Shattered residents of Harmondsworth village said the fight isn't over to save their homes, as the decision to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport was announced .

Villagers gathered at The Five Bells pub and watched as the news came in, many of whom now face an uphill battle to keep the homes they have lived in for decades.

Proposed plans include knocking down half of the village, including around 800 homes, to make way for expansion.

Long standing campaigner against the runway, chairman of HACAN John Stewart, said: "Countless residents will be dismayed and distraught by this decision.

"Some will lose their homes.

"Some face the daunting prospect of living under a noisy flight path for the first time.

"And many others will get yet more planes over their heads."

Residents 'are left confused and hurt' over decision to expand at Heathrow Airport

But he added: "But real doubts must remain whether this new runway will ever see the light of day.

"The hurdles it faces remain: costs, noise, air pollution and widespread opposition including an expected legal challenge from the local authorities."

Whilst the airport have welcomed the news from Prime Minister Theresa May, saying "the decision declares Britain is open for business", l ocal councils such as Hillingdon join forces with Greenpeace to prepare for a legal battle.

Protesters also gathered outside Parliament to get their voices heard in Westminster.
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Whilst it remains to be seen what will come of the west London "Heathrow villages", tearful residents chanted loud and clear , "no ifs, no buts, no third runway".

Leslie O'Brian, who has lived in the area for 46-years, told getwestlondon : "It is our home, it is beautiful and we want to continue living here.

"We will fight until the very end."