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Day: June 6, 2019

Heathrow to end ban on liquids in hand luggage
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Heathrow to end ban on liquids in hand luggage

    Passengers will be able to carry liquids and laptops through security at Heathrow inside their hand luggage after new security scanners are installed. The technology, costing £50 million over the next few years, is expected to slash queue times at Britain’s biggest airport. The plans are also expected to save on plastic as passengers will no longer have to decant small bottles of liquid into transparent bags to pass security. Scanners, which use the same technology as CT scanners in hospitals, will replace the traditional x-rays used to check bags and produce a clearer picture of their contents. It will be the first time the technology has been used in the UK, but they are already in place across the US and Europe. Other airports including Luton are also triallin...
Gove hits out at Corbyn’s PM bid
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Gove hits out at Corbyn’s PM bid

    Commentators often describe me as ‘a man in a hurry’. It’s true that in every job I’ve done in government, I’ve driven change and been determined to deliver the benefits of new policies as quickly as possible. I have used the Whitehall machine to get things done and force through dynamic reforms. I have directed civil servants rather than letting them direct me. That’s what I did as education secretary – with 1.9million more children now in good and outstanding schools. That’s how I approached reform of the criminal justice system – modernising our courts and making punishments fit the crime. Also, it’s how I’ve approached my current job as Environment Secretary – with swift action on reducing single-use plastic, on animal welfare, farming and fisheries. And it’s ...