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Toy Story Woody Doll's Tiny Toy Gun Confiscated by Heathrow Security

Just a few days ago, Heathrow Airport security successfully disarmed Woody of Toy Story fame; confiscating his 2.5cm, pistol-shaped piece of plastic, ensuring a safer tomorrow in the process. Read More >>

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Passenger Jet Pilot Panicked by UFO Over Heathrow

The pilot of an Airbus A320 was thrown into a panic while flying 20 miles west of Heathrow, telling authorities he saw a metallic "cigar/rugby ball like" object and "was fully expecting to experience some kind of impact with a conflicting aircraft." But nothing happened. So it was probably a goose or kids sending their phone into space on a balloon. [Telegraph] Read More >>

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Boris Island Sinking as Airport Commission Favours Expanding Heathrow or Gatwick

Boris Johnson's dream of building himself a little island in the Thames Estuary or outsourcing all of London's flying needs to Kent appear to be in trouble, thanks to the Airports Commission deciding that whacking a new runway in at Heathrow or Gatwick ought to keep the country competitive until 2030. Read More >>

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60 Per Cent of Heathrow T5's Light Bulbs Have Blown Since 2008 and Haven't Been Changed

Thanks to the high and curved design of Heathrow's terminal 5 building, your average, everyday maintenance man or janitor simply isn't able to reach the light bulbs up there in its glassy roof. So a team of specialist climbers has been hired to brighten up the gradually dimming departures area. Read More >>

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Boris Wants to Smash Heathrow and Build a New Airport for London... in Kent

Boris Johnson has outlined three possible new ways of expanding London's air capacity, and none include making Heathrow bigger. In fact, if Boris gets his way, Heathrow would be demolished and turned into around 250,000 new houses. Read More >>

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"Lengthen Heathrow's Runways Then Chop Them in Half" to Boost Capacity, Says Think Tank

The problem of Heathrow's bulging seams could be solved without the need to build a new runway or create an entirely new airport for London, by simply lengthening its two existing runways then cutting them in half. Which would, according to mathematicians, create FOUR runways. Read More >>

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Now You Can Grab Free Wi-Fi at Heathrow Airport

Off on your summer holidays and flying from Heathrow soon? Good news then, as the airport has announced that it's coughed up to give everyone 45 minutes of free Wi-Fi before boarding. Considering some parts of it are a mobile signal dead zone, Wi-Fi could come in handy for keeping you entertained with Top Gear or something while you wait for that forever-delayed plane. [Twitter] Read More >>

business
37 More HMV Stores to Shut-Up-Shop After Fire Sale

HMV seems to be going from bad to worse, shutting more and more shops. Deloitte has announced another 37 are getting axed in the next four to six weeks, including HMV's Heathrow outlets. Still, you might be able to grab a bargain here and there. Read More >>

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Two Arrested at Heathrow Over New Terror Threats

Two passengers coming into the country from Egypt were arrested at Heathrow last night, as counter terrorism police held them under suspicion of doing much worse things than ogling the flight crew. Read More >>

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Ex-MI5 Boss Gets Her Laptop Nicked In Heathrow Bringing Terror Cops Running

The woman who reportedly inspired the female "M" we've come to know and love in recent Bond films, has had her laptop pinched while passing through Heathrow, putting counter-terrorism police on alert. Read More >>

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