Quantcast

Latest Heathrow Stories

2008-07-27 18:00:28

By MARK AUSTIN I FLEW into Heathrow the other day, but not before enduring the now routine and infuriating airborne ritual of circling the Berkshire countryside for the best part of half an hour . If I want yet another bird's-eye view of Windsor Castle (right) I'll hire a major airport is now beyond a joke. If a third runway will sort it out, then let's have one. What damage are we doing to the environment anyway by having hundreds of planes a day flying aimlessly above the outskirts...

2008-07-26 18:00:28

THE possibility of "mass direct action" will be discussed today at a conference called by those opposed to expansion at Heathrow Airport. Held at Harlington, west London, close to Heathrow, the conference is being attended by green protesters from the Camp for Climate Action. Local residents, trade unionists and MPs are also expected to attend, with the various groups planning their next step should the Government give the go-ahead later this year to expansion at Heathrow. (c) 2008...

2008-07-22 00:00:29

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to airport expansion today published plans for a Pounds 30 billion North-South, high-speed rail line to run alongside the M1 which they claim would "demolish" the case for a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Linking the North and Scotland with the Midlands and southern England, the new line would also join the Channel Tunnel fast-link through Kent. This would mean the line, which could be completed by 2030, would not only improve links within Britain but could take...

2008-07-20 06:00:28

By Pam Kent And in London, Pam Kent reports that things are looking up at Heathrow's Terminal 5: "Back in March, I heralded the forthcoming opening of London Heathrow Airport's new Terminal 5, a majestic building, designed by Richard Rogers. The British Airways terminal promised so much. But everyone's high hopes were dashed. Baggage was disappearing more than ever; delays were off the scale, with passengers forced to sleep overnight on the floors. "So what went wrong? Colin Matthews,...

2008-07-20 00:00:24

THE publication of a detailed plan for a new high-speed rail link connecting Yorkshire and London isolates Ministers still further in their unconditional support for a third runway at Heathrow. Heathrow is one of the country's principal gateways to the world and its continued success is critical to both business and the tourism industry, particularly in the face of a global downturn. In the case of the third runway, though, the Government should not confuse acting in the national interest...

2008-07-19 21:00:20

British officials who oppose the planned Heathrow Airport expansion say they will propose a high-speed rail line. Plans for the $60 billion high-speed rail line will be announced next week, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Proponents of the rail line say the route would make it easier for travelers in Scotland and northern England to get to Heathrow. They say that would lower demand for connecting flights and reducing the need for airport expansion. The rail line could be...

2008-07-19 00:00:28

A plan for a new Pounds 30 billion high-speed rail line linking Yorkshire to Heathrow has been unveiled by councils opposed to the airport's proposed expansion. Running along the line of the M1, the route would make it easier for people in northern England to get to Heathrow, reducing the need for internal connecting flights. The group says its plan differs from other high-speed line proposals in that it aims to connect more UK cities and ensures Heathrow is fully joined to the new...

2008-07-09 09:00:41

By Peter Woodman Opponents of proposed expansion at Heathrow airport will have to wait a few more months before learning if the Government backs the plans, it was revealed yesterday. Transport Secretary, Ruth Kelly, had been expected to give a ruling in August about development at the airport, including plans for a third runway. But Ms Kelly said yesterday there was still work to be done in assessing the views of 70,000 individuals and organisations consulted on the expansion. We want...

2008-07-04 18:00:17

Protest group Plane Stupid played aircraft noise through the letterbox of Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly's London Docklands apartment yesterday morning on a day of protest against the expansion of Heathrow. The group said that after 15 minutes they were interrupted by the Transport Secretary's husband and left him a letter which said: "We do hope that you will keep this early morning wake-up call in mind when you decide the future of Heathrow after the summer recess. All the best, your...

2008-07-01 06:00:34

By Shiel, Vicki The Eurostar high-speed rail network could be extended to Heathrow Airport under proposals released by Arup. The consultancy argues that the connection would improve access, add capacity and tackle environmental issues at the airport. The proposal is the result of three years of research. The network currently terminates at King's Cross St Paneras in central London. The connection would boost train services on the Great Western Main Line. It would make the airport more...


Word of the Day
sough
  • 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.'
Related