Update: Flights from Heathrow and Stansted Airport grounded due to volcanic ash

FLIGHTS from Heathrow and Stansted Airport are expected to be grounded from noon today (Thursday). A statement from BAA said: Due to airspace restrictions, in accordance with international regulations as a result of the on-going volcanic activity in Icel

FLIGHTS from Heathrow and Stansted Airport are expected to be grounded from noon today (Thursday).

A statement from BAA said: "Due to airspace restrictions, in accordance with international regulations as a result of the on-going volcanic activity in Iceland, we anticipate that all flights in and out of Heathrow and Stansted airports will be suspended from 1200 today.

"Therefore, we strongly advise passengers intending to fly from this time not to travel to the airport today. We will provide further updates as we get more information from air traffic provider NATS.