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Heathrow outlines expansion plans set for completion by 2050

Heathrow Airport published plans on Tuesday to build a third runway at the site by 2026, with full expansion set to be completed by 2050.

Tom Watson: Labour must back second referendum

Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson has called on his party to take a pro-second referendum stance on Brexit.

Kier cost-cutting measures will see 1,200 jobs axed

Construction and services firm Kier has vowed to cut 1,200 jobs in a measure aimed at saving £55 million by the year 2021.

MPs criticise "whitewash" FCA report on RBS

A group of MPs has criticised a report by the Financial Conduct Authority which recommends no further action be taken against the Royal Bank of Scotland’s restructuring business.

UK in "pretty good shape" for no-deal Brexit, says civil service chief

Cabinet secretary and Head of the civil service Sir Mark Sedwill believes that the UK government and public services are in "pretty good shape" to cope with the prospect of a no-deal Brexit on October 31.

Ofsted call for routine checks on “outstanding” schools

Ofsted have called for routine checks on “outstanding” schools to be resumed after 80 per cent of those it re-inspected were downgraded. These schools were re-inspected because concerns were raised about falling standards.

Chuka Umunna joins Lib Dems

Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna has joined the Liberal Democrats after his departure from the newly formed Change UK. Umunna, the MP for Streatham, said that he was “wrong to think that millions of politically homeless people wanted a new party” and had “massively underestimated” the difficulties of setting up a “fully pledged new party without an existing infrastructure”.

Hancock quits Tory leadership contest

Matt Hancock quit in his bid to become Conservative party leader today.

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