Rhino horns, hippo teeth and live big cats are just some of the endangered animal items seized by border officials in a record year.
The first list showing the quietest and noisiest airlines at Heathrow puts BA short haul at the top and LOT at the bottom.
The answer to the UK's airport problem could be "Foster Island" rather than "Boris Island" under proposals from London Mayor Boris Johnson.
– London City Airport
Due to low visibility this morning, flights to/from London City Airport are experiencing disruptions.
Passengers are advised to contact their airlines for more information.
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.
– British Airways
There's been fog this morning and there has been some disruption to flights at Heathrow, London City and Gatwick.
The lead author of a study which suggests those living near Heathrow airport are more likely to suffer heart disease or strokes, has said the noise often interrupts sleep. Dr Anna Hansell, from the School of Public Health at Imperial, the lead author of the study said:
"These findings suggest a possible link between high levels of aircraft noise and risk of heart disease and stroke. The exact role that noise exposure may play in ill health is not well established. However, it is plausible that it might be contributing, for example by raising blood pressure or by disturbing people's sleep. The relative importance of daytime and night-time noise also needs to be investigated further."
Aircraft noise near Heathrow has been linked to higher rates of heart disease and strokes among local residents. A study by scientists at Imperial College and King's College London found the risks of being affected by those diseases was 10-20 percent higher in areas with the most aeroplane noise.
Technical problems began this morning at 9am. By around 11:30 Heathrow said staff had restored partial check-in for hold baggage. By 11:45 all check-in services were returning to normal.
Check-in at Heathrow Terminal 5 is getting back to normal after the baggage belt broke down for a short time this morning.
All check-in services for hold baggage have been restored. We’ll continue to update you here. Thanks for your patience.
Heathrow Terminal 5's baggage system broke down this morning, affecting passengers at check-in.
There’s currently an IT issue affecting the baggage system in T5. Our teams are working hard to get this fixed. Further updates to come.
Our teams have now restored partial check-in for hold baggage & we have additional staff helping in the terminals. Updates to follow.
Spiritual leader Swami Ramdevji, aka Baba Ramdev, was allowed to remain in the UK last night after an eight hour detention at Heathrow that saw hundreds of followers come to the airport to support him.
He was allowed to remain with help from Home Affairs Committee chairman Keith Vaz MP, who also turned up at Heathrow to show his support and vowed to fully investigate the reasons for his detention. The guru will now stay until Tuesday when he was due to return home.
Mr Vaz said "It is still a matter of concern to his many supporters and thousands of people who couldn't be here today that he should have been treated in the way he was treated when he arrived at Heathrow.
"No Indian citizen with a valid visa entering the UK for lawful purposes should be held in this way.
"This is a very serious situation that occurred."
The Home Office said it refused to comment on individual cases.
Supporters of spiritual leader Swami Ramdevji, or Baba Ramdev, say the last time he visited the UK he was a guest of the Queen herself - despite being detained last night at Heathrow for eight hours.
Omparkash Yadav, a group organiser and associate of the guru said "It is not an issue with his visa, that was given by the British High Commission within four days.
"He has been here six or seven times before - the first time in 2006 he was a guest of the Queen at Buckingham Palace and the second time he was a guest of Tony Blair at the House of Commons.
"There has never been a problem before."