BAA must sell Stansted and one other airport

Airport operator BAA must sell two of its UK airports, competition chiefs said today in a final ruling.

Ruling expected on airports sale

Competition chiefs are expected to finally confirm tomorrow that airport operator BAA will have to sell two of its airports.

Good to go: BA, Turkey, Grenada

Airport lightening halts Gatwick take-offs

Departing flights at one of the UK's busiest airports were suspended today after lightning struck an air traffic control tower.

Immigrant slashes throat to avoid being deported

An illegal immigrant slashed his own throat aboard a plane yesterday in an 11th-hour bid to avoid being sent home.

Deportation immigrant cuts throat

An illegal immigrant slashed his throat today as he was being deported on a plane.

Simon Calder: This bold move makes perfect sense for airline

Paris and Tokyo make do with two airports; New York has three. Following yesterday's announcement that Southend is to become an easyJet base, London is about to become the world's first fully fledged six-airport city.

Take the long way round these little isles

A new walking route, the Channel Islands Way, launches next month. Kate Simon stepped out with its author in Jersey

48 Hours In: Madrid

May is the month to catch the Spanish capital at its most enticing, with a feast of cuisine and culture to enjoy.

Plymouth loses 'vital link' airport

Plymouth City Airport has no option but to close because it does not have enough passengers to justify keeping it open, the head of its parent company said today.

Stuck in a traffic jam? Take the scenic route...

Simon Calder travels down Britain's best bank-holiday B-roads

Britain to bask in weekend warmth

Almost all of Britain will bask in glorious sunshine this weekend with the mini-heatwave showing no sign of fizzling out.

BAA will have to sell two of its UK airports

Airport operator BAA will still have to sell two of its UK airports following a provisional ruling today by the Competition Commission (CC).

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A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells