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
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Thursday 09 September 2010
A business jet had to take avoiding action to prevent a potential mid-air collision with a Heathrow-bound airliner with 232 passengers aboard, an accident report revealed today.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
A Briton was among those who died in a plane crash in Nepal today, the Foreign Office (FO) said.
Thursday 19 August 2010
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Thousands of people were left furious tonight after their trips abroad were cancelled - and for some it was a double dose of holiday misery.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Budget travel firm Kiss Flights collapsed tonight, plunging the holiday plans of more than 60,000 Britons into chaos.
Saturday 14 August 2010
Holidaymakers were told yesterday they would have to pay twice for their overseas accommodation following the collapse of the tour operator Sun4U.
Friday 13 August 2010
The collapse of tour operator Sun4U highlights the ultra-complicated system of protection for holidaymakers.
Friday 13 August 2010
Holidaymakers were today having to pay for their overseas accommodation for a second time following the collapse of tour operator Sun4U.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Saturday 07 August 2010
The fallout from the collapse of the British tour operator Goldtrail last month is still being felt. Those who booked holidays with the company and were unable to travel will be part-way through the process of trying to get their costs refunded. But what protection do you have in the event of a tour firm or airline going bust, and how likely are you to get your money back?
Friday 06 August 2010
Journalists are long used to taking the word of Zimbabwean authorities with than a generous pinch of salt. But as black smoke billowed over Harare airport yesterday and ambulances screeched towards it, the worst was expected.
Thursday 05 August 2010
Reports of a crash involving a London-departing Boeing jet led to worried calls to airlines today only for the incident to be later declared a practice drill.
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Sunday 25 July 2010
The ash cloud that stranded hundreds of thousands of passengers, threatened to blight a summer of air travel and turn 2010 into one long winter has, er, disappeared.
Saturday 24 July 2010
The sand, when finally you feel it between your toes, is real enough; so is the satisfying sting on your lips from sea water, black olives or a glass of tequila; the exotic sights or scenery that fill your field of vision; the scent of strange spices or cigarettes; and the cheerfully anarchic cacophony of dawn and dusk, whether you are immersed in a metropolis or a rainforest.
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