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....As well as Crossrail, which will link west and east London, it is upgrading motorways and working on the Thames Tideway Tunnel. In the next few years it plans to be part of the country's three biggest infrastructure projects: High Speed 2 (HS2), the new nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point C and Wylfa, and the third runway at Heathrow airport. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Balfour Beatty returns to profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:18:30 AM
....As well as Crossrail, which will link west and east London, it is upgrading motorways and working on the Thames Tideway Tunnel. In the next few years it plans to be part of the country's three biggest infrastructure projects: High Speed 2 (HS2), the new nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point C and Wylfa, and the third runway at Heathrow airport. ...
BA cabin crew start two-day strike at Heathrow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:01:19 AM
. A two-day strike by some of BA's cabin staff may disrupt flights at Heathrow airport on Tuesday and Wednesday. ...
UK airport staff call off 48-hour strike, union says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 05:39:24 PM
...." . Separately, talks aimed at averting a planned strike by British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow airport still plan to strike on Christmas Day and Boxing Day will continue on Wednesday. ...
Fog at London airports causes second day of disruption image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of December 2016 08:43:59 AM
....Travellers also face further disruption over Christmas due to planned strikes by cabin crew and baggage handlers, although talks to avert the walkout are planned for Monday. A Heathrow airport spokesman said about 30 flights, selected by the airlines, had been "tactically cancelled" because of reduced runway capacity, and delays to other flights were likely to continue all day. ...
Talks planned to avert pre-Christmas airports staff strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 03:18:00 PM
....Unite said its members were taking industrial action as "a last resort". Separately, British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow airport are set to strike on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a row over pay and conditions. ...
Baggage handlers down suitcases as Britons get ready for wave of strikes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of December 2016 11:42:55 AM
....A fresh wave of strikes will hit Britain in the final week before Christmas, with 1,500 check-in staff and baggage handlers at 18 airports preparing to walk out and rail operator Southern warning of severe disruption when conductors do the same. British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow airport announced on Friday that they are to strike on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a dispute over pay and conditions. ...
Airport staff in pre-Christmas strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 05:37:38 PM
.... . Separately, British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow airport are to strike on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a row over pay and conditions. ...
British Airways cabin crew to strike over Christmas image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 04:39:47 PM
. British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow airport are to strike on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in a row over pay and conditions. ...
National Grid sells majority stake in gas division in £13.8bn deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:48:42 AM
.... In what was seen as a climbdown by the new government, Hinkley Point C was approved but May promised investment in critical infrastructure would be “scrutinised for the purposes of national security”. John Pettigrew, chief executive of National Grid, told Reuters: “CIC already have holdings in Heathrow airport and Thames Water. ...
Let’s move to St Albans: its beer festival is a sight to behold image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 04:30:07 PM
.... Driving: on a good day, it’s an hour into central London. Plus you’re 10 minutes’s drive from the M25 and M1; half an hour to Luton and its airport; and about 45 minutes to Heathrow airport. ...
CBI to make plea to Theresa May for a ‘smooth Brexit’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 12:05:22 AM
.... In particular, he will emphasise the need for a period of transition after 2019, during which the UK remains tied into the single market and its rules, in order to avoid a sudden change and the imposition of tariffs, probably under World Trade Organisation rules. Dreschsler will welcome a decision on triggering article 50 and other moves, such as approving expansion of Heathrow airport. ...
Qatar wins approval to turn US embassy in London into hotel image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:41:01 PM
....Qatari Diar, part of the Qatari Investment Authority, has snapped up several high-profile London properties including the former Chelsea barracks, the former Olympic athletes’ village and most of Canary Wharf. Qatari investment interests also own Harrods and substantial stakes in Heathrow airport, Sainsbury’s, Barclays Bank and IAG, the parent company of British Airways. ...
Heathrow's tricky landing - in 60 seconds image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 10:32:49 AM
. BBC News explains the bumpy ride that lasted over a decade, eventually leading to Heathrow airport getting approval for a third runway. ...
Growing up under Heathrow's flightpath image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 09:24:04 AM
. As Heathrow airport expands more children may be exposed to noise pollution from aircraft flying low over nearby schools. ...
The history of London's Heathrow airport image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 06:52:45 AM
....The following year the Labour government backed a third runway but the Conservatives promised to oppose the plan. In 2015, the Airports Commission recommended a third runway be built at Heathrow airport. ...
Heathrow is top business rate payer in England and Wales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 11:01:28 PM
. London's Heathrow airport will continue to pay the highest rate bill of any business in England and Wales when new rateable values are applied in 2017. ...
Scottish government backs Heathrow expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 06:12:32 AM
Zac Goldsmith: Heathrow project 'will never go ahead' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 11:47:34 AM
. In the next few days it is widely believed that prime minister Theresa May will announce there will be a third runway at Heathrow airport. ...
