Sunday Express - Sun 16 Dec 2001 - Page 45

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Aircraft fans reunited with families at the end of their 37-day Greek jail ordeal

Just plane e l a t ed THE 12 British planespotters who spent more than a month in a Greek jail on spying charges flew home to a rapturous welcome yesterday, vowing to clear their names. As 11 of the group arrived at Luton Airport for emotional reunions with family and friends, Paul Coppin, organiser of the ill-fated trip, said they were "elated" to be back home. Right now we are just appreciating the freedom and the things we took for granted in everyday life." He added that he would continue plane spotting ? and would even go back to Greece if he was cleared.

Treasury ‘robs’ elderly of £53m

THOUSANDS of sick, frail pensioners are being forced to subsidise their care by up to £120-a-week from their savings ? because of a legal anomaly. Yet those who entered care before that date are still reliant on the Government. This year alone, the Government's Scrooge-like attitude will give Chancellor Gordon Brown a £52.8 million bonanza by Christmas.

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