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Residents lose ‘fight the flights’ court battle – The Independent

“Local residents have lost their High Court battle to block an ‘extremely large’ increase in the number of flights proposed for London City Airport.”

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The Independent, 20th January 2011

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High Court action over London City Airport expansion – BBC News

“A group of residents from east London are taking a council to court over a decision to allow 50% more flights a year from London City Airport.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

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Tweeter appeals against conviction over explosive airport message – The Guardian

“Paul Chambers, a former trainee accountant who was fined £1,000 after posting a message to the social network Twitter joking about blowing up an airport, is to appeal against his conviction.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2010

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John Lennon Airport sexual image atheist gets Asbo – BBC News

“A ‘militant atheist’ who left explicit images in a prayer room at Liverpool John Lennon Airport has been given a six-month suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 23rd April 2010

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Gatwick Airport firearm man given prison sentence – BBC News

“A man who wanted police to shoot him in a ‘desperate suicide bid’ has been jailed for threatening people with an imitation gun at Gatwick Airport.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2010

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Heathrow protesters win challenge – BBC News

“Campaigners have won a High Court battle for further consultation into plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2010

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Heathrow third runway plans face legal challenge – BBC News

“Environmental groups, local councils and residents opposed to a third runway at Heathrow are beginning a legal challenge to the government’s plans.”

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BBC News, 23rd February 2010

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Anti-terror body scanners may be illegal, ministers warned – The Guardian

“Ministers should act immediately to ensure that the use of full-body scanners at British airports is lawful, the ­Equalities and Human Rights Commission has warned.”

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The Guardian, 16th February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Heathrow airport expansion e-mails investigated – BBC News

“The Department for Transport (DfT) is facing an ‘intensive investigation’ over claims e-mails about the expansion of Heathrow Airport were deleted.”

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BBC News, 7th February 2010

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Balancing security and rights – The Guardian

“Full-body scanners may be a valuable addition to airport security, but profiling is likely to prove unjustified and ineffective.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Airport body scanners could ‘breach human rights’ – Daily Telegraph

“Airport body scanners, which show the naked form of anyone who passes through them, could breach human rights, according to the UK’s equality watchdog.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Full body scanners could be used without violating privacy, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

“A privacy regulator has said that technical tweaks and policy changes could ensure that whole-body airport scanners do not violate people’s privacy.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th January 2010

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New scanners break child porn laws – The Guardian

“The rapid introduction of full body scanners at British airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images of children, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Runway advert ‘misleading’, says watchdog – The Independent

“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.”

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The Independent, 26th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Stansted legal challenge defeated – The Times

“Campaigners have lost their High Court battle to block the expansion of Stansted Airport.”

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The Times, 13th March 2009

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Legal fight against airport plans – BBC News

“Plans for an expansion of Stansted Airport in Essex which were given the go-ahead by the government are facing a High Court challenge.”

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BBC News, 24th February 2009

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Stansted protesters sentenced to community service amid threat of £2m damages claim – The Guardian

“A group of climate change protesters who brought Stansted airport to a standstill after occupying a taxiway in December were sentenced yesterday, as it emerged that they and others who joined them face the threat of being sued for more than £2m in damages.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2009

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Boris Johnson ready to sue over third Heathrow runway – The Times

“Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, has threatened to take legal action against the government if ministers go ahead with plans to build a third runway at Heathrow.”

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The Times, 16th November 2008

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Airport in High Court challenge – BBC News

“Coventry Airport has taken its fight to build a new passenger terminal to the High Court.”

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BBC News, 21st July 208

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Heathrow noise case at High Court – BBC News

“The government is facing a High Court challenge by councils aiming to cut the number of aircraft arriving at Heathrow airport early each morning.”

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BBC News, 20th May 2008

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Legal battle for airport begins – BBC News

“Conservationists have started legal proceedings in a bid to halt proposals for a commercial airport in Snowdonia.”

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BBC News, 17th May 2008

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More passenger misery at Terminal 5 as BA faces lawsuit – The Independent

“Thousands of passengers faced further misery stranded on the huge concourse at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 today, as behind the scenes a ‘blame game’ began over the chaos that has gripped the airport since opening.”

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The Independent, 30th March 2008

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BAA told to scrap fingerprint plan for Terminal 5 travellers – The Times

“BAA has climbed down over plans to fingerprint passengers at Heathrow’s new fifth terminal after the privacy watchdog said the move may be illegal.”

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The Times, 27th March 2008

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Privacy alarm over fingerprinting at Heathrow’s fifth terminal – The Times

“BAA and the Government are at odds over plans to fingerprint passengers at Heathrow’s new fifth terminal. The Home Office denies having told the Spanish-owned airport operator to use fingerprinting as an extra security measure and the privacy watchdog says that the plan may be illegal.”

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The Times, 24th March 2008

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Councils take legal action on night flights – The Guardian

“Three local authorities are to take the government to the high court in an attempt to stop night flights which they claim break noise regulations. Richmond, Wandsworth, and Windsor and Maidenhead councils have campaigned against night flights at Heathrow for several years and claim that the transport secretary, Ruth Kelly, is ‘failing in her duty to protect residents from excessive night noise’.”

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The Guardian, 12th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal action threatened over “sham” Heathrow consultation – the Independent

“Councils opposed to a third London runway threatened legal action yesterday after Ruth Kelly, the Transport Secretary, provoked fury by signalling a massive expansion of Heathrow.”

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The Independent, 23rd November 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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