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Ebola screening for travellers arriving in Britain from affected areas in West Africa is to be extended to Manchester and Birmingham airports, the head of Public Health England has said.
In his weekly message to staff, Duncan Selbie said that once the existing measures covering Heathrow, Gatwick and the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras had "settled", they would be rolled out to other ports of entry.
Next week the focus will be on Gatwick and St Pancras and, once settled there, we will then move to include Manchester and Birmingham," he said.
I appreciate very much that we are taking people away from their normal work, and please be assured that we are thinking hard and listening carefully to those on the ground to see how we can make this more sustainable.
What I am certain of is that we have the people who know how to keep the country safe and that is exactly what we will do.
A passenger jet carrying 278 people was returned to Manchester Airport shortly after departure today when the captain reported a technical fault.
The flight to Dalaman in Turkey, operated by a Thomas Cook Airlines, was turned around shortly after its departure from Manchester at 7.15am.
During the early part of the flight, when the aircraft was still in UK airspace, a technical fault was reported and as a precaution the flight returned to the airport.
The plane is now being examined by engineers and passengers will be placed on an alternative aircraft.
We can confirm that flight TCX2534 from Manchester to Dalaman landed normally after a priority landing was requested by the Captain - the aircraft returned to Manchester and our engineers are now inspecting the aircraft.
"We’d like to thank our customers for their patience during the delay to the start of their holiday.”
Vernon Kay, Gary Lineker and Gok Wan will be joining 200 runners on Sunday 21st September for a charity runway run at Manchester Airport.
The 4k run is in aid of two special children’s charities Flying Start and a medical centre in the african country of Uganda.
Runners and walkers will wear red outfits to complete the course around the edge of the runway.
Passengers waiting to go on holiday at Manchester airport were seen queueing out of the terminal doors and through the car park early on Friday morning.Security measures have been increased at airports across the UK this week after a terror warning from the United States authorities.
Police have made an arrest under the terrorism act after a man was stopped at Manchester airport.
Abdul Benhammedi from Whalley Range was detained last Friday. The 20 year old is charged with possessing an article for a purpose connected with terrorism. He'll appear at court later.
Speaking after a Boeing 737 Jet2 plane declared an emergency after taking off from East Midlands Airport headed for Crete, an official for the airline said:
"Flight LS625 landed safely at Manchester Airport. All passengers disembarked and will continue on their journey to Greece on another aircraft”.
Holidaymakers were forced to queue OUTSIDE Manchester Airportearly today as they waited to clear security.
It comes as airports were told to beef up security on US flights amid warnings that two terror networks were reportedly working on a bomb that could that could evade existing measures.
Manchester Airport said the queues were unrelated to any security changes and were due to the busy summer holiday season.
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A skin analysis machine has been set up to help educate young people about the damage sunburn can do to the skin and the steps that can be taken to avoid burning and over exposure to UV light. It also highlights that it is the damage done to skin when young.
Shunburn is Teenage Cancer Trust's annual sun safety campaign predominately aimed at 13-24 year olds. It educates young people about the damage sunburn can do to the skin and the steps that can be taken to avoid burning and over exposure to UV light.
A sniffer dog at Manchester Airport helped Border Force officers find at least 50 kilos of heroin, worth about £5m, hidden inside a shipment of carpets.
The seizure was made In April when officers became suspicious of a 46-piece consignment of hand-made knotted carpets that had arrived from Peshawar in Pakistan via Abu Dhabi.
A detector dog alerted its handler to one of the carpets and further examination revealed a "highly sophisticated" concealment where the drug was woven into the fabric of the carpet, a Border Force spokesman said.
It is thought that the total value of the drugs could run into millions of pounds.
Two people were arrested on suspicion of drug importation offences at a business address in London on April 29.
The pair were interviewed by NCA investigators and released on bail pending further enquiries.