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# heathrow - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Northern Ireland health minister 'shocked' by images of packed Aer Lingus flight

Photos seemed to show little evidence of social distancing on a flight from Belfast to London.

# heathrow - Thursday 17 October, 2019

E-fit image released of man found dead in London after falling from plane

The body of the man was found in a residential garden on 30 June.

# heathrow - Friday 13 September, 2019

Police arrest five people over plans to shut down Heathrow airport with drones

A campaign by Heathrow Pause – an offshoot of the Extinction Rebellion – was planned for this morning.

# heathrow - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Anyone found guilty of operating drone at airfield 'could face life sentence', Met Police says

Departures from Heathrow Airport were suspended temporarily yesterday following a suspected drone sighting.

# heathrow - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Flights resume at Heathrow Airport after suspected drone sighting.

All departures were suspended for around an hour.

# heathrow - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow

Many of the eggs recovered on 26 June have now hatched.

# heathrow - Friday 4 May, 2018

50 live crocodiles from Malaysia seized at Heathrow Airport

Each box only had room for four crocodiles but 10 had been packed into each one.

# heathrow - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Man dies following 'serious accident' at Heathrow airport

Two members of staff operating airport vehicles were involved in the incident.

# heathrow - Sunday 29 October, 2017

Heathrow launches probe after USB stick with security info found on London street

The unencrypted device has 174 documents on it.

# heathrow - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Two cash-in-transit drivers staged a £7m heist but were caught out by their mobile phones

The men will be sentenced later this month.

# heathrow - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Two men arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences

The men – both aged 21 and from Leicester and Birmingham – were detained after landing on a flight from Turkey.

# heathrow - Friday 2 June, 2017

British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'

The meltdown, which saw 75,000 passengers stranded, was at first suspected to be the result of a cyber attack.

# heathrow - Sunday 28 May, 2017

British Airways to resume flights following chaotic day but warns of 'knock-on disruption'

All flights from London Heathrow and Gatwick were suspended yesterday following the delays.

# heathrow - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Weather warnings in place as people urged to check status of flights

Passengers have been advised to contact their airlines.

# heathrow - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

New Heathrow runway "a return to monopoly featherbedding" says Ryanair CEO

Today, the British government approved a new third runway at London’s Heathrow airport, with Transport Secretary Chris Grayling calling it a “momentous step”.

# heathrow - Friday 5 August, 2016

Black Lives Matter protesters are causing traffic chaos at Heathrow airport

Protesters have blocked the main road into the airport, Europe’s busiest, this morning.

# heathrow - Saturday 2 July, 2016

'Terror threat' made against Heathrow airport

The warning reportedly said there will be “a device placed in either Heathrow, LAX or JFK” airport.

# heathrow - Monday 15 February, 2016

London to New York flight forced to turn around after laser is pointed at it

Police are investigating the incident.

# heathrow - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Man taken to hospital after stabbing himself in the head in Heathrow airport

It is understood the man took the knife from a shop in the departure lounge.

# heathrow - Monday 13 July, 2015

Delays to Irish flights after protesters occupy Heathrow runway

Services have been disrupted by a runway demonstration.

# heathrow - Saturday 4 July, 2015

Family of 12 thought to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic state group

The group was reported missing after they failed to return from a holiday to Bangladesh.

# heathrow - Friday 19 June, 2015

Man plunges to his death after trying to cling onto airplane from South Africa to London

A second man is in a critical condition in hospital.

# heathrow - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Limerick farmer tackled passenger who tried to open door mid-flight

A local councillor said the man is a very popular character in the Kilcornan area and doesn’t think his heroic act was that big a deal.

# heathrow - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Knock-on UK flight disruption following Heathrow computer meltdown

Some 38 flights have been cancelled, but there are no reports of Irish flight delays.

# heathrow - Monday 17 November, 2014

The Air Ambulance completed its 100th journey of 2014 over the weekend

It transferred a patient from Dublin to London.

# heathrow - Thursday 6 November, 2014

Reports of smoke in the cockpit forces flight to divert to Dublin Airport

The United Airlines flight landed safely at 6.15pm.

# heathrow - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport

It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.

# heathrow - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Homeless man jailed for 3 years for stealing bags from Heathrow

The 59-year-old targeted people who were travelling on their own, waited until they were distracted, and then took their bags.

# heathrow - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession

The chef was not allowed to board a flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles on Sunday.

# heathrow - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Flights getting back to normal after major air traffic control problem fixed

Passengers at Dublin Airport were among thousands affected by the technical problem.

# heathrow - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Scotland Yard breaks international drugs ring

Police seized millions of pounds worth of cocaine in dawn raids in London.

# heathrow - Monday 19 August, 2013

Husband of journalist who broke NSA leaks story held for nine hours in London

Metropolitan Police confirmed that David Miranda, husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, was held up as he passed through London’s Heathrow Airport on his way home to Rio de Janeiro from Berlin.

# heathrow - Friday 12 July, 2013

Plane catches fire at London Heathrow

In a separate incident at Manchester, another Boeing 787 Dreamliner was forced to turn back after take-off due “technical difficulties”.

# heathrow - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London Coo

Pigeons force Aer Lingus flight to abandon trip to London

Flight EI168 left Dublin at 3pm – but was back after 15 minutes after striking a flock of birds.

# heathrow - Saturday 19 January, 2013

More UK flights cancelled due to heavy snowfall and ice

Hundreds of stranded passengers slept at Heathrow Airport overnight after almost 400 flights were cancelled yesterday.

# heathrow - Monday 12 November, 2012

Syria-related terror arrest at Heathrow

The man, 24, was was taken into custody by counterterrorism officers after immigration officials stopped him once he arrived on a flight from Bahrain this morning.

# heathrow - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Lack of flights to Cork hampering business in region

Cork Chamber of Commerce calls for an increase in flights to boost growth in the south of Ireland.

# heathrow - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Two arrested in Heathrow by counter-terrorism police

Police said they arrested a man and woman, both aged 26, at 8.30pm last night.

# heathrow - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

British Airways to double number of Dublin-Heathrow flights

Service in winter 2012 will see a new 6.25am flight for the really eager flier…

# heathrow - Monday 14 May, 2012

2010 fall in Irish air passenger numbers was EU's worst

Figures compiled by Eurostat show that passenger numbers in Ireland fell by a greater proportion than those of any other.

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