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BAA's Heathrow sees busiest June on record

Heathrow has had its busiest June on record, with more than 6 million passengers going through its doors, the airport's operator BAA said yesterday.

Airline-airport coalition named

The new coalition of the UK's biggest airlines and airport operators is understood to be called the Aviation Foundation.

Council votes to back Edinburgh tram project

Councillors have voted to partly complete the tram project in Scotland's capital.

Letter from the editor: Consider the difference

I have just returned to London from Los Angeles, and my early reflection is this: it’s nice to be in a place where the sun shines all day, where the transport systems work, and where the people are generally friendly and helpful.

Heathrow Express strike called off

A planned strike by workers on the Heathrow Express rail service between the airport and London has been called off after a new pay offer, it was announced today.

Heathrow Express workers to strike

Workers on the express rail link between Heathrow Airport and central London are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over pay, it was announced today.

Flying Fortress crashes in field outside Chicago

A Second World War bomber made an emergency landing in a cornfield outside Chicago on Monday, with all seven people on board escaping before it was destroyed by fire. The accident happened just after the B-17 Flying Fortress took off from the Aurora Municipal Airport.

Video: Yemen airport on fire

The headquarters of Yemeni Airways has been engulfed in flames amidst fierce fighting in the capital Sanaa.

Thunderstorms cause Heathrow flight cancellations

Around 80 flights have been cancelled in and out of Heathrow as a result of bad weather.

BAA cuts summer traffic forecast

BAA yesterday cut its forecasts for Heathrow passenger numbers this summer and said interest costs pushed it deeper into the red in the first three months of this year.

Air traffic boss quits as reports fly in of controllers nodding off

The head of air traffic operations for the United States resigned last night after a string of attention-grabbing news reports about controllers falling asleep in airport towers leaving pilots to land their planes with no guidance from the ground beyond the visual track of runway lights.

Video: Sendai airport re-opens

Japan's tsunami-hit Sendai Airport has re-opened. A passenger jet arrived on Wednesday, the first since the disaster over a month ago.

Flybe forced to drop sale adverts

Airline carrier Flybe has been forced to drop a "massive sale" advertising campaign after "misleading" customers over participating airports.

Skydivers die after chutes collide

Two skydivers fell hundreds of feet to their deaths after colliding over an airport in California.

Snakes-on-a-plane pair held at airport

Airport authorities say they have detained two men who attempted to smuggle 40 pythons on board a flight to Dubai.

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A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
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The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain