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BYERS CLEARS TERMINAL FIVE

Transport secretary Stephen Byers has given the go-ahead for the £2.5 billion Richard Rogers Partnership-designed fifth terminal at Heathrow after telling parliament of his decision to keep the airport 'globally competitive' on Tuesday. In a widely trailed statement he told the House of Commons that, in approving it with conditions on noise and night flights, he was 'striking a balance' between environmental and economic concerns. For more new images:

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