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Boris Johnson has insisted he won't allow a third runway to be built at Heathrow Airport, amid speculation that senior Tories want to revisit the idea.
The Conservative Mayor of London, fighting for re-election in May, says the move would be "intolerable" for people in the west of the capital.
The government is playing down reports ministers are considering resurrecting the idea of a third runway at Heathrow. Several newspapers are claiming the deal is back on the table, which would signal a u-turn on a key manifesto pledge. Toby Sadler reports.
The Government is reported to be have discussed bringing back a plan to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport. The idea was shelved by David Cameron in 2010 on environmental grounds. But the Chancellor George Osborne is said to be backing for the plan, saying it would boost the economy.
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It is reported that Chancellor George Osborne is backing a plan to add an extra runway at Heathrow.