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September 12, 2018 3:45 AM Libya's Tripoli airport diverts flights after rocket attack

The only working airport in Libya's capital, Tripoli, has diverted flights after it came under rocket fire. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties at Mitiga International Airport after the attack on Tuesday night. The airport had only reopened on Friday following clashes between rival militias. A UN-backed government is nominally in power 9

August 22, 2018 5:01 AM Drunk passengers a pain in the neck

Now, the Civil Aviation Authority is calling for more prosecutions against violent and drunken airline passengers. There are also to be more warnings about inebriated passengers and the possibility of far heavier fines – as much as £80,000. It’s illegal to be drunk on a flight but, as many nervous fliers recognise, having a drink or two for “Dutch courage 29

August 10, 2018 8:06 AM Lombok earthquakes: Travel and safety advice for British tourists

The British Government is sending staff from the consulate in Bali and embassy in capital Jakarta to assist stranded British tourists. A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said: "We are working with the Indonesian authorities to provide assistance to British people caught up in the earthquake in Lombok and the Gili islands 18

August 3, 2018 10:23 AM Pair of Bolton MPs call for £100 billion funding to support new high-speed railway plans

It comes as part of a move to begin work on Northern Powerhouse Rail, also known as High Speed 3 or Crossrail North, which would build on connections made by HS2 once the railway line is completed. Bolton MPs Sir David Crausby and Yasmin Qureshi have both put their names to the plans, amid long-term complaints about the government's lack of effort to improve 16

July 28, 2018 11:00 AM Free Costa drinks for Southend airport fliers

Passengers at Southend Airport received free drinks as Costa Coffee geared up for opening its new store. Complimentary drinks were handed out to passengers waiting to board flights on what is traditionally one of the busiest weekends for airports. The Costa Coffee store opening at the airport follows the recent agreement with TRG Concessions to take over catering 15

July 19, 2018 10:59 PM Ryanair flight cancellations to hit UK and Ireland routes

A strike by Ryanair pilots is set to go ahead on Friday resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between the Republic of Ireland and the UK. It is the second of three 24-hour strikes involving Ireland-based pilots directly employed by Ryanair. The pilots' union said that talks on Wednesday between the two sides did not lead to any "material change" 14

July 12, 2018 5:35 PM Leeds school uses spoons to help prevent forced marriage

A school is attempting to tackle forced marriages by handing out spoons to urge students to hide them in underwear to trigger metal detectors at airports. Pupils at the Co-operative Academy in Leeds have been told to hide the cutlery there if they fear they are being taken overseas to be married. It will trigger metal detectors at airports, allowing 14

July 11, 2018 2:43 PM Trump visit: Low-flying planes BANNED over parts of UK amid security fears

LOW-FLYING aircraft will be banned from parts of the UK being visited by Donald Trump amid security fears with restrictions across the south of England. Restrictions will affect locations such as central London, Blenheim Palace, Sandhurst, Chequers, Windsor, and Turnberry in Ayrshire, as well as London Stansted and Glasgow Prestwick airports. The Civil 18

July 8, 2018 11:10 AM World Cup 2018: England's victory over Sweden seen by 20m fans

England's decisive World Cup quarter-final victory over Sweden was watched by nearly 20 million viewers on BBC One, according to overnight figures. An average of 15.8 million watched the whole match, which saw England secure a place in the semi-final. A peak audience of 19.9 million viewers were watching as the match ended. It was live-streamed online 16

July 4, 2018 5:37 PM Bali volcano eruption update: Where is the danger zone around Mount Agung?

BALI’S Mount Agung unleashed a cloud of ash into the air this morning as volcanic activity continues on the island. Where is the danger zone around Mount Agung? An ash column rose 6,000 feet into the air above Mount Agung following an eruption earlier today. The eruption struck at 12.20pm local time (5.20am BST) and showered ash onto the volcano’s slopes 31