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Timing announced for Gov't airport expansion statement

The Government will choose between expansion at Heathrow (pictured) or Gatwick Airport. Credit: PA Wire

The Government will deliver a statement on its plans for airport expansion in south east England to MPs before midday on Tuesday.

A Number 10 spokeswoman confirmed Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will speak in Parliament at around 11.30am on the issue which has led to fierce Cabinet debate after decades of disagreement.

Mr Grayling said on Sunday any of the three options - new runways at Heathrow or Gatwick, or extending an existing runway at Heathrow - would "open up new opportunities" for Britain post Brexit.


'Jungle' residents asked where in France they want to go to

Refugees and migrants from the "Jungle" camp in Calais are being asked which region of France they wish to be sent to.

Residents of the camp are then issued with a coloured wristband and assigned to buses to take them to temporary centres across the country.

ITV News Producer Ellie Swinton is in Calais:

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On Tuesday 60 buses filled with residents will leave the camp, with more planned for later in the week.

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'Jungle' clearance like 'D-Day' for Calais, says port boss

Residents of the 'Jungle' camp queue for buses. Credit: APTN

The dismantling of the "Jungle" migrant camp is like "D-Day" for the Port of Calais, its chief executive has said.

However, Jean-Marc Puissesseau has warned that the clearance would be a "waste of time" unless a police presence is maintained in the city to stop refugees and migrants who want to travel to the UK from gathering there again.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today, Mr Puissesseau said: "I am a very, very happy man.

"It's for us really the D-Day.

"Because I will not say it was the war here but since two years (ago) we are living in constant stress and living (with) a lot of attacks on the highway to try to slow down the traffic and to try for the migrants to get into the lorries and so on."

Refugee: Camp closure means I'll sleep rough in big city

A Sudanese refugee has said he will rough it in a "big city" as the Calais camp is cleared for demolition.

He said he sought a place with "a house and a good school" but would now have to be sleep outside while looking for it.

The first bus to leave the camp known as the 'Jungle' reportedly contained Sudanese people.

Unaccompanied minors are believed to be the only group staying in Calais and will be taken to containers within a secure area of the camp.

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