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Leading article: Britain's economy does not need an expanded Heathrow

The example of our European neighbours shows there is another way

Baroness Valentine of Putney: We <i>do</i> need a bigger Heathrow

London's business leaders do not dismiss the environmental impact of expansion. Neither is support for a third runway unconditional. We understand Heathrow needs to work properly so the UK can work properly. But support for the long-term solution is based on seeing short-term improvements which, if made, will set the right path to a bigger Heathrow.

Benn taunted over Heathrow expansion

Environment Secretary Hilary Benn came under pressure today ahead of the Government's expected approval of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

Leading article: The runway that will never take off

There is not much doubt what the Government's decision about a third runway for Heathrow will be. This week, Geoff Hoon, the Transport Secretary, with the support of the Prime Minister, is likely to give the go-ahead to the expansion. Equally, however, there can be little doubt that the third runway will never be built.

Brown faces backbench rebellion over airport expansion

Opposition to government plans to expand Britain's key airports was mounting yesterday with the emergence of a major backbench rebellion, the threat of more direct action and the prospect of a fresh inquiry into the policy. Already 41 Labour MPs have signed a motion demanding a vote over the proposed construction of a third runway at Heathrow, enough to overturn the Government's majority.

Clean-up starts at Thai airports

Hundreds of Thai soldiers looked for bombs and weapons as cleaning crews mopped and buffed the floors, part of an around-the-clock effort to reopen Thailand's international airport after a week-long closure that stranded 300,000 tourists.

BAA to accept air quality watchdog at Heathrow

BAA will accept the appointment of an independent watchdog to monitor noise and air quality if the airport operator's plans for a third runway at Heathrow are approved.

Ryanair pulls out over &pound;10 airport charge

Budget airline Ryanair is to stop services from one of its departure airports in protest at a £10 charge being introduced there in the New Year.

Airport crash doctor admitted being a terrorist

A doctor accused of involvement in an attack at Glasgow airport testified yesterday that he was surprised when his friend suddenly attempted to crash into a terminal entrance.

Sir Stelios may return as easyJet chairman in row over strategy

The founder of easyGroup, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, yesterday threatened to reinstall himself as chairman of easyJet during a row about the airline's growth strategy.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/openhouse/2008/11/choke-point.html">Chris Ames: Choke Point</a>

It’s looking increasingly likely that pollution will be the choke point for plans to expand Heathrow airport, at least in the short term. The head of the Environment Agency and the European environment commissioner have repeatedly voiced concerns about the impact on "air quality" of more flights and more traffic.

How to make a flying start: Working as a air-traffic controller

Working as an air-traffic controller demands intense powers of concentration</p><p>

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Spotlight: Co-operative's Privilege current accounts

The Co-operative Bank has launched a new packaged current account – one of the first to offer a choice of benefits. Packaged current accounts – which charge their customers a monthly fee – have mainly offered fairly useless benefits. The Co-op deal, however, is quite attractive.

Computer hitch leaves British flights grounded

Flights in and out of Britain had to be cancelled last night and many more were delayed for hours after a computer glitch at the main air traffic control centre in Hampshire. The problem occurred at 4pm yesterday, affecting airports across the country after National Air Traffic Services (Nats) was forced to impose restrictions on the number of planes entering UK airspace, and on those taking off.

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Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

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The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
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Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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11 best sonic skincare brushes

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Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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A crime that reveals London's dark heart

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Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker