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Mayor remains optimistic about estuary airport


Terminals to become shopping centres in Mayor's vision

Heathrow terminals would become shopping centres in Johnson's plan for the site Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

Mayor Boris Johnson has laid out his plans with Hillingdon Council leader Ray Puddifoot this morning.

Options for the new area include named like Heathrow City, Heathrow Park and Heathrow Gardens.

The Mayor's idea for Heathrow City would include 80,000 homes and create 90,000 jobs. The terminals would be shopping centres.

Hillingdon's options include a London City-type airport to the north west of Heathrow.

HS2 Heathrow spur 'waste of time and money' says Johnson


Heathrow flights hit by dense fog

Heathrow Airport is experiencing disruption of flights both in and out of it due to fog.

Passengers are advised to check the status of their flight with their airline. Flights may be delayed or cancelled.

There is also disruption to flights at London City Airport due to low visibility.

Passengers advised to contact their airline for more information.

MP: Heathrow expansion U-turn would be a 'betrayal'

A Heathrow expansion U-turn by David Cameron would be an "off-the-scale betrayal" a Tory MP has said.

Passengers queue to check in and to re-book tickets at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport. Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park & North Kingston, whose seat would be affected by a third runway, said the move would make voters question whether the Prime Minister could be trusted, and would be "catastrophic' for Mr Cameron's reputation.

Government-appointed Airports Commission is due to outline its initial thoughts in a report next week. Mr Goldsmith has questioned its independence and suggested that accepting its findings would, in effect, be supporting the expansion of Heathrow.

London's warm winter leaves salt stock untouched

  • Westminster City Council has a stock of 1,500 tonnes of salt to use between now and the end of March
  • So far this year Westminster has used zero tonnes of salt on the roads, as the road surface temperature has never dropped below freezing
  • By 12th December 2012, Westminster Council had already used 65 tonnes of salt on 6 separate nights
  • By 12th December 2010, we had used 242 tonnes of salt
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