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Driver's unfortunate choice of E8 OLA number plate

The driver of this car at Heathrow Airport may be wishing he thought twice about his choice of personal number plate.

A Volvo packed with suitcases was spotted with the registration E8 OLA. Amid the ongoing global Ebola crisis it has - not surprisingly - been attracting some attention.

This month screening to counter the threat from Ebola started at Britain's biggest airport amid doubts over how the checks are being enforced. The checks also cover Gatwick airport and Eurostar rail terminals as the death toll in west Africa continues to rise.

Heathrow IT glitch resolved

Passengers faced delays last night following a computer glitch Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Passengers flying from Heathrow last night faced delays after a computer glitch.

A spokeswoman for the busy London airport said staff had to manually process passengers' baggage "for about an hour" during the incident in which an IT system was down.

She said the problem, which affected all terminals but mainly terminals three and five, caused "some disruption" and has now been resolved.

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