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Regular news
The Government has confirmed that the HS2 route north of Birmingham will include out-of-town stations in the East Midlands and Sheffield. The DfT... continue
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Secondary stories
A new hub airport in the South East would require billions of pounds of public subsidy to get off the ground and would have a major impact on the... continue
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Regular news
Heathrow Airport Ltd may withdraw a proposed contribution to London’s East-West Crossrail project because there is currently no evidence the... continue
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Lead Story
Lee Baker
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has agreed to buy Stansted Airport from Heathrow Airport Holdings for £1.5bn. The sale, ordered by the... continue
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In brief
A marine engineering consultant has unveiled plans for a new airport on the Goodwin Sands, two miles off the East Kent coast at Deal. Beckett Rankine... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mike Crowhurst, Garforth, Leeds LS25
May I be permitted a brief reply to Roger Davies’ comments about my viewpoint article on aviation capacity (Viewpoint LTT 23 Nov 12 &... continue
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Main editorial comment
Before writing this week’s comment piece on rail investment, we thought we’d better just check that our impression that rail scheme... continue
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In brief
The London Borough of Richmond is to spend £58,000 on a local referendum asking people whether or not Heathrow Airport should be expanded.... continue
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News
The Welsh Government has proposed buying Cardiff Airport in order to improve its fortunes after passenger numbers nearly halved. Ministers have... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Let’s go back in time; not too far. Having dithered over Heathrow Airport for so many years, what we may call a revelation on the road to... continue
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News
British Airways’ parent firm IAG has cast doubt on the idea that Heathrow Airport will be expanded. IAG chief executive Willie Walsh told the... continue
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News
Gatwick Airport passenger numbers and earnings were up in the six months to September  compared to last year despite a flat July and August... continue
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Media monitor
Guardian columnist and National Trust president Sir Simon Jenkins provoked a minor media storm when he used an article in Readers’ Digest... continue
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Viewpoint
Mike Crowhurst
About 40 years ago the Roskill Commission was set up to examine the problem of airport capacity, albeit focused on the search for the third London... continue
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In brief
A number of electric vehicles are being trialled at Heathrow Airport to see if they represent a viable technology for airport operations. Heathrow... continue
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In brief
A new link road could be built in South Manchester as part of the Airport City Enterprise Zone plan. Manchester City Council is investigating... continue
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In brief
Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, wants the DfT to add Leeds Bradford International Airport to the list of airports to be... continue
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Regular news
The Government is facing intense pressure to accelerate the timetable of the Davies Commission into airport capacity.  Ministers have asked... continue
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Media monitor
After publishing a lengthy interview with Sir Howard Davies, the man tasked with leading the Government’s review of aviation capacity, The... continue
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News
Newcastle International Airport’s shareholders have selected global investment manager AMP Capital as the new partner for a 49 per cent... continue
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