Ash 'supremo' is appointed

A volcanic ash "supremo" was appointed yesterday.

Errors & Omissions: A cause worth fighting for in the war of the words

We pedants love dying in the last ditch, and the more futile the resistance the more we love it. Some people, for instance, insist passionately that "decimate" must be used only in its original and "correct" meaning. But do we really need a word that means "kill one in 10"?

Simon Calder: Is your boarding pass now a lottery ticket?

The man who pays his way

Business Diary: A rival for the old firm rivalry

We have a suggestion for the BBC and Sky News: now might be a wise time to invest in some key man insurance. Drinks company Diageo is sponsoring a five-a-side football tournament next Wednesday featuring 18 teams of journalists. In the first round, the BBC's team, including business editor Robert Peston, are down to play Sky News, whose team features Pesto's arch rival, business editor Mark Kleinman. Can the pair get through the game without kicking lumps out of each other? And who'll win the race, once the final whistle is blown, to reveal exclusively the final score?

Water in the Sea of Tranquillity? Oh yes there is...

Scientists believe the interior of the Moon is very similar to that of Earth, with an abundance of water below its surface

Scientists reveal glass particles 'from ash cloud'

Scientists have released photographs of what they believe are volcanic glass particles from Iceland which fell on Scotland this week.

The real danger to air passengers is not the ash cloud – it's these men

Willie Walsh and Michael O'Leary have spent the week arguing it is safe to fly. They are wrong

Flights back on schedule after eruption dies down

Airline passengers breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday as a gap in the ash cloud from Iceland's latest volcanic eruption allowed almost disruption-free travel.

Volcanic ash cloud could return at weekend

High levels of volcanic ash could return to the UK on Friday just as the bank holiday weekend getaway begins, forecasters have warned.

Ask the Traveller: volcanic-ash cloud

I just heard someone on the radio say that, if I booked a package holiday, I would be looked after whatever happened with the volcanic-ash cloud from Iceland. From what I heard about last year's event, I'm not sure he's right. Is he?

Simon Calder: High drama is a battle of competing interests

Every compelling drama has conflict at its root. You may mistakenly have concluded that the latest ash clash pits pilots and holidaymakers against volcanoes.

Ash cloud flight misery worsens

Disruption to flights to and from Scotland and northern England because of the latest Icelandic ash cloud crisis will continue for the rest of the day.

Ash cloud disrupts Barcelona's Champions League preparations

The Barcelona team will travel to London this evening due to fears of volcanic ash from Iceland drifting towards England ahead of Saturday's Champions League final.

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