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The daily flight paths seen over Gatwick and Heathrow
as the two airports fought for an extra runway.
As Heathrow is chosen, where does that leave Gatwick now?
The politicians left this airport no crumbs
Good or bad, we will hear from both sides.
the team from Gatwick is disappointed with today's ddcision.
We feel as though we put forward a very strong case
If the Government needs to call on us in the future,
We don't wish airport expansion on anybody
but, for the moment, we are relieved.
But we do not believe that Gatwick will go away.
And I'm at Westminster, where a controversial policx has had
a bumpy take-off, and some local MPs are still nervous passengers.
Keep care close to home - the cystic fibrosis patient
campaigning to keep local hospital provision in Dorset.
a unique look at a Roman town, complete with sounds and smdlls
When you went to where the cows and pigs were,
So the Government has spoken in the great runway debate.
In the end, it decided there could be only one,
Gatwick is the world's busidst single-runway airport,
and had campaigned hard for a second one.
But, in the end, this vision of their future
in favour of the greater economic opportunities provided by Hdathrow.
a second runway at Gatwick for decades,
the mood tonight is relief, rather than exhilaration.
The airport itself insists it's still ready to deliver
if Heathrow falls at the final hurdle.
In a moment, we'll get reaction on the Heathrow decision
from the Thames Valley, and a political perspective
from Peter Henley at Westminster, but first
our transport correspondent, Paul Clifton, is live at Gatwick.
The decision wasn't unexpected, was it?
The choice of Heathrow for `nother runway surprises no one, re`lly In
truth, it has always been that decision throughout the 40 xears
that a new runway has been discussed. Business groups hn the
Thames Valley will now be wdlcoming the tens of thousands of jobs they
believe will flow westwards from a bigger Heathrow. Gatwick Airport was
thrown no crumbs from the politicians' table. A second runway
did not get a mention. For the people who opposed it, but rings a
sense of relief tonight. It had been a long haul,
but at 11:25am today, a campaign by many West Sussex
residence finally Though sympathy with fellow,
less fortunate campaigners at Heathrow led to muted
celebrations at this Nonetheless, they were pleased
Gatwick Airport's ambition was now We don't wish airport
expansion on anybody but, But we do not believe that
Gatwick will go away. Many residents were concerndd
about a potential increase in aircraft noise, and this
was today's reaction in Horsham I think Heathrow
is the right choice. It's a huge relief, because I think
that one thing that nobody has actually discussed is the f`ct
that the countryside has a special way of living,
which is peace and quiet. That is why people like to live
in the countryside. There are a lot of youngsters
who could gain benefit It is less built-up than He`throw,
but I think it should have been at Gatwick or have
one at each, really. Tonight, campaigners have voiced
fears that a ban on night flights at Heathrow,
a condition of the go-ahead for its new runway, could rdsult
in more night flights They are now calling for sililar
environmental and nice condhtions to be applied to both
Heathrow and Gatwick. At Wick airport is said to have
spent ?40 million on a damn pain which it had lost. It promised to be
road and rail ready for a sdcond runway. Many thought the opposite
was true. This is Gatwick's vision
of a two-runway airport. The expansion swallows up some
of the Manor Royal industri`l area. Should another runway ever be built,
this catering hire business Everything goes by lorry and van
on roads around the airport. We just leave for London early
in the morning. We will leave for London
at 4:30am to get there, Nearby, a huge new housing dstate
is getting under way. Gevin says that the infrastructure
around Gatwick I don't think the problem
is in the skies. The problem is down here
on the ground. Just beyond the runways
is the village of Charlwood, For 50 years, it has
made aerospace electronics. This is a full employment
area as it is. There is insufficient housing
in the area. The infrastructure, the roads,
the rail are already Her daily commute requires driving
round the edge of the airport. I think the railways
are already at their capacity. Gatwick says it is road and rail
ready and that it could copd I don't think the infrastructure
is there. and I don't think it
is on the railways. Business leaders locally support
a Gatwick expansion, Without a second runway soon,
it could still grow, Maintaining pressure
on local transport. No one could say we
are a deprived area. It will actually only be very few
people that will absolutely benefit. What next for the world's btsiest
single runway airport? It is approaching full capacity. H asked
the man in charge of Gatwick's rejected project.
Naturally, we are very disappointed with the outcome of today's
But we are very upbeat still about the future of G`twick.
Don't forget, we've got over ?1 billion of further investment
to make over the next five xears, on top of the ?5 billion we have
already invested and our new ownership.
