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Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 January 2019

Bet you don’t know what this is, where it is, and what it does (did)? See final item. Good morning It has been an exciting week, with our “next generation” daily news curation service taking shape behind the scenes.  Part of this is a new and more active Twitter feed. If you’re on Twitter, please do follow our new Twitter account, @TheTvlInsider.  If you were following our earlier Twitter account, feel free to unfollow that one, and please now follow our new @TheTvlInsider account. The new Twit...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, UK, Science, London, Trains, Disney, Siri, Tech, Aer Lingus, Karen, David, Atlantic, Britain, Heathrow, Gatwick


Meghan Markle Has Been Giving Fashion Advice To Unemployed Women In Need

Meghan Markle has already proved her fashion credentials by being the unofficial guest of honor at 2018's Fashion Awards, and presenting Givenchy designer Clare Waight Keller, the woman who made her wedding dress, with British Designer of the Year for Womenswear. Earlier today, though, the Duchess of Sussex used her love of fashion for a greater cause.At the north Kensington-based charity Smart Works, which provides long-term unemployed and vulnerable women with interview clothes and training, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Paris, Victoria Beckham, Stella Mccartney, Tommy Hilfiger, Kensington, Gatwick Airport, Beckham, Sussex, Givenchy, Patsy, Markle, MEGHAN MARKLE, Clare Waight Keller, Association of Commonwealth Universities


Heathrow drone: police investigating whether it is linked to Gatwick chaos

Government commits to review laws on use of drones around airports after Tuesday sighting caused one-hour haltPolice hunting those behind a drone flight at Heathrow are investigating whether it was carried out by the same person or group that caused chaos at Gatwick in the run-up to Christmas or if was a copycat crime.The sighting of the drone just after 5pm on Tuesday caused Heathrow managers to order an emergency one-hour halt of flights taking off. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Air transport, Heathrow, Gatwick, Transport, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Drones (non-military


Drone sighting briefly halts departing flights at UK’s Heathrow Airport

All flights departing Heathrow, the U.K.’s largest airport, were suspended for an hour on Tuesday following a reported drone sighting. An airport spokesperson told TechCrunch that staff are “working closely” with London’s Metropolitan Police, “to prevent any threat to operational safety.” The airport did not say who reported the drone. Shortly after departing flights were halted, flights resumed. “We have resumed departures out of Heathrow following a short suspension,” a spokesperson said. “We ...
Tags: TC, UK, England, London, Christmas, Tech, Spokesperson, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Gatwick, Metropolitan Police, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Civil Aviation Authority, BBC Heathrow


Departures Halted at Heathrow Airport in London After Drone Sighting [Updated]

Departures at Heathrow airport in London, the busiest airport in Britain, were stopped over reports of a drone flying nearby, in a bizarre case that echoes disturbances at London’s Gatwick airport last month.Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Britain, Drones, Heathrow, Gatwick, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Our Garbage Drones


London Heathrow airport departures halted after drone sighting

First Gatwick, now Heathrow. Departures at London’s Heathrow airport were stopped for some time on Tuesday after a drone sighting was reported to authorities. Metropolitan Police reported a drone sighting near Heathrow at roughly 17:05 GMT. "As a precautionary measure, Heathrow Airport has stopped departures and officers based at Heathrow are currently investigating the reports with colleagues from Heathrow Airport," they said. A Heathrow spokeswoman says the airport worked with police to "pr...
Tags: Security, Post, UK, Technology, London, News, Air Travel, B-side, Bside, Drones, Heathrow, Gatwick, Metropolitan Police, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, London Heathrow


Drone sighting halts flights at UK’s Heathrow Airport

All flights departing Heathrow, the U.K.’s largest airport, have been suspended following a reported drone sighting. An airport spokesperson told TechCrunch that staff are “working closely” with London’s Metropolitan Police, “to prevent any threat to operational safety.” “As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate,” the spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We apologize to passengers for any inconvenience this may cause.” The airport did not say who reported the drone. ...
Tags: TC, UK, England, London, Christmas, Tech, Spokesperson, United Kingdom, Heathrow, Gatwick, Metropolitan Police, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Civil Aviation Authority, Heathrow Heathrow Airport


