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Timing announced for Gov't airport expansion statement

The Government will choose between expansion at Heathrow (pictured) or Gatwick Airport. Credit: PA Wire

The Government will deliver a statement on its plans for airport expansion in south east England to MPs before midday on Tuesday.

A Number 10 spokeswoman confirmed Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will speak in Parliament at around 11.30am on the issue which has led to fierce Cabinet debate after decades of disagreement.

Mr Grayling said on Sunday any of the three options - new runways at Heathrow or Gatwick, or extending an existing runway at Heathrow - would "open up new opportunities" for Britain post Brexit.


Woman arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terror offences

A 25-year-old woman who was travelling with her one-year-old son, has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police said.

Air traffic chief's pay may be affected by airspace chaos

Richard Deakin, chief executive of Nats, the company responsible for controlling British airspace, has admitted his pay is likely to be affected following the technical glitch that caused airspace chaos on Friday.

Richard Deakin Credit: ITV

He told the BBC's Radio 4 Today programme: "The pay arrangements in Nats and the performance-related pay is obviously linked into the service that we provide to customers.

"The incident that occured on Friday will obviously have an impact on that."

Labour MP Paul Flynn said Mr Deakin should be stripped of his bonus this year after it was revealed in The Sunday Times that he earns more than £1 million after receiving a 45% pay rise in the last 12 months.

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