Crackdown on drones: Anyone buying one of the gadgets will soon have to pass a safety test and will be banned from using them near airports in new Government blitz
Anyone buying a drone will soon have to pass a safety test under a new Government crackdown.
The blitz announced today will also ban drones from flying near airports, require larger gadgets to be officially registered and tighten up rules on flying them too high.
Police will be given new powers to ground drones flown by rogue operators and seize them for evidence.
The move comes after The Mail on Sunday highlighted the security threat posed by the gadgets, and after a series of potentially catastrophic near-misses with aircraft.
Drones are set to be one of the hottest-selling gifts again... read more
- 00:18 Matt Le Tissier: ‘VAR will make defenders be defenders, not wrestlers’
- 00:13 Manchester United ready to include Anthony Martial in bid to sign...
- 00:09 East Coast train line back under public control
- 00:04 Highland midwives hit the screens with second TV series
- 23:57 The best tech from Sonar 2018
- 23:57 Scottish independence supporters march to Bannockburn
- 23:53 Alarm sounded on R&D tax relief cowboys
- 23:53 Captain leads rearguard as strugglers earn draw
- 23:51 Euan McColm: Protect democracy from politics of harassment
- 23:43 Wolves are the frontrunners to sign Jack Wilshere - reports
- 23:38 Review: Hyundai Ioniq,
- 23:35 EXCLUSIVE: U-turn! Stobart's ousted boss's bold plans to re-merge...
- 23:33 Dani Garavelli: Pressure is piling to decriminalise cannabis
- 23:29 Versatile Mexico validate Osorio's tinkering with second World Cup win
- 23:26 Dani Garavelli: Don’t commit to Mack Mk3 in heat of moment
- 23:22 Legal threat looms over teachers not telling parents if pupil...
- 23:18 Police release statement on high-speed chase through Hull ending in...
- 23:14 Call for ban on ‘talking, listening’ Cayla
- 23:12 Trump stays on immigration offensive as Democrats seek answers on...
- 23:01 At least 15 injured in ‘failed assassination attempt’ on...
- 23:00 John McEnroe insists Serena Williams should be seeded at Wimbledon
- 23:00 England’s Sophie Ecclestone rips into New Zealand for big fightback
- 23:00 Gareth Southgate keeping his young England side calm amid the storm
- 23:00 England coach Eddie Jones: ‘We’re coming to a peak after South...
- 23:00 Sarah Sanders kicked out of restaurant because of work for Trump
- 23:00 Vatican ex-diplomat sentenced to five years on child pornography...
- 22:57 Ethiopia president targeted in grenade assassination attempt at...
- 22:47 Germany spark bust-up by sarcastically clapping Sweden’s bench...
- 22:45 Gareth Southgate: England must keep World Cup boss for at least...
- 22:45 Premier League transfer news: Torreira to Arsenal, Bournemouth and...