in a settlement for allegations that post-surgical complications led to the astronaut's "wrongful death" in 2012. Armstrong died on 25th August 2012 at Mercy Health - Fairfield hospital after being admitted for vascular bypass surgery.
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