Airport campaigners hoping the Governments Aviation Commission would rule out expanding Gatwick, Heathrow or building a new airport in the Thames Estuary have been left disappointed.
Sir Howard Davies has told them at a gathering of campaigners and airport bosses new runways were needed.
Campaigners say this leaves hundreds of thousands of people living around airports blighted.
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