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Today’s top stories: At least 14 people are dead after an Air India Express flight carrying 191 passengers skidded off the runway at Calicut Airport in Kerala, Preston is the latest part of the UK to face a tightening of lockdown measures after rising coronavirus infection rates were reported in the city, the UK’s R number – a crucial measure of how much coronavirus is spreading – has risen slightly in the past week.

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