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

Air boss warns of £1.2bn fares rise

Capacity problems at airports was already leading to increased fare prices, says CAA chief

Bogus website offered airline jobs

A bogus website offering jobs in the airline industry has been uncovered by trading standards.

Credit card vs debit card for bookings, plus where can I fly from Gatwick?

Q. Which is the best way to pay for a holiday? Does a debit card offer as much protection as a credit card, which always carries a surcharge? Jeremy White, Kettering

Airport delays show slight increase

Holiday flight passengers had to contend with a slight increase in delays at major UK airports at the start of the year.

North sea ditch helicopter operator to resume normal flying next week

The operator of a helicopter which ditched in the North Sea last week with 14 people on board is to resume normal flying in the next 24 hours.

Holidaymakers get improved protection, but MPs want more

Six out of 10 foreign holidays protected, but flat fee criticised as unfair to those on short breaks

Alice Jones: We don't need this to show our arts are world-beating

Damon Albarn, Mike Leigh and Victoria Wood. Not the first names that spring to mind when you think of sport but they're all in the Olympics. At least, they're in the art world's answer to them, known as the London 2012 Festival, or the Cultural Olympiad, depending on which bit of the Kafka-esque 140-page brochure you get lost in.

'Laser attacks' on planes increase

Aviation officials have warned of a surge in the number of laser attacks on planes after nearly 2,000 such incidents were reported in the UK last year.

UK air passenger numbers climb

A comparatively trouble-free year led to passenger numbers increasing at UK airports in 2011, it was announced today.

Snow chaos ruins a Roman holiday, plus a Cuban query

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Of the four British police forces known to have trialled drones, only one still uses them

Drones to patrol the skies above Olympic Stadium

Scotland Yard ready to use radio controlled 'eyes in the sky' to boost surveillance

Hot-air balloon crashes into houses

A father and his stepson were lucky to escape after their hot-air balloon smashed into houses in Bristol.

Inside travel: Tour operators

Can you guarantee your holiday? Simon Calder lays down the laws of probability – and protection

Simon Calder: When Holidays 4U turns out to be 'no Holiday 2 anywhere'

The man who pays his way

Holiday scramble after tour firm Holidays 4U folds

Thousands of sunseekers were trying to salvage something from the wreck of their summer holiday today after the collapse of tour operator Holidays 4U.

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