Judge criticises airport security for ‘erroneously’ thinking pipe bomb was not viable and releasing passenger – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2017 in airports, explosives, judgments, news by sally

‘A judge has criticised airport security for making the “erroneous and potentially dangerous” conclusion that a pipe bomb in a passenger’s luggage was not viable, as the would-be attacker was jailed for 18 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2017

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Man caught with pipe bomb at Manchester airport jailed – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2017 in airports, explosives, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who tried to smuggle a pipe bomb on to a flight from Manchester to Italy has been sentenced to 18 years in jail.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2017

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Drones law must be reviewed, vows Solicitor General, after Gatwick runway closed over safety fears – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2017 in aircraft, airports, health & safety, news by tracey

‘The law on drones should be reviewed, the Solicitor General has said, after the runway at Gatwick Airport was closed over safety fears. Flights were disrupted for parts of Sunday evening after a drone flew too close to the West Sussex airport.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd July 2017

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Man who tried to import childlike sex doll to UK is jailed – The Guardian

‘A man who tried to import a childlike sex doll has been jailed in what is thought to be one of the first prosecutions of its kind in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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Judge hits out at border controls after alleged mastermind of Britain’s biggest ever banking fraud flees despite no passport – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge has hit out at UK border controls after a tycoon suspected of masterminding Britain’s biggest ever banking fraud was able to flee to Pakistan despite having no passport and whilst wearing an electronic tag.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2017

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Campaign group to challenge UK over surrender of passwords at border control – The Guardian

‘The human rights group Cage is preparing to mount a legal challenge to UK anti-terrorism legislation over a refusal to hand over mobile and laptop passwords to border control officials at air terminals, ports and international rail stations.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2017

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Councils fail in bid to challenge decision over third runway at Heathrow – Local Government Lawyer

Posted January 31st, 2017 in airports, civil procedure rules, local government, news, planning, pollution by sally

‘A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge brought by four local authorities over the Transport Secretary’s decision to back a third runway at Heathrow Airport.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 30th January 2017

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Four councils formally launch legal action over Heathrow expansion – Local Government Lawyer

Posted December 12th, 2016 in airports, consultations, local government, news, pollution by sally

‘Four local authorities have formally served legal papers accusing the Government of unlawfully supporting the expansion of Heathrow.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th December 2016

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Challenges to Heathrow runway and HS2 to be hit by law lifting cap on legal costs – The Guardian

Posted November 18th, 2016 in airports, costs, environmental protection, judicial review, news by sally

‘Environmental legal challenges face being hit by the “chilling effect” of new government rules that remove a cap on claimants’ costs, according to campaigners, lawyers and politicians.’

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The Guardian, 17th November 2016

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Farmer awarded £1m noise compensation from Stansted airport still waiting for pay-out 17 years later… as white lines haven’t been finished – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 11th, 2016 in airports, compensation, housing, news, noise by sally

‘A farm owner who won £1 million from Stansted because planes flying over his £2 million home slashed its value in half is still waiting for the pay-out 17 years later.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2016

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European parliament set to pass passenger data law – The Guardian

Posted April 14th, 2016 in airports, data protection, EC law, intelligence services, news by sally

‘A counter-terrorism plan to share air-passenger data is set to become European law after five years of wrangling over security needs and privacy concerns.’

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The Guardian, 13th April 2016

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Heathrow 13: climate change protesters avoid jail – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2016 in airports, demonstrations, news, sentencing, trespass by sally

‘Six women and seven men have avoided jail for trespassing at Heathrow, following a protest against the possible expansion of the airport.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2016

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Heathrow 13: Jailing peaceful protesters would be ‘unprecedented’ attack on dissent, judge told – The Independent

‘A judge has been urged not to act on her threat to jail 13 peaceful environmental protesters – as campaigners warn that the British legal system’s long-standing tolerance towards non-violent direct action is under threat.’

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The Independent, 2nd February 2016

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David Miranda in fresh challenge over Heathrow detention – The Guardian

‘David Miranda, the partner of the former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, has launched a fresh appeal challenging the legality of his detention under counter-terrorism powers for nine hours at Heathrow airport in 2013.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2015

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Gatwick baggage handler jailed for drug smuggling – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2015 in airports, drug offences, drug trafficking, news, sentencing by sally

‘A baggage handler at Gatwick airport has been jailed with three others for smuggling drugs worth a total of £700,000 into Britain.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2015

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Half a million missing out on flight delay compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2015 in airlines, airports, compensation, delay, EC law, news, statistics by sally

‘Passengers more than three hours late to their destination can claim up to £420, but more than 500,000 have failed to do so over the past year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2015

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

‘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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