Residents lose ‘fight the flights’ court battle – The Independent

Posted January 20th, 2011 in airports, environmental protection, judicial review, local government, news, noise by sally

“Local residents have lost their High Court battle to block an ‘extremely large’ increase in the number of flights proposed for London City Airport.”

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The Independent, 20th January 2011

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High Court action over London City Airport expansion – BBC News

Posted November 18th, 2010 in airports, environmental protection, local government, news by sally

“A group of residents from east London are taking a council to court over a decision to allow 50% more flights a year from London City Airport.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

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Tweeter appeals against conviction over explosive airport message – The Guardian

Posted June 4th, 2010 in airports, explosives, internet, news by sally

“Paul Chambers, a former trainee accountant who was fined £1,000 after posting a message to the social network Twitter joking about blowing up an airport, is to appeal against his conviction.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2010

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John Lennon Airport sexual image atheist gets Asbo – BBC News

“A ‘militant atheist’ who left explicit images in a prayer room at Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been given a six-month suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2010

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Gatwick Airport firearm man given prison sentence – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2010 in airports, firearms, news, sentencing, suicide by sally

“A man who wanted police to shoot him in a ‘desperate suicide bid’ has been jailed for threatening people with an imitation gun at Gatwick Airport.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2010

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Heathrow protesters win challenge – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2010 in airports, consultations, judicial review, news by sally

“Campaigners have won a High Court battle for further consultation into plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2010

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Heathrow third runway plans face legal challenge – BBC News

Posted February 23rd, 2010 in airports, consultations, judicial review, news by sally

“Environmental groups, local councils and residents opposed to a third runway at Heathrow are beginning a legal challenge to the government’s plans.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

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Anti-terror body scanners may be illegal, ministers warned – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2010 in airports, news, privacy by sally

“Ministers should act immediately to ensure that the use of full-body scanners at British airports is lawful, the ­Equalities and Human Rights Commission has warned.”

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The Guardian, 16th February 2010

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Heathrow airport expansion e-mails investigated – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2010 in airports, electronic mail, freedom of information, news by sally

“The Department for Transport (DfT) is facing an ‘intensive investigation’ over claims e-mails about the expansion of Heathrow Airport were deleted.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2010

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Balancing security and rights – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2010 in airports, human rights, news, privacy, terrorism by sally

“Full-body scanners may be a valuable addition to airport security, but profiling is likely to prove unjustified and ineffective.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2010

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Airport body scanners could ‘breach human rights’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 18th, 2010 in airports, news, privacy by sally

“Airport body scanners, which show the naked form of anyone who passes through them, could breach human rights, according to the UK’s equality watchdog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2010

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Full body scanners could be used without violating privacy, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted January 7th, 2010 in airports, news, privacy by sally

“A privacy regulator has said that technical tweaks and policy changes could ensure that whole-body airport scanners do not violate people’s privacy.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th January 2010

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New scanners break child porn laws – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2010 in airports, indecent photographs of children, news by sally

“The rapid introduction of full body scanners at British airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images of children, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2010

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Runway advert ‘misleading’, says watchdog – The Independent

Posted August 26th, 2009 in advertising, airports, news by sally

“An advert claiming a third runway at Heathrow will not make the airport dirtier or noisier has been ruled ‘misleading’ by the Advertising Standards Authority.”

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The Independent, 26th August 2009

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Stansted legal challenge defeated – The Times

Posted March 13th, 2009 in airports, news, planning by sally

“Campaigners have lost their High Court battle to block the expansion of Stansted Airport.”

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The Times, 13th March 2009

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Legal fight against airport plans – BBC News

Posted February 25th, 2009 in airports, environmental protection, news, planning by sally

“Plans for an expansion of Stansted Airport in Essex which were given the go-ahead by the government are facing a High Court challenge.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2009

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Stansted protesters sentenced to community service amid threat of £2m damages claim – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2009 in airports, demonstrations, news, sentencing, trespass by sally

“A group of climate change protesters who brought Stansted airport to a standstill after occupying a taxiway in December were sentenced yesterday, as it emerged that they and others who joined them face the threat of being sued for more than £2m in damages.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2009

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Boris Johnson ready to sue over third Heathrow runway – The Times

Posted November 17th, 2008 in airports, environmental protection, news by sally

“Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has threatened to take legal action against the government if ministers go ahead with plans to build a third runway at Heathrow.”

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The Times, 16th November 2008

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Airport in High Court challenge – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2008 in airports, news by sally

“Coventry Airport has taken its fight to build a new passenger terminal to the High Court.”

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BBC News, 21st July 208

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Heathrow noise case at High Court – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2008 in airports, news, noise by sally

“The government is facing a High Court challenge by councils aiming to cut the number of aircraft arriving at Heathrow airport early each morning.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2008

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