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British airports to introduce 3D screening for carryon bags

LONDON — Putting small containers of liquids in plastic bags could soon be a thing of the past for airline passengers in Britain after the government announced plans to introduce 3D screening equipment for carry-on luggage at all major airports.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement Sunday that the new technology will improve security and could also mean “an end to passengers having to use plastic bags or rationing what they take away with them.”The screeners already are being used in trials at London’s Heathrow Airport and they will progressively be rolled out to other British airports.Heathrow CEO John Holland Kaye says the technology “will transform the passenger experience, making air travel simple, streamlined and more secure through the U.K.’s only hub airport.”The Associated Press read more

Family of student who killed himself in St Pauls Cathedrals did not

A student who jumped to his death from St Paul’s whispering gallery had missed two months of university, his family has revealed as they called for a change of rules.James Jorge De Sousa Stayton, known as JJ, died after falling from the Whispering Gallery in the London cathedral on April 1 this year.Speaking in the weeks after the 19-year-old’s death his family said they want to prevent students from “slipping under the radar” at university.In a fundraising page set up in memory of the Queen Mary’s University student, his sister Sapphire, said: “We learned, following his death, that JJ had not been going to university for at least two months, isolating himself from everyone.“Despite communications with the university, they were unable to inform us of these changes in his attendance. Had we known (or another trusted individual, chosen by the student) it is possible something could have been done to help him.”On her fundraising page for mental health charity Rowing Together for Healthy Minds, Ms Stayton, of Herefordshire, said her brother had been “struggling” with his mental health but kept the extent of it hidden from his friends and family.His family, including his sister and younger brother, are now campaigning for universities to change their policies to alert someone when there has been a change in a student’s circumstances. Ms Stayton added that the family aimed to raise funds to donate to charities “as the first step in our mission to create change around the stigma of mental health, improve how it is managed and understood”. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “We aim to push for a change in protocols – specifically in universities – to prevent young adults slipping under the radar. Currently, there is no convention, that we are aware of, where someone is alerted to a significant change in circumstance – when students stop attending class, for example.” read more