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Heathrow's third runway gets the go-ahead

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Heathrow's third runway gets the go-ahead

The UK government has finally given the green light to the plan to build a third runway at Heathrow after years of delays and opposition from campaigners.

The transport secretary Chris Grayling, told MPs the announcement represented a “historic moment” that showed ministers had a clear vision to build “a Britain fit for the future”. Critics claim it will damage the environment and could end up costing the taxpayer billions.

Grayling said: “Today I’m laying before parliament our final proposal for an airports national policy statement which signals our commitment to securing global connectivity, creating tens of thousands of local jobs and apprenticeships, and boosting our economy for future generations by expanding Heathrow airport.”

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