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Owner of Bristol Airport's 'unofficial' car parks told to close them down

The owner of the 2 'unofficial' airport car parks has been told to close them down. Credit: PA/Ben Birchall

The owner of two car parks near Bristol Airport has been told to stop using them by midnight tonight (Wednesday 13 January) or face heavy fines.

The sites are used by hundreds of motorists as a cheaper alternative to official car parks at the airport.

An appeal against council enforcement notices was rejected by the planning inspectorate.

Century-old teddy in lost property for 2 years 'could fetch £1,000'

Looking young for his years... 100-year-old teddy up for auction today. Credit: Bristol Airport

An antique teddy bear, which spent two years in Bristol Airport's lost property, will be sold at auction this afternoon.

The 100-year-old bear was found along with a photograph from 1918. After a nationwide hunt the owner was tracked down in Cyprus but decided to sell. Experts think it could make around £1,000.

This photograph from 1918 was found alongside the bear in a plastic bag. Credit: Bristol Airport

Budget airline launches new route from Bristol to the US

Flights will depart Bristol Airport for Reykjavik three days a week from next year. Credit: WOW Air

Bristol is to become budget airline, WOW air’s, second UK departure point for flights to Iceland and North America.

Flights will depart Bristol Airport for the airline’s hub in Reykjavik 3 times a week.

Passengers will stopover in Iceland before taking off to a number of US destinations including, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport, Robert Sinclair hopes the new route will encourage people in the West to fly local:

This new link will enhance both the convenience and affordability of flights to several American destinations, giving people more reason than ever to choose to fly local."

– Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer at Bristol Airport

Flights from Bristol to Reykjavik will start in May next year.

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Stranded passengers due to fly home to Bristol

Wreckage from the crashed airliner that sparked the emergency Credit: PA

Airline passengers from the West Country stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh following the Russian airliner crash are due to fly in to Bristol this evening.

Thomson flight TOM 717 is due to arrive at 2205 hours this evening.

Those flying won't be able to take hold luggage with them but the Government will arrange for this to be returned separately.

Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh remain cancelled up to and including 25 November.

You can see a full statement from Thomson here.

Thomson extends cancellation of flights to Sharm

Thomson extends cancellation of flights to Sharm Credit: ITV News

Thomson Airways have extended their decision to cancel all flights to Sharm el Sheikh up to and including Wednesday 25th November 2015. They are offering customers booked to travel to Sharm in this period a full refund or they can amend to any holiday currently on sale.

Customers travelling to Sharm el Sheikh up to and including 10th December 2015 will be able to amend their booking free of charge to any holiday taken by the end of April 2016.

You can find out more information here

Thousands still stranded in Egypt as those back home wait for luggage

Passengers were cheered as they landed in Bristol on Saturday. Credit: ITV West Country

Passengers from the West who arrived back from Sharm el-Sheikh at the weekend face a lengthy wait to get their luggage back

A flight landed at Bristol airport on Saturday evening, bringing back holidaymakers who were due to fly home several days earlier.

Holidaymakers were only allowed to bring back hand luggage because of restrictions, and it's not known when they will get their other belongings.

Thousands of Britons remain stranded at the Egyptian resort, despite several flights to the UK over the weekend. The latest intelligence suggests a Russian plane which crashed last week after leaving Sharm was brought down by a bomb.

Credit: ITV West Country
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