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Gatwick tells Monarch customers not to turn up at Airport

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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

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Businessman's warning after cruel banking scam

A businessman from Sussex is warning others to beware of banking fraud after he was tricked out of more than £30,000.

Phillip Moore from Seaford received a phone call telling him to transfer his savings to another account urgently, to prevent the money being stolen.

The call appeared to come from Mr Moore's own bank, but it was a scam.

NatWest have now managed to recover most of the money - but as Malcolm Shaw reports, the thieves were convincing and very believable.

1 in 10 have fallen victim to cyber-criminals

Cybercrime is rarely out of the headlines these days - with universities the latest to be revealed as targets for cyber attack with hackers trying to steal sensitive research information. Cybercrime takes many forms - it's any criminal activity involving computers or the internet. In the first of a series of reports about the problem, Kevin Ashford has been finding out how the criminals operate - and the people they target.

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Should graffiti be banned? Taggers 'out of control' in Brighton

Some call it street art others call it mindless vandalism. Graffiti has always divided opinion. But businesses in Brighton and Hove say it's a blight on their city and is getting out of control.

Banks, hotels, public buildings and train stations have been targeted by so-called 'taggers'. This week, a hotel on Brighton seafront has been targeted for the third time this year.

Businesses say graffiti is costing them thousands to clean up - and more must be done to stop a recent rise.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Andy Winter from the Brighton Housing Trust, Cllr Gill Mitchell and artist Daniel Doherty.

Fake lawyer tricked woman out of life savings

A man who pretended to be a lawyer and tricked a woman with terminal cancer out of her life savings has been jailed for eight years.

Sandra Burch from Salisbury gave Michael Cremin more than £92,000 pounds - for what she thought was a property investment.

She told us she felt robbed not just of her money, but of her chances in life. Caron Bell reports.

Final day for residents to comment on county's future

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It is the final day for Hampshire residents to have their say on how budget cuts will affect the county's future.

The authority is expecting to face a £140 million gap in its budget due to national austerity measures.

The public can comment on potential changes to services, ways to generate income and increases to council tax.

The county has already seen a £340 million cut in spending over the last nine years.

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