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  • Hole at the heart of Heathrow’s third runway Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at https://www.ft.com/tour. https://www.ft.com/content/e07697ee-6ca8-11e8-92d3-6c13e5c92914 Can Heathrow afford its third runway? It might seem an odd question, just as parliament is set to vote on the London airport’s much disputed expansion. It often feels as if every angle, from aircraft noise to the nesting habits of the local population of crested newts, has been thoroughly picked over in the decade-long debate.

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  • Government ponders changes on CrossCountryThe total volume of rail freight moved in Britain in 2017-18 fell by 1.7% from the previous 12-month period, to 17 billion tonne-kilometres.
  • Government ponders changes on CrossCountryLonger trains and major changes in service patterns on the CrossCountry franchise are being suggested by the Government, in its public consultation released on June 7.
  • Johnson seeks timetabling changesGovernment will insist on a gradual approach to timetable change where possible, rather than the significant changes seen in May, according to Rail Minister Jo Johnson.

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