News Dame Ann Dowling: 'When big projects go wrong, more often than not it’s because the team didn't talk to one another'

Concorde engineer says her profession is perfect for girls

Reginald Turnill: Veteran BBC journalist acclaimed for his coverage of space and aviation

Reginald Turnill: Veteran BBC journalist acclaimed for his coverage of space and aviation

His aim was to convey precise information rather than seeking to make our pulses race

Carol Vorderman counts down to pilot licence after spending Christmas flying high

The Loose Women host has been clocking up the air miles to fulfil a lifelong dream of obtaining a pilot's licence

Second World War bomb discovery forces a part-closure of Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

Part of Amsterdam's Schiphol airport was evacuated today after workers unearthed a suspected Second World War bomb near its main terminal building.

Chaos as United Airlines computers crash

United Airlines passengers faced delays and massive queues today after some of its major computer systems and its website failed.

Henry Swarbrick's View From the Sofa: Back with a whimper, the 'pink elephant' is hidden behind the red button

Final Score, BBC1: The last seconds of the countdown were ignored, which was just as well

Russia Aeroflot flight lands in Iceland after bomb threat

An Aeroflot plane carrying 256 people from New York to Moscow made an unscheduled landing in Iceland following a report of a bomb on board, authorities said.

Bogus website offered airline jobs

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

Vietnam airline fined for in-flight bikini show

Bored by in-flight safety demos? A group of bikini-clad beauty queens in Vietnam recently strutted through a packed aeroplane as dance music blasted a song with the lyric “I'm crazy for banana.”

Tail end: from next month, Gatwick will no longer be linked with Hong Kong

Inside travel: Hong Kong Airlines abandons Gatwick

London's business-class-only link to Hong Kong is to be axed after just six months – providing more evidence that insufficient numbers of airline passengers are prepared to pay a premium to avoid the riff-raff.

Jet goes off end of Durham Tees Valley Airport runway

A plane went off the end of the runway while preparing to take off, an airport spokesman said today.

US political pundits begin scouring Wikipedia pages for hints over the identity of Mitt Romney's pick for potential Vice President

Breathe easy, Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican running mate in the presidential election and has no chance of ever being one heartbeat away from controlling America’s nuclear codes. We know this because his profile on Wikipedia, the encyclopaedia site, hasn’t been touched in weeks.

Kim Collins says he will never run for his country again, after being pulled out of the competition for visiting his wife. He said: 'I've been disrespected for too long for too many years.'

St. Kitts and Nevis 'national hero' Kim Collins sent home from London 2012 for 'not abandoning wife'

Kim Collins was on his way home today after the St Kitts and Nevis Olympic federation pulled their greatest athlete out of the London 2012 Games as punishment for visiting his wife at a hotel.

Whose life savings are they anyway? Wife sections husband to stop deathbed spree

Doctors step in to stop terminally ill – and usually frugal – man from buying lavish gifts

Five-minute Memoir: Susan Fletcher goes to Jamaica in search of a long-dead relative

As a child, there were words that I knew were part of me, and had resonance. My name, of course; 'red-headed', too; also, the word 'April', for while it meant Easter eggs and school holidays, it also meant my birthday – so it was a special word, to me.

Get me out of here: Barcelona; Sicily; Australia

Now... See Barcelona from the striking surrounds of the Grand Hotel Central, where a luxury four-night break is offered by Kirker Holidays for £686pp with breakfast, private transfers and BA flights from Heathrow in July and August. kirkerholidays.com

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

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