Rhino horns, hippo teeth and live big cats are just some of the endangered animal items seized by border officials in a record year.
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Millions of pounds are made each year by traffickers who sell trophy animals on the black market. Big cats, hippos teeth and tortoises are among record numbers confiscated by Border Agency officials at Heathrow over the past year.
London Zoo has now been called upon to give some of them a new home and a second chance.
David Wood reports:
The Border Force is seizing record numbers of endangered species at Heathrow Airport.The capital is seen as a hub for the trade due to its international transport links. London Zoo is part of a project to re-home illegally imported creatures.
Staff there say their role is crucial to the survival of species targeted by poachers, as David Wood reports:
Grant Miller, senior officer on the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITIES) Border Force team at Heathrow has said the market in endangered animal items being trafficked into the country is evolving.
He said there is a significant increase in items in such as ivory from west and central Africa being trafficked through London's "logistic hub".
"We pick up between 5-15 kilo of ivory at time. The heartbreaking thing is it quite clearly new ivory from recently slaughted elephants."
Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is planning to launch a restaurant at Heathrow airport. His latest venture will be at the new £2.5 billion Terminal 2 which opens in June 2014.
Heston Blumenthal said: "This is an incredible project. There are so many different elements to consider when people are travelling. We want to deliver a broad spectrum of easy-to-enjoy, familiar dishes, from fish and chips to pizza."
Nine members of staff Heathrow Airport staff arrested on suspicion of stealing items from lost property have been released on bail. The suspects, six men and three women, are suspected of being involved in 43 separate thefts between May and September this year.
Nine people who work at Heathrow airport have been arrested on suspicion of theft. It follows 43 separate incidents where personal property was stolen.
Six men and three women are still in custody in west London and a number of addresses are being searched. Superintendent Martin Hendy said:
"Police at Heathrow work together with our partners at the airport to ensure that any allegations of criminal activity are robustly investigated to ensure the travelling public and staff at the airport enjoy a safe and secure environment. Today's arrests support that commitment."
– London City Airport
Due to low visibility this morning, flights to/from London City Airport are experiencing disruptions.
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Air passengers are facing delays and cancellations today because of fog. Poor visibility led to disruption at Heathrow, London City and Gatwick airports, with British Airways among airlines affected. BA had to cancel seven flights at Heathrow.
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There's been fog this morning and there has been some disruption to flights at Heathrow, London City and Gatwick.