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St Helena exiles toast island airport plan

24 April 2012 Last updated at 18:43 BST

Descendants from St Helena, which is in the Atlantic Ocean, have welcomed government approval for an airport on the island.

Thousands of descendants, who live in southern England, are celebrating the news that an airport will be built on the British overseas territory.

BBC South Today's Rachael Canter met some of those looking forward to a chance to return "home" and see loved ones.