Daily Mail: "Boris to put Stansted back on the agenda for airport expansion"

Link to Daily Mail

"Stansted could be transformed into a four-runway international super-airport in a plan that would solve Britain's aviation problems for up to 500 years, it has emerged today.

"Boris Johnson is to suggest expanding the Essex airport into one of the world's biggest as he fights tooth and nail to block a third runway at Heathrow.

"Mr Johnson's first choice has always been to build his £50billion 'Boris Island' airport in the Thames estuary but Stansted now appears to be considered a credible alternative."


Eveining Standard: "Unveiled: £40bn hub airport on new island in Channel"

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"Striking plans for a £40 billion superhub airport in the Channel were today unveiled by a leading firm of engineers.

"The four-runway airport could operate 24 hours a day because aircraft would take off and land over water, minimising disruption to mainland residents.

"The breathtaking design by maritime engineers Beckett Rankine and unveiled in the Standard shows how the 10 square-mile site would be reclaimed from sandbanks."


Friends of Regent's Canal: "Crossrail lorry movement 'stitch up'"

Link to web site report (around March 2012)

"Lorries will be streaming night and day through West London delivering thousands of concrete tunnel lining sections to the canalside Crossrail tunnel portal at Westbourne Park near Paddington. The linings are being cast at the Old Oak Common Railway Depot next to the Grand Union Canal only 2 miles away near Willesden Junction, reports Del Brenner.

Link to Ham & High
"Thousands of tunnel sections are already being stockpiled at the rail depot beside the canal as this recent photo taken from the canal towpath shows.

"London Assembly Member Murad Qureshi, who is chair of the GLA London Waterways Commission, makes it clear in his blog The Qureshi Report that he strongly disapproves of the use of lorries to transport the tunnel linings , when using the canal would clearly be of great advantage and most practical." 

Link to response from Crossrail,
and technical report.


Evening Standard: "Boris airport could be ‘superhub’ at Stansted"

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"Boris Johnson will include Stansted in a £3 million feasibility study into a new superhub airport in the South-East.

"The Mayor’s decision to look at expanding the Essex airport into a four-runway hub suggests it is now a serious contender.

"... It would be a fraction of the cost of a new airport — a minimum of £60 billion — in either the inner or outer Thames estuary, and rail links are already in place."


BBC: "Cameras on drone aircraft trigger calls for legislation"

Link to BBC web site

"As drone cameras produce ever-more spectacular footage, there are concerns the remote-controlled mini-aircraft might be used to invade people's privacy.

"The BBC's Colin Paterson has been taking a look at some of the images - and finding out why there are calls for legislation."


The Independent on Sunday: "Go slow for High Speed Two"

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"The Government is looking to slice around 100km per hour off the top speed of the controversial High Speed Two (HS2) rail connection proposed between London and Birmingham.

"Officials at the Department for Transport are understood to have asked the state-owned body overseeing HS2, if it agrees with criticisms that Government had focused too much on the need for speed."
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