No, by no means has it gone for good.
We are going to take a little bit of time to look
carefully at the decision the Government has made.
We have really just seen the headlines today.
We are going to give that some careful thought and decide what we
Does that mean you will be consulting the lawyers?
We will look at this carefully and seriously,
but legal challenges are not really what is on our mind at the loment.
We respect the fact that the Government has madd very
important decisions today, but we do want to look at the finer
But Gatwick is, by your own admission, nearly full.
The world's busiest single runway airport.
It is a very busy and very successful airport.
It has still got growth potdntial of the single runway and,
beyond that, we are still standing by, willing to deliver
a second runway at Gatwick, whenever the Government eng`ges
Don't forget, the Government has said today that Gatwick is ` very,
Many local people, all the local MPs and many of the airlines here all
opposed a second runway. Thd extra business lost here is now for the
Thames Valley to gain. For the moment, thank you.
So what's been the reaction to the Heathrow decision
Theresa May campaigned against a third runway in 2001,
saying it would bring noise pollution and traffic
Ben Moore has been talking to them in Maidenhead
and in the Prime Minister's home village of Sonning.
She should be listening to the opinions of the locals,
all the local residents, about what we want, not just
When it comes to the economx, it is a good idea.
But it is going to come at a cost for the locals.
something needs to happen to bring the place up a little bit.
The third runway will bring a lot of business to this area,
it will bring a lot of new jobs which is important.
I don't know whether she's gone against the will
It's been such a long process, the decision-making process, that
I think she's that type of woman, and she is going to get
a lot of things through that we perhaps don't all w`nt.
A cautious welcome for the decision for some people who live in the
Thames Valley. But there is a warmer reception awaiting the decision to
pump for Heathrow from businesses in the area. Here is our busindss
correspondent. Fruit and cut flowers
flying in from Colombia. Heathrow is a passenger airport
but on every plane, there is cargo, It is anticipated that
a third runway will help open up 40 new markets had
almost doubled capacity. It gives Heathrow the ability
to reach out to all Collection, handling,
screening and delivery. The nearby freight services
do it all. It will give you the opporttnity
to reach out to China, to new emerging markets,
to South America, to India, It gives the opportunity
for Scottish salmon, the biggest export out of the UK,
to reach new destinations. The flowers and fruit
in these boxes come here Expansion means opening up
many more destinations like this. It gives stability, it makes us able
to look to the future. Steve Bowles runs
a Berkshire haulage company. The family business
started in the 1950s. All their work involves frehght
going in and out of Heathrow. It means that we know
we can strongly expand, we can go out and buy a few
more trucks, perhaps. The freight industry has argued
that, in terms of global competition, we are
already playing catch up. China has built 50
airports in five years. We are looking to build
one runway in ten years. Shows a great difference in how
we are looking at the world Heathrow is the UK's
biggest port by value, dwarfing the goods that
come in and out through With the vote to leave the DU,
many feel that expansion is even more important to show the world
that Britain is a trading n`tion Let's get reaction
from Westminster now. Peter, why has it taken
so long to reach this point and is there political backhng
for the process? In Gatwick, there is immensd relief
that the expansion is not going ahead from Conservative MPs who
would have been very opposed to it. Some have said that it would be a
rival rather than a replacelent for Heathrow. At Heathrow, therd is also
those speaking out against ht. Rob Wilson, one of the wedding LPs said
that it had issues around noise and pollution. He is in the samd
position as Theresa May, a lot of constituents were not sure `bout it.
That is what stops or encourages MPs. Have two MPs with us. ,- two
politicians with us. You both have aeronautic connections.
I am fibro frustrated as many people in the country. You do not hmprove
the quality of the decision,making by dragging out the process. This
has been very dragged out. The Davis commission looked at the whole issue
for four years, came up with a recommendation. The decision made
today was the one put forward. I would prefer to see the go-`head for
both of them. But we have m`de the decision. You would say both, you
would say none. That is with the ultralow emission zone for traffic.
The commission that has been mentioned, it was a fait accompli.
There was no option to say no. If we're going to on how climate change
commitments, it depends on our future, how children's feattre, the
climate change act, we can't expand aviation. We need to look at who is
lying, why they are flying `nd deal with that demand. The result of
this, if we increase carbon in this area, we need to cut back elsewhere,
that will impact small businesses in the UK. Thank you.
Let's get a final thought from Paul Clifton at Gatwick.
Today was a statement of intent a new runway is at least a decade
away. Something really did change today, and Gatwick Airport hs the
loser. Thank you.
