Heathrow and Gatwick shortlisted for expansion

Expansion of Heathrow and Gatwick are the shortlisted options being considered by a government-backed commission into airport expansion. In its interim report, the commission also says a new airport will be needed in the South East by 2030.

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Tory MP threatens to leave party over runway row

Conservative MP Zac Goldsmith said he would not stand as a Conservative party candidate if David Cameron regaled on his "No ifs, no buts" earlier position on building another runway. Speaking to ITV News he said:

"If we go into the next election with a green light for Heathrow expansion, I would not able to stand as a Conservative."

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