State Visit to the UK and stay at Windsor Castle

March 25, 2008 at 9:37 am | Posted in Brass, Drapeau française, France, French President, Grenadier Guards, Les couleurs, Military bands, Pageantry, Photography, Processions, RBWM, Reflections, Royal Borough, Sarkozy, State banquet, State Visit, Tuba, Windsor, Windsor Castle | Leave a comment

From the Royal Diary: Continue Reading State Visit to the UK and stay at Windsor Castle…


Richmond, RBWM and Wandsworth take Heathrow to High Court over night flights

March 11, 2008 at 7:20 am | Posted in Councils, Heathrow, Heathrow airport, High Court, Local authorities, Maidenhead, Night flights, Noise, RBWM, Richmond, Royal Borough, Wandsworth, Windsor | 1 Comment

Councils take Heathrow to High Court

Three local authorities are taking their bid to stop “illegal” night-time flights at Heathrow Airport to the High Court, it has been announced.

Richmond council in south-west London, backed by Wandsworth and Windsor & Maidenhead councils, claims many current night flights break the Government’s own noise rules.

The authorities will present their Judicial Review case at London’s High Court on May 20, a spokesman for Richmond council said.

He added: “The council contends that the current night-flights regime is illegal as some of the flights are noisier than are allowed by the Government’s own rules.

“If successful, it (the case) could force Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly to slash the number of aircraft allowed to arrive at Heathrow before 6am.”

The councils argue that Kelly is Continue Reading Richmond, RBWM and Wandsworth take Heathrow to High Court over night flights…

Maidenhead MP sends her concerns on Heathrow expansion to DfT and Ruth Kelly

March 3, 2008 at 3:08 am | Posted in Adding capacity, Consultation, DfT, Heathrow, Heathrow airport, Heathrow expansion, Letters, Maidenhead, MP, Parliament, RBWM, Royal Borough, Ruth Kelly, Theresa May, Windsor | Leave a comment

Theresa May MP for Maidenhead expresses her Concerns about Heathrow Consultation in a letter sent to the Department for Transport consultation on ‘Adding capacity at Heathrow airport’ and copied to Ruth Kelly.

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