A Reuters journalist captured footage of environmental activist James Brown being led through the airport by police and escorted into a police van.
Last December, unexplained drone sightings disrupted flights at London's Gatwick airport, and the Heathrow Pause group aimed to pull off a similar stunt to put pressure on the government to take tougher steps to reduce carbon emissions.
But Heathrow said it remained "open and fully operational despite attempts to disrupt the airport through the illegal use of drones in protest nearby." Heathrow Pause is a splinter group of the climate group Extinction Rebellion, which blocked streets in central London this year.
It had said it would fly the drones no higher than head height and had no wish to endanger life.
Sunseekers have been told to avoid some overcrowded beaches along the southerncoast, as Friday saw the hottest August day in 17 years. By midday, theCoastguard said it had responded to dozens of calls. A heat-health warning wasissued as temperatures reached 36.4C at Heathrow and Kew Gardens – making itthe hottest August day since 2003, according to the Met Office.
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Heathrow Airport CEO John Holland-Kaye talks about a two-stage testing process which involves a first test on arrival for passengers coming from 'red countries', and a second test about a week later as a way to reduce quarantine time for those that do not have the virus. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
John Lewis said it will shut two full-size department stores in Birmingham and Watford, four At Home shops in Croydon, Newbury, Swindon and Tamworth, as well as two travel hub outlets at Heathrow and St Pancras.It said the eight shops were already “financially challenged” before the coronavirus pandemic, which has ramped up the shift towards online shopping.
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The UK has basked in the hottest day of the year so far at the mercury rose to a scorching 33.3C (91.94F) at Heathrow Airport in west London. Scotland also had its highest temperature so far this year with the thermometer reaching 30C (86F) in Prestwick. The heatwave is set to break with the arrival of thunderstorms bringing lightning strikes and downpours.
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EasyJet has relaunched flights from 22 airports across Europe for the first time since operations ceased at the end of March as a result of the pandemic. The first flight from the UK took off from London Gatwick for Glasgow at 7am on Monday morning.
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Climate activists attempt to shut down London's Heathrow Airport with the use of drones. However, their efforts are believed to have been thwarted by the airport's security systems. The activists had..
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