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    1. November 14, 2014

      City Insider: Sir Howard wheels and deals

      Sir Howard Davies: Wheeling and dealing Cycling fiend Sir Howard Davies has pedalled fairly furiously through a busy City...

    2. November 12, 2014

      Top business figures call for London airports decision

      Some of Britain’s leading business figures are urging politicians to come off the fence and resolve the impasse which has...

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    1. London and the World

      Exploring the global city, from politics, transport and massive demographic change to ...
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    1. November 11, 2014

      Heathrow expansion to offer greatest economic benefit

      A new runway at Heathrow is likely to deliver significantly greater economic benefits to the UK than at Gatwick, although...

    2. September 29, 2014

      The threat to London as an airport hub

      Britain faces a tough decision. More people are flying and airports are edging towards capacity. The UK needs extra runway...

    3. September 21, 2014

      Goldman defence lifts veil on LIA relationship

      It is a fiercely contested $1bn lawsuit over disputed derivatives transactions and has pitted Libya’s Investment Authority...

    4. September 2, 2014

      Business groups call for decision on new airport runway

      By eliminating “Boris Island” from his list of possible contenders for UK airport expansion, Sir Howard Davies has created...

    5. September 2, 2014

      Lib Dems oppose UK airport expansion

      Business hopes for a new runway at Heathrow will be dealt a blow when the Liberal Democrats announce on Wednesday that they...

    6. September 2, 2014

      Johnson refuses to accept ‘Boris Island’ defeat

      Boris Johnson has refused to accept defeat following the rejection of his ambitious proposal for a new British airport in...

    7. September 1, 2014

      ‘Boris Island’ airport plan to be sunk by aviation commission

      Boris Johnson’s ambitious proposal for a major new British airport in the Thames estuary to replace Heathrow will be buried...

    8. May 9, 2014

      Heathrow stands firm on third-runway option

      Heathrow has rejected a plan by a former Concorde pilot to extend its northern runway so as to increase the number of...

    9. March 31, 2014

      London’s mayor steps up fight for estuary airport

      Boris Johnson has said London should seize a “once in a lifetime” opportunity to create thousands of homes and jobs as he...

    10. March 24, 2014

      Gatwick plays down need for UK hub airport

      Britain will have less need for a big hub airport such as Heathrow because of the way the aviation industry is evolving,...

    11. March 23, 2014

      Standard Life in talks to buy Ignis

      Standard Life is in talks to buy Ignis Asset Management in a move that would accelerate consolidation in the UK fund...

    12. February 16, 2014

      Heathrow’s case for expansion bolstered by think-tank findings

      Britain’s aviation future will depend on a three-runway hub airport, says a leading transport think-tank, lending weight to...

    13. The A-List

      February 14, 2014

      No one answer to the London airport question

      The battle of the London airports is heating up. Although the Airport Commission, headed by Sir Howard Davies, is not due to...

    14. February 7, 2014

      New London theatre about the first world war

      It will be difficult to escape the war of 1914-1918 across all artistic platforms in London in this anniversary year. While...

    15. January 13, 2014

      Heathrow passenger numbers rise 3% to 72.3m

      The number of passengers passing through Heathrow rose 3 per cent to 72.3m last year. The figures highlight how the capacity...

    16. January 12, 2014

      London mayor demands serious study of estuary airport plan

      London’s mayor is demanding that the body investigating where to build new runways study plans for a new Thames estuary...

    17. January 2, 2014

      Heathrow to examine alternative plan to third runway

      Heathrow is to investigate whether its proposal for a third runway has stronger local community support than an alternative...

    18. December 20, 2013

      Former Concorde pilot hopes to see his Heathrow plan take off

      Captain William “Jock” Lowe came up with his novel idea for solving Heathrow’s acute congestion problems by drawing the...

    19. December 17, 2013

      Boris airport dream left in holding pattern

      The body investigating the case for expanding UK’s airports on Tuesday outlined two ways of giving Heathrow a third runway,...

    20. December 17, 2013

      Heathrow and Gatwick make short list for expansion

      Heathrow and Gatwick airports have been shortlisted as possible locations for new runways by the Airports Commission in a...

    21. December 16, 2013

      Heathrow on list for runway expansion

      Heathrow’s chances of expansion will take a big step forward on Tuesday when the UK’s largest airport will be formally...

    22. December 15, 2013

      Heathrow protesters look to revive battle against expansion

      Protesters against a third runway at Heathrow are drawing up plans to revive their campaign amid expectations the hub will...

    23. December 11, 2013

      Gatwick chairman warns over Heathrow airport expansion

      Gatwick has warned it will not build a second runway at the airport if ministers also allow simultaneous expansion of...

    24. December 11, 2013

      Heathrow boosted as Ed Miliband drops opposition to new runway

      Labour leader Ed Miliband has abandoned his implacable opposition to building a third runway at Heathrow as the political...

    25. December 8, 2013

      Airport owners all expect backing for new runways in report

      The operators of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports are confident of being shortlisted as possible locations for new...

    26. December 4, 2013

      Gatwick rail link funding approved

      Ministers have accepted recommendations by a body investigating Britain’s airports that could lead to significant...

    27. November 26, 2013

      Gatwick is ‘exceptionally confident’ of making runway shortlist

      Gatwick airport is “exceptionally confident” of being on the shortlist of locations for new runways, the airport’s chief...

    28. November 19, 2013

      Business urges more runways for London

      A business-led campaign calling for more London runways was launched on Tuesday, to try to break the political impasse over...

    29. November 4, 2013

      Labour hedges bets on aviation review

      Labour is reserving the right to reject the recommendations of the Davies review of aviation, Mary Creagh, shadow transport...

    30. October 14, 2013

      Airports Commission faces legal challenge on new runway criteria

      A campaign group opposed to the expansion of Stansted airport will on Monday attempt to launch a legal challenge against the...

    31. October 7, 2013

      Sir Howard Davies: UK needs new runways in southeast

      The UK will need new runway capacity in the southeast of England in the coming decades to cope with rising demand from...

    32. September 28, 2013

      Boris Johnson fears Heathrow on flight path to victory

      Boris Johnson has admitted he is losing the battle to decide Britain’s hub airport strategy as support grows for what he...

    33. September 27, 2013

      Heathrow hits back over Gatwick expansion plan

      Heathrow has launched a withering attack on Gatwick, accusing the West Sussex airport of endangering UK competitiveness by...

    34. September 23, 2013

      About 200,000 jobs depend on Heathrow airport, says study

      Up to 230,000 jobs could be put at risk in the Thames Valley if the government decides to close Heathrow and build a new hub...

    35. Business Blog

      August 23, 2013

      Fictional business

      In today’s Working Lives feature I spoke to four novelists who quit banking and law to write. A few found their former...

    36. August 22, 2013

      PizzaExpress co-founder Hugh Osmond eyes return to leisure sector

      The co-founder of PizzaExpress is eyeing a return to the leisure sector after standing aside on Thursday from the board of...

    37. August 11, 2013

      Big air alliances rule out move from Heathrow

      The world’s biggest airlines have ruled out moving from Heathrow to another UK airport, bolstering the chances of a highly...

    38. August 11, 2013

      Heathrow chief on front foot in expansion campaign

      He would not put it this way, but Colin Matthews, chief executive of Heathrow airport, is in a much better place than he was...

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