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Decision on Heathrow expansion unlikely this year

The debate over a third runway at Heathrow has pitted environmentalists and voters against the UK's biggest businesses and some politicians who see expansion as vital for economic growth.


BRITISH Prime Minister David Cameron is unlikely to give final approval for expanding Heathrow Airport as expected this month, further delaying the politically charged decision which has been 25 years in the making, an industry source said.

Mr Cameron had promised a decision