Plans for a new island airport off the Essex coast have been rejected by MPs. Members of the Parliamentary Transport Committee say the proposals, backed by London Mayor Boris Johnson, are unworkable without public investment and would also have an impact on wildlife in the Thames estuary.
The committee also recommended at least one new runway at Heathrow and better rail links to Stansted Airport in Essex. Emma Baker spoke to travel expert Simon Calder asking him what the news means for our other airports in the East.
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Feeling very cold and mostly sunny today with some snow showers overnight. Top temperatures reaching only 2 deg C (36 deg F)
It will be a dry day with plenty of sunshine for most. Some light snow showers are expected to reach the coast during the evening.
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