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# heathrow - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Hands on: Shannon worker becomes unexpected Olympic torchbearer

The torch made an unscheduled stop at Shannon Airport yesterday.

# heathrow - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

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Uh-oh... London Olympics could overwhelm Heathrow

British MPs are starting to worry that the huge influx of sports fans might swamp London’s biggest airport.

# heathrow - Sunday 5 February, 2012

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In pictures: Snow forces hundreds of UK flight cancellations

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights are among those affected by heavy snowfall in the UK and on the continent.

# heathrow - Friday 25 November, 2011

Warning of serious delays at Heathrow if strike goes ahead

Immigration officers are planning to strike on 30 November, which could cause major disruptions for passengers.

# heathrow - Thursday 28 April, 2011

Nepalese choir vanishes from Heathrow Airport

Folk singers who flew in for a festival stepped off the plane and then disappeared. Immigration officials are investigating.

# heathrow - Wednesday 22 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Developer Paddy Kelly says he likes walking after his BMW is seized; Brian Cowen’s plan to turn 83,000 into 250,000; and the Korean peninsula at loggerheads again – over a Christmas tree.

# heathrow - Monday 20 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: travellers face chaos as they try to get home for Christmas; gardaí launch an investigation into Sunday Independent claims on cocaine use in RTE; and the rape case against Julian Assange “may be less flawed” than thought.

# heathrow - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

From The42 Whose life would we prefer to have? Twitter Diary This post contains images

Whose life would we prefer to have?

Big fights, successful gambling, playing golf for a living – it’s not a bad way to spend your time.

# heathrow - Thursday 12 August, 2010

GROUND STAFF at British operator BAA has voted to strike following a dispute over pay.

The news will be a concern  for passengers who are booked to fly through Heathrow, Stansted, Glasgow, and Edinburgh airports.

The Unite trade union, which represents the ground staff at BAA, says that it will meet with key representatives on Monday to discuss what form the action is likely to take.

Despite British Prime Minister David Cameron saying that strike would be damaging to the ecomony the union remains firm on its resolve, saying that staff have already accepted many unfavourable cuts. Staff accepted a pay freeze in 2009, and this year the BAA offered staff a 1% rise, plus 0.5%, which was conditional on changes to a sickness agreement.

Unite says that it also wants workers to receive a performance-related bonus, which it says BAA promised to staff if the company reached a certain financial target.

Similarly, the smaller Prospect union said 53% of its members had voted in favour of strike action. Prospect represents around 100 BAA workers based at Heathrow, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Southampton and Stansted airports.