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Gatwick tells Monarch customers not to turn up at Airport


Gatwick Airports has advised Monarch passengers if they are due to depart from a UK airport with Monarch Airlines today or in the future to not travel to the airport as your flight will not be operating.

The advice for customers already abroad due to return to the UK on or before 15th October 2017 is that arrangements are being made for them to return home to the UK on a new flight, at the end of your holiday. These new flights will be at no extra cost.

The airport says its an unprecedented situation and because there are up to 110,000 passengers abroad, the UK Government has asked the CAA to coordinate flights back to the UK for all Monarch customers currently overseas.

The following companies have ceased trading:

Monarch Holidays Ltd (ATOL Number 2275)

First Aviation Ltd (ATOL Number 4888) previously trading as Monarch

AirlinesAvro Ltd (ATOL Number 1939)

Somewhere2stay Ltd



Queen's Award for charity for people with disabilities

A Sussex charity which helps disabled people live life to the full has won a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The organisers of 'Possability People'were given their award by the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex at the Amex Stadium in Brighton. The honour recognises outstanding work done in our local communities.

Geraldine Desmoulins, the Chief Officer of Possability People; and Jon Hastie the organisation's Chair of Trustees.

Large crowds expected for Royal Berkshire Show

This weekend around 60,000 people are expected to flock to the Berkshire Show - one of the largest rural events in the country - with more than 2,000 animals and 600 trade stands.

However, this year there's concern over the effect of Brexit on the agricultural economy. Cary Johnston reports.

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