Sport Roger Bannister celebrates with Chris Chataway in 1954 as he becomes the first man to run a sub-four minute mile

Sir Chris Chataway, the former world-record runner, acted as pacemaker to help Roger Bannister break the four-minute mile barrier. And he achieved so much more

Scotland's biggest airline collapses

Flyglobespan, Scotland's biggest airline, has this evening collapsed with hundreds of jobs likely to be lost.

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Crunch time for Globespan

Globespan, Scotland's biggest airline, faces a "crunch-time" funding deadline tomorrow, which is likely to decide the fate of the company.

ATOL travel scheme to be reformed

More DIY holidaymakers could find their trips covered in the case of their tour operator collapsing after the Government announced a review of the current protection scheme.

Coventry Airport shuts down

Coventry Airport has closed, the Civil Aviation Authority said today.

Last-gasp cash keeps airline flying – for now

Flyglobespan, Scotland's biggest airline, is believed to have staved off collapse with a last-ditch cash injection on Friday evening.

Turbulence ahead for E-Clear

Fears are growing over problems at the credit card processing company E-Clear, which processes credit card payments for a number of airlines and travel firms operating in the UK, including Flyglobespan.

Pilots issue flying hours safety warning

British pilots will join flight crews from other countries today in a warning that flying hours were putting passenger safety at risk.

Flight punctuality improves

Air passenger levy to increase

Holidaymakers travelling by air are to be hit with a increase in the levy charged by the industry's insurance scheme, the Department for Transport announced today.

Targets urged to cut Heathrow stacking

Targets to eliminate excessive aircraft stacking - where planes queue up to land - must be set if a third runway is built at Heathrow, a report by MPs said today.

Holiday firms to pull premium economy seats following 'absurd' flight duty rise

Leading holiday groups will stop offering so-called premium economy seats to their customers after the summer because of a dramatic hike in the Air Passenger Duty (APD).

Colour-blind? You can still become a pilot

Thousands rejected in the past could be cleared for take-off by new examination

Pilot rapped after 'fruitless' search

A light civilian aircraft which sparked a "fruitless" search after failing to arrive at its destination landed safely in Switzerland, it was disclosed today.

Travel firms 'won't pay levy'

Thomas Cook and Tui, the UK's two biggest tour operators, are set to play hardball with the Government and the Civil Aviation Authority over the likely rise in the cost of the consumer protection levy on package holidays to £3.

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