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Whitehall leaks suggest expansion to London's airports

Whitehall sources have suggested that an interim report by the Davies Airport Commission could select three or four choices from the 58 options its has been presented with - all are London airports

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Heathrow expansion review not 'arms length' says MP

The MP for Richmond Park & North Kingston seat Zac Goldsmith - a leading opponent of Heathrow expansion - said that a commission led by Sir Howard Davies into Heathrow expansion was not the "arms-length" review promised by ministers.

The MP for Richmond Park & North Kingston seat Zac Goldsmith. Credit: PA

He claimed that Chancellor George Osborne had been instrumental in making sure that other options apart from Heathrow would be contained in the report to be published on Tuesday.

But he said this was only to "cynically" provide political cover to avoid making a final decision until after the next election in 2015.

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