BAA ends fight for Stansted as airport is put up for sale

Stansted Airport was put up for sale yesterday after its owner BAA finally gave up a three-year battle against the Competition Commission which ordered the sell-off in March 2009.

10.London (Stansted) – 40 miles (km) from central London

BAA to abandon Stansted sale flight

Airport operator BAA is to give up its long legal battle over the forced sale of Stansted Airport.

BAA fights on to avoid selling Stansted

The airports operator BAA is to ask the Supreme Court to overturn a Competition Commission ruling forcing it to sell Stansted airport.

10. London (Stansted) – 40 miles (km) from central London.

Business as usual despite strike, says Stansted

Passengers were advised to check in as normal at Stansted Airport today despite the first of a wave of strikes by ground staff in a row over rosters.

David Beckham to accompany Princess Royal to Athens to take delivery of Olympic torch

Being no stranger to posh company, David Beckham was an obvious choice to accompany the Princess Royal to Athens to take delivery of the Olympic torch.

Olympic teams banned from using Heathrow

Some of the biggest Olympic teams will not use Heathrow Airport – and its specially constructed £20m Games Terminal – when they return home on chartered jets.

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Stansted joins queue to attack security delays

Passengers face two-hour wait but Border Agency says it won't cut corners

The Business Matrix: Thursday 02 February 2012

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CPS given Chris Huhne speeding case

The results of fresh investigations into claims cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to dodge a speeding penalty have been given to prosecutors, Essex Police have confirmed.

Prosecutors ask for more inquiries into Chris Huhne case

Prosecutors have asked police to make further inquiries into allegations Cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to dodge a speeding penalty.

More questions in Chris Huhne probe

Prosecutors have asked police to make further inquiries into allegations that Cabinet minister Chris Huhne tried to dodge a speeding penalty.

Chris Huhne 'speeding' file passed to CPS

Police today passed a file on Energy Secretary Chris Huhne to the Crown Prosecution Service, in relation to allegations that he asked another person to take penalty points for speeding.

Harriet Walker: 'I missed my flight. Things like this just don't happen to me'

Some people miss flights, some people don't. The people who do, generally, are the sort of people who lose their keys three times a week, forget to take their money from cash machines and turn up hours late for lunch because they got off at the wrong bus stop. They are, in short, nincompoops. They're unalloyed idiots who make you wonder whether evolution doesn't need to raise its game a bit. And last week, I joined their number.

I have confidence in Chris Huhne, says David Cameron

David Cameron said today he had confidence in beleaguered Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, who is fighting claims he persuaded his ex-wife to accept speeding penalty points on his behalf.

Chris Huhne's denials fail to shore up party support

Chris Huhne's chances of keeping his Cabinet job were further undermined when Liberal Democrat colleagues began for the first time to openly question whether he should stay on.

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