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Heathrow's Terminal 1 closing after nearly 50 years

It's been a familiar sight at Heathrow for almost 50 years but it is now the end of the line for Terminal 1.

The building will now be re-developed as part of an £11bn upgrade of the airport.

To mark the occasion a party for staff and workers from years gone by.

Also on the guest list: our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse. He spoke to former worker Keith Hayward and the last passengers to use the building.


A20 closed because of Operation Stack

The A20 coastbound is closed due to the Operation Stack checkpoint between M20 J13 (Folkestone) and Alkham Valley Road (Round Hill Tunnel).

The A20 is now closed from the M20 to after the Roundhill Tunnel while lorries are checked to ensure they've been through Operation Stack

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Extreme heat could disrupt trains, Network Rail warns

Tracks can buckle in intense heat Credit: Chris Radburn / PA Archive

With temperatures set to soar into the mid 30s this week, train companies are warning that the heat could interfere with Britain's rail network.

Commuters are being told to check their journeys ahead of time for ristricted services, as the heat is predicted to get so fierce that it could buckle rails.

"As rails are made out of steel, they expand as they heat up and are subject to strong compression," Network Rail said on its website.

"This expansion has to be managed to reduce the risk of track buckling. If the track does buckle, the line must be closed and the track repaired before services can resume, causing considerable disruption."

First Great Western services in the Thames Valley area will be subject to speed restrictions from midday to 8pm today - meaning there will be fewer fast trains.


Most famous airport terminal in the world nears closure

The most famous airport terminal in the world will close its doors on Monday night after the last plane arrives.

Terminal One during a British Airways maintenance engineers' dispute in 1977 Credit: PA

Heathrow's Terminal 1 has seen hundreds of millions of passengers over the last fifty years and was home to some of the most famous airlines including BEA, British Airways and British Midland.

Former staff will gather for a special event to mark the occasion.

The terminal was opened by the Queen in May 1969.

T1 will be re-developed but its exact future will depend on a third runway announcement.

Long delays on M4 after two accidents in roadworks

There are long delays on the M4 with ten miles of tailbacks.

Traffic is at a standstill on the M4

Two separate accidents in roadworks between Junctions 11 and 12 at Reading have closed lanes in both directions.

One of the collisions involved three cars, while a car and lorry were involved in a separate crash on the opposite carriageway.

It is taking motorists an hour to pass through the problem.

Police and Highways England staff are on the scene but delays are expected for some time.

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