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2008-07-29 00:00:31

Building a third runway at Heathrow Airport is the "obvious" solution to airport congestion, says a report published today. A detailed study rejects building more airport capacity elsewhere around London and says the idea of a new airport in the Thames Gateway is not thought credible. Commissioned by the City of London Authority, the authors say Heathrow is "deeply unpopular" with business leaders because of delays, traffic around the airport and security issues. However, as revealed...

2008-07-21 12:00:53

By ALISON CAMPSIE A FRESH plan for a new highspeed rail link which would carry passengers between Glasgow and London in just three hours has been released by a consortium of local authorities opposed to the extension of Heathrow . High Speed North would link Edinburgh and Glasgow to London on a new route built to mirror the path of the M1 motorway with several key branches added to link Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool to the line. The proposals have been drawn up by railway civil...

2008-07-19 21:00:20

British officials who oppose the planned Heathrow Airport expansion say they will propose a high-speed rail line. Plans for the $60 billion high-speed rail line will be announced next week, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Proponents of the rail line say the route would make it easier for travelers in Scotland and northern England to get to Heathrow. They say that would lower demand for connecting flights and reducing the need for airport expansion. The rail line could be...

2008-07-19 00:00:28

A plan for a new Pounds 30 billion high-speed rail line linking Yorkshire to Heathrow has been unveiled by councils opposed to the airport's proposed expansion. Running along the line of the M1, the route would make it easier for people in northern England to get to Heathrow, reducing the need for internal connecting flights. The group says its plan differs from other high-speed line proposals in that it aims to connect more UK cities and ensures Heathrow is fully joined to the new...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'