A new airport in the Thames Estuary, nicknamed Boris Island did not make the shortlist

Plans for new London airport rejected

02 Sep A plan to build a major new airport to the east of London has been rejected by a government-appointed commission, dealing a blow to its high profile backer, the city's mayor Boris Johnson.

A road closure at the Vattnajokull glacier near the Bardarbunga volcano

New signs of eruption at volcano in Iceland

28 Aug Teams monitoring Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano have found evidence of a possible underground eruption as powerful earthquakes continue to shake the area, Icelandic authorities said this afternoon.

The company has suffered two tragedies this year

Malaysia Airlines to axe 6,000 jobs

29 Aug Malaysia Airlines is to axe 6,000 jobs - around a third of the workforce - as it struggles to overcome the twin disasters that have hit the company this year.

On Sunday, Iceland lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red

Further volcanic activity reported in Iceland

27 Aug Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high, the country's Meteorological Office has said.

Commuter, DART and Intercity rail services were suspended on Sunday and Monday in the dispute

Iarnród Éireann and NBRU accept LRC invitation

29 Aug Iarnród Éireann and the National Bus and Railworkers' Union have accepted an invitation from the Labour Relations Commission to attend exploratory talks on resolving an industrial dispute.

Further strikes are planned for 7, 8 and 21 September

Rail services return to normal

26 Aug Rail services are back to normal after two days of travel disruption due to strike action by members of the National Bus and Rail Union and SIPTU.

Experts are monitoring the volcano

Iceland lowers warning level over volcano

24 Aug Iceland has lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red after further analysis of an apparent eruption under a glacier found there had been no eruption after all.

Iarnród Éireann is to implement pay cuts across its workforce from Sunday 24 August

5 days of rail strikes to hit thousands

22 Aug A rail strike this weekend is expected to hit thousands of travellers, including GAA fans heading to Croke Park for the All-Ireland football semi-final on Sunday.

The Pentagon says the Chinese warplane conducted a barrel roll over the Navy patrol jet

Dangerous intercept of US Navy jet by Chinese

22 Aug The United States has lodged a formal protest with Beijing over an air intercept this week in which a Chinese warplane flew close to a US Navy patrol jet and conducted acrobatic manoeuvres around it in international airspace, the Pentagon has said.

Tony Abbott said the search could take up to a year

'Reasonable chance' of finding MH370

20 Aug A new underwater hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had a "reasonable chance" of finding the plane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this morning.