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Campaigners lose bid to challenge Heathrow third runway plans at High Court

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An attempt by campaigners to bring a High Court challenge against a third runway at Heathrow Airport has failed.

Campaigners claim the Government's October 2016 decision to back plans for the runway is unlawful, alleging there was a failure to consult before resiling from unequivocal promises that it would never be built. They also said the Government has failed to recognise the project's unlawful air quality impacts.

But lawyers for the Transport Secretary argued that the judicial review could not proceed - saying it should not be heard until after the consultation on the National Policy Statement (NPS) on aviation is published in 2017/18.

On Monday in London, Mr Justice Cranston struck out the case on the basis that the court had no jurisdiction to hear the claim.

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Fog disrupts flights at Heathrow Airport

Some flights have been cancelled Credit: Steve Parsons/PA

Heavy fog in the South is affecting flights in and out of Heathrow Airport today.

There have been some delays and cancellations this morning.

The airport is advising passengers to contact their airline to check the status of their flight before travelling to the airport.

Check Heathrow Airport's live departures page for more information.

REPORT: Communities braced for airspace overhaul

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Campaigners living near airports in the south say their lives could be made a living hell, if plans to modernise flightpaths are pushed through without consultation.

The aviation industry says there needs to be a major overhaul of the way our airspace is controlled.

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The number of flights from UK airports is expected to grow by fifty percent by twenty-thirty - and Hampshire-based air traffic controllers say the current system can't cope.

Rachel Hepworth reports:

Rachel spoke to Jamie Hutchison, Director of NATS Swanwick, Murray barter from Residents Against Airport Noise in Ascot and Sally Pavey from CAGNE in Warnham near Gatwick

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Heathrow runway protesters "should expect jail terms"

A judge has labelled it the 'most serious aggravated trespass' she can imagine, and now 13 climate change protesters who brought Heathrow Airport to a standstill have been warned they're going to jail.

The members of the organisation Plane Stupid blocked a runway for 6 hours last July.

25 flights were cancelled and thousands of passengers were affected.

The group is anti airport expansion and was protesting against potential pollution should a third runway for the site be approved.

Sam Holder reports.

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