Pyjama protest over night-time flights

Protesters donned pyjamas and dressing gowns today as they called for night-time flights to be banned. Residents living on the flightpath of Heathrow airport gathered in Hounslow to urge the Government to ban flights between 11pm and 6am.

Around 30 demonstrators wearing nightwear took part in the event in Lampton park to voice anger that air traffic noise was ruining their sleep. Ministers are expected to consult next month on a new night flight regime for three designated airports - Heathrow, Stansted and Gatwick.

The current agreement with airlines runs out in October 2014. Similar demonstrations were being held today across Europe, including Belgium, Italy and Germany

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London night flight debate

Lobby group the Confederation of British Industry have produced a report claiming controversial London night flights must be protected. The Government is currently carrying out a consultation into the impact of night flights.