Business News Archive - June 15, 2008

By Alice Wright An airline pilot carried out an emergency landing after fumes on board left crew members feeling "inebriated, light-headed, sick and distressed", accident investigators said.

Petrol pumps have been busier than normal as people filled up their tanks desperate not to be hit by the tanker drivers' strike - but more action is likely next weekend.

Passengers at Bristol International Airport are being warned not to drink to excess before catching their flights. Police have launched a Know your Limits campaign to stop some holidaymakers from having a few too many before going to their gate.

By Jen Lynds, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jun. 14--PRESQUE ISLE, Maine -- Flight service in and out of Northern Maine Regional Airport in Presque Isle will change very little in the next few years now that a contract between Colgan Air Inc. and the airport has been renegotiated.

Air passengers are facing delays as preparations get under way for George Bush's visit to the UK this weekend. The American President and his entourage will touch down at Heathrow Airport in west London tomorrow as part of his "farewell tour" of Europe.

An African chaplain has arrived at East Midlands Airport as part of a whistle-stop tour of the UK. Grace Mangula, the chaplain of Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, landed at Castle Donington to find out more about chaplaincy and aid work at British airports.

THE Yorkshire manager of a large textile mill in the Outer Hebrides hit back yesterday after reports it is ceasing production.

Mark Blakey (41) of Waddington-based property developer Bailfarm Ltd "These incidents are definitely on the increase and thieves seem willing to put themselves in great danger to get at the metal. It's important to make sure that theft of lead is covered in a policy.

Brixham fishermen are reeling after the theft of hundreds of pounds of equipment during the weekend.

Diesel ran out at a Derby petrol station yesterday as customers started stocking up amid fears of a shortage. The panic-buying was sparked off when 600 tanker drivers began their four-day strike over pay. The Shell garage, in Ashbourne Road, Derby, ran out of diesel yesterday morning.

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'