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Heathrow Airport urges roadmap for quarantine exit

May 11, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye calls on the British government to 'urgently lay out a roadmap for how they will reopen borders once the disease has been beaten'

Passengers wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), including a face mask as a precautionary measure against COVID-19, walk through the arrivals hall after landing at at Terminal Two of London Heathrow Airport in west London, on May 9, 2020. - Britain could introduce a 14-day mandatory quarantine for international arrivals to stem the spread of coronavirus as part of its plan to ease the lockdown, an airline association said Saturday, sparking alarm in an industry already badly hit by the global pandemic. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

British Museum intercepts Mesopotamian fakes

May 06, 2020 - 9:52 PM

The haul includes clay figurines, animal-shaped pots and nearly 190 clay tablets covered with cuneiform writing

An undated handout picture from the British Museum shows fake cuneiform tablets that were seized at Heathrow airport in 2019. - The British Museum and customs officers have uncovered hundreds of fake Mesopotamian antiquities that "likely" originated in the Middle East, the famous London institution said. Its experts worked with law enforcement to establish that hundreds of suspicious objects found during a July 2019 check at London's Heathrow Airport were fake, they said in a press release on May 6, 2020. (Photo by Handout / The British Museum / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BRITISH MUSEUM " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Climate campaigners win appeal to prevent new Heathrow runway

Feb 27, 2020 - 11:51 PM

Triumphant campaigners call on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to finally cancel the project

WIN. Campaigners against Heathrow expansion celebrate outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London on February 27, 2020 after a decision by the Court of Appeal on legal challenges to the UK government's approval of plans to expand capacity at Heathrow airport. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Death sentence for Heathrow demolition village

Oct 26, 2016 - 8:22 AM

Much of the historic village of Harmondsworth will be razed and concreted under plans to enlarge Europe s busiest airport

A sign reading 'Stop Heathrow Expansion,' protesting against the building of an additional runway at London Heathrow airport, is seen in the village of Harmondsworth, near the airport, on December 5, 2015. Leon Neal/AFP

Britain backs Heathrow airport expansion despite splits

Oct 25, 2016 - 6:47 PM

UPDATED There is strong environmental opposition to the expansion and the approval process could still delay or even block its execution over the coming years

An aircraft flies over residential houses in Hounslow as it prepares to land at London Heathrow airport on December 5, 2015. Leon Neal/AFP

Climate change activists protest on Heathrow runway

Jul 13, 2015 - 4:53 PM

Around a dozen activists from a group called Plane Stupid break through airport fencing in the early hours of Monday

In this file photo, passenger aircraft arrive and take off at Heathrow Airport in London, Britain October 14, 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

PAL adjusts Manila-London schedule for passenger convenience

Jun 01, 2015 - 6:32 PM

From an early morning departure the flag carrier now departs Manila to London every 1 pm 4 times a week

Royal gifts for the #RoyalBaby

Jul 18, 2013 - 10:49 PM

An 18 karat white gold bracelet knitted kangaroo and a vegan hamper are just some of the gifts for the royal tot

ROYAL GIFTS. People all over the world are celebrating the royal baby's imminent arrival in their own ways

Fire on Boeing 787 Dreamliner shuts London's Heathrow

Jul 13, 2013 - 1:08 AM

UPDATED here are no casualties as the Ethiopian Airlines plane was parked Boeing stocks dive s more than 6 percent on on the news of the fire

Photo by Anthony Devlin/EPA

Olympics: London airport gets immigration staff surge

May 03, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Britain s Border Force says it was bringing in extra people at London s Heathrow Airport