>> London city airport has been closed following the discovery of an unexploded world war II bomb in the river Thames. The bomb was discovered at the George V dock during scheduled works on Sunday. The police set up a 240 meter exclusion zone around the device and all flights to and from the airports have been cancelled.
The closure is expected to last all day and will effect more than 100 flights and around 16,000 passengers. Properties inside the cordon have been evacuated. Roads have been shut. City airports is used by a number of airlines to fly to domestic and European destinations and was used by more than 4.5 million passengers last year.
Airport chief executive, Robert Sinclair, says the airport is cooperating with police and royal navy specialists to safely remove the device.