UK police to get more powers to curb drone misuse after Gatwick fiasco

The UK government has announced new powers for police to tackle illegal use of drone technology, including powers to land, seize and search drones. This follows the recent Gatwick drone fiasco when, just before Christmas, a spate of drone sightings near the airport caused a temporary shutdown of the runway, and disruptive misery for thousands of people at one of the busiest travel times of the year. “The police will have the power to search premises and seize drones — including electronic data s...
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, UK, Tech, Bbc, Drone, United Kingdom, Home Office, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport, Emerging-technologies, UK Government, Drone Regulation, Liz Sugg


Gatwick returns to normality but drone threat remains

Confusion still hangs over the investigation into airport’s three days of chaos last monthSix days before Christmas, an airport security officer at Gatwick was finishing his shift at about 9pm when he saw something unusual. There were two drones, each in the shape of a cross, flying over the south perimeter road with sharply flashing lights.The worker reported what he had seen – and chaos ensued. About 1,000 flights affecting 140,000 passengers were cancelled or diverted across three days. Tempe...
Tags: Technology, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Gatwick Airport, Drones (non-military


Heathrow and Gatwick invest millions in anti-drone technology

London airports purchase equipment in wake of incidents that caused around 1,000 flights to be groundedThe UK’s largest airports are set to spend millions of pounds on anti-drone equipment, the Guardian understands, as they seek to protect themselves from future attacks like that which grounded about 1,000 flights into and out of Gatwick airport during the Christmas period.The country’s two busiest hubs – London’s Heathrow and Gatwick – have brought in their own military-grade anti-drone apparat...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Air transport, Heathrow, Gatwick, Transport, Guardian, Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Drones (non-military


London Bridge ticket machine charges £10,000 fare to Gatwick Airport

A typical single fare costs £11 [Author: Cathy Adams]
Tags: Gatwick Airport, London Bridge, Cathy Adams


Worldwide: Gatwick Meltdown: Drones In A No-Go-Zone - Clyde & Co

The serious and extended closure of Gatwick Airport because of the suspected deliberate use of a drone infringing the airport airspace
Tags: News, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport


French company buys majority stake in Gatwick Airport

50.01% stake sold for andpound;2.9 billion
Tags: Travel, Gatwick Airport


Gatwick drone sightings may have been of police equipment, chief constable admits

Some of the drone sightings which kept Gatwick Airport on lockdown for 36 hours may have been reports of Sussex Police's own aircraft, the force's highest-ranking officer admitted yesterday. MORE: Whenuapai Air Force base warns... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport, Sussex Police, Whenuapai Air Force


Gatwick drones: Sussex Police 'sorry' for arrested couple

Paul Gait and Elaine Kirk were arrested and released without charge over the Gatwick Airport drone chaos.
Tags: UK, News, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport, Sussex Police, Paul Gait, Elaine Kirk


UK police: 2 drones found near Gatwick Airport not involved

LONDON (AP) — British police say two drones found near London’s Gatwick Airport were not involved in the disruption that shut down the busy airport just days before Christmas. Sussex Police Chief Giles York told BBC Saturday police have searched 26 potential launch sites near the airport but do not believe they have found the […]
Tags: UK, London, News, Ap, Bbc, Nation, Gatwick Airport, Giles York, Christmas Sussex Police


Gatwick drones: Sussex Police 'really sorry' for arrested couple

Paul Gait and Elaine Kirk were arrested and released without charge over the Gatwick Airport drone chaos.
Tags: UK, News, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport, Sussex Police, Paul Gait, Elaine Kirk


Gatwick chaos: Sussex police chief 'absolutely certain' about drone

Chief constable defends force’s handling of incident, including arrest of innocent coupleThe head of Sussex police has said he is absolutely certain a drone was flown over Gatwick airport, admitting that contradictory statements from other officers at his force “amplified the chaos” over the incident.Chief constable Giles York also defended his force’s arrest for a couple who were detained for 36 hours before being released without charge, and apologised for the distress caused to them. Continue...
Tags: Technology, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Gatwick Airport, Sussex, Drones (non-military, Giles York


New York police to use drone for first time at New Year's Eve party

New York City police will use an aerial drone for the first time to monitor the crowds gathered in Times Square on Monday for the New Year's Eve ball-drop celebrations, officials said on Friday, adding there was no known threat to the night's festivities. Using counter-drone technology, the New York Police Department will also work with federal agents to thwart any civilians tempted to fly their own drones through Manhattan's canyons as 2019 dawns. Rogue drone operators recently crippled Londo...
Tags: New York, London, News, New York City, Manhattan, Gatwick Airport, New York Police Department, Times Square


