Flight rights: what you need to know

Today's ruling the EU court on the duty of care owed to passengers by airlines is significant. Our guide to how it could affect you.

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Roaming charges abroad set to end in 2015

Using a mobile phone in another European country could soon be cheaper than using it at home says the European parliament's Industry Committee, who are voting to pass the legislation today.

A woman uses her phone in South Korea
Roaming to be abolished in December 2015 Credit: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Roaming is a method of wirelessly connecting to a network without breaking your connection when abroad. A phone user can connect to at least 15 operators and virtual networks when abroad including Three, Virgin Media, France's Free and Italy's FastWeb.

According to the EU bill, this will give them "the confidence to stay connected when they travel in the Union without being subject to additional charges over and above the tariffs."

More fog warnings issued for tonight

The Met Office has issued yellow warning for fog for Thursday evening and Friday morning.

More than 40 flights were cancelled across the UK this morning as thick fog covered England and parts of Scotland.

Read: Dense fog causes flight delays and cancellations


More travel disruption as thick fog covers England

Thick fog across England and parts of Scotland is causing travel disruptions as the Met office extended the yellow warning for fog until 11 am.

Flights have been cancelled or delayed at a number of airports.

Traffic on the M25 motorway near to Heathrow Airport Credit: PA Wire
A British Airways plane sits on the apron at Heathrow Airport Credit: PA Wire
Some flights were cancelled due to the fog Credit: PA Wire

Fog set to clear for most of UK by mid-morning

Daybreak weather presenter Laura Tobin has said the dense fog will clear away before lunchtime:


Fog is causing delays at lots of airports & on the roads. It'll clear around 10-11am but will longer all day in the midlands. @daybreak

*Find out whether your flights are cancelled due to fog *

More flights cancelled as thick fog covers England

Flights across the UK were cancelled due to low visibility as the Met office issued yellow warning for fog.

Following airports are affected:

The Met office said the fog will be slow to clear, with visibility below 100 meters in many places across England and south west Scotland.

The skies should be clearer by midday.


More flights cancelled due to thick fog

A number of domestic flights from London have been cancelled because of early-morning fog.

Arrivals and departures were cancelled at London City Airport where forecasters said visibility was down to below 100 metres.

"The fog is quite extensive across much of England and Wales this morning, and quite a few places will be waking up to quite foggy conditions," said Chris Burton, from forecasters MeteoGroup.

Flights cancelled in London due to thick fog

Several flights at London City Airport were cancelled this morning due to thick fog and low visibility across England and south west Scotland.


Due to low visibility flights to/from LCY are experiencing disruptions. Passengers should contact their airlines http://t.co/nyCF2X05a6


Yellow Warning of Fog for North East England: Yellow Warning of Fog for North East England : Middlesbrough, Re... http://t.co/Zc9grkY7Mx

The Met office issued yellow warning for fog in England and parts of Scotland. Travel disruptions are expected elsewhere.

50ft-deep hole closes 10-mile stretch of busy M2

A 10-mile section of a busy motorway has been closed in both directions after a huge, 50ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation.

Long tailbacks built up after the M2 in north Kent was shut between junction 5 near Sittingbourne and junction 6 south of Faversham.

The Highways Agency said the hole measured 16ft (5m) by 6ft (2m) and was 50ft (15m) deep.

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