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Wednesday 24 February 2010
Full body scanners being introduced at airports to tighten security pose little risk to passengers but raise concerns about privacy, according to a radiology expert.
Wednesday 24 February 2010
Devisive plans to build a third runway at Heathrow airport were given "conspicuously unfair" approval by the Government after it ignored its own targets to slash greenhouse gas emissions, the High Court has been told.
Monday 15 February 2010
The use of body scanners at UK airports may be unlawful, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned today.
Friday 12 February 2010
In arguing against airport body scanners, I've been met with variations on an increasingly prevalent fallacy: "if it makes us a little safer, it's worth it"; "if it saves one life, stops one crime..." What a specious argument that is. It would "save one child" to ban the car, but we don't, because it would be disproportionate and we have to get on with normal life, even if we incur a slightly higher element of risk in doing so. Safety, in and of itself, is not an absolute good.
Thursday 11 February 2010
The back-and-forth over the ownership of key UK airports took yet another turn yesterday as the Competition Commission (CC) launched an appeal against a ruling that there was "apparent bias" in its decision to break up owner BAA.
Friday 05 February 2010
Beckett was born ten days before the Seventies but his energetic account of that seedy decade will jump-start hazy memories for those who lived through it. Maplin may ring a distant bell, but what the hell was it? Beckett not only reminds us about the Heath government's failed plan for an estuarial airport for London but also visits a trial site built near Shoeburyness.
Monday 01 February 2010
The British people support some restrictions on wearing the burka in public but oppose an outright ban, according to a new poll for The Independent. The ComRes survey found that almost two out of three people believe it should be illegal to wear a burka in places such as banks and airports. But six out of 10 people oppose a ban on wearing it in all public places.
Tuesday 26 January 2010
The union representing British Airways cabin crew released a video today to counter "gross misrepresentations" over issues at the heart of a dispute which threatens industrial action.
Sunday 03 January 2010
Sunday 27 December 2009
The fear on the faces of passengers disembarking last Friday's Delta-Northwest flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit will have touched anyone due to board a plane in the near future. For this latest attempt to bring down an airliner will conjure up those terrifying thoughts that most of us had put to the back of our minds.
Saturday 26 December 2009
The battle to save the planet sometimes comes down to a battle to be heard, and amid the din of the information superhighway, that is becoming harder and harder. But one environmental campaigner is showing superlatively how it should be done.
Tuesday 22 December 2009
Saturday 19 December 2009
The British airport operator BAA has posted a 16.8 per cent rise in profits for the nine months to the end of September, but warned that it expects earnings in 2010 to fall below 2009 levels.
Thursday 10 December 2009
Otago have announced that Michael Witt is leaving them to join Crusaders in Super League after nine months in rugby union.
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