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Businesses 'clear preferences' for Heathrow solutions

Government and the Airports Commission will note London businesses have clear preferences for Heathrow-focused solutions to the airport capacity issue.

While it is important that the role of the UK's hub airport is recognised, London Chamber believes that practical future proofing of the UK economy should see new runways built at both Heathrow and Gatwick, in a staggered approach.

– Colin Stanbridge, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Tennis with Cameron and Boris goes for £160,000

A game of tennis with the Prime Minister and Mayor of London has been auctioned by the Tory Party for a reported £160,000 to the wife of a former Russian government minister.

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Banker Lubov Chernukhin, who is a Tory party member and supporter, won the prize at the Conservatives' summer fundraising ball on Wednesday.

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The Conservative Party, which did not publish a guest list for the function, refused to confirm the amount paid for the match. A spokesman for Boris Johnson said it was a "party matter".

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