AIRPORT ISSUES WARNING TO EASTER TRAVELLERS
Airport has issued a stark warning to the hundreds of thousands of
passengers set to fly away for Easter, come prepared for security,
or come prepared to queue.
The Airport is expecting more than 600,000 people to jet off in the
next ten days for the big Easter getaway but has warned that
passengers are still not clued-up on the current security
restrictions and that unless they prepare, they will be faced with
queues at security.
385,000 passengers are set to travel out between Friday 30 March and
Thursday 5 April and an additional 225,000 are due to get away over
the Bank Holiday weekend.
The Airport has geared up for the Easter rush including new x-ray
screening lanes, extra security staff and management volunteers to
advise people on the restrictions as they prepare for security
screening. Customer Service Advisors will also be handing out
plastic bags to passengers for their liquids of less than 100mls,
but the advice is "Check the restrictions before you check
"We want all our passengers to have a hassle-free start to their
have checked the hand luggage restrictions arrive at the terminal
well prepared and have a far smoother experience as they go through
We would urge
everyone who is planning to travel, even if they think they
understand the restrictions, to double check before they leave home.
It is going to
be busy this weekend and the last thing we want is passengers held
up by unnecessary queues. People really should come prepared for
security or come prepared to queue." says Manchester
Airport's Director of Customer Services and Security Mike
Security restrictions brought in last November limit the amount of
liquid passengers can take through security in their hand luggage.
Passengers are only allowed to take 100mls or less of liquids,
pastes and gels in containers through security and these have to be
declared separately from hand luggage in a one-litre capacity,
re-sealable plastic bag. Passengers also have to remove all their
outer clothing for screening.
Despite repeated reminders, security staff at Manchester Airport say
they are still having to confiscate thousands of litres of liquids.
Home-grown talent exhibited at Albert Dock
College Land-based Mechanisation students have won a national award
in the Institute of Agriculture Engineers Young Engineer
The 2nd year Foundation Degree in Land-based Machinery Management
and Logistics students were recently named the Institute of
Agriculture Engineers Young Engineers of the Year. Twenty teams from
UK land-based Colleges took part in the competition at New Holland
Tractors in Essex. This was the fourth year the competition has been
running, and it was the first time a Myerscough team had taken part.
The teams had to complete a problem solving task by creating a
remote or radio controlled vehicle given a set of standard wheels, a
battery and maximum dimensions which would produce the best
performance on a standard test track. The students won £950 as well
as significant prizes from IAGRE and Bosch Power Tools.
The winning team are Dan Higham, aged 22 from Preston, Oliver
Skoczen aged 20, from Blackburn, Alan Bland, aged 19, from Kendal,
James Garnett, aged 20, from Blackburn, Matt Lumb, aged 20, from
Keighley, Yorkshire and Richard Freeman, aged 20 from Wrea Green,
The student’s tutor, Laurie Boyle, a Lecturer in Motorsports and
Mechanisation at Myerscough College said of their win:- “The
students were up against some of the best young engineers in the
country and have come out as leaders in their field. They worked
really hard in preparation for the competition and applied what they
have learnt on their course, and this award is a credit to them and
the teaching at Myerscough.”
The students prepared for the competition in their own time whilst
organising the recent Bio Energy Conference at the College for their
project work. The conference was held in association with the
National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) and the Institute of
Logistics and Transport and received great support from the
industry. The focus of the conference was the growing, making and
end use of biofuels in mainstream automotive, distribution,
motorsport and agriculture. This was the first conference of its
kind held at the College and it was well attended by students and
industry. Myerscough College has also been awarded EEMS (Energy
Efficient Motorsport) partnership, which demonstrates the College’s
commitment to the development of energy efficient technologies.