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Tributes paid to veterinary receptionist killed in helicopter crash
Tributes have been paid to Becky Dobson, who worked at Vets4Pets in Worthing.
Vets4Pets Worthing 'devastated' by Becky Dobson's loss

Tributes have been paid to one of the youngest victims of the Grand Canyon helicopter crash, Becky Dobson, 27, who worked as a veterinary receptionist for Vets4Pets in Worthing, West Sussex.

Vets4Pets told the Worthing Herald that the practice was "devastated” by Becky’s loss. A spokesman said: “She will be greatly missed by all her colleagues in the practice and by our clients. Our thoughts are with Becky’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”

The other Britons killed in Saturday’s crash were Becky’s boyfriend, Stuart Hill, 30 and his brother Jason Hill, 32. It is understood that three other Britons were also injured in the crash, together with the pilot, Scott Booth, 42.

The helicopter was on a tour of the Grand Canyon when it came down at around 5.20pm local time, 12.20am, in Arizona. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. 

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Report: A third of Welsh birds are in decline

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 A report by RSPB Cymru and partnering ornithology organisations has revealed that a third of bird species in Wales are in significant decline.

90 per cent of Wales is farmed and there is now pressure to implement new land management policies that will aid in nature restoration.

Patrick Lindley, Maritime Ornithologist for Natural Resources Wales, commented: “The problems that confront UK birds, whether they are breeding or non-breeding, are pressure and threats that confront entire ecosystems.

“Birds are a great indicator to the health of our environment. The continued population declines of birds of farmed, woodland and upland habitats suggest there are large geographic themes that are having a detrimental impact.”  

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In 2017, UK sheep meat exports were worth £386 million. This new agreement is predicted to increase this value by £6 million over the next five years.

With a range of meat cuts due to be exported, the deal is seen by international trade secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, as “another vote of confidence in our world-leading food and drink”.