Trump has taken a hatchet to federal rules, but a number of industries are now pleading to be regulated

President Trump has taken a hatchet to federal rules that he says kill jobs, cost money and give Washington bureaucrats too much power. While this may be music to some large industries' ears, there are a number of sectors that are pleading with the feds to impose new rules. Regulation is a dirty word in most Republican administrations, and President Trump has taken a hatchet to federal rules that he says kill jobs, cost money and give Washington bureaucrats too much power. The catch:   While...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Fcc, Microsoft, Obama, Congress, Washington, Barack Obama, Trends, Comcast, Mary Barra, Gm, SEC, Electric, Environmental Protection Agency


London's Gatwick Airport sells for $5.5 billion

Vinci SA agreed to acquire control of Gatwick Airport for US$3.7 billion ($5.5b) as the French construction company jumped on the chance to add a major London hub to its aviation portfolio.The purchase of the 50.01 per cent stake... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, Gatwick Airport, Vinci


Gatwick airport: majority stake sold to French group

New owner says Brexit threat helped Vinci get 50.01% stake in UK’s second-busiest airport for ‘reasonable’ £2.9bnFrance’s Vinci Airports is taking a controlling stake in Gatwick for £2.9bn, a week after the UK’s second-biggest airport was brought to a standstill by a series of drone sightings.A consortium led by the US investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is selling a majority stake of 50.01% in the airport to Vinci Airports, one of the world’s top airport operators and part of t...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, France, US, Travel & leisure, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Airline Industry, Mergers and Acquisitions, Gatwick Airport, Brexit, Vinci Airports, Vinci


Gatwick Airport: Majority stake sold to French firm

France's Vinci is to buy 50.01% of the UK's second-busiest airport for £2.9bn.
Tags: UK, News, France, Gatwick Airport, Vinci


Gatwick airport sold to French group

US investment fund sells 50.01% stake in UK’s second-busiest airport for £2.9bn to VinciUS investment fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) is selling a majority stake in Gatwick Airport for £2.9bn.The UK’s second-biggest airport was bought by a GIP-led consortium in 2009, which will sell a 50.01% stake to Vinci Airports. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, France, US, Travel & leisure, UK News, Gatwick, Transport, Airline Industry, Mergers and Acquisitions, Gatwick Airport, Global Infrastructure Partners GIP, Vinci Airports Continue


Israeli anti-drone company sees spike in interest

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli technology company says its anti-drone system is drawing major interest after rogue unmanned aircraft sowed chaos at London's Gatwick Airport last week.The Israeli company Skylock is among a growing industry... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, London, Jerusalem, Ap, Gatwick Airport


Couple released without charge over Gatwick drone 'could win substantial payout'

Libel lawyer says Paul Gait and Elaine Kirk could win £75,000 from newspapers who identified themThe couple arrested and released without charge in relation to the Gatwick drone incident could win at least £75,000 from the newspapers who identified them, according to a leading libel lawyer.Mark Stephens, head of media law at Howard Kennedy, said they had a strong legal case if they wished to pursue legal action. “Absent of a compelling reason and the police saying you can, you may no longer iden...
Tags: Media, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Gatwick Airport, Paul Gait, Howard Kennedy, Mark Stephens, Drones (non-military, Elaine Kirk


Gatwick drone arrest couple: 'Feeling completely violated'

The couple arrested over the drone chaos at Gatwick Airport have said they are "deeply distressed".
Tags: UK, News, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport


Gatwick drone suspects 'feel violated'

The couple arrested over the drone chaos at Gatwick Airport have said they are "deeply distressed".
Tags: News, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport


Police 'unequivocally' affirm London airport drone sightings

LONDON (AP) — Chagrined county police in England insisted Monday that drone sightings over London's Gatwick Airport were authentic, while a local man who was arrested and cleared as a suspect in the aerial mystery that brought days of travel havoc said he felt "completely violated."
Tags: England, London, News, Ap, Gatwick Airport


Drone detectors now deployable across UK: minister

British Security Minister Ben Wallace said Monday the government can now deploy drone detection systems nationwide, after days of device sightings caused chaos at Gatwick Airport and criticism of the government response. "We are able to now deploy detection systems throughout the UK to combat this threat," Wallace said in a statement.
Tags: UK, News, Gatwick Airport, Ben Wallace, Wallace