A tornado swept across the south coast yesterday, producing a dark column of swirling air that witnesses said stretched 300 metres (1,000ft) into the sky.
The tornado, which was strong enough to suck up water and debris, blew itself out before it hit land at Telscombe Cliffs, East Sussex. It was spotted a mile out to sea and left a vortex visible over Brighton pier - The Guardian
Europe's leading aerospace and defence group is set to reveal further costly delivery delays for the A380 superjumbo and outline a restructuring plan aimed at addressing concerns about the long-term viability of the aircraft maker. Its competitiveness against Boeing is being undermined by the continuing weakness of the US dollar against the euro - The Financial Times
The Football Association is considering a plan to transfer ownership of the new Wembley stadium to a joint venture with Quintain, the property company involved in the development of the Millennium Dome. The proposal is one of a series of options being examined by the FA with Quintain, which already controls most of the land around the stadium, as it seeks a long-term solution to the future ownership and management of the 90,000-seat venue - The Times
The Federal Aviation Authority in the United States is days away from certifying the Eclipse, the first of a new breed of light jet. These aircraft, which seat six, are the jet equivalents of the propeller-powered runabout, such as the Cessna - but their vastly superior performance could open many more opportunities - The Times
Environmental groups are setting back the fight against global warming with misguided and irrational objections to nuclear power, according to Britain's leading thinker about the future, scientist Dr James Martin. Climate change will be the greatest of many significant challenges for humanity over the next century, and every tool available, including nuclear energy, will be needed to prevent it wrecking the planet, James Martin told The Times. Martin is the founder of the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation at Oxford University - The Times
The troubled Airbus A380 is heading for a further setback as London's first new runway in two decades is likely to be too small to accommodate its giant wingspan. Final plans to build a second runway and terminal at Stansted airport, at a cost of £2.7bn, will be submitted for planning permission later next year - The Daily Telegraph