Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond
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Volcanic ash cloud to clear up overnight, says Hammond

The Transport Secretary, Philip Hammond, has said he expects flights around the UK to return to normal on Wednesday following the disruption caused by ash from an Icelandic volcano.

Thousands of passengers faced delays and cancellations travelling to and from parts of Scotland, northern England and Northern Ireland.

Mr Hammond said the ash should clear overnight, though some slight problems were possible later this week.

  • 24 May 2011
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