Nepal missing passenger jet with 23 people on board crashes in Myagdi

A small passenger plane with 23 people on board including crew members has crashed after it went missing while it was flying over the Himalayas. The Tara Twin Otter plane was carrying two children and several foreign tourists. A search operation was earlier launched for the missing aircraft while the fate of the people aboard the plane remains unknown. Senior police official Mahendra Pokhare has confirmed to the Himalayan Times that the plane went down in Myagdi district. Emergency personnel are rushing to the crash site. The airlines said the…

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More than 40,000 pre-school children ‘missing out on free childcare promised by the Government’

More than 40,000 pre-school children are missing out on free childcare promised by the Government, and the problem is set to worsen with many local authorities unable to provide enough places, according to a new report. The number of local authorities in England with insufficient places for three and four year olds has more than doubled in the past year, from 23 to 59, states the report by the Family and Childcare Trust. Some 41,300 three year olds are not getting free early education in England, and more than a…

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