AS chaos continues at Gatwick airport over drones within the airspace, many members of the public are asking why the device has not yet been shot down. It’s actually not as simple as it seems, and we explain why. What is happening at Gatwick? Gatwick Airport partially reopened on December 21, 2018 after three days of chaos caused by an “eco warrior lone wolf” drone pilot. Just over 20 planes an hour are currently able to depart Britain’s second largest airport, but at least 155 services have been cancelled, with more under threat. Hundreds of thousands of passengers have been affected by the disruption, and will be due refunds and compensation for delayed or cancelled trips. Night flights over Heathrow Airport have also been approved to clear the backlog and help people set off for their festive getaways. Armed police are continuing to work with elite Army troops and MI5 as they hunt the drone operator and last night said shooting them down was a "tactical … [Read more...] about Why didn’t the cops shoot down the drones at Gatwick Airport and why are they hard to stop?
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BRITAIN faces days of travel meltdown amid fears the Gatwick “drone wolf” could remain at large over the year’s busiest period. More than 120,000 passengers saw flights delayed, diverted or cancelled at the UK’s second busiest airport yesterday with all scheduled services grounded. Up to 250,000 more fliers could be stranded today and tomorrow as the Christmas getaway hits its peak. The knock-on effect of families waiting to drop off and collect passengers meant millions were caught up in the chaos. Tens of thousands of fed-up passengers remained camped at Gatwick yesterday. Hundreds of devastated children hoping to visit Santa in Lapland saw their flights cancelled. Hollie Smith, due to fly with her five-year-old twin nieces Gracie and Sofia, posted online: “Who will be the one to break the news to them? Sat in departures with no information. Twelve-plus hours to take down a drone is laughable.” A pilot posted a picture of himself sat … [Read more...] about Gatwick drone chaos delays hit 120,000 passengers as families reveal the disappointment of missing festive trips
New York Times opinion writer Jennifer Weiner told CBS This Morning hosts that holiday office parties are nothing more than another opportunity for women to be sexually harassed. In her article titled “The Torture of Dressing for Your Office Holiday Party,” Weiner described the holiday season as “the least wonderful time of the year.”“Why are we having holiday parties at all?” complained Weiner to Gayle King on Monday morning. “Wouldn’t you rather have an extra $100 in your paycheck than have to put on the Spanx, put on the heels, be social with the guy with, like, the stale coffee breath who’s looking at your backside every time you go to the copier? You know how that is.” Media Research Center provided the video clip of the show’s segment titled, “Surviving Office Parties”: Weiner lamented that while men have it easy with a suit-and-tie “uniform,” women’s dress for office … [Read more...] about NYT Writer: Cancel Holiday Office Parties So Women Avoid Sexual Harassment
By Alyssa Pereira, SFGATE Published 12:21 pm PST, Monday, December 10, 2018 This photo provided by Jake Strang shows mattress and tents set up for attendees of the Fyre Festival, Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Exuma islands, Bahamas. Organizers of the much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already arrived and spent thousands of dollars on tickets and travel. A statement cited "circumstances out of our control," for their inability to prepare the "physical infrastructure" for the event in the largely undeveloped Exumas. (Jake Strang via AP) ORG XMIT: NY115 less This photo provided by Jake Strang shows mattress and tents set up for attendees of the Fyre Festival, Friday, April 28, 2017 in the Exuma islands, Bahamas. Organizers of the much-hyped music festival in the ... more Photo: Jake Strang Via AP … [Read more...] about Netflix doc in the works to give firsthand account of disastrous Fyre Festival
PUBLISHED: 15:12 04 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:28 04 December 2018 Jessica Hill Aldeburgh has no Christmas tree this year Picture: JESSICA HILL There is disappointment over how the traditional Christmas celebrations have been called off in one of Suffolk’s most exclusive seaside towns for the first time in at least 18 years. Lisa Newrick-Meades of Aldeburgh Flower Shop & Homestyle by Looma, with her son, Harrison Picture: JESSICA HILLAldeburgh is renowned for its pretty coloured houses and independent shops, but this year, it appears to some to be lacking in festive cheer. In previous years, local celebrities including Lenny Henry, Bill Nighy and Emma Freud have turned up to turn on the town’s Christmas lights in the first weekend of December, with the event market by carol singing, greetings from Santa, games and market stalls. But this year, the annual event was called off.The reason for the cancellation was not a shortage of funds - … [Read more...] about Traditional Christmas lighting festivities cancelled in Aldeburgh, as ‘the everyday population gets smaller and smaller’