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Campaigners warn new Gatwick owner

The new owner of Gatwick airport must not "ride roughshod" over the local community, the head of the area's conservation group said today.

'Naked view' scanner goes on airport trial

An X-ray machine that produces "naked" images of passengers was introduced at an airport today, enabling staff to instantly spot any hidden weapons or explosives.

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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.

Go-Ahead warns of little growth until 2011

Go-Ahead warned of a difficult year ahead as it reported annual results showing a 14.7 per cent drop in profits yesterday.

The great airport scam

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

Airport baggage handlers end strike

Striking baggage handlers at a city airport have gone back to work, it was confirmed today.

Runway advert 'misleading', says watchdog

An advert claiming a third runway at Heathrow will not make the airport dirtier or noisier has been ruled "misleading" by the Advertising Standards Authority.

'Business as usual' as airport workers strike

An airport hit by an indefinite strike by workers in a row over jobs said it was "business as usual" today despite the walkout.

Armed man shot with Taser

A man was shot with a Taser stun gun by police at Gatwick Airport early today after being spotted carrying a handgun.

Airport cab driver left child in minivan

A family picked up by a taxi at the airport left a sleeping five-year-old child behind in the back of the minivan - and the driver got the blame.

Immigration workers vote for strike

Immigration workers have voted to strike in a row over terms and conditions, threatening disruption to holidaymakers at UK ports and airports later in the summer.

Emergency landing shuts Gatwick

Britain's busiest holiday airport was closed to all flights today after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing.

James Moore: Staff must be in to dig BA out of its hole

Outlook It is hard to remember any time during the past few years when British Airways hasn't been in the thick of one crisis or another. But past troubles pale in comparison to the hole the company finds itself in today. All the various "stakeholders" seem to know it too. That is perhaps why the expected bloodletting at yesterday's annual meeting failed to materialise and; while the unions offered a little theatre outside with a colourful demo and cages full of lemmings, nobody is talking about strikes.

Steve McNamara: We'll take action again if we need to

Cabbie's view: Some minicab firms had requested reserve parking at Heathrow and would have had a kiosk

Hundreds evacuated from 747 at Phoenix airport

Hundreds of passengers aboard a British Airways Boeing 747 preparing to depart for London from the Phoenix airport were forced to use slides to evacuate the jet yesterday night after fumes filled the cabin.

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