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Heathrow runway 'gets go-ahead'

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The government has approved a controversial plan to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport, the BBC understands.

Leading business and union figures back the project, saying it will create jobs and boost the UK's competitiveness.

But critics have said it will irreparably damage the UK's credentials on tackling climate change.

Jo Coburn reports.

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