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23-08-2007
Pollution by noise ‘kills 6,500 a year in Britain’
By Fiona MacRae
Science Reporter
Excessive noise from modern urban life is killing thousands of Britons every year, the World Health Organisation has warned.
Unruly neighbours, the incessant roar of traffic and booming music from pubs and clubs is to blame for a catalogue of health problems, including heart attacks and strokes.
Noise pollution also causes deafness, disturbs sleep and can even affect a child\'s ability to learn.

21-08-2007
The Fireball everyone survived
Inferno: But all 165 on board escaped from this China Airlines jet with seconds to spare.
Mail Foreign Service
It looks like a disaster no one aboard would survive. Remarkably, however, all 165 passengers and crew on this plane escaped unhurt.
They scrambled to safety with seconds to spare as the China Airlines jet exploded in flames.
Passengers escaped down inflatable emergency slides while the pilot leapt from the cockpit window.

11-08-2007
Travel to the airport with hand baggage only if you want to minimise terminal st
How can you minimise the misery of airport queues and disappearing luggage this summer? The most effective strategy is to travel light. If you can pack so ruthlessly that you carry only hand baggage, you will not only avoid the increasing risk of losing your luggage but you might also save money.


11-08-2007
Green travel: happy to pay to save the planet
he message that flying is bad for the environment has been taken on board - but train travel is seen as too dear. Phil Davies and Charles Starmer-Smith report.
Travellers are becoming more aware of the damage their trips may do to the environment.

Travellers are put off trains by high prices

09-08-2007
British Airways Lost My Father
By Arthur Martin

An elderly passenger suffered a stroke after he was \'lost\' in transit by British Airways and forced to spend the night on a bench at Heathrow.
Zafer Ghadban, 83, is seriously ill in hospital after a series of blunders meant he missed a connecting flight and was abandoned in the terminal building.
To make matters worse, BA is yet to return the frail pensioner\'s luggage nearly three weeks after his ordeal began.
Zafar Ghadban\'s family had requested a wheelchair service during his short stopover at Heathrow

09-08-2007
Passengers put at risk as number of aircraft flying at wrong height doubles
By Ben Webster
Transport Correspondent
More than ten aircraft a week are climbing or descending to the wrong height in British airspace and putting passengers at risk of a mid-air collision, according to official figures.
The number of reported “level busts”, in which an aircraft deviates from its assigned height by more than 300ft, has more than doubled from 203 in 2003 to 566 last year. The scale of the problem raises doubts about the safety of the Government’s plan to allow the number of flights to double by 2030 in what are already the most overcrowded skies in Europe.



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