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Wedding on hold but Luke is best man for GB

If England are to thrive in New Zealand and Australia over the next five weeks, they need to show the sort of commitment epitomised by Luke Robinson right from the start.

Travel chaos caused fans to miss semi-final

Hundreds of soccer fans missed the World Cup semi-final between Germany and Spain yesterday after chaos at the airport in Durban delayed their landing or forced planes to turn back, local media reported.

Best campaigner: Lily Kember

The government's disastrous plan for a third runway at Heathrow Airport is on the ropes. And the campaigning of Lily Kember is a major reason why. Just over a year ago, Lily and almost 60 other activists from Plane Stupid brought Stansted Airport to a halt. On a freezing December morning, they used bolt-cutters to enter a secure area and stopped flights from taking off. Still a student at the time, Lily said: "Being arrested is a terrifying prospect, but it is not nearly as terrifying as the threat of climate change."

Tyson in scuffle at LA airport

Police are investigating conflicting accounts of an airport scuffle between Mike Tyson and a photographer that resulted in both men being questioned and released on suspicion of battery.

Tips and deals: 27/09/2009

The book

If you like your hotels quirky, get a copy of Bed In A Tree by Bettina Kowalewski. Find some of the oddest locations to stay in, such as the German hotel shaped like a giant suitcase. Published on 1 October, by DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, price £14.99.

The great airport scam

Since when has Oxford been in London? For that matter; when did Stansted, Luton or Gatwick get a London postcode?

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50 killed as US plane crashes into house

A commuter plane crashed into a house while coming in to land in New York state, sparking a fiery explosion that killed 49 people on board and one person on the ground.

Benn taunted over Heathrow expansion

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn came under pressure today ahead of the Government's expected approval of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.