Regulator acts after ‘illegal’ airport parking scheme collapses – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2019 in airports, compensation, financial services ombudsman, news, parking by sally

‘Investors who put their money into an airport parking scheme that went into liquidation earlier this year are hoping for compensation after the Financial Conduct Authority announced it was taking legal action against those behind the scheme.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2019

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Heathrow expansion violates climate rights of children, say lawyers – The Guardian

‘The multibillion-pound expansion of Heathrow violates the rights of children and future generations, who will face the greatest impact of the climate crisis, lawyers will argue at the court of appeal in London.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2019

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Battle over an airfield; housing, heritage, conservation and more – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 29th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, housing, listed buildings, news, planning by sally

‘A Planning Inspector recently delivered a long-awaited decision following an appeal under Section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The appeal was lodged following non-determination by Wiltshire Council over a site for major housing development in Old Sarum Airfield, in one of the original ‘rotten boroughs’ of Old Sarum.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 8th August 2019

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Airspace in a crowded sky – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted August 28th, 2019 in accidents, aircraft, airports, health & safety, judicial review, news by tracey

‘Lasham Gliding Society Ltd, R (on the application of) v. the Civil Aviation Authority and TAG Farnborough Airport Limited. The Claimant, the Lasham Gliding Society, challenged a decision by the Civil Aviation Authority, the statutory regulator of UK airspace, to permit the introduction of air traffic controls in airspace around Farnborough Airport, which is presently largely uncontrolled. Lasham Gliding Society (“LGS”) is one of the largest gliding clubs in the world. Its concern was that one of the effects of the CAA’s decision would be to increase the risk of a mid-air collision between its gliders and those aircraft which divert away from any newly controlled airspace around Farnborough Airport into the adjacent uncontrolled zone over Lasham where its gliders fly.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th August 2019

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Man jailed for swallowing 67 cocaine wraps before flying from Brazil to Heathrow – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 19th, 2019 in airports, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine before taking a flight from Brazil to London has been jailed for four years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th August 2019

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BA loses legal action against pilot strikes – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2019 in airlines, airports, hospitals, industrial action, news, remuneration, trade unions by sally

‘British Airways has lost its legal attempt to block planned strikes by pilots, which could take place next month and disrupt the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of passengers.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2019

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Gay people being subjected to forced marriages in UK, police warn amid nationwide crackdown – The Independent

‘Gay people are being subjected to forced marriages to spouses of the opposite sex by families in the UK, police have warned amid a national crackdown.’

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The Independent, 16th July 2019

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The Heathrow judgment: what we learned about climate change law – Six Pump Court

‘The High Court judgment in the Heathrow third runway case is arguably the most extensive judicial reasoning on current UK climate change law to date.’

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Six Pump Court, 25th June 2019

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Councils fail in legal challenge over Heathrow Airport expansion – Local Government Lawyer

‘A Divisional Court has dismissed a legal challenge brought by five councils, the Mayor of London and a number of other claimants over the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to designate the Airports National Policy Statement (“ANPS”), which sets out that the Government’s preferred location for additional airport capacity in the South East of England is a new runway at Heathrow.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 1st May 2019

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Airport parking boss jailed for dumping cars in muddy fields – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 12th, 2019 in airports, company directors, consumer protection, fraud, news, parking by sally

‘In airport parking scammer has been sent to prison in one of the first cases of its kind after he made £1.4million leaving holidaymakers’ cars in muddy fields with keys in the window.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2019

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Judicial review of Heathrow airport third runway decision begins – The Guardian

‘Five judicial reviews challenging the legality of the government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow airport have begun in the high court.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2019

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Bailiffs move in on Heathrow runway protest camp – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2019 in airports, demonstrations, judicial review, news, trespass by tracey

‘Move to evict protesters who have squatted site since 2010 comes days before judicial review of third runway plans.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2019

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Police to get more stop and search powers to tackle acid attacks – Home Office

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid will give police new powers to stop and search anyone suspected of carrying a corrosive substance in public.’

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Home Office, 20th February 2019

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Stansted 15: no jail for activists convicted of terror-related offences – The Guardian

‘Fifteen activists convicted of a terrorism-related offence for chaining themselves around an immigration removal flight at Stansted airport have received suspended sentences or community orders.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2019

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Charity calls for court to livestream Heathrow third runway challenge – The Guardian

Posted February 4th, 2019 in airports, charities, environmental protection, internet, media, news, video recordings by sally

‘A high court challenge to the government’s controversial plan for a third runway at Heathrow could be opened up to a mass audience through livestreaming for the first time if judges accept a legal argument.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2019

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Government to hand police new powers to tackle illegal use of drones – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 10th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, consultations, fines, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘The Government has announced plans to hand police new powers to deal with the illegal use of drones.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th January 2019

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Stansted 15 launch appeal against ‘disproportionate’ convictions – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2019 in airports, appeals, bias, endangering safety of aircraft, news, terrorism by sally

‘The 15 immigration activists found guilty of a terror offence for blocking the takeoff of a deportation charter flight from Stansted airport have launched an appeal against their convictions.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2019

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Police handed new anti-drone powers after Gatwick disruption – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2019 in aircraft, airports, fines, investigatory powers, news, police by sally

‘Police will be handed extra powers to combat drones after the mass disruption at Gatwick airport in the run-up to Christmas.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2018

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Stansted 15 activists vow to overcome ‘dark, dark day for the right to protest’ – The Guardian

‘The Stansted 15 expected to face retribution for their protest. They never expected to be found guilty of terrorism offences.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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Heathrow fined for USB stick data breach – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2018 in airports, data protection, fines, news by tracey

‘Heathrow Airport has been fined £120,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for “serious” data protection failings. It comes after a staff member lost a USB stick last October containing “sensitive personal data”, which was later found by a member of the public.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2018

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