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

Shock as ice block smashes through roof

A couple had a shock after a huge block of ice crashed through their roof as they slept.

Thousands of holidays at risk after firm collapses

As many as 50,000 Britons face holiday misery after a UK tour operator collapsed. Up to 16,000 British tourists were abroad when Surrey-based travel firm Goldtrail collapsed, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said. A further 2,000 Britons due to travel to Greece and Turkey this weekend had their holidays cancelled.

Passengers to be flown home after tour operator folds

A British tour operator collapsed leaving thousands of holidaymakers abroad, the Civil Aviation Authority confirmed.

Olympics officials among quango chiefs who earn more than PM

More than 140 quango chiefs earn more than the Prime Minister, with large sums going to the key figures behind the preparations for the 2012 London Olympics, the Cabinet Office disclosed last night.

BA pilots praised for landing stricken 747

Air accident investigators have praised British Airways pilots for safely landing a jumbo jet with 283 passengers aboard after a problem on take-off.

Probe launched into light aircraft crash death

An investigation was under way today after a light aircraft crashed killing the pilot, police said.

Simon Calder: How much cash to linger longer in Luton?

The man who pays his way

Outside Edge: 13/06/10

When his wife relegated him to the bedroom to watch the World Cup, Kevin Whitter of Macclesfield decided to spring a surprise: he ordered a custom-made £5,000 bed with a mattress that looks like a pitch, an England flag headboard and a bedside table shaped like a giant trophy. If he gets lonely, he can always contact model Daiyu Fang of China, who was so fed up that none of her girlfriends wanted to watch the World Cup that she put an advert on the internet offering to pay a man £100 to watch it with her. She said: "My only rules are that I get to keep the remote and there is absolutely no kissing, no matter how exciting it gets." Spoilsport? Damn right. You can't have the remote, love.

Jet stowaway survives flight from Austria

A man survived after stowing away in the landing gear of a private aeroplane which landed at Heathrow Airport, it was disclosed today.

Questions Of Cash: Airline cancelled flights – and then disappeared

Q. In October 2007, I paid £197.55 for three flights from Dundee to Birmingham with Whoosh airline. To avoid credit card charges, I used my Maestro debit card. The flights were operated for Whoosh by White Eagle Aviation of Poland. On 9 December 2007, the airline suspended all flights on the route. Customers were advised to submit claims for compensation to White Eagle's managing agent in the UK, BluArrow, who would forward them to White Eagle's lawyers. I did this, but heard no more. I emailed WEA, but they did not respond. The company website had some information on compensation, so I assumed the claims were being processed. What is the situation? MP, Dundee.

Winds set to clear away ash cloud

Airlines ran near-normal services today after new measures to tackle flight disruption caused by the ash cloud were introduced.

'Victory' means more passenger uncertainty – and threatens disruption at height of summer

Until six pm yesterday there was one group of airline passengers who enjoyed that rarest of aviation commodities: certainty. They were the British Airways passengers who knew that their flights had been cancelled by the impending cabin crew strike. Suddenly, BA won another injunction on a technicality in the ballot, and today 6.20 am to Manchester was back on the departure screen.

Decision to ground planes condemned as British skies reopen

Britain's skies reopened today as an airline boss branded the latest ash cloud no-fly zones a "gross over-reaction".

Airlines furious at move to close airports again

British airlines reacted with fury last night as widespread flight bans were imposed across the UK after more volcanic ash was blown south from Iceland.

Travel disruption worsens as no-fly zone is extended

Britain's air travel nightmare worsened tonight as the Civil Aviation Authority extended its no-fly zone south to include airports in Birmingham and Norwich.

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