Opponents to a brand new airport in the Thames Estuary have always said it was "pie in the sky" - a project that would never get off the ground. Today, they got support from some powerful voices.
An inquiry by the Transport Select Committee has concluded that proposals like "Boris Island" would cost millions, damage wildlife and force the closure of Heathrow. Derek Johnson has more.
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Thursday early forecast for the west of the region
Thursday early forecast for the east of the region
Forecast for tonight and tomorrow in the east