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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Activists accused of blocking Stansted flight go on trial over terror charge – The Guardian

‘Fifteen activists who locked themselves together around an immigration removal charter flight to prevent its departure from Stansted and displayed a banner proclaiming “mass deportations kill” have gone on trial charged with a terrorist offence.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2018

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Trial Of Protestors Who Stopped A Deportation Flight Begins – Rights Info

Posted October 2nd, 2018 in airports, demonstrations, deportation, human rights, news, terrorism, trials by sally

‘The trial of 15 protestors who prevented a deportation flight leaving Stansted airport in March 2017 has begun today at Chelmsford Crown Court. ‘

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Rights Info, 1st October 2018

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Judge calls airport’s drop-off charge a “disgrace” as teacher avoids jail for driving into worker – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 24th, 2018 in airports, dangerous driving, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A teacher who drove into an airport worker following a row over a new £3 drop-off charge has been spared jail after a judge said he agreed the levy was an “absolute disgrace”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st September 2018

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Grayling to face legal action over Heathrow expansion plan – The Guardian

‘The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, is facing a fresh headache over Heathrow as a group of councils confirmed they were planning legal action against expansion, just hours after MPs voted overwhelmingly to back a third runway.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2018

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Drone rules made law to reduce threat to aircraft – The Guardian

Posted May 31st, 2018 in aircraft, airports, bills, news, penalties, regulations by sally

‘The government has announced measures to tackle the dangers drones can pose to people, aircraft and airports.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2018

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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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