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In the world’s pre-eminent city for air travel, global aviation policy is decided by local politics. The city is London, where 130 million airline passengers arrive or depart each year – or four per second, on average.

Bottle incident overshadows shock Everton defeat

Brentford's Carling Cup third-round win over Everton last night was overshadowed by David Moyes' claim that a Bees fan hurled a bottle into the travelling support in the pitch invasion which followed the shock victory.

I've got work to do, says Moyes after Brentford stun Everton

Brentford 1 Everton 1 (Brentford win 4-3 on penalties)

Boxing: Hatton heads for rehab to deal with problem, says Clifford

Ricky Hatton plans to enter a rehabilitation clinic today following reports this weekend of cocaine use, and will await advice over how his recovery can proceed from there.

MacDonald gives Scott hope of good night's kip

Brentford 1 Sheffield Wednesday 0

Nation's streets are 'dangerously dirty'

A union has uncovered what it describes as "alarmingly high and dangerous" levels of dirt on Britain's streets and pavements.

Baby killed by lamppost named

A baby who died after he was hit by a falling lamppost was today named by family as Tommy Hollis who would have celebrated his first birthday today.

Baby boy hit by falling lamppost dies

A baby boy who was hit by a falling lamppost died today.

Observations: When Cranford bored Judi

It is August, 1844. Mr Buxton (Jonathan Pryce) is a newcomer to the Cheshire town of Cranford, and he threatens to bring lots of alarming new-fangled ideas with him. He asks Miss Matty Jenkyns (Judi Dench), the pillar of the local community, about a trendy new dance: "have you heard of waltzing?" A look of horror, if not revulsion, passes across Miss Matty's face as she replies, "it is not a form of dancing we have experienced in Cranford."

Prison officer arrested over 'affair with killer'

A prison officer was arrested over claims that she had an affair with a teenage killer, it was revealed today.

Title defence against Hatton could be on the cards, says Khan

World champion Amir Khan yesterday admitted a British superfight against Ricky Hatton was a possibility as he prepares to defend his WBA light-welterweight title.

Album: Jay Sean, All or Nothing (Cash Money/Jayded)

In case you're wondering what happened to Jay Sean, the British-Asian singer from Hounslow, since his initial success in 2004, the answer is that he got dropped by Virgin, continued having modest hits on an indie and has suddenly become massive in America, where his single "Down" has sold two million copies.

Police test counter-terrorism strategy in Hounslow

With its rows of tandoori takeaways and halal butcher shops, Hounslow, where nearly 30 per cent of the population is either Sikh, Muslim or Hindu, is the epitome of modern British multiculturalism.

Osterley Park café, Jersey Road, Isleworth, Middlesex

All too often, the food on family days out is no picnic. Can the café at Osterley Park match its gorgeous grounds?

Boxing: Hatton takes first step as a promoter

Ricky Hatton returns to the ring tonight as a promoter when he puts on his first televised show featuring his former sparring partner and friend Matt Macklin in a vacant European middleweight title fight in Manchester.

Observations: Canal desires for folk duo

"Mystery Train'', "Route 66" and "Eight Miles High" – travel by almost every conceivable means has long had a pull on songwriters' imaginations. One exception seems to have been the leisurely, anachronistic narrowboat, until, that is, an unlikely duo set out to navigate a canal, compose music inspired by their journey and perform en route.

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

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People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

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Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas