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Met Police helicopter flies high above the fog

Flying high above London's fog today was the Met Police helicopter. The team on board took these stunning pictures of Docklands, and The O2 which is only just about visible.

Docklands' skyscrapers appears above a foggy London

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Delayed Heathrow passengers tweet photos of fog

Airports back to normal after glitch

There were long queues at Heathrow yesterday Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Major airports reported that they were back to "business as usual" after an air traffic control centre glitch caused chaos across the UK and Ireland.

Hundreds of flights were cancelled or delayed yesterday after problems arose at the National Air Traffic Service centre in Hampshire.

A spokeswoman for Heathrow Airport said: "Today we have 18 cancellations - 11 arrivals and seven departures - and that's mostly due to crew displacement. Apart from that we are pretty much running as normal."

A Stansted Airport spokesman said they had experienced no problems today, while a Gatwick Airport spokeswoman said: "We've been back to business as usual from this morning."

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Air control problem causes chaos at UK airports

Thousands of people have been affected after a technical problem at an air traffic control centre caused chaos at airports across the UK.

Disruption includes:

  • Heathrow cancelled 217 flights so far today
  • Gatwick cancelled five flights but experienced 86 delays
  • Stansted said flights had been delayed by up to three hours

Pipers entertain travellers at Heathrow

Pipers from the Epping Forest Pipe band perform at Heathrow's Terminal 5 Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Pipers from the Epping Forest Pipe band entertained travellers at terminal 5 at Heathrow airport today while soldiers helped push the total collected today closer to the target on one million pounds.

Soldiers sell poppies at Heathrow Airport Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
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