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Recriminations fly over flight chaos
21 Apr 2010 source: bbc.co.uk

Are you due to fly today? Have you made it to your destination? Or are you still stranded? Send us your comments. Send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk, text them to +44 7725 100 100 or you have a large file you can upload here. Read the terms and conditions At no time should you endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks or infringe any laws. Send your comments using the post form below. A selection of your comments may be published, displaying your name and location unless  ...


Thousands return after ash chaos
21 Apr 2010 source: bbc.co.uk

Anyone concerned about the safety of a British national who is still stranded abroad can call a Foreign Office helpline on 020 7008 0000, or visit its website. Stranded Britons should contact their local embassy, high commission or consulate. Are you due to fly today? Have you made it to your destination? Or are you still stranded? Are you an airline staff member? Send us your comments. Send  ...


Limited flights resume in Europe
20 Apr 2010 source: bbc.co.uk

A limited number of flights have taken off in northern Europe after five days of inactivity caused by the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland. The Eurocontrol air traffic agency says it expects about half of flights over Europe to go ahead on Tuesday. Planes have been departing from Paris, Amsterdam and Frankfurt among others - though many flights are still grounded. A new ash cloud spreading from Iceland has meant that most of UK airspace, including London, remains closed. The UK's air tr ...


First flights run after ash chaos
20 Apr 2010 source: bbc.co.uk

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EU moves to ease curbs on flights
19 Apr 2010 source: bbc.co.uk

The EU has moved to ease air travel curbs imposed after much of Europe's airspace was shut because of the spread of volcanic ash from Iceland. Transport ministers said there would be a core no-fly area, an open-skies area and a third limited-service zone. But the UK later scaled back plans to reopen its airspace as the eruption strengthened, spewing a new ash cloud. The International Air Transport Association earlier labelled the chaos a mess and an embarrassment for Europe. The body says  ...


Airlines condemn 'European mess'
19 Apr 2010 source: bbc.co.uk

The body that represents the world's airlines, IATA, has criticised Europe's governments for the way they closed air space because of volcanic ash. The head of the airline industry body, Giovanni Bisignani, told the BBC: "This is a European embarrassment and it's a European mess." Millions of passengers have been affected by the crisis, which is now into its fifth day. Britain ordered three Royal Navy ships to help bring home stranded nationals.  ...


Feeling full?
19 Apr 2010 source: bbc.co.uk

Since 1997, record levels of immigration have boosted our population by more than 2 million, accounting for half the total estimated rise in population of about 4 million. So is Britain getting full? With immigration projected to drive two thirds of our population growth, the polls suggest voters think the answer is "Yes". Next to the economy, immigration is the second most important issue, beyond even crime and the NHS. In last week's televised election debate, all three main p ...


Navy ships to aid in ash response
19 Apr 2010 source: bbc.co.uk

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