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A specialist centre to treat dancers opens in Birmingham.
A helicopter has crashed into a the roof of pub in Glasgow, reports say. Eyewitness Claire Morris said she heard a bang like a "fireworks explosion".
A police helicopter that crashed into the roof of a pub in Glasgow sounded like a "large firework or... a truck falling over", and that it looked "like the roof had blown off".
Gordon Smart, Editor of the Sun's Scottish section, has told the BBC he was 250m away when he saw a police helicopter fall on a Glasgow pub.