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'It shouldn't be either Gatwick or Heathrow but both'

It shouldn't be a decision between expanding either Gatwick or Heathrow but both, a spokeswoman for the Association of British Travel Agents said.

Victoria Bacon told ITV News: "By the time this additional runway gets built in 2025 there will be a need for more capacity so planning right now for the long term is really important. We don't think it's either or, it's both."

Boris Johnson: 'Undeliverable' runway will be stopped

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said a third runway at Heathrow is "undeliverable", adding: "I think it very likely it will be stopped."

The long-time opponent of Heathrow expansion has been given permission to publicly speak out against the Government decision.

Mr Johnson said the project would cause "inevitable degradation" to the quality of life of people under the potential new flight paths.

"A third runway is undeliverable," he said. "The day when the bulldozers appear is a long way off, if indeed they ever materialise."


More ministers to speak out against Heathrow plans

Education Secretary Justine Greening and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have led dissent against Heathrow's expansion. Credit: PA

Several ministers will soon join Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Education Secretary Justine Greening in publicly condemning the Government's plans to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport, ITV News has learned.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship tweeted:

Labour: Runway plans yet to meet our test for expansion

Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald said a decision on expansion was 'much needed'. Credit: PA

Labour has reiterated its support for another runway in south-east England
but said the Government's confirmation of plans to build a third runway at Heathrow fails to meet the party's test for expansion.

We welcome any decision that will finally give certainty on airport expansion, much needed in terms of investment and growth in our country. However the Government's announcement today is not the end - it is yet another step in the process, rather than the final detail.

Labour has consistently been in favour of building an additional runway in the South East of England, but this support has always been conditional on four tests being met: on capacity, climate change, noise and air quality and the wider national benefits. Today's announcement, heralding another consultation, does not yet do that.

– Shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald

BA flight lands in Vancouver after 'medical emergency'

A British Airways plane Credit: PA

A British Airways flight has declared a medical emergency and landed in Vancouver.

Unconfirmed reports suggest at least 25 passengers and crew were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

British Airways said members of the cabin crew had become unwell.

We are sorry for the delay to our customers' flight but the safety and well-being of our customers and crew is always our top priority.

The flight from San Francisco diverted to Vancouver after members of the cabin crew became unwell.

– BA Spokesman
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