In case you are wondering what all the fuss is about with regard to airport security the Transport Secretary, Douglas Alexander issued the following statement yesterday: „all UK airports and all airlines operating in, to and out of the United Kingdom were asked to implement a heightened level of security and this step has been taken to ensure maximum security on all flights so people can go ahead with their travel arrangements. However, ensuring maximum security unfortunately will involve immediate and severe disruption for passengers with significant delays likely at all UK airports.“He continued „´What these changes mean in practice is that all hand baggage will now have to be checked-in with only a small number of essential items allowed through search controls. Exceptions will be in place for those travelling with infants and for prescription medicines. Extra security arrangements will be in place for flights to the United States of America. Passengers wanting detailed information on these new arrangements for their individual flight should contact the airline they are using. Additionally advice on what will be allowed as hand luggage is also available on the Home Office, Department for Transport and Foreign Office web sites.“ Further advice is available on the Foreign Office website.The Department for Transport has also issued advice on airline security. The BBC is also providing the following information which it hopes to constantly update. Source: BMC ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – matt@planetfear.com / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–