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  1. Phil Hornby

The Last Word, June 2018

Planes, trains and ... Brexit. Britain's obesity crisis; and predictions for the World Cup. Whose money is on Uruguay? To debate a difficult week in Parliament for the Government:-

  • Baroness Smith from Sussex for Labour
  • Craig Mackinlay MP, from South Thanet for the Conservatives, and
  • Kelly-Marie Blundell from Lewes, for the LibDems

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Supporters of third runway at Heathrow to hold demo

Supporters of a third runway at Heathrow are due to hold a demonstration today, marking a year since the airport was chosen as the government's preferred option.

The results of a recent government consultation found eighty percent of those who took part were in favour of expansion at the site.

Supporters of a third runway at Heathrow are to hold a demonstration Credit: ITV Meridian

Gatwick or Heathrow? The great airport debate continues...

It's almost 50 years since the Government recommended a new airport be built for London and the South East. Two years ago, it seemed that the argument had been settled when a Government-backed Commission said Heathrow should get a new runway - to cope with the huge demand for flights.

People living near Gatwick felt they could breathe easy when that recommendation was made. But once again the spectre of more noise pollution in Sussex and west Kent reared its head.

It comes as a new study has revealed that Gatwick would ultimately be better for the national economy - and less damaging to the environment. Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby had been following the latest developments.

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