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Concorde engineer says her profession is perfect for girls

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Gridlock at airports set to hamper Easter getaway plans

Cuts to immigration staff threaten to leave hundreds of thousands facing long delays

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Gavin Henson is fired by Cardiff Blues for drunkenly throwing ice cubes at passengers on a 7am flight. Henson had issued an apology on Sunday branding his behaviour “inexcusable” and saying he would “co-operate 100 per cent” with the club’s wishes, but it did not save his position.

Cardiff Blues defend decision to sack Gavin Henson following drunken flight

Cardiff Blues backs coach Gareth Baber has supported the club's handling of Gavin Henson's sacking, and defended the decision to allow players to go out for a drink after Friday's defeat in Glasgow.

US charges JetBlue pilot for midair meltdown

US authorities filed criminal charges yesterday against a JetBlue Airways pilot who witnesses said yelled incoherently about religion and the 2001 hijack attacks and pounded on a locked cockpit door before passengers subdued him in a midair uproar.

Foreign tourists visit the Emerald Buddha Temple at the Grand Palace in Bangkok
Gerry Cottle: 'Travelling with the circus in the old days, we were treated like royalty'

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'We stayed with friends in a three-ring circus'

Simon Kelner: That beautiful and long-dead symbol of the future

A court case taking place in Paris at the moment may have passed you by. Continental Airlines and some of its engineers, who were blamed for the Concorde crash in 2000 that cost 113 lives, are appealing against a conviction for negligence.

Christopher Tappin claims he is a victim of entrapment on the part of the US authorities

Christopher Tappin's son urges David Cameron to intervene

The son of a retired British businessman extradited to the United States over arms dealing charges has urged David Cameron to intervene to secure his father bail.

Market Report: Exillon on the rise after rumour of Russian suitors

It has been on its knees recently, but Exillon Energy spurted up yesterday after becoming the latest oil group to get a boost from takeover talk. The Russia-focused explorer – which has seen its share price more than halve over the past year – jumped nearly 8 per cent as speculation was reheated that it could become a target.

A solar flare such as this one threatens to cause disruption to power services on Earth today, particularly in the polar regions

Strong solar storm threatens to hit satnavs

US airlines will divert flights that pass over the poles due to the risks posed by solar radiation

UK air passenger numbers climb

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

Wahlberg: I'd have been hero of 9/11

Mark Wahlberg wishes he'd had the chance to prove he can be an action hero off screen.

Simon Calder accepts the winning trophy from John Humphrys

Concorde knowledge sees Calder to Mastermind win

The Independent's Senior Travel Editor Simon Calder won a charity edition of Celebrity Mastermind last night, seeing off challenges from The Observer food critic, Jay Rayner, the National Lottery presenter OJ Borj, and Anthony Costa from the boy band Blue.

Man killed as aircraft collide

One man died and two other people were treated for minor injuries after two light aircraft collided near an airport in the Midlands yesterday.

Fuel spills from beached cargo ship

A Maltese-registered cargo ship, TK Bremen, is leaking fuel after it ran aground in high winds yesterday on Kerminihy beach at Erdeven, Brittany.

Last Night's Viewing: Up in Flames: Mr Reeves and the Riots, BBC1<br />Living with the Amish, Channel 4

The Germans are here and they're very nice apparently," Maurice Reeves's son told his father at the beginning of Up in Flames: Mr Reeves and the Riots. "Jawohl," replied Maurice, who, at 80, may harbour some faded wartime prejudices about the old enemy. This time, though, the Germans hadn't come to Croydon to bomb it but to interview Mr Reeves about his furniture shop, which had been comprehensively blitzed by aggressors far closer to home during the recent riots. Mr Reeves, as well as trying to resuscitate the business from premises down the road, was also being kept busy talking about his experiences to foreign news crews. And, rather touchingly, he turned out in the end to have very few prejudices.

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