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Delayed Heathrow passengers tweet photos of fog

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Fog at Heathrow but still, about to take-off. Next stop: Kiev, Ukraine! http://t.co/bY0rF4faqO

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Been at #Heathrow for ~2hrs; this is the first plane I've seen. Apparently there are more out there #peasouper #fog http://t.co/TbRW52s2wy

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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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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

Homes for 180,000 people on the Heathrow site

Instead, Boris will talk to business leaders later today about his 'dual vision': an area the size of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea on the Heathrow site housing 180,000 people and creating 40,000 jobs as well as a new airport in the east of the city.

He told Simon Harris that closing Heathrow would bring about massive economic growth in the area.

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