Protestors living on land near Heathrow Airport who are campaigning against a third runway could be facing immediate eviction.
If the landowners are granted a possession order balifs could move in within a number of days. The group Grow Heathrow says it infringes the right to freedom of expression. They'll protest outside Central London County Court this morning as the trial begins. The final decision will be made on Wednesday.
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.
A 50 year old man has been arrested at Heathrow Airport as he got off a plane from Cairo on suspicion of a terror offence according to Scotland Yard.
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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.
Foggy conditions are affecting flights today. Please check the status of your flight with your airline before travelling to the airport.
Check Heathrow Airport's live departures page for more information.
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.
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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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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Due to foggy conditions across the UK and Europe, some flights may be disrupted (1/2)