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Birmingham International Airport shut by new ash cloud

Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland
The volcano has become more active in recent weeks

Birmingham International Airport has announced it will close due to fresh ash clouds coming from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland.

A no-fly zone was imposed on many UK airports between 1300 and 1900 BST and then extended until 0100 BST on Monday.

The ban hit Manchester, Liverpool, East Midlands, Doncaster, Leeds, Humberside and Carlisle airports, among others.

Birmingham Airport said its airspace would be closed from 1900 BST until 1300 BST on Monday.

The airport has urged people to check with their travel operator or airline before setting out for any flights once the airspace reopens.



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