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The Court of Appeal is due to rule on the plan to build a third runway at Heathrow to increase the number of flights to and from the London airport. The idea to expand Heathrow has been talked about for many years and while many businesses support it, the plan has also attracted a lot of opposition from environmentalists and local residents. So what exactly is the third runway proposal and what are the arguments for and against it? WHAT IS THE HEATHROW EXPANSION PLAN? Heathrow is already the UK's busiest airport, serving about 80 million passengers per year. The airport currently has four terminals and two runways. If it gets the green light, construction of a new runway is expected to be completed between 2028 and 2029. Full story

27 February