Heathrow runway 'within EU pollution laws' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 11:02:25 PM
Sage employee arrested in fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 08:38:57 PM
. A 32-year-old employee at software firm Sage has been arrested at Heathrow airport, police have said. ...

Mark Duggan campaigners descend on the streets of Tottenham for vigil to mark 5th anniversary of shooting
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.... . It comes after anti-racism activists from the campaign group Black Lives Matter brought traffic to a standstill on the road to Heathrow airport. ...

Black Lives Matter protests around the country: motorway route into Heathrow Airport blocked by activists lying on road
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. Anti-racism activists brought traffic to a standstill on the road to Heathrow airport on a day of action which featured protests around the UK. ...
Property funds halt trading as Brexit fallout deepens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of July 2016 12:59:54 PM
....Around £35bn – or 7% of the total investment in UK commercial property – is invested in commercial property funds, which offer private investors a chance to gain exposure to huge office block developments and shopping centres. M&G’s fund has invested in properties including New Square Park, a 250-acre office park near Heathrow airport, and the eight-storey 3 Hardman Square office block in Manchester; while Aviva holds sites including 20 Soho Square development in central London and the Guildhall shopping centre in Exeter. ...
Kipper Williams on Uber drivers at Heathrow airport image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 06:57:26 AM
Cheaper Heathrow expansion plan 'should be put back on table' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 10:42:58 AM
. The alternative, cheaper scheme to expand Heathrow airport should be put back on the table if the government gives the go-ahead for a new runway, according to the boss of British Airways’ owner. ...
Heathrow airport at 70: from tents to terminals – in pictures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of May 2016 09:47:02 AM
Top UK civil servant reviews HS2 project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of May 2016 01:25:10 PM
.... There was an increase of nearly £10bn in 2013 and recently a £5bn increase to reflect inflation. Officials and ministers are increasingly concerned that the budget could still be exceeded, even though links to the Channel Tunnel rail link (HS1) and Heathrow airport have previously been removed to cut costs. ...
Elmbridge again comes top for income tax contributions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of May 2016 11:01:07 PM
....Sir Elton John, Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Mick Jagger, John Terry and Andy Murray, are all among the number of celebrities who live or have lived in the area. Strong transport links with London and the proximity to Heathrow airport means it has also become a popular for wealthy Russians. ...
Pilots call for research into impact of drone hitting passenger jet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 08:46:32 AM
....22 September. Shortly after a Boeing 777 had taken off from Heathrow airport a drone narrowly passed down the right hand side of the airliner. ...
Big firms warn EU exit 'threatens jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 02:38:34 AM
....". John Holland-Kaye, the chief executive of Heathrow airport, denied he had been pressurised into signing the letter, saying his company wanted to get the message across that the EU had "opened up the aviation market and reduced the cost of flying". ...
Virgin Atlantic laser incident: pilots' union demands action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 09:33:24 AM
....A Metropolitan police spokesman said: “Police were contacted at approximately 9. 35pm on Sunday 14 February following reports of a laser shone in the direction of a commercial flight that had taken off from Heathrow airport. ...
Laser beam incident forces Virgin flight to return to Heathrow image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of February 2016 12:36:13 AM
. Police are investigating reports that a laser was shone at an aircraft that was forced to return to Heathrow airport on Sunday night when one of the crew fell ill. ...
The best thing a business could do for the environment is shut down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 11:45:44 AM
. Earlier this week Tim Sanderson, a former executive of the fossil fuel giant BP, wrote about the pride he felt for his daughter after her involvement in a climate change protest at Heathrow airport. ...
Heathrow expansion verdict could be delayed beyond next summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 12:37:39 PM
.... It warned that a failure to deal with environmental concerns could lay the scheme open to legal challenge. John Holland-Kaye, the chief executive of Heathrow airport, said he was glad to have the opportunity to “reassure the prime minister he can have the best of both worlds. ...
Heathrow expansion: no political will to build third runway, says IAG boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 04:50:50 PM
. Willie Walsh, the chief executive of British Airways’ parent company, has criticised Heathrow airport and David Cameron as the government considers building a third runway at the London hub. ...
Heathrow Airport: Why the renewed delay? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of December 2015 04:05:11 PM
....Apart from politics it comes down to the cost of building airports. Ever since Gatwick and Heathrow airports opened for business in the 1930s and 1940s it seems as if we have been arguing about what to do next to deal with the growing demand for air travel. ...
Business groups and unions warn Cameron against Heathrow delay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of December 2015 11:35:26 AM
. An influential alliance of businesses and trade unions has warned David Cameron not to bow to threats of a Conservative cabinet revolt over the approval of a third runway at London’s Heathrow airport. ...
