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Record number of passengers to travel through Gatwick this bank holiday

600,000 passengers are due to pass through Gatwick this weekend Credit: ITV Meridian

Nearly six hundred thousand passengers are due to pass through Gatwick this Bank Holiday, making it a record breaker for the airport.

Meanwhile drivers expect to get stuck in delays this weekend - According to new research, August is the busiest month on the roads, with a fifth of the British public planning to travel during the Bank Holiday.

"Our record-breaking Bank Holiday figures show that competition is a great thing for passengers. In the short space of time since becoming independent, we have become an airport of choice offering more destinations than any other UK airport.

"Our long-haul destinations are growing fastest of the routes we serve and, with routes to Costa Rica and Peru - which will be the UK's only direct flights to Lima - and new services to Canada starting next year, Gatwick continues to show that it is well placed to meet the needs of travellers."

– Gatwick Chief Financial Officer Nick Dunn

Candles to be lit to mark one week since Shoreham tragedy

The 'Bridge of flowers' in Shoreham in memory of those that died last week Credit: ITV Meridian

Hundreds of candles are to be lit tomorrow across the Adur Ferry Bridge to mark a week since the Shoreham air crash.

The local community is being invited to come together to remember those who died, believed to be eleven, and their families.

The A2 which runs underneath, is still closed and is likely to remain so as repairs will take several days.

"We invite all members of our community to gather together and light a candle in remembrance of those so tragically killed or injured and the families affected by events.

"Come along from 7.30pm we will provide a T-light in a jar, which you will be invited to place on the bridge. There will be a book of remembrance to sign and a collection in the marquee on Coronation Green organised by Beach Dreams.

"If you have any jars can you bring them to Elman Brown's, 34 East St, Shoreham."

– Shoreham River Fest co-ordinator Peter Wood

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600,000 passengers will pass through Gatwick this Bank Holiday weekend

Nearly 600,000 people will pass through Gatwick this Bank Holiday Credit: ITV

Nearly 600,000 passengers are due to pass through Gatwick this Bank Holiday, making it a record breaker for the airport. Meanwhile drivers can expect to get stuck in delays this weekend. According to new research, August is the busiest month on the roads, with a fifth of the British public planning to travel during the Bank Holiday.

Man in court over student's murder

Janet Muller's body was found in a burnt out car in Ifield in March Credit: ITV Meridian

A man accused of murdering a Sussex student is due in court later.

Janet Muller's body was found in a burnt out car in Ifield in March.

Christopher Jeffrey-Shaw, who's 26 and from London, is charged with her murder.

He's yet to enter a plea.

South West Trains to improve customer service

A major investment by South West Trains Credit: ITV

Fifty million pounds is being invested by South West Trains to make its customer service 'smarter and more personal'. New hi-tech ticket machines will allow commuters direct contact with the customer care centre. The programme also includes more seats and extra car parking.

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Thousands arrive for Reading Festival, despite weekend rail strike

More 90,000 people are expected in Reading this weekend for three days of live music.

And the big question is: will it be another mudfest like the Reading Festival in 2011?

And with a rail strike over the weekend will they be able to get home afterwards? Mel Bloor has our report, followed by an interview with Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse. He talks about the First Great Western strike this Bank Holiday weekend.

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