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Climate activists lose legal battle to stop Heathrow third runway

Climate activists lose legal battle to stop Heathrow third runway

Business
Climate activists have lost a long-running legal battle to stop a third runway at Heathrow.The Supreme Court has overturned a previous Court of Appeal ruling in a case brought by Friends of the Earth and others against Heathrow Airport. The court was asked to consider if the government's failure to take into account the UK's climate commitments rendered the planned third runway unlawful.Tim Crosland, of the campaign group Plan B, said the original decision by former transport secretary Chris Grayling to support the expansion made a "mockery" of the government's commitment to show international leadership in the face of a climate emergency. Image: Activists had sought to challenge ex-transport secretary Chris Grayling's decision "Had C...
On the runway at Paris haute couture fashion week

On the runway at Paris haute couture fashion week

Entertainment
Gaultier recently spoke out about excess production in the industry, saying, "Big groups are doing more collections, new collections... with a big amount of clothes. It's absolutely ridiculous." Gaultier told the BBC, "It's not a question of thinking about what people need. It's thinking about being bigger." Photo by Eco Clement/UPILet's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

Heathrow campaigners lose challenge against third runway

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Campaigners have lost a High Court challenge against the government's decision to approve plans for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. Five councils, residents, environmental charities and London Mayor Sadiq Khan brought the action after MPs backed the plans in June. The campaigners said the runway would effectively create a "new airport", having a "severe" impact on Londoners.But judges rejected the arguments, ruling the plans were lawful.John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, said: "This verdict will not reduce the impact on local communities from increased noise and air pollution, nor will it resolve Heathrow Ltd's financial difficulties or the economic weakness in their expansion plans." Heathrow plan 'will be like third airport' ...
Plane in Turkey overshoots icy runway, stops on Black Sea cliff

Plane in Turkey overshoots icy runway, stops on Black Sea cliff

World
A commercial jet carrying 168 people overshot an icy airstrip in northern Turkey on Saturday, getting wedged on a cliff just feet from the Black Sea. Despite the horrifying image of the Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800 seen teetering over a muddy cliff at Ankara-Tabzon Airport, all 162 passengers, two pilots, and four cabin crew were unharmed and were freed from its fuselage, the airline confirmed in a statement. The plane came dangerously close to going into the Black Sea. Afterward, the airport shut down operations until Sunday morning, and a probe was launched to figure out why the plane skidded off the runway, Trabzon Gov. Yucel Yavuz told Reuters. Local prosecutors questioned four crew members and two pilots in the wake of the incident, authorities said. They said there were no si...
Heathrow third runway public consultation reopened

Heathrow third runway public consultation reopened

Business
A public consultation into the planned third runway at Heathrow Airport has been reopened to include new evidence.The Department for Transport (DfT) published a series of new reports on the environmental impact of expanding the west London airport. It also revealed that London's airports are expected to hit full capacity by 2034 if there is no expansion.The consultation initially closed in May, but will now be reopened until December. The DfT insisted it is "on track" to publish final proposals for expansion in the first half of 2018, ahead of a vote in Parliament.Among the series of new reports are an updated noise analysis and a new air quality plan.The government said higher demand for flights also meant the capital's five airports would hit full capacity six years sooner than expected...