Magazine article The Spectator

Barom E T E R

Magazine article The Spectator

Barom E T E R

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Passengers Annual per year growth 19% Source: Airports Council International 500,000 100,000 30,000 (closed briefly in 2010 due to lack of visitors) Zara Phillips has been selected for the British Olympic eventing team. Here are some other royal sporting achievements:

- Zara's mother, Princess Anne, competed for the British eventing team at the Montreal Olympics in 1976.

- Prince Charles, besides playing polo, had a brief career as a jockey in 1980. His peak was coming second (on the 13-8 favourite) in a charity race at Plumpton.

- The Duke of Edinburgh won a bronze medal in the World Carriage Driving Championships in Hungary in 1984.

- Prince Harry won the National Schools Polo championship while at Eton.

- Prince Edward's team came third in It's a Royal Knockout in 1987.

Cold water The government's Climate Projections Study in 2009 predicted that climate change would cause much drier summers in the south of England, with rainfall dropping by up to 60 per cent during June, July and August. …

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