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Pressure builds in London for expansion of Heathrow airport

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A passenger jet comes into land over houses next to Heathrow airport on August 28, in London, England. Transport Secretary Justine Greening has stated that the Government remains opposed to the building of a third runway at London's Heathrow airport despite calls from some Conservative Members of Parliament for the coalition to reconsider.

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A sign is displayed at the village of Sipson, which would be demolished should a third runway be built, near Heathrow Airport on Aug. 28, in London, England.Transport Secretary Justine Greening has stated that the Government remains opposed to the building of a third runway at London's Heathrow airport despite calls from some Conservative Members of Parliament for the coalition to reconsider.

 From AP- LONDON — A British legislator has a question for Prime Minister David Cameron: Are you a man or a mouse?

In the sort of blunt language usually thrown at other parties, a member of Cameron's Conservative Party challenged his leader to be a man and get cracking on expanding Heathrow Airport.

Tuesday's blast from Tim Yeo, a long-serving member of Parliament and chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, was the rudest shot yet in a campaign by airlines, business groups and unions demanding that Cameron ditch his opposition to a third runway at Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, serving 70 million passengers a year. Read more on this story here.