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Airports gearing up for bank holiday getaway

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Liverpool John Lennon Airport says it's expecting its busiest bank holiday weekend in five years. 70,000 passengers are expected to pass through the airport over the next three days. Bosses say they've been inundated with passengers all summer.

Its a similar story at Manchester Airport, where they're also expecting record numbers of passengers.

The top five destinations from Manchester are: Palma, Alicante, Amsterdam, Tenerife and Dublin.

An estimated 392,000 passengers will travel through Manchester Airport this weekend.

Watch: BMX rider bashed by level crossing barrier

This BMX rider speeding across a level crossing in Liverpool got more than he (or she) bargained for when the level crossing came smashing down o top of them.

The video was posted on the British Transport Police Twitter account on Saturday but the footage is dated from Thursday last week.

It shows the moment the BMX rider desperately tries to get under the barrier as it lowers but is too slow and does a somersaulting backwards off his bike.

BTP Merseyside reiterated its message about level crossing safety by saying:

No gold medal for this BMX rider at Waterloo. Worth the risk?

– BTP Merseyside



TRAVEL: Disruption to rail services due to overrunning engineering works

Rail services in Lancashire and Cumbria are disrupted due to engineering works not being finished in time.

  • All lines are blocked between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District
  • Coaches have been requested to replace services at Lancaster, Preston, Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith & Carlisle
  • Tickets for services between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District are being accepted on Virgin Trains East Coast, Scot Rail and Cross Country, via any reasonable route
  • Replacement bus services in place between Kendal, Windermere and Oxenholme

Watch: Mother's plea after stranger shouted at her daughter on a plane

A mother from Cheshire is calling for greater tolerance of people travelling with disabilites after she was shouted at on a plane to shut her daughter up.

8 year old Yasmin, who has a rare brain condition, was crying on the flight to Ibiza from Manchester. But the reaction of a fellow passenger so upset her mum Nicola that she later wrote about in a social media post that went viral.

Nicola says she just wants a bit more understanding for parents in her position.

Sarah Rogers has been to talk to her:

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