Drone users face jail if they ‘recklessly endanger an aircraft in flight’ – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2015 in aircraft, airports, health & safety, news, photography by sally

‘Drone pilots who “buzz” passenger jets as they take off and land at British airports have been warned they face jail if caught as the number of companies and unlicensed individuals making use of the relatively low cost flight technology continues to grow.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2015

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Airline passenger ‘so drunk he didn’t know what country he was in’ jailed for sexual assault on cabin crew – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in aircraft, airports, alcohol abuse, news, sexual offences, transport by sally

‘A man has been jailed after pleading guilty to sexual assault, threatening and abusive behaviour, assault and being drunk whilst on a plane between Glasgow and Turkey.’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

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Sun crime reporter found guilty of paying police officer for stories – The Guardian

‘A Sun crime reporter has been found guilty of paying an anti-terrorism police officer more than £22,000 for story tips relating to Heathrow airport.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2015

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Campaigners gear up for legal challenge over UK runways – BBC News

‘A charity, which successfully took the last Heathrow expansion scheme to court, says it could do the same again if ministers press ahead with a new runway at either Heathrow or Gatwick.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2015

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Court Appeal overturns ruling that law firm wrongly paid out £2.3m from client account – Legal Futures

Posted February 23rd, 2015 in airports, appeals, breach of trust, client accounts, insolvency, law firms, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that a Sussex law firm wrongly paid out £2.28m it had received from a group of investors in what turned out to be a doomed airport investment scheme.’

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Legal Futures, 20th February 2015

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Jimmy Mubenga’s final moments acted out before Old Bailey jury – The Guardian

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in aircraft, airports, deportation, homicide, news, police, restraint, trials by sally

‘The wife of an Angolan man who died as he was being deported from the UK broke down in court as a G4S guard described her husband’s last moments.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2014

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Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 28th, 2014 in airports, appeals, law reports, planning by sally

Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others [2014] EWCA Civ 1386; [2014] WLR (D) 448

‘The phrase “any other harm” in paragraph 88 of the National Planning Policy Framework did not mean only harm to the Green Belt, but included any other harm that was relevant for planning purposes. If a planning proposal was not in accordance with the policies in the development plan for the protection of the countryside, the planning permission should be refused having regard to the planning policy framework as a whole.’

WLR Daily, 24th October 2014

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Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 7th, 2014 in airports, appeals, law reports, planning by sally

Redhill Aerodrome Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and others [2014] EWHC 2476 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 406

‘The phrase “any other harm” in paragraph 88 of the National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF”) meant only harm to the Green Belt.’

WLR Daily, 18th July 2014

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Gatwick Airport PCSO jailed for stealing from passengers – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2014 in airports, community support officers, news, police, sentencing, theft by tracey

‘A Sussex PCSO who stole thousands of pounds from passengers while on duty at Gatwick Airport, has been jailed for six and a half years.’

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BBC News, 25th September 2014

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Home Office criticised for holding child asylum seekers in ‘stuffy and overcrowded’ conditions at Heathrow – The Independent

Posted May 22nd, 2014 in airports, asylum, children, detention, immigration, news, reports by sally

‘Child asylum seekers are being held in “disgraceful” conditions at Heathrow Airport, where they are often forced to sleep overnight in cramped rooms, a report published today warns.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2014

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David Miranda allowed to appeal against ruling on Heathrow detention – The Guardian

‘David Miranda, partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, has been granted permission to appeal against a ruling that he was lawfully detained under counter-terrorism powers at Heathrow airport. The case – which also involves a challenge to the police seizure of computer material related to the US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden – will now go to the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2014

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Schedule 7 Code of Practice – Home Office

‘Consultation on changes made to Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000 by the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.’

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Home Office, 15th April 2014

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Purple Parking workers win ageism battle after dozens sacked for ‘being too old’ – The Independent

‘Britain’s biggest airport car parking company, Purple Parking, has admitted age discrimination against its workers after it sacked dozens of them for being too old.’

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The Independent, 10th March 2014

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Regina (Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Liberty and others intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted February 28th, 2014 in airports, detention, freedom of expression, human rights, law reports, terrorism by sally

Regina (Miranda) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another (Liberty and others intervening) [2014] EWHC 255 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 93

‘It was lawful that a journalist’s assistant who was thought to harbour state secrets in electronic form against the wishes of Britain and a foreign power should be stopped and held at an airport on the basis that investigating him amounted to determining whether he was a terrorist under section 40(1)(b) of and paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000.’

WLR Daily, 19th February 2014

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Jacob Rowbottom: Laws, Miranda and the Democratic Justification for Expression – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted February 24th, 2014 in airports, detention, freedom of expression, human rights, media, news, proportionality by sally

‘The Divisional Court’s decision in the David Miranda case has provoked much controversy and debate about freedom of the press and national security issues. About halfway through his judgment, Laws LJ makes a number of comments about the justifications for freedom of expression and media freedom. While these may not be the most pressing or immediately important issues raised by this particular case, it is worth noting what Laws LJ says at paras [41-46] as he seems to move away from what has been something of an orthodoxy in the British and European jurisprudence – the importance placed on the democratic justification for expression.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 22nd February 2014

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David Miranda challenge dismissed in High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The High Court has rejected all the arguments supporting David Miranda’s application for judicial review of his detention at Heathrow Airport in August last year. In a highly readable and pungent judgment, Laws LJ has some robust things to say about the vaunting of journalistic interests over public security in the guise of Article 10, and the “mission creep” of requirements demanded by the courts for state action to be considered “proportionate”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th February 2014

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Detained David Miranda loses legal battle – BBC News

‘David Miranda has lost his legal challenge over his detention at Heathrow Airport under anti-terrorism powers.’

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BBC News, 19th February 2014

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Mass Surveillance and Freedom of the Press: A Conversation with Glenn Greenwald – UCL

‘Last June, Glenn Greenwald broke the story of the mass surveillance government programs disclosed in the leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In August Mr. Greenwald’s partner, David Miranda, was detained by police at Heathrow Airport for 9 hours under schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000. Mr. Greenwald has continued to release and comment on similar leaks since then and recently announced his departure from the Guardian to launch a new journalism venture with eBay co-founder Pierre Omidyar.

Our moderator led a conversation with Mr. Greenwald via Skype on the range of legal and political questions raised by his recent efforts. These include the lack of safeguards on government surveillance programs, the individual’s right to privacy, the freedom of the press to publish such information and any alleged threats these exposures pose to national security.’

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UCL, November 2013

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UK terror law watchdog calls for end to detention at borders without suspicion – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in airports, detention, news, police, terrorism by sally

‘Britain’s anti-terror law watchdog has said police should no longer be able to detain people at the UK’s borders without any suspicion of wrongdoing, following the detention of David Miranda in August.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2013

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Personal consultation with solicitor must be offered before terror questioning, rules High Court – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Elosta v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2013] EWHC 3397.
The High Court has held that a person detained for questioning under the Terrorism Act 2000 is entitled to consult with a solicitor in person prior to answering questions.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 24th November 2013

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