UberPool launches in London to make fares cheaper if you share with strangers image
.... . The service will allow ride requests from within central London and from Heathrow airport, although destinations can be outside this area. ...
Navinder Sarao: US attempts to extradite 'flash crash' trader are 'false and misleading' image
.... . The 36-year-old, who lives and worked at his parents' home near Heathrow airport, is accused of using an automated trading programme to "spoof" markets by generating large sell orders that pushed down prices. ...
Accused 'flash crash' trader's lawyer calls US extradition request 'false' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of October 2015 03:22:59 PM
....Related: 'Flash crash' trader indicted by US grand jury. The 36-year-old, who lives and worked at his parents’ modest home near Heathrow airport, is accused of using an automated trading program to “spoof” markets by generating large sell orders that pushed down prices. ...
Avios launches 40pc off flight offer image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 10:54:20 AM
.... . The offer is open to members of the BA Executive Flight Club and Avios Travel Reward Programme who book flights from Gatwick and Heathrow airports between October 19 and November 2. ...
China and the UK's economic relationship - in 90 seconds image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 12:38:52 PM
.... . Chinese companies hold a number of investments in the UK including Heathrow airport, House of Fraser, Barclays Bank, BP and Diageo. ...
Tesco sells off supermarket sites to property investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of October 2015 11:55:45 AM
....· Highams Park – next to existing Tesco store in north-east London. · Hounslow – next to Hounslow bus garage,near Heathrow airport. ...
Aviation industry claims it can meet pollution limits in pitch for new runway image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of October 2015 05:38:11 PM
....The commission, which was chaired by Howard Davies, said the expansion should only take place if the airport could meet stringent conditions on noise and air pollution. The MPs are due to question Heathrow airport officials later. ...
The Tories must give business a level playing field - or it could be a huge own goal image
.... . But if the hackneyed building rhetoric was to provide the theme - be it HS2 or a hint of his view on whether to give Heathrow airport its much needed extra runway - it was his "rabbit out of the hat" announcement on devolving business rates that was to provide the punchline. ...
New buy-to-let deal escapes George Osborne's landlord tax image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 11:19:16 AM
.... . The properties being offered to investors, who can buy shares for as little as £50, are three newly built flats in a small development in West Drayton, near Heathrow airport, selected because of the high rental demand and the area's proximity to the new Crossrail link. ...
'Flash crash' trader to appear in court to fight extradition to US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of September 2015 05:00:09 AM
....Navinder Sarao, arrested by British police on a US warrant in April, has been indicted by a US federal grand jury on 22 criminal counts including wire fraud, commodities fraud, commodity price manipulation and attempted price manipulation. Sarao, who lives and worked at his parents’ modest home near Heathrow airport, is accused of using an automated trading program to “spoof” markets by generating large sell orders that pushed down prices. ...
HSBC rules out revival of Midland brand for UK high street banking arm image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of September 2015 12:12:43 PM
....“Our ambition is to be the bank of choice in the UK and as a name, HSBC UK will build on the global connectivity and customer trust of the HSBC brand and differentiate us in a competitive market”. It was not immediately clear whether the red and white logo that HSBC uses across its global operations, and which features on airbridges at Heathrow airport, will remain part of its UK facias. ...
Broadgate Quarter sale collapses as Chinese investor pulls out image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 06:08:59 PM
....Dalian Wanda Group, one of China’s largest property companies, is building one of Europe’s tallest residential buildings in Nine Elms in south London, which will include what has been billed as the first Chinese luxury hotel overseas. China’s sovereign wealth fund CIC owns major stakes in Heathrow airport and Thames Water. ...
Loss of Spanish airport contracts hits John Menzies profits image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of August 2015 07:03:13 AM
.... . Changes to its operations at Heathrow airport and other restructuring charges also took a toll, pushing group pre-tax profit in the six months to June 30 down to £5. ...
VAT revolt Q&A: can I refuse to show my boarding pass? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of August 2015 11:00:16 AM
....It is impossible to say how much they make in total, but with VAT at 20%, on each sale they can pocket just under 17% of the price paid by every shopper travelling beyond the EU. Two years ago the average spend at Heathrow airport was just under £39 per passenger. ...
Leon puts Birmingham on the menu as it announces 12 new restaurants image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 04:00:22 AM
.... Leon currently operates a handful of sites outside of London through a franchise relationship with HMSHost. "It operates six locations in places like Stansted and Heathrow airports but this is the first time we have launched our own," said Mr Vincent. ...
About 600 MPs would support Heathrow runway, says senior Tory backbencher image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 08:03:18 AM
.... . However, its backing was conditional on the implementation of a number of measures - some of which had been proposed by Heathrow airport itself - to reduce air pollution and noise so that the impact of expansion on local residents is limited. ...
