BREAKING NEWS is that the Department for Transport is advising airlines operating out of the UK that from 25 April metal cutlery can again be used for cabin services and that airport security personnel will have much more flexibility in allowing sharp items onto aircraft. Nail files should be OK as will be knitting needles, tweezers and scissors with blade lengths of up to 3cm. The measures were brought in after September 11, but this has not been the case in the US where passengers on domestic flights in first class are still treated to metal knives and forks. Likewise in much of the Middle East. With all UK registered large transport aircraft now having reinforced locked doors, and following representation by the airlines, the Department says the rules have been looked at again.