Boris Johnson gave a firm warning to those in Government who want a third runway at Heathrow: "Forget it - it will not be built."
The Mayor of London, in his speech about the future of flying in the south east said said Heathrow was failing as a hub airport and Britain is 'losing out' as a result.
He claims the Governement has better options - to expand Stansted or to build a new airport in the Thames Estuary.
But what of the timings of this latest attack, coming so close to his party's annual conference? Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
More top news
Police say they have traced four drivers who are thought to have hit the woman, and added that a fifth vehicle may also have been involved.
Police are trying to trace two men after two homophobic attacks on gay men in Walthamstow
Two London Boroughs make it into the top 15 places to live in the UK.