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'Urgent and immediate' decision needed on airport expansion

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An 'urgent and immediate' decision needs to be made on airport expansion in the south-east, according to a group of MPs.

The cross-party British Infrastructure Group, who are led by former Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps, said delays were damaging the whole aviation industry.

It comes after the government confirmed this week that any decision would be put off until at least October.

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40,000 sign petition against Natural History Museum garden plans

The Natural History Museum in South Kensington, west London Credit: PA

Almost 40,000 people have signed a petition to try and stop the Natural History Museum from re-designing its grounds.

The museum plans to build a new square at the entrance and says the re-design will triple the size of its wildlife garden.

But protesters argue the planswould involve bulldozing much of the existing gardens - which are home to more than 2,500 species of plants and wildlife.

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