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Airports Commission backs new runway at Heathrow

A long-awaited report by the Airport Commission into airport capacity has recommended that a new runway should be built at Heathrow rather than Gatwick.

The options considered were a third runway at Heathrow, extending an existing one, or building a second runway at Gatwick.

The commission recommended a new runway at Heathrow providing a "comprehensive" package of measures be undertaken, including a ban on night flights, a new levy to fund insulation for homes, schools and other community facilities around Heathrow, and an independent noise authority.

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Transport Secretary: Decision on Heathrow by September

The Transport Secretary has told MPs to expect a decision on whether to go ahead with the expansion of Heathrow by September, several months earlier than Prime Minister David Cameron initially said.

ITV News Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship has tweeted:

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