More news to come and Tony Husband has the sport.
We will be in north London `s Reading bid for a bench. Thd first
meeting between the cuts since their FA Cup clash last year.
"I didn't expect her life to end the way it did."
The words of a Southern Health doctor
whose patient fell from a bridge after months of depression.
An inquest heard Marion Munns had appeared bright and chedrful
on the phone to the consultant psychiatrhst.
But her family said she was withdrawn, erratic
Our health correspondent, David Fenton,
Thank you. Today we heard from the psychiatrist, who gave eviddnce for
about three hours. She had telephoned the patient of KGB
questioned whether she was `t risk. She said that, on the phone, she
seemed cheerful and bright `nd there were no anxiety issues or moved --
mood issues as Boris she cotld tell. The family told a different story.
For weeks, she had been lethargic and withdrawn, behaving str`ngely,
obsessively drinking water, and talking to herself in there is. At
one point she said to herself in a mirror, will I be all right? She
answered, yes, I will be all right. But she was not all right, was she?
She was not. Another the 12th, there were chaotic scenes at the family
home when she became very agitated and had to be pinned to the ground
while her daughter telephondd the police to ask for help. But she
escaped and basically fled hnto the night, and she came here to this
bridge over the M27, where she later fell to her death. During the
inquest today, the doctor told the coroner, I did not expect hdr to
harm herself or for her lifd to end the way it did. Tomorrow, the
inquest continues and we ard expected to hear from the c`re
worker who told the family, on the day she died, that the office was
closing and that they would have to call 999 for help.
Thank you. A Dorset woman who has cysthc
fibrosis says she's devastated that the hospital service
she relies on is under revidw. Karen Pearce currently recehves
care at Poole Hospital. The trust says,
because of staffing changes, it's looking at different w`ys
of running the service and is working with
colleagues in Southampton. It has reassured patients
that high quality care will continue but Karen fears longer journey
times and less support for patients. Karen Pearce and her husband, Kenny,
spend much of their lives trying to manage
her cystic fibrosis. 50 tablets a day, as well as
medication she inhales, help to loosen the sticky mtcus
that builds up inside her body. When the condition worsens,
the service at Poole Hospit`l, You are very vulnerable with it
so you can wake up one morning feeling fine,
and you can wake up the next morning On those occasions, I have
accessed the service two A letter to patients says that
service is being reviewed. It explains a specialist consultant
is moving from Poole to University Hospital Southampton,
30 miles away. Karen fears Poole's
provision may go. This is a service that I have been
attending for six years. It is local, it is accessible,
and it means that I can get timely Particularly when you are unwell,
the last thing you want to be doing is travelling a 60-mile round-trip
to another facility. The Wessex Cystic Fibrosis @dult
Service is currently providdd Poole Hospital and University
Hospital Southampton. Karen says she and others
want clarity about the plans and, if necessary,
will fight to protect On this board now. Tony is here and
a big game for the Boylston night. -- Royals tonight.
Reading's game against Arsenal tonight at the Emirates
is the first clash between the two sides
since that eventful FA Cup semifinal at Wembley last ydar,
in which the Royals came so close to upstaging the Gunners.
A goalkeeping error from Adam Federici ultimately cost
the Royals - then managed by Steve Clarke - dear.
and Clarke was sacked by the end of the year.
Tonight, Jaap Stam is the man in the dugout.
Let's go live to the Emiratds now and join Tim Dellor,
who's commentating for Radio Berkshire tonight.
Tim, there's a history of goals in this fixture too isn't there
There is. Based on previous meetings between the two sites, do not bet on
1-0 to night. The last time they played each other in the le`gue cup
four years ago, Reading werd 4- up, pegged back to 4-4 after 90 minutes
and then lost 7-5 after extra time. They have never been more goals in a
league cup game. They have never beaten Arsenal. The fans ard
battling Robbins on the railways to get up to North London tonight. They
will be hoping that tonight is the night. They are taking their squad.
We are waiting for the Readhng team news, and we kick off in ond hour.
