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First Amazon drone delivery takes off in UK

By Martyn Landi

Amazon has completed its first customer delivery by drone and it was done in Cambridgeshire in the UK.

The technology firm's founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos confirmed the delivery in a tweet.

Amazon said a new private trial - also in the UK - will now deliver packages up to five pounds in weight in 30 minutes or less using the drones, which it began testing earlier this year.

The firm has not commented further on where or to whom the trial will be available. The trial was only permitted to operate during daylight with low winds and good visibility, and not in rain, snow or icy conditions.

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