Grounded: UK airport expansion plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of June 2015 11:19:12 PM
.... . Ever since Gatwick and Heathrow airports opened for business in the Thirties and Forties, arguments have raged over how best to cater for Britain's burgeoning demand for air travel. ...
Legal threat over airport expansion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of June 2015 12:43:20 PM
...." . The group also alleges there could be a potential conflict of interest with commission chairman Sir Howard Davies also acting as chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland which works with companies that own Gatwick and Heathrow airports. ...
Ryanair told to sell Aer Lingus stake image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of June 2015 08:20:25 AM
....". Mr O'Leary recently said his company would consider any offer from IAG for its shares but it is believed that he wants further concessions from IAG, including a number of its slots at Heathrow airport. ...
HSBC to rebrand UK high street bank as global shakeup sheds 25,000 jobs image
.... Gulliver said the ringfencing rules required a rebranding so customers to be able to differentiate between the ringfenced and non-ringfenced bank – though this fuelled speculation he would sell the UK arm. The hexagonal logo is a familiar sight across the world, and adorns every airbridge at Heathrow airport. ...
US carriers drive record global profits for airline industry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 06:46:13 PM
.... United and American Airlines have called on the US government to investigate alleged unfair state subsidy and limit the rights of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways to operate in the US. However, his attempt to dodge the row was denounced by Akbar Al-Baker, the chief executive of Qatar Airways and a Heathrow airport board member, who warned that the American carriers risked starting a wider trade war between the US and the Gulf states. ...
Austria’s central bank to repatriate £3.5bn of gold reserves from UK image
.... London’s bullion market is the largest in the world and attracts buyers from Europe, Asia, Africa and US. Transport of the bullion is likely to be arranged with one of the four main security firms listed by the London Bullion Market – Brink’s, G4S, Malca-Amit Commodities and VIA-MAT, most of which operate out of business units near Heathrow airport. ...
British Airways owners bid for Aer Lingus stake to launch more transatlantic flights image
.... As part of the offer, IAG has committed to maintain Aer Lingus operating routes from Heathrow to Irish airports for at least seven years.  In February, the Irish government had presented IAG with a list of new demands it said had to be met before it would consider the sale, regarding possible job cuts, transatlantic services and a longer guarantee on maintaining connections between Irish airports and London's Heathrow airport, BA's hub where AerLingus holds valuable runway slots. ...
British Airways' owner makes £1bn offer for Ireland's Aer Lingus image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 06:57:57 PM
.... Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG . Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, which also owns Iberia and Vueling, has spent months brokering the complex deal that will result in Aer Lingus retaining its head office in Dublin and its existing slots at Heathrow airport. ...
Royal Mail delivers top performance, as FTSE closes lower image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of May 2015 05:49:32 PM
.... . Some of the proposals flying around regarding the report include the Irish government having a veto on any sale of Aer Lingus’ existing slots at Heathrow airport, and a seven-year guarantee on the use of the slots to ensure continued connectivity with Irish airports. ...
IMF fuel subsidies are not what they seem image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of May 2015 05:50:48 PM
.... . The answer, again, is for those residents and Heathrow airport to settle on a price that weighs residents’ welfare against the value of extra flights going in to the airport. ...
Newbuild flats to be sold in online only auction image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of May 2015 06:00:19 AM
.... The highest bidder will be locked into the purchase. The canal-side development, which has been built by Clearview Homes, is in the London borough of Hillingdon, near Heathrow airport and the M4 motorway. ...
Heathrow 'would split the cabinet' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 11:34:00 AM
. Expanding Heathrow airport would cause a split at the very top of government, says a newly re-elected Tory MP. ...
Canadian mining company spied on opponents and activists in Brazil image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of May 2015 10:39:45 AM
.... There, toxic chemicals, including cyanide, are employed to separate out the gold powder, which is later molten in ingots and transported by helicopter to São Paulo for export around the globe. While the visual impact seems hard to deny – in addition to the mining area, two large dams the size of an extra Heathrow airport are used for toxic waste disposal – many argue that the mine poses a threat to the local environment and to the health of the 90,000 Paracatu residents. ...
Gatwick runway plan boosted by consultation on Heathrow air quality image
....Heathrow said that the report showed that, with the assistance of mitigation measures it is developing, the airport could manage to stay within EU pollution limits. John Holland-Kaye, chief executive of Heathrow airport, said: “It shows that our plan, which has been produced with local community views at its core, can be delivered without exceeding air quality limits. ...
The next hound of Hounslow could do far worse damage: If a man working in the suburbs can wipe billions off the markets, what does the future hold? image
....The first question that arises from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s case against Navinder Singh Sarao is: why did it take them five years to bring the action?. A guy living with his parents next to London’s Heathrow airport enters a lot of big, phony orders to sell US stock market futures; the market promptly collapses on 6 May 2010; it takes five years for the army of US financial regulators to work out that there might be some connection between the two events. ...

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