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Decision due on runway extension

The fate of a planned runway extension at Birmingham International Airport is due to be decided by councillors later.

Solihull Council's planning committee is expected to approve the £120m plans to extend the runway by 400m to cope with more long-haul flights.

The authority decided to defer the decision in December, citing concerns about noise and pollution.

The airport's managing director Paul Kehoe said measures had since been taken to address those concerns.

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