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15 April 2010

Volcano makes London plane-free

THE VOLCANIC ERUPTION in Iceland has flung enough ash into the sky for Air Traffic Control to stop all flights over Britain until seven o’clock Friday morning.

Not so great for Icelanders having to flee their homes, but this is good news for Londoners living under flight paths. The last time London had some measure of noise reduction imposed on it was for Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, when traffic was barred from the city centre and flights to and from Heathrow were suspended.