This week, the Airports Commission published its final report into London's airport capacity issue. The independent group, chaired by Sir Howard Davies, backed a plan to build a third runway at Heathrow.

The decision, which comes with considerable conditions, has sparked an almighty political row. The issue is a touchy for David Cameron, as London's mayor, Boris Johnson, opposes the move.

The new Uxbridge MP, who ran against the controversial proposal ahead of the general election, has said it will not go ahead.

Zac Goldsmith, tipped to be the Conservative candidate for the mayoral elections and current Tory MP, opposes the Heathrow plan as well. Meanwhile, Harriet Harman seized on the Tory split and told Cameron to stick up to Johnson.

But Labour is not unified on the issue. Tooting MP Sadiq Khan, who is also a mayor of London hopeful, is also against the idea of a third runway at the west London airport.

Driving instructors caught using mobiles

Elsewhere, IBTimes UK discovered that 198 driving instructors had been caught using a mobile phone while on the road over the past four years in London.

The data, obtained through a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, prompted the Metropolitan Police to warn that the teachers could lose their licence or face an on-the-spot fine of up to £100.

The FoI also uncovered that the Met had issued 87,785 notices to regular drivers caught using a mobile device between 2012 and 19 June 2015.

Inspector David Osborne, of the roads and transport policing command, told IBTimes UK that you are four times more likely to crash if you use a mobile phone while driving.

Sajid Javid blasts CBI

Finally, the business secretary attacked the CBI after the business body called on firms to "speak out" for staying within the EU.

Sajid Javid, speaking at one of organisation's events, warned that its position could undermine David Cameron's renegotiation plans as the prime minister hopes to gain concessions from Brussels ahead of a promised referendum by the end of 2017.

"You know how negotiation works. You wouldn't dream of sitting down at the start of a merger or acquisition and, like a poker player showing his hand to the table, announce exactly what terms you were prepared to accept," the minister said.

Javid's intervention overshadowed the news that the CBI, which has received funding from the EU, has appointed Carolyn Fairbairn, a former journalist and management consultant, as its new director-general.