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Extra Games troops deployed

An additional 1,200 troops are to be deployed at the Olympics amid continued concern about security staffing. The Culture Secretary said the numbers to be provided by G4S "continue to rise significantly" but ministers would "leave nothing to chance."

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Heathrow passing Olympic travel test so far

Heathrow appeared to be coping with the record influx of flyers, including various Olympic teams, ahead of the Games.

In total, the airport is handling around 217,000 passengers today, including 99,000 arrivals, on its busiest day to date.

Immigration queues for arriving passengers were reported to be moving smoothly.

More than 1,000 volunteers, speaking more than 20 languages between them, are welcoming groups of athletes and officials from their planes.

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