Thank you. Live commentary on radio and will have an update in the late
news. Dorset trainer Colin Tizzard
gave his gelding Thistlecrack a first outing over the larger
hurdles in national hunt The eight-year-old, ridden
by Tom Scudamore, was unbeaten on smaller hurdles last season
and Tizzard bided his time before He took the barriers well and pulled
clear of the small field to claim The horse is already tipped
as a possible Gold Cup contdnder. Over the past couple of weeks,
we've told you about the closing of the ice rink at Ryde
on the Isle of Wight. The island's ice hockey teal,
the Wightlink Raiders, has now had to pull out of the league,
just eight games into the sdason. Players are said to be devastated
and the club is promising to try to bring ice hockey back
to the island in the future. Last night, we told
you about the social media `ppeal which had been in a family
for generations. Jacinta Pearson from Salisbtry
had lost it before running the Great Sotth Run
on Sunday in Portsmouth. After the appeal went across social
media and television, Jacinta has been
reunited with the ring. It was found half-buried
in mud by a coffee seller, Tonight, it's safely back
on her finger - after a polhsh! We've probably
all walked around ruins and tried hard to picture what life
would really have been like A team from Reading Univershty has
created a virtual reality experience that allows people to explore
a Roman village - including how it would have sounded
and smelled 2,000 years ago. Today, it's a few
very old walls around a field. But once it might have
looked like this. This is a recreation of Silchester,
a Roman town close to Reading. sound and, cruically,
smells help bring it to lifd. As we wandered around
the virtual town, we hit trigger points
which released the smells. If I pull the scent cartridge out,
it has got a cotton wool pad in it which has got the scent
soaked into it. A final blow across this,
into your face, then That smells pretty horrible,
whatever it is. at Fishbourne Roman Palace
near Chichester, where it's forming
part of a Roman Army week. How did it smell? Not the greatest.
When he went to whether -- to wear the cows and pigs were, you could
smell a bit of to. They are immersed themselves in the
experience. It is good. As well as being an educational tool
for children and academics, the system's creators hope ht
will have wider practical uses, helping us build better
in the future. If someone is building a new
hospital, you might think that one of the characteristics is the smell,
and they sounds within it. Hf you are looking at developing a building
like that, if you can incorporate some of those senses into it, you
will hopefully come up with a more realistic design.
So this is modern technologx using the past to help the future.
Those children loved it, didn't they? Turning up their nose at the
funny smells. Let's get the weather. Perh`ps you
can answer this question. The outside of my house when I came out
to work today was covered in ladybirds.
We had more sunshine today than we thought. We had a high of 17 or 18
degrees in Hampshire. That brought out the ladybirds, and they start to
find places to hibernate, so they are looking for one places to hide
and hibernate. Your heating isn't on? I'm frugal,
it is not on yet. Steve Roberts took this picture
of the sun rising this mornhng Paul Biggins photographed
toadstools in the New Forest. some of the many swallows
in Bishops Waltham. Today we had a lot more sunshine
than we thought yesterday. That meant the temperatures rose to a
high teens, high of 18 Celshus on the Isle of Wight. Others s`w
between 16 and 17 Celsius. The further north through the rdgion,
north of Berkshire, there w`s a lot more cloud. Tonight, that whll start
spilling in low cloud, densd fog in places, which will become
widespread. There is the risk of the odd shower for the south of the
region, but it should largely be dry. In the countryside, lows of
around six or seven Celsius. These are the values for towns and cities.
The fog tomorrow might lingdr until around ten or 11am. Once it starts
to shift, we will see sunny spells. A lot more sunshine of the day with
temperatures reaching a height of between 14 and 16 Celsius. Tomorrow,
we will have the south-westdrly breeze drawing in the mild `ir from
the Atlantic. Through tomorrow night, or clearing skies and light
winds, very like tonight, there is a chance of mist and fog patches first
thing on Thursday. A low in the countryside of five or six Celsius.
Once again, a murky start to Thursday, high pressure builds
through the course of the d`y with light winds. We will look at an
Atlantic influence and mild air coming in from the south-west. That
will allow temperatures to potentially breach 17 or 18 Celsius.
That is in prolonged period of sunshine. Under the cloud, ht will
be cooler. The rest of the week looks disappointing, but th`t does
not mean we will not see sunny spells. Misty and murky conditions
to start each day, which might be slow to clear. In some placds, it
could stay until lunchtime, but it will clear and we will see some
sunny spells on each day, including the weekend.
We wanted to see a sunny sylbol Tomorrow, will you familiar with
having our blood pressure t`ken There is one hospital that has taken
part in research to see that inflatable cuff that you put on
helps reduce the damage frol heart attack. All will be explaindd
tomorrow. That will be at 630 B tomorrow. Good night.
It took us once to get through the novel Anna Karenina.
It was used to help my friend with depression,
and finishing as we went to sleep at night.
tapping each letter through the wall that divided our cells
as we served life sentences